Home for Christmas

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Susan Boyle devoted 2013 to Christmas projects, including a starring role in the Christmas Candle film, so it's no great surprise that she delivered a seasonal record with Home for Christmas; that was the design from the beginning. Boyle had delivered a Christmas album before -- her 2010 sophomore set Gift was a holiday album -- but Home for Christmas doesn't bother with such niceties as elusive titles or songs that are barely seasonal (Gift contained covers of Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Finn, none of whom have written a Christmas tune). This is a straight-up Christmas album, anchored by "The Christmas Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Susan Boyle devoted 2013 to Christmas projects, including a starring role in the Christmas Candle film, so it's no great surprise that she delivered a seasonal record with Home for Christmas; that was the design from the beginning. Boyle had delivered a Christmas album before -- her 2010 sophomore set Gift was a holiday album -- but Home for Christmas doesn't bother with such niceties as elusive titles or songs that are barely seasonal (Gift contained covers of Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Finn, none of whom have written a Christmas tune). This is a straight-up Christmas album, anchored by "The Christmas Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," the kinds of standards that are song often, sometimes reinterpreted, but, in Boyle's hands, are sung precisely how you'd expect: gentle and exact, without a note out of place. Anybody who has followed the reality show contestant from the start of her career will not be surprised, nor will they be dissatisfied: she delivers the goods without fuss or flair, and the concentration on holiday tunes does make this a stronger Christmas album than its predecessor, as there is never a moment when it strays from its cheerful, comforting, seasonal aesthetic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888837447324
  • Catalog Number: 374473
  • Sales rank: 3,252

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Susan Boyle Primary Artist, Vocals
The Imperials Background Vocals
Johnny Mathis Vocals
Elvis Presley Vocals
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Strings
Steve Anderson Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Ginger Holladay Background Vocals
Millie Kirkham Background Vocals
Andrew Lucas Choir Director
Charlie McKerron Fiddle
Temple Riser Background Vocals
Donald Shaw Accordion
The Overtones Background Vocals
Chris Hill Double Bass
Cliff Masterson Organ, Piano, Conductor, Drums, Keyboards
Mitch Stevens Background Vocals
James Nisbet Guitar
RSVP Voices Choir, Chorus
St. Alban Cathedral Boys' Choir Choir, Chorus
Dishan Abrahams Bass
Charlie Kenny Drums
Carmel Thomas Youth Singers Choir, Chorus
Zone 1 Brass Brass
Michael McGolderick uillean pipes
Technical Credits
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Elvis Presley Arranger
Mel Tormé Composer
Greg Lake Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Steve Anderson Arranger, Programming, Producer, drum programming, Bass Programming
Sammy Cahn Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Felton Jarvis Vocal Producer
Walter Kent Composer
Andrew Lucas Director
Hugh Martin Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Donald Shaw Engineer
Peter Sinfield Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Ralph Blane Composer
Jake Jackson Engineer
Fred Molin Engineer
Sean Kenny Engineer
Traditional Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Cliff Masterson Arranger, Programming, Producer, drum programming, Bass Programming
Kevin Burleigh Engineer
Tom Trapp Arranger
Luke Atencio Composer
Graham Archer Engineer
Fred Jay Composer
Amory Leader Producer
Gary Thomas Engineer
Zacar Composer
Albert Malotte Composer
Candace Lee Composer
Christopher J. Porter Layout
Avril Mackintosh Engineer, Pro-Tools
Canadian Bill Inspiration
Andrew Panton Vocal Coach
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    This is truly an exquisite album.  Her voice is beautiful and cl

    This is truly an exquisite album.  Her voice is beautiful and clear,  and the orchestrational arrangements transform even the Christmas Classics into something new and special.  There's several songs that are new to me and I love them.  You can't go wrong with this album, I think it'll be one of my favorites for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    i know i will be purchasing this. anything by susan boyle is bea

    i know i will be purchasing this. anything by susan boyle is beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    This will become a Christmas clasic album played often at this t

    This will become a Christmas clasic album played often at this time of year."The Little Drummer Boy" is a stand out on the CD.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    I have a lot of Christmas CD'S but this is my new favorite. The

    I have a lot of Christmas CD'S but this is my new favorite. The Little Drummer Boy with the bagpipes sent chills. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this CD.

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    Posted October 31, 2013

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