Christmas Album

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
No, A Christmas Album is not an original Drifters album, nor is it an album by the original Drifters. It, for all intents and purposes, is a 1996 solo album by Rick Sheppard, who joined the band in 1966, after the group's hit-making years were expired. Sheppard kept the group going in various incarnations into the '70s. During the '80s and '90s, he led one of many different variations of the Drifters. There's not even a real group on A Christmas Album -- it's Sheppard, with three other singers who are credited with "backup vocals." It's not really a bad record -- the ten tracks are all credible re-creations of the classic Drifters sound -- but it's not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
No, A Christmas Album is not an original Drifters album, nor is it an album by the original Drifters. It, for all intents and purposes, is a 1996 solo album by Rick Sheppard, who joined the band in 1966, after the group's hit-making years were expired. Sheppard kept the group going in various incarnations into the '70s. During the '80s and '90s, he led one of many different variations of the Drifters. There's not even a real group on A Christmas Album -- it's Sheppard, with three other singers who are credited with "backup vocals." It's not really a bad record -- the ten tracks are all credible re-creations of the classic Drifters sound -- but it's not particularly interesting, either. Above all, it feels like a ripoff. Even if Sheppard went in with the best of intentions, the only place he has accurate credits is on the inner sleeve, which means consumers may be tricked into believing that this is a Drifters album like any of the classic '50s and '60s albums. If you want a re-creation of that sound, try A Christmas Album. Otherwise, you've been warned.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/1996
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724381895221
  • Catalog Number: 18952
  • Sales rank: 197,789

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Drifters Primary Artist
Dave McRae Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Dawud Shabazz Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Rick Sheppard-Bey Vocals
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Andy Krehm Mastering
Lee Mendelson Composer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Peter Ruprecht Engineer
Rick Sheppard-Bey Producer
Brian Sliwinski Engineer
Vezi Tayyeb Arranger
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Jester Hairston Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointing

    We ordered this because we hoped it would have the version of White Christmas by the Drifters that is heard in the background in the Disney Movie: The Santa Clause. The version of White Christmas on this CD doesn't sound like the same version and it appears that the soundtrack to that movie is out of print. I'm still searching for that "cut."

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