Coming Home for Christmas

Coming Home for Christmas

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It doesn't take a critic to inform music listeners that there's a glut of holiday music on the market. And lo and behold, each November-December more is unceremoniously dumped. Cynicism aside, though, most listeners kind of like it when one of their favorite artists re-records a Christmas classic or writes something brand new, and that's where 2005's Coming Home

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It doesn't take a critic to inform music listeners that there's a glut of holiday music on the market. And lo and behold, each November-December more is unceremoniously dumped. Cynicism aside, though, most listeners kind of like it when one of their favorite artists re-records a Christmas classic or writes something brand new, and that's where 2005's Coming Home for Christmas comes in. This collection is something of a hodgepodge, drawing songs from as far back as 1975 but also including two songs from 2005. The oldest entry is John Denver's version of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," and while it's a fairly nice take, its simple production is light years away from the overblown "A Christmas to Remember" (1989) by Amy Grant. There's also some genre mixing here, as country bumpkins like Lonestar, with "Little Drummer Boy," rub up against the new age of Jim Brickman's instrumental "Snowflake." The collection also takes one back to numerous eras. Hall & Oates offer an '80s take on "Jingle Bell Rock," Michael Bolton a '90s take on "White Christmas," and Mulberry Lane a post-millennium take on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Coming Home for Christmas will most likely appeal to those who enjoy popular radio with an occasional backward glance by way of an oldies station.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886973215623
catalogNumber:
732156

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Brickman   Piano
David Grow   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Nick Brown   Guitar
Brian Fullen   Drums
David Bucksner   Vocals

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Amy Grant   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Kenny Loggins   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Beverly Darnall   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Joseph Beal   Composer
James Boothe   Composer
Jim Brickman   Composer,Producer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Paul O'Neill   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
David Grow   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Teddy Dicks   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Myles Rudge   Composer
Bob James   Composer

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Coming Home for Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I originally bought this cd for the song "Someone Is Missing At Christmas", but was presently surprised to find other songs that I love as well. The "Christmas Canon" is a beautiful song- one that you will easily recognize. This is one of my favorite Christmas cds!