Christmas in Black and White

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
When was the last time a Christmas collection captured the true spirit of the season? Such holiday releases are rare indeed, yet Nicole C. Mullen's first foray into the genre does just that. Blending spoken-word pieces and Scripture readings, original music and traditional holiday fare -- sometimes even weaving them all into the same song -- Mullen's Christmas deftly captures the reasons Christians rejoice each December. The "black & white" referred to in the album's title is the biblical story of Jesus, a bold reminder from Mullen to look past the season's commercialism and get down to the "black & white" of the holiday. The title track is a spoken-word piece ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
When was the last time a Christmas collection captured the true spirit of the season? Such holiday releases are rare indeed, yet Nicole C. Mullen's first foray into the genre does just that. Blending spoken-word pieces and Scripture readings, original music and traditional holiday fare -- sometimes even weaving them all into the same song -- Mullen's Christmas deftly captures the reasons Christians rejoice each December. The "black & white" referred to in the album's title is the biblical story of Jesus, a bold reminder from Mullen to look past the season's commercialism and get down to the "black & white" of the holiday. The title track is a spoken-word piece about the Virgin Mary, which Mullen recites with the backing of a bass groove and some funky percussion. Elsewhere she borrows Latin, Caribbean, acoustic, R&B, and dance elements to create a truly festive holiday experience. The artful production incorporates children's voices, family members (including a duet with Mullen and her father, Napoleon Coleman, on "The Christmas Song"), and unique instrumentation, bringing feelings of familial love and fellowship to this collection. Christmas in Black & White will no doubt become a Yuletide classic for generations to come.
All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
Dove Award-winning female vocalist and songwriter Nicole C. Mullen released her first holiday project Christmas In Black And White in September 2002. While the album's title may appear to point to racial harmony, it's true meaning examines Christmas according to the black and white text of the Bible. Musically, the project follows suite to her 2000 self-titled release, and her 2001 album Talk About It. Songs include "Lamb Of God," "Merry Christmas, Baby," and "St. Nick's Groove."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 080688621322
  • Catalog Number: 886213
  • Sales rank: 368,464

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmas in Black and White (1:49)
  2. 2 Lamb of God - Daniel O'Lannerghty (4:16)
  3. 3 365 - Daniel O'Lannerghty (3:41)
  4. 4 The Christmas Song - Daniel O'Lannerghty (3:14)
  5. 5 Sacred Night (Away in a Manger) (5:06)
  6. 6 God's Own Son (4:31)
  7. 7 Merry Christmas, Baby (3:46)
  8. 8 Gifts from You (4:21)
  9. 9 St. Nick's Groove (2:34)
  10. 10 Sing, Angels, Sing (Hark the Herald Angels Sing) - Daniel O'Lannerghty (4:14)
  11. 11 Angels, We Have Heard on High - Daniel O'Lannerghty (2:35)
  12. 12 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nicole C. Mullen Primary Artist, Guitar, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Phil Keaggy Guitar
David Mullen Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Max Choir, Chorus
Joy Choir, Chorus
Eric Darken Percussion
David Angell Violin
Jeff Bailey Trumpet
John Catchings Cello
Ernie Collins Tuba
David Davidson Violin
Doug Choir, Chorus
Barry Green Trombone
Kenny Greenberg Guitar
Mike Haynes Trumpet
Jeff Choir, Chorus
Doug Moffett Saxophone
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Duane Starling Background Vocals
Diana Beach Spoken Word
David Hiscook Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Monisa Angell Viola
Tiffany Palmer Background Vocals
Kaylab Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Hope Davis Choir, Chorus
Jamie Choir, Chorus
Fred M. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jovaun Woods Background Vocals
Max M. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Joe Mazza Guitar
Kyle Whalum Bass
Darryll Choir, Chorus
Scott Springs Background Vocals
David Choir, Chorus
Marie Choir, Chorus
Stephanie B. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Stephanie Britton Choir, Chorus
Mary Jane C. Choir, Chorus, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Casey Choir, Chorus
Coleman Mullen Children's Choir Choir, Chorus
Napoleon Coleman Jr. Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Teresa Coleman Choir, Chorus
Nicole Conley Background Vocals
Hope D. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Joy D. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Melody D. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dana Choir, Chorus
Gabriel Choir, Chorus
Blain Gower Choir, Chorus
Casey H. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jamie H. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Maggie H. Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Michael Haigh Choir, Chorus
David Jas Choir, Chorus
Ynika Jolaoso Djembe
Fred Joyce Choir, Chorus
Kayla Choir, Chorus
Maggie Choir, Chorus
Melody Choir, Chorus
Jasmine Mullen Soloist
Daniel O'Lannerghty Conductor, Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Mel Tormé Composer
David Mullen Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Nicole C. Mullen Arranger, Programming, Producer
Justin Niebank Producer, Engineer
Ray Roper Art Direction
Robert Wells Composer
Aaron Swihart Engineer
Andy Selby Programming, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Barry Landis Executive Producer
John Mason Neale Composer
Traditional Composer
Shawn McSpadden Executive Producer
Daniel O'Lannerghty Orchestration, String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    365

    I love Christmas in Black and White. I especially love the song 365. She sings well on it and I love the lyrics. I think it's a good Christmas CD to buy. You won't waist your money on it. Not one cent. I highly recomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD Rocks

    She is an amazing artist. The songs are extremely diverse. I have many many Christmas CD's but this one is my new favorite. The song, "Lamb of God" is incredible. Buy it, you will love it!

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