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Christmas in the Sand
     

Christmas in the Sand

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by Colbie Caillat
 
SoCal beach bunny that she is, Colbie Caillat recognized a gaping hole in our collective Christmas consciousness: thousands of seasonal records exist but not a one was made for the beach. And so her 2012 album fills a specific need -- it's a breezy, sunny holiday platter for those who never see a snowflake in their December. Colbie's specialty is a light touch but she

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SoCal beach bunny that she is, Colbie Caillat recognized a gaping hole in our collective Christmas consciousness: thousands of seasonal records exist but not a one was made for the beach. And so her 2012 album fills a specific need -- it's a breezy, sunny holiday platter for those who never see a snowflake in their December. Colbie's specialty is a light touch but she actually rocks a little bit harder here than usual, letting her duet partner Brad Paisley goose "Merry Christmas Baby" with his gnarly Telecaster and giving "Winter Wonderland" an insistent electronic pulse, elements that make Christmas in the Sand a little livelier than either of her full-length platters, but the casual brilliance of this unassuming but thoroughly entertaining holiday album is that it has a genuine personality. Apart from a couple of pretty good newly written tunes, the songs are familiar but the sound isn't: Christmas in the Sand is lively, cheerful, and bright, the sound of the season for climates where there's nary a cloud in the sky. And there's never been a Christmas album like that before, so it's something of an achievement for Caillat.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2012
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602537162406
catalogNumber:
001756502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colbie Caillat   Primary Artist
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Bass,Guitar
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Sean Hurley   Bass
Greg Suran   Guitar
Justin Young   Guitar,Background Vocals
Caroline Campbell   Violin
Elizabeth Hedman   Violin
Jason Reeves   Guitar,Background Vocals
Kathleen Sloan   Violin
Noah Needleman   Choir, Chorus
Annaliese Wolverton   Background Vocals
Michael "Smidi" Smith   Keyboards
Juan-Miguel Hernandez   Viola
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Eric Boulanger   Violin
Sonus Quartet   Strings
Stevvi Alexander   Background Vocals
Denosh Bennett   Background Vocals
Victor de Almeida   Viola
Makepeace Brothers   Choir, Chorus
Eric Berdon   Guitar,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Mel Tormé   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Kim Bullard   Programming
Ken Caillat   Producer,Engineer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Jamie Muhoberac   Programming
Patrick Warren   Programming
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
Shari Sutcliffe   Contracting
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Lou Baxter   Composer
Tony Springer   Composer
Brian Carr   String Arrangements
Chris Steffen   Engineer
Ghian Wright   Engineer,Music Direction
Christopher Kornmann   Graphic Design
Robert Burns   Composer
Toby Gad   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Mikal Blue   Composer
Colbie Caillat   Composer,Producer
Richard B. Smith   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
Greg Sartiano   Engineer
Bob Wells   Composer
Stacy Blue   Composer
Eric Berdon   Engineer,Music Direction

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Christmas in the Sand 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Christmas albums!