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Christmas with Yolanda Adams
     

Christmas with Yolanda Adams

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by Yolanda Adams
 
Christmas is a holiday when we celebrate the spirit of family and friendship with festive decorations, lavish gift giving, and waist-expanding meals. But many forget the true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Contemporary gospel great Yolanda Adams offers us a gentle melodic reminder with her first holiday disc, which follows up her

Overview

Christmas is a holiday when we celebrate the spirit of family and friendship with festive decorations, lavish gift giving, and waist-expanding meals. But many forget the true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Contemporary gospel great Yolanda Adams offers us a gentle melodic reminder with her first holiday disc, which follows up her Grammy-winning smash Mountain High Valley Low. Although Adams's soulful soprano illuminates yuletide standards such as "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas" and "The Christmas Song," she really sinks her teeth into hymns such as "Born this Day" and "O Holy Night," which are transformed into soaring birthday wishes to the Lord. Other highlights include the R&B-tinged medley of "Carol of the Bells" and "What Child Is This" and the ambitious "Joy Medley," comprised of "Joy to the World," "Angels We Have Heard on High," and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Regardless of race or creed, listening to the angelic Adams should inspire everyone to spread love on Christmas Day.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
After her forays into R&B and pop flavors on albums like 1998's Grammy winner Mountain High Valley Low, a Christmas album was the next logical step for gospel singer Yolanda Adams. Where better than a Christmas album to explore new textures within classic sacred songs? Traditional Christmas favorites include "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Silent Night"; interpreted with Adams' signature rich, emotive voice and passionate delivery, they gain a new depth. She also tackles a few pop classics, including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Christmas Song."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596256728
catalogNumber:
62567
Rank:
157041

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yolanda Adams   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Ray Fuller   Keyboards
Rickey Grundy   Organ,Conductor,Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Wayne Linsey   Keyboards
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Charity McCrary   Background Vocals
Don Palmer   Violin
Greg Phillinganes   Piano,Keyboards
Robin Ross   Viola
Shavoni   Keyboards,Overdubs
Kevan Torfeh   Cello
West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir   Choir, Chorus
Susan Chatman   Violin
Lesa Terry   Violin
Michele Nardone   Viola
Rickey Grundy Chorale   Background Vocals
Adrian Rosen   Bass
Kandy Johnson   Background Vocals
Krystal Johnson   Background Vocals
Kim Johnson   Background Vocals
Kathleen Robertson   Violin
Angela Sanchez   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Yolanda Adams   Executive Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Mark Cargill   String Arrangements,String Contractor
Katherine Davis   Composer
Rickey Grundy   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
Henry Onorati   Composer
Greg Phillinganes   rhythm arrangement
Sylvia Rhone   Executive Producer
David Rideau   Engineer
Shavoni   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Robert Wells   Composer
Jason White   Choir Arrangement
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer

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Christmas with Yolanda Adams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard I open my heart and I really enjoyed it. I feel as though the song is just for me.