Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving nine months after Katharine McPhee's 2010 bleached-blonde AAA makeover Unbroken, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You finds McPhee going back to her roots, returning to her brunette locks and reviving the show-stopping theatrics that made her a star on American Idol. Christmas Is the Time is an old-fashioned holiday record through and through, from the reliance on standards to the soft, roomy arrangements that allow plenty of space for McPhee to hit her high notes, all without drawing too much attention to herself. It's a setting well suited for McPhee's strengths, and song for song, this may be her strongest album: she does well by the standards, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving nine months after Katharine McPhee's 2010 bleached-blonde AAA makeover Unbroken, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You finds McPhee going back to her roots, returning to her brunette locks and reviving the show-stopping theatrics that made her a star on American Idol. Christmas Is the Time is an old-fashioned holiday record through and through, from the reliance on standards to the soft, roomy arrangements that allow plenty of space for McPhee to hit her high notes, all without drawing too much attention to herself. It's a setting well suited for McPhee's strengths, and song for song, this may be her strongest album: she does well by the standards, and the pop songs -- including "It's Not Christmas Without You" and the title track originally sung by Billy Squier -- are good adult contemporary numbers. The album is simple and lean, not intent on making McPhee into a chart star, benefiting from a seasonal formula that allows her to simply sing like she did when she was on Idol.
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  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527453125
  • Catalog Number: 001483802
  • Sales rank: 824

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Katharine McPhee Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Matt Rollings Piano, Electric Piano
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Chris Botti Trumpet
Jeff Bova Keyboards
Bernie Dresel Drums, Tambourine, Snare Drums
Gary Novak Drums
Doug Petty Organ, Piano, Celeste, Keyboards
Tim Pierce Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Randy Waldman Piano
Gayle Levant Harp
Roger Treece Background Vocals
David Loucks Background Vocals
Chris Bleth Woodwind
Fletcher Sheridan Background Vocals
Trist Ethan Curless Background Vocals
Brian O'Conner French Horn
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Billy Squier Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Michelle Lewis Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Doug Petty Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements
Allen Sides Producer, Engineer
Randy Waldman String Arrangements
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Steven Miller Arranger, Producer
Roger Treece Vocal Arrangements
Hollis King Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
Traditional Composer
Sachico Asano Graphic Design
Kevin Kaska String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Katharine McPhee Arranger, Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    Amazing Christmas album

    Katharine McPhee at her very best singing the standards in Christmas songs plus an original song written by herself. Simply flawless and the only problem is that you will never want to stop hearing it!! Totally a must have!!!

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