Christmas Songs

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With her smooth, sophisticated, and always classy singing style, it's a wonder that Roberta Flack hadn't already brought her talents to a holiday album before The Christmas Album was released by Angel/EMI in 1997. Rich, warm, lovingly arranged, and at times lush with orchestras and choirs, it was a deeply personal album for Flack, who grew up singing these songs during the holidays, a time of the year when community singing just seemed richer and greater. Although lovingly done, The Christmas Album was what it was, a seasonal release with a small commercial window. Now in 2012, Flack has revisited her holiday album, gone back to the original master tapes, and remixed it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With her smooth, sophisticated, and always classy singing style, it's a wonder that Roberta Flack hadn't already brought her talents to a holiday album before The Christmas Album was released by Angel/EMI in 1997. Rich, warm, lovingly arranged, and at times lush with orchestras and choirs, it was a deeply personal album for Flack, who grew up singing these songs during the holidays, a time of the year when community singing just seemed richer and greater. Although lovingly done, The Christmas Album was what it was, a seasonal release with a small commercial window. Now in 2012, Flack has revisited her holiday album, gone back to the original master tapes, and remixed it from scratch, adding in little touches of the 21st century (the final mixes were done by Chris Parks), and her holiday project re-emerged as Christmas Songs, even brighter and fresher-sounding the second time around. Highlights include the haunting "25th of Last December," a powerful version of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" (complete with lush strings and a huge choir), and the lovely, poised take of "Cherry Tree Carol," the bonus track here (it was intended for the original 1997 album but was left off for reasons no one can recall). There wasn't anything particularly amiss about The Christmas Album when it originally appeared in 1997, but in its 2012 incarnation as Christmas Songs, it has taken on a new coat of remix paint, and it deepens and shines even brighter for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Varese Fontana
  • UPC: 030206717129
  • Catalog Number: 067171
  • Sales rank: 82,552

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roberta Flack Primary Artist
Ada Dyer Background Vocals
Bernard Wright Piano, Keyboards
Don Alias Percussion
Sanford Allen Concert Master
Jerry Barnes Electric Bass, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Katreese Barnes Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Shelton Becton Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Sandra Billingslea Violin
Dean Brown Guitar
Robert Chausow Violin
Max Ellen Violin
Philip Hamilton Guitar, Electric Bass
Olivia Koppell Viola
Jesse Levy Cello
Charles Libove Violin
Lois Martin Viola
Richard Patterson Electric Bass
Bruce Wang Cello
Maxine Roach Viola
Andre Smith Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Caryl Paisner Cello
Larissa Blitz Violin
Angela Clemmons Choir, Chorus
Sherrod Barnes Guitar
Lenaé Harris Cello
Jeff Johnson Guitar
Stuart Getz Background Vocals
Juju House Percussion, Drums
Nat Adderly Piano, Keyboards
Peter Bendji Allonce Percussion
Yon Vodovoz Viola
Belinda Whitney-Barrett Violin
Technical Credits
Beth Nielsen Chapman Composer
Roberta Flack Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Melissa Manchester Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Shelton Becton Arranger, Composer
Brenda Davies Liner Notes
Katherine Davis Composer
Howie Lindeman Engineer
Cary E. Mansfield Executive Producer
Eugene McDaniels Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Bill Pitzonka Art Direction
Chris Athens Mastering
Gail Deadrick Arranger
Sherrod Barnes Arranger, Additional Production
Mark Spier Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Chris Parks Remixing
Chris Rob Arranger, Producer, Additional Production
Matthew Rollings Composer
Shiloh Gray Art Direction
Brendan Davies Executive Producer
Suzanne Koga Management
Shuhei Hayashi Engineer
Kenn Ross Engineer
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