CeeLo's Magic Moment

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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"), ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075678762833
  • Catalog Number: 531749
  • Sales rank: 50,143

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Christmas Means To Me (3:17)
  2. 2 Baby It's Cold Outside - Christina Aguilera (4:03)
  3. 3 This Christmas (3:21)
  4. 4 The Christmas Song (3:50)
  5. 5 White Christmas (3:10)
  6. 6 All I Need Is Love - Bill Barretta (3:47)
  7. 7 You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Straight No Chaser (3:17)
  8. 8 Please Come Home For Christmas (3:10)
  9. 9 Run Rudolph Run (3:27)
  10. 10 All I Want For Christmas (4:11)
  11. 11 Mary, Did You Know? (3:54)
  12. 12 River (4:02)
  13. 13 Merry Christmas, Baby (3:51)
  14. 14 Silent Night (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cee Lo Green Primary Artist, Vocals
David Foster Keyboards
The 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 Shaw 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
George Gordy Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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
Anna Gaye Composer
Dwayne Garrett Art Direction
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