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All Music Guide - Diana Moes VandeHoef
It's not surprising that Kirk Franklin's second album, Christmas, sold over 500,000 copies in the first 14 weeks after it was released. This album is filled with 11 Christmas songs presented in true Franklin fashion. The album begins with calypso-like music and a sincere Christmas greeting from Franklin. Then the man and his 17 backup singers the Family begin singing an abbreviated version of "Silent Night" before proceeding to sing about God's amazing love in "Now Behold the Lamb." Both these songs are presented in a mellow, traditional gospel style, allowing the listener to relax. Just as the listener is lulled into a sense of tranquility, the album goes into an ...
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All Music Guide - Diana Moes VandeHoef
It's not surprising that Kirk Franklin's second album, Christmas, sold over 500,000 copies in the first 14 weeks after it was released. This album is filled with 11 Christmas songs presented in true Franklin fashion. The album begins with calypso-like music and a sincere Christmas greeting from Franklin. Then the man and his 17 backup singers the Family begin singing an abbreviated version of "Silent Night" before proceeding to sing about God's amazing love in "Now Behold the Lamb." Both these songs are presented in a mellow, traditional gospel style, allowing the listener to relax. Just as the listener is lulled into a sense of tranquility, the album goes into an upbeat, contemporary hip-hop song, "Jesus Is the Reason for the Season." It's a slight jolt to the system because it's unexpected, but the song is worth the little shock. Although the lyrics aren't profound, the song is entertaining and will leave the listener wanting to get up, dance, and proclaim, "Jesus IS the reason!" "Jesus Is the Reason for the Season" and "Now Behold a Lamb" are the songs that make this album. Both were hits on CCM radio, and the album is worth getting for these songs alone. Unfortunately, the album's impact decreases after the third track. The only other noteworthy song is "They Need to Know." The remaining seven songs are good, but lack the edge that drew the listener to the album in the first place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 606949020927
  • Catalog Number: 490209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Silent Night - Kirk Franklin (3:49)
  2. 2 Now Behold the Lamb - Kirk Franklin (6:58)
  3. 3 Jesus Is the Reason for the Season - Kirk Franklin (5:45)
  4. 4 Go Tell It on the Mountain - Kirk Franklin (5:54)
  5. 5 They Need to Know - Kirk Franklin (3:59)
  6. 6 There's No Christmas Without You - Kirk Franklin (4:13)
  7. 7 O Come All Ye Faithful - Kirk Franklin (5:18)
  8. 8 The Night That Christ Was Born - Kirk Franklin (4:32)
  9. 9 Thank You for Your Child - Kirk Franklin (4:35)
  10. 10 Love Song - Kirk Franklin (4:12)
  11. 11 Silver and Gold - Kirk Franklin (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kirk Franklin & the Family Primary Artist
Kirk Franklin Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Ray Fuller Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rickey Grundy Strings
Jeanette Johnson Vocals
Sheila Brice Vocals
Dalon Collins Vocals
Tamela Mann Vocals
Jerome Allen Bass
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Organ, Keyboards
Eric Morgan Drums
Bobby Sparks Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Buster & Shavoni Synthesizer, Percussion, Overdubs
Stephanie Glynn Vocals
Keisha Grandy Vocals
Chris Simpson Vocals
David A. Mann Vocals
Technical Credits
Buster Brown Engineer
Franz Gruber Composer
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Kirk Franklin Arranger, Producer
Steve Hall Mastering
John Reading Composer
Buster & Shavoni Producer
Wendy McFadden Art Direction
Vicki Mack Lataillade Executive Producer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
John W. Work II Composer
Craig Burbioge Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still one of the best Gospel Christmas CD's

    I bought this CD when it first came out and I am now buying another copy. This is a great Christmas gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    THIS ALBUM IS GREAT.

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    Posted December 3, 2009

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