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Christmas Worship [CD & DVD]
     

Christmas Worship [CD & DVD]

by John Tesh
 

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An unabashedly big, sweeping tribute to the power of the holiday spirit, John Tesh's Christmas Worship plays like a new age/CCM hybrid, mixing synth-driven instrumentals like "Joy to the World" and original Christmas songs like "This Is Your Gift" and "Hungry," which are more ambitious -- and explicitly Christian -- than anything that appeared on Tesh's

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An unabashedly big, sweeping tribute to the power of the holiday spirit, John Tesh's Christmas Worship plays like a new age/CCM hybrid, mixing synth-driven instrumentals like "Joy to the World" and original Christmas songs like "This Is Your Gift" and "Hungry," which are more ambitious -- and explicitly Christian -- than anything that appeared on Tesh's previous holiday albums. The involvement of CCM artists such as Rich Mullins, Matt Huesmann, and Kathryn Scott emphasizes the religious aspect of the album, particularly on Mullins' "Awesome God" and "We Fall Down." But even with this newfound focus, tracks such as "It Wouldn't Be Christmas (Without You)" still reflect the festive feel of the season and recall Romantic Christmas. For the most part, Christmas Worship works as an invitation to share the holiday with Tesh in a more intimate and spiritual way, although "God in the Stairwell," a recounting of the September 11, 2001, attacks from God's point of view, is awkwardly executed despite its good intentions. Still, renditions of "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger," and other carols round out the album pleasantly, bringing a festive warmth to Tesh's occasionally too-synthetic sounding style. [In 2003 the album was reissued with the addition of a DVD, Christmas in Positano, that features Tesh and the Italian Symphony performing christmas nuggets like "Silent Night" in picturesque locales around Italy.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
Garden City Music
UPC:
0748143460526
catalogNumber:
434605

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Tesh   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Leanne Albrecht   Vocals
Gary Burnette   Guitar
David Davidson   Violin,Viola
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Gene Miller   Background Vocals
Jim Sitterly   Violin,Soloist
Bobby Taylor   Oboe,Soloist
Kim Keyes   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Marshall Hall   Background Vocals
Nanette Bohannon   Background Vocals
Mike Millett   Vocal Director
Mark Hill   Bass
Ken Lewis   Drums
Love Sponge Orchestra   Strings

Technical Credits

Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Rich Mullins   Composer
John Tesh   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Tim Heintz   Arranger
Franz Gruber   Composer
Charlie Bisharat   Producer
Matt Huesmann   Composer
Tom Laune   Producer,Engineer
Ross Pallone   Producer
Keith Seppanen   Engineer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Scott Krippayne   Composer
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Douglas Kaine McKelvey   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Scott Meyers   Promoter
Kent Hooper   Arranger,Programming
Traditional   Composer
Connie Sellecca   Executive Producer
James R. Murray   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Phillip Keveren   String Arrangements
Lesley Burbridge   Publicity
Kathryn Scott   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer

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