A Very Soulful Christmas

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A Very Soulful Christmas is an 11-song session featuring a veritable who's who of soul and gospel music pioneers from the '70s and '80s. The recordings were made over a wide period of time, giving several tunes a very dated production sound, especially in the case of the O'Jays' rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Deniece Williams' nearly indecipherable new jack rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" While the lineup looks promising, many of these performances sound flat and uninspired. Nevertheless, it's a decent alternative to stodgy budget-line compilations that promise to spread holiday cheer but fall painfully...
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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A Very Soulful Christmas is an 11-song session featuring a veritable who's who of soul and gospel music pioneers from the '70s and '80s. The recordings were made over a wide period of time, giving several tunes a very dated production sound, especially in the case of the O'Jays' rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Deniece Williams' nearly indecipherable new jack rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" While the lineup looks promising, many of these performances sound flat and uninspired. Nevertheless, it's a decent alternative to stodgy budget-line compilations that promise to spread holiday cheer but fall painfully short on delivering the goods.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923992523
  • Catalog Number: 9925

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Happy Holidays to You - The Whispers (4:39)
  2. 2 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The O'Jays (4:59)
  3. 3 O Holy Night (3:45)
  4. 4 Do You Hear What I Hear? (4:04)
  5. 5 This Christmas (4:29)
  6. 6 All Is Well Tonight (4:14)
  7. 7 Joy to the World (4:49)
  8. 8 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (3:58)
  9. 9 Silent Night (3:50)
  10. 10 I'll Be Home for Christmas - Al Green (3:16)
  11. 11 It's the Time of Year - The Chi-Lites (3:34)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
George Frideric Handel Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Jeff Tyzik Arranger, Orchestration
Buck Ram Composer
Jimmy Wakely Arranger
Gary Prim Composer
Tena Clark Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Alan Silverman Mastering
CeCe Winans Composer
Charles Wesley Composer
Richard Dombrowski Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Bob Frank Executive Producer
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