Another Rosie Christmas

Another Rosie Christmas

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by Rosie O'Donnell

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With proceeds going to the For All Kids Foundation, Rosie's second Christmas album features an impressive array of performers turning in both seasonal standards and newly conceived holiday tunes. Rosie joins teen dance-pop sensation Jessica Simpson (on the jolly "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"), Smash Mouth…  See more details below


With proceeds going to the For All Kids Foundation, Rosie's second Christmas album features an impressive array of performers turning in both seasonal standards and newly conceived holiday tunes. Rosie joins teen dance-pop sensation Jessica Simpson (on the jolly "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"), Smash Mouth (on the amusing "Nuttin' for Christmas"), the inimitable Macy Gray (on a lovely, soothing version of "Winter Wonderland"), Ricky Martin (on an infectious, salsa-tinged "Ay, Ay, Ay, It's Christmas"), Sugar Ray (on a relatively unoriginal rendition of "Silver Bells"), and pint-sized talent Billy Gilman (on the fun, boisterous "I'm Gonna E-mail Santa"). Other highlights sure to stir your holiday spirit include the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's sedate "Prince of Peace," Donna Summer's beat-driven "Rosie Christmas," and Marc Anthony's gorgeous "Christmas Auld Lang Syne."

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Five times a week, in true talk-show fashion, Rosie O'Donnell welcomes onto her television program a dizzying variety of celebrities intent on promoting their wares. The parade includes musical performers, of course, and as often as not O'Donnell jumps in to add her very modest singing talent to those of her guests. Those impromptu duets gave birth to A Rosie Christmas, the 1999 collection that found her participating with a group of mostly mainstream pop artists on holiday songs old and new, with the proceeds donated to her charitable foundation. Only a year later, this second volume adds 14 more recordings. They fall into three categories. There are songs billed to a performer "and me," eight tracks on which O'Donnell is prominently featured in conjunction with a star; songs billed to a performer alone, Jewel's "Face of Love" and Marc Anthony's "Christmas Auld Lang Syne," on which O'Donnell serves as an anonymous background singer; and songs billed to a performer "no me," four tracks with no participation from O'Donnell at all. Generally speaking, the less the nominal star of the proceedings has to do with the music, the better. On her television show, her vocal efforts display comic camaraderie, and that's occasionally true here, notably on "Merry Christmas From the Family," a song from the Dixie Chicks that sounds like it was borrowed from an old episode of Hee Haw. Most of the time, however, O'Donnell is so outclassed by her partners that she sounds like the amateur singer she is. Leaving aside the unwanted intrusions on the album by its top-billed performer, the record's stylistic range is so broad there's bound to be some track for any listener to like, as well as a couple to dislike. Will the same person who enjoys Linda Eder's characteristically over-the-top "The Bells of St. Paul" also like Donna Summer's disco-fied "Rosie Christmas"? Maybe not. But then, that's what makes the album like the musical segments from a couple of weeks' episodes of Rosie. It might have helped if there were more traditional Christmas songs (and the overall song quality might have been higher), but Rosie O'Donnell fans will understand the mix-and-match style and unevenness as typical of her inclusive approach.

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Performance Credits

Rosie O'Donnell   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Barry Manilow   Vocals
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Donna Summer   Vocals
Michael Davis   Trombone
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Linda Eder   Vocals
Ricky Martin   Vocals
Dixie Chicks   Track Performer
Marc Anthony   Vocals
Jill Armsbury   Background Vocals
Herb Besson   Bass Trombone
Danny Blume   Guitar
Jim Bogios   Drums,Background Vocals
Bob Britt   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Peter Calo   Guitar
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Laura Conwesser   Flute,Alto Flute
Travis Cottrell   Background Vocals
Stephanie Cummins   Cello,Celli
Shane Keister   Keyboards
Charles Descarfino   Percussion
Margaret Dorn   Background Vocals
Melanie Feld   English Horn,Oboe
David Finck   Bass
Barry Finclair   Violin
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Joyce Hammann   Violin
John Hobbs   Keyboards
Marabeth Jordan   Background Vocals
Robbie Kondor   Piano,Keyboards
Eric Kupper   Keyboards
Joe Mardin   Keyboards,Bells
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
John Mock   Acoustic Guitar
Ted Mook   Cello,Celli
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Jan Mullen   Violin
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar
Carol Pool   Violin
Sue Pray   Viola
Michael Rhodes   Bass Guitar
Winston Roye   Bass
Dan Shea   Drums
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Robby Turner   Steel Guitar
Mark Walker   Percussion,Drums
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Jim Hynes   Trumpet
Krista Bennion Feeney   Violin,Concert Master
Robin Bushman   Violin
Russ Desalvo   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Arthur Fiacco   Cello,Celli
Smash Mouth   Track Performer
Jeremy Roberts   Piano,Conductor
Dave Mann   Flute,Saxophone
John Feeney   Bass
Helen Kim   Violin
Dawn Beckman   Background Vocals
John Dederick   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tony Falanga   Bass
Darryl Tooks   Background Vocals
Destiny's Child   Vocals
Greg Richling   Bass
Rob Shaw   Violin
Roger Shell   Cello,Celli
Nigel Tangredi   Choir, Chorus
Warren Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Jerry Flowers   Bass,Background Vocals
Sugar Ray   Track Performer
Richie Jones   Percussion,Drums
Jane Barnett   Background Vocals
Willie Martinez   Percussion
Martie Seidel   Fiddle,Vocals
Adrian Ross   Choir, Chorus
Beyoncé   Vocals
Natalie Maines   Vocals
Macy Gray   Vocals
Keith Fluitt   Background Vocals
Kilu Beckwith   Turntables,DJ
Emily Robison   Dobro,Vocals
Sy Smith   Background Vocals
Sheila Browne   Viola
Patrick Carroll   Percussion,Bass Guitar
Billy Gilman   Vocals
Tim Sergent   Steel Guitar
Mary Hammann   Viola
Conrad Harris   Violin
Lou Merrini   Saxophone
Patrick Pridemore   French Horn
Rob Renino   Bass
Roye Winston   Bass
Vince Lionti   Viola
Cabiria Jacobson   Choir, Chorus
Rachel Rosenfield   Choir, Chorus
Beth Butler   Choir, Chorus
Elizabeth di Felice   Celeste
Dennis Collins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Arranger,Producer,Brass Arrangment
Desmond Child   Engineer
Mark Russell   Engineer
Chris Apostle   Assistant Production Coordination
Eddie Arkin   Arranger,Producer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Ray Benson   Producer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Blake Chancey   Producer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Brass Arrangment
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Joe Mardin   Programming,Producer
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Don Murray   Engineer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Chris Rowe   Digital Editing
Jose Sanchez   Programming
Dan Shea   Producer,drum programming
Andrew Slater   Producer
Eric Valentine   Producer,Engineer
Rick Wake   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Robert Williams   Engineer
Dave Wittman   Engineer
Dick Smith   Composer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Drew Bollman   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Russ Desalvo   Arranger
Trans-Siberian Orchestra   Contributor
Robi Rosa   Producer
Jeremy Roberts   Arranger,Orchestration
Robert Kinkel   Producer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Steve Gallagher   Producer,Engineer
Gustavo Celis   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Ryan Hewitt   Engineer
Dave Scheuer   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Chris Wiggins   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer
Sugar Ray   Producer
Tony Castle   Digital Editing
Richie Jones   Producer
Beyoncé   Producer
Jules Gondar   Engineer
Dave Way   Engineer
Rosie O'Donnell   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Jim Annunziato   Digital Editing
Patrick Carroll   drum programming,Percussion Programming
Susan Pelino   Engineer
Dave Poler   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Rob Renino   Engineer
Jewel Kilcher   Composer
Frances Philip Military   Composer

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Another Rosie Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have the first one she did with alot of other singers like.N'sync and Billy Joel and etc..Its a awsome fun raising project that they are doing and I do'nt have the 2nd one but plan to get it to give some of the money off the cd to the children fund..Way to go its a keeper to get and I hear that there is much more awsome singers on this one too..So go get it and make a kid happy this Christmas
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Normally we don't like Christmas music, but this is different. It is a great mix of dance, pop and traditional Christmas styles. With artists like Smash Mouth, Macy Gray, Marc Anthony, Sugar Ray and Donna Summer, you can't lose. Also, Rosie O'Donnell and all the guest artists are contributing their proceeds from the sale of the album to the For All Kids Foundation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Children and adults alike will truly enjoy this CD. Unfortunately Rosie does not sing as much as on her first Christmas album. Being a Rosie fan, I love to hear her sing with her friends. However, the variety of the entertainers and the quality of their songs makes up for it. Humor is necessary when listening to the Dixie Chicks and Rosie's song as some phrases may offend some, but it proves to be a very well done ''live'' song on the album, and probably my most favorite. One song in particular will definitely appeal to children and will be easliy repeated by them with the simple and fun lyrics: Billy Gilman's ''I'm gonna email Santa''. Adults may have to skip over this song when alone after hearing it one time through. Attention Macy Gray fans, after hearing Macy's ''Winter Wonderland'', it left me at least wishing for a Macy Christmas album! Why? Probably for the same reasons I loved ''Another Rosie Christmas'' as much as I loved ''A Rosie Christmas'': because it's different, it gives a new twist on the usual tunes, and it help's The For All Kids Foundation. Applaud these stars who give freely to help those in need while entertaining all of us.