A Holiday Carole

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Carole King's first studio album in over ten years, Holiday Carole, opens on a familiar note with a light, jazzy take on Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." King's daughter Louise Goffin produced the album and co-wrote the three original pieces, which include the Latin-tinged "Christmas Paradise," the free and easy "Christmas in the Air," and the lovely closing ballad "New Year's Day," and while they may not be as instantly familiar as "Carol of the Bells," "Sleigh Ride," or "Do You Hear What I Hear," they blend in well amidst the yuletide standards. Fueled by King's laid-back delivery and precise diction, Holiday Carole, which represents the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Carole King's first studio album in over ten years, Holiday Carole, opens on a familiar note with a light, jazzy take on Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." King's daughter Louise Goffin produced the album and co-wrote the three original pieces, which include the Latin-tinged "Christmas Paradise," the free and easy "Christmas in the Air," and the lovely closing ballad "New Year's Day," and while they may not be as instantly familiar as "Carol of the Bells," "Sleigh Ride," or "Do You Hear What I Hear," they blend in well amidst the yuletide standards. Fueled by King's laid-back delivery and precise diction, Holiday Carole, which represents the first seasonal release from the pop legend, breezes by without a whole lot of pomp and circumstance, touching on multiple genres while remaining true to both the holiday spirit and the singer's distinctive cadence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072331624
  • Catalog Number: 33162
  • Sales rank: 136,417

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carole King Primary Artist, Piano
Louis Price Choir, Chorus, Choir Master
Louise Goffin Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Lee Curreri Bass, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards
Bob Glaub Bass
Clydene Jackson Choir, Chorus
Robbie Kondor Piano, Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar Guitar
Nick Lane Trombone
Lou Marini Flute
Dean Parks Guitar, Tres, Soloist
Danny Pelfrey Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Patrick Warren Keyboards
Oren Waters Choir, Chorus
Yvonne Williams Choir, Chorus
George Noriega Background Vocals
Joel Alpers Drums
Dillon Kondor Guitar, Soloist
Jodi Marr Background Vocals
Hernan Mulet cuatro
Judith Hill Choir, Chorus
Kevin Saunders Hayes Bass
Russell Kunkel Drums
Terry Wood-Pena Choir, Chorus
Hayden Wells Vocals
Gregory Smith Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leroy Anderson Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
William Bell Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Louise Goffin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Niko Bolas Engineer
Guy Chambers Composer
Lee Curreri Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Robbie Kondor Horn Arrangements
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Hugh Martin Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Jussi Tegelman Engineer
George Noriega Composer
Lars Fox Engineer
Ralph Blane Composer
Steve Genewick Engineer
Sherry Kondor Management
Noel Regney Composer
Nadine McKinnor Composer
Gloria Shayne Composer
Traditional Composer
Seth Presant Engineer
Ian MacGregor Engineer
Jodi Marr Composer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Jossip Serrano Engineer
Mykola Leontovych Composer
Saro Daghlian Engineer
Nathaniel Alford Engineer
Scott Smith Engineer
Jeff Eden Fair Engineer
Eric Denniston Engineer
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    Brillaint interpretations of holiday classics

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