Heavenly Christmas

Heavenly Christmas

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Heavenly Christmas is a collection of previously released holiday numbers from some of the heavyweights in contemporary instrumental and pop music. Beginning with the stirring melodies of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Canon," and moving unhurriedly through equally lush tracks from

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Heavenly Christmas is a collection of previously released holiday numbers from some of the heavyweights in contemporary instrumental and pop music. Beginning with the stirring melodies of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Canon," and moving unhurriedly through equally lush tracks from Sarah Brightman and Mannheim Steamroller, the set proves equally comfortable with Carly Simon's simple acoustic arrangement of "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and John Tesh's mix of light jazz mischief and reverent piano and violin melody for his "We Three Kings." Heavenly Christmas' new age-heavy second half isn't as focused, but it's no less ambitious, with powerful melodies guiding work from Kitaro, David Lanz, and Linda Eder, who applies her incredible gifts for vocal melody to the always rousing "Little Drummer Boy." If the album has any flaw, it might be the sheer abundance of talent present. With so many top-shelf names involved, pleasant yet slightly less distinct work from Take 6 and Linda Ronstadt can't help but lose a little bit of resonance next to the epic Chanticleer or Loreena McKennitt's extravagant new age folk music. But this is a minor observation. Heavenly Christmas' lush modernism should serve as pleasant holiday accompaniment for fans of contemporary pop, instrumental, and new age sounds.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2003
Label:
Warner StraT. MKT.
UPC:
0081227395827
catalogNumber:
73958

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Composer
Johann Pachelbel   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
David Arkenstone   Arranger
David Lanz   Arranger
John Tesh   Arranger
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Richard Evans   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Mark Lowry   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Liona Boyd   Arranger
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Mark McKenna   Art Direction
Paul O'Neill   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Nancy Rumbel   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Eric Tingstad   Arranger
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
David Willcocks   Arranger
Frank Peterson   Adaptation
Keith Heffner   Arranger
Lee Greene   Composer
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Phillips Brooks   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Ponak   Licensing
Lewis Redner   Composer

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Heavenly Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd!! It never leaves the cd player during December. It is a wonderful mix of different artists and different melodies. I highly recommend getting this cd for your christmas music collection.