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John Waters Christmas
     

A John Waters Christmas

by John Waters
 
A John Waters Christmas is the type of kitschy Christmas compilation one would expect from the cult director, featuring such gems as Roger Christian's reading of "Little Mary Christmas," the ballad of an orphaned girl who is passed up for adoption year after year until Santa Claus finally brings her a new set of parents, and

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A John Waters Christmas is the type of kitschy Christmas compilation one would expect from the cult director, featuring such gems as Roger Christian's reading of "Little Mary Christmas," the ballad of an orphaned girl who is passed up for adoption year after year until Santa Claus finally brings her a new set of parents, and Tiny Tim's rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," which is, in all earnestness, one of the most uplifting and beautifully sincere versions of the song ever recorded. Certainly the holiday season is the perfect time to exercise musical novelty, considering that any holiday CD will stay on the shelf for the majority of the year. Waters has picked the best and fuzziest numbers for this set, including (oddly) a modern composition by Chicago indie provocateurs the Coctails, which features Sea and Cake multi-instrumentalist Archer Prewitt. Their lovely contribution, "First Snowfall," fits into the scope of the collection remarkably well, snuggled between Rita Faye Wilson's charming "Sleigh Bells, Reindeer and Snow" and the brilliant album closer, "Santa Claus Is a Black Man." A John Waters Christmas is a great set to break in and celebrate the season with, no doubt, and there is little overlap with any other holiday releases. It should be noted that the bitter "Here Comes Fatty Claus," sung from the perspective of Santa's overworked and underappreciated employees (led by Rudolph), elevates this collection to the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" level, but this should be no surprise for fans of John Waters' productions.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043903427
catalogNumber:
39034

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Waters   Primary Artist
Akim   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
John Waters   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Mark Greenberg   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Tracy McKnight   Executive Producer
Huey P. Meaux   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Archer Prewitt   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
John Upturch   Composer
Teddy Vann   Composer
Greg Gorman   Artwork
B. Norman Phipps   Composer
Henry Farag   Composer
Mack Wolfson   Composer
Matthew Zeek Harris   Art Direction
Karl Esch   Artwork
Robert Haring   Arranger
Todd Hedgepeth   Artwork
Marc Huestis   Artwork
Buddy Mize   Composer

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