Christmas In America

Christmas In America

     
 

It's hard to stir much interest in new Christmas songs when the season builds its unique emotional energy on a remembrance of Christmases past, a kind of collective willful nostalgia where "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "The Little Drummer Boy," and their other classic kindred work just fine, sometimes even magically so. It's tough to break any new holiday… See more details below

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It's hard to stir much interest in new Christmas songs when the season builds its unique emotional energy on a remembrance of Christmases past, a kind of collective willful nostalgia where "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "The Little Drummer Boy," and their other classic kindred work just fine, sometimes even magically so. It's tough to break any new holiday tunes into such a milieu, and nothing on this nostalgic (albeit nostalgia in an entirely different direction -- the front cover states these are "new 60s style recordings") set of somewhat generic pop-folkish holiday rock sides is likely to accomplish it. There are a couple of interesting moments, including Jay & the Americans' almost catchy "Christmas in America," the Rip Chords' creaky (creaky because those days are long gone, gas prices and all) "Hot Rod Holiday," and Pat Horgan (who compiled this collection along with Jon Stern) & Thunder Road's faux Bruce Springsteen holiday epic "Christmas in the Bronx, 1965," but most of what's here just drifts right by in a mistletoe haze. It's tough to compete with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," no matter what recording decade you emulate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/2009
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431145524
catalogNumber:
1455

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Burke   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Pat Horgan   Guitar,Vocals
Silvio Ennella   Drums
Michael McNenney   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Alessi Brothers   Producer
Ian Mitchell   Producer
Roy Wood   Composer
Pat Horgan   Producer
Mitch Schecter   Composer,Producer
Amy Schecter   Composer
Jon Stern   Producer
P. Horgan   Composer
Peppy Castro   Composer,Producer
Sandy Deanne   Producer
Ed McCarthy   Composer,Producer
Doug Kistner   Composer
Merle Yaguda   Composer
Marty Kupersmith   Composer
Sal Crisafi   Composer,Producer

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