A Laurie Berkner Christmas

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Records by the Laurie Berkner Band offered a winning indie sensibility directed toward children's music, and their high point, Rocketship Run, was one of the best collections of original children's songs of the 2000s. Berkner's 2012 Christmas album is technically a solo effort, and it shows in the arrangements, which are much closer to standard children's fare than Rocketship Run. A tad simplistic but always buoyant and light-hearted, the arrangements help Berkner shine in a solo role, and she contributes a few solid originals to the Christmas canon, most notably "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight" and "Christmas Lights." Berkner also earns points for not shying away from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Records by the Laurie Berkner Band offered a winning indie sensibility directed toward children's music, and their high point, Rocketship Run, was one of the best collections of original children's songs of the 2000s. Berkner's 2012 Christmas album is technically a solo effort, and it shows in the arrangements, which are much closer to standard children's fare than Rocketship Run. A tad simplistic but always buoyant and light-hearted, the arrangements help Berkner shine in a solo role, and she contributes a few solid originals to the Christmas canon, most notably "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight" and "Christmas Lights." Berkner also earns points for not shying away from religious material; the program includes "Silent Night," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," and "Children Go Where I Send Thee." Children are heard on backing vocals throughout, always a plus on children's albums, and while A Laurie Berkner Christmas could have benefited from a little more band, it's still a solid Christmas record for the pre-teen audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 695842341024
  • Catalog Number: 23410
  • Sales rank: 154,247

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laurie Berkner Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Mac Gollehon Horn
Jeffrey Lesser Keyboards
Roger Rosenberg Bassoon
Bob Golden Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping
Elizabeth Mitchell Vocals
Brady Rymer Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
Adam Bernstein Bass, Background Vocals
Tim Newman Trombone
Susie Lampert Keyboards, Background Vocals
David Weiss Flute
Sebastian Newman Background Vocals
Marisol Miller-Richa Background Vocals
Manika Yamin Background Vocals
Lucy Day Mueller Background Vocals
Christopher Olsen Flute
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Jeffrey Lesser Engineer
Johnny Marks Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Noel Regney Composer
Gloria Shayne Composer
Laurie Berkner Composer
Traditional Composer
Steve Vaccariello Cover Photo
Katherine K. Davis Composer
J. Rollins Composer
Cassandra Gibbons Illustrations
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