CeeLo's Magic Moment

CeeLo's Magic Moment

by Cee Lo Green
     
 
There aren't many full-effort, front-to-back brilliant Christmas albums, but CeeLo's Magic Moment is one of them. Released ahead of a televised holiday special -- what Mr. Green hoped would be the first of an annual occurrence -- it covers all the bases. Sure, many over-familiar songs are interpreted for the umpteenth time. Who needs more "White Christmas,"

Overview

There aren't many full-effort, front-to-back brilliant Christmas albums, but CeeLo's Magic Moment is one of them. Released ahead of a televised holiday special -- what Mr. Green hoped would be the first of an annual occurrence -- it covers all the bases. Sure, many over-familiar songs are interpreted for the umpteenth time. Who needs more "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "Run Rudolph Run," right? However, there's so much joyous energy in the performances that one wouldn't be surprised to learn that Green has been plotting this move since Goodie Mob signed to LaFace. Green and company also tackle later material, crossing the '70s (Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas"), '80s ("Mary, Did You Know," popularized by Katty Mattea), and '90s (Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas"). The most natural fit is a rendition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" that features a cappella group Straight No Chaser. At the other end, Green pulls off Joni Mitchell's somber "River" in convincing fashion. The overriding spirit is festive, exemplified by "All I Need Is Love," a rollicking blast that incorporates the Muppets and their "Mah Na Mah Na." Rod Stewart, Trombone Shorty, and Green's fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera are also in on the fun. This is Christmas music that can be enjoyed by those who otherwise loathe it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075678762833
catalogNumber:
531749

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Performance Credits

Cee Lo Green   Primary Artist,Vocals
David Foster   Keyboards
Muppets   Vocals
Kimberly Johnson   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
Dieyelle Reed   Background Vocals
Terrell Carter   Background Vocals
Nikki Leonti   Background Vocals
Adam Anders   Background Vocals
Tiffany Palmer   Background Vocals
Christina Aguilera   Vocals
Martin Stensson   Violin
Matt O'Connor   Percussion
Onitsha   Background Vocals
Wojtek Goral   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Christopher Öhman   Viola
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Peter Gunnarsson   Bass
Kati Raitinen   Cello
Peer Astrom   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Musician
Stefan Persson   Trumpet
Straight No Chaser   Background Vocals
Staffan Findin   Trombone
Viktor Sand   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Karl Olandersson   Trumpet
Mikael Sjogren   Viola
Claudia Bonfiglioli   Violin
Jack Miele   Horn Engineer
Göran Frost   Viola
Ravaughn Brown   Background Vocals
Anthony Evans   Background Vocals
Missi Hale   Background Vocals
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Trombone,Trumpet
Erik Arvinder   Strings,Violin
Martin Persson   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Brandon Winbush   Background Vocals
Fredrik Syberg   Violin
Tim Davis   Background Vocals
Patrik Swedrup   Violin
Jonas Wall   Tuba
Nikki Anders   Background Vocals
Tim McFatter   Tenor Saxophone
Conny Lindgren   Violin
Gudmund Ingvall   Cello
Andrej Power   Violin
Anders Norén   Viola
Hanna Helgegren   Violin
Magnus Wiklund   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Dan Oestreicher   Baritone Saxophone
Kristina Ebbersten   Violin
Kala Balch   Background Vocals
Stefan Olsson   Guitar,Trumpet
Eriikka Nylund   Viola
Keri Larson   Background Vocals
Simona Bonfiglioli   Violin
Christian Svarfvar   Violin
Paul Waltman   Violin
Tomas Lundström   Cello
Sigrid Granit   Double Bass
Daniela Bonfiglioli   Violin
Carin Wallgren   Viola
Peter Lysell   Double Bass
Emily Benford   Background Vocals
Pär Lindqvist   Viola
Chrys Ryan   Background Vocals
Emma Beskow   Cello
Sigrid Selén   Double Bass
Malin William-Olsson   Violin
Bridget Cady   Background Vocals
Åsa Strid   Cello
Eric Nicolau   Background Vocals
Lars Bryngelsson   Viola
James Treadwell   Background Vocals
Kerstin Thorn Session Strings   Strings
Katharina Lindgren   Double Bass
Mikael Wenhov   Violin
Anna Wirdenfeldt   Violin
Samuel Coppin   Cello

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
David Foster   Horn Arrangements
Frank Loesser   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
George Gordy   Composer
Gene Redd   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dr. Seuss   Composer
Allen Story   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Piero Umiliani   Composer
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Cee Lo Green   Executive Producer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Albert Hague   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Marvin Brodie   Composer
Adam Anders   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remix Vocals Arranger
Oscar Ramirez   Vocal Engineer
Public Domain   Composer
Alex Anders   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Jeanette Olsson   Vocal Arrangements
Peer Astrom   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Johnny Moore   Composer
Michael Marks   Composer
Lee Green   Composer
Joshua Skubel   Package Production
Martin Persson   Programming,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tim Davis   Vocal Arrangements
Larry Mestel   Management
Mark Lowry   Composer
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Dwayne Garrett   Art Direction

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