It Won't Be Christmas Without You

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
For their first-ever Christmas album, the megaplatinum duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn stay true to both the spirit of the season and their own hard-edged brand of country. "Winter Wonderland" kicks off the festivities in raucous, boot-scootin' style, with Dunn's gleeful vocal supported by twin fiddles, searing lead guitar lines out of the Paul Kossoff school, and, for added ballast, Memphis-style horns. The title song buttresses a blues lament with soaring, melancholy pop strings, as Dunn digs down for a rich, emotional reading of an original song concerning a forlorn soul alone at Yuletide. "Blue Christmas" is no match for the classic Elvis original, of course, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
For their first-ever Christmas album, the megaplatinum duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn stay true to both the spirit of the season and their own hard-edged brand of country. "Winter Wonderland" kicks off the festivities in raucous, boot-scootin' style, with Dunn's gleeful vocal supported by twin fiddles, searing lead guitar lines out of the Paul Kossoff school, and, for added ballast, Memphis-style horns. The title song buttresses a blues lament with soaring, melancholy pop strings, as Dunn digs down for a rich, emotional reading of an original song concerning a forlorn soul alone at Yuletide. "Blue Christmas" is no match for the classic Elvis original, of course, but give the fellows credit for a different approach with an intriguing arrangement that mingles blues templates with a languid Latin rhythm. Other seasonal standards, such as Mel Tormé's "The Christmas Song," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," are delivered with respect for the originals' sentiments, even as B&D add their own eclectic touches to bring a fresh perspective to these enduring classics. In the end, the infectious spirit fueling the performances on It Won't Be Christmas Without You assures there won't be a Christmas yet to come without Brooks & Dunn.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2004
  • Label: Bmg Special Product
  • UPC: 755174847721
  • Catalog Number: 148477
  • Sales rank: 10,338

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brooks & Dunn Primary Artist
Bruce Channel Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Deborah Allen Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
David Campbell Conductor
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Barry Green Trombone
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Mike Haynes Trumpet
Jim Horn Flute, Baritone Saxophone
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
The Nashville String Machine Performing Ensemble
Steve Nathan Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Michael Rhodes Bass
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Denis Solee Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mel Tormé Composer
Kix Brooks Producer
Buck Ram Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
David Campbell Arranger
Greg Droman Producer, Engineer
Ronnie Dunn Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Mark Wright Executive Producer
Dick Smith Composer
Wade Hunt Cover Design
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Christmas album

    Brooks and Dunn have a great mix of classic Christmas songs and new holiday tunes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the ultimate Christmas CD

    This Christmas CD is the best CD ever put out by a country artist>It has funny and very touching songs that would put anyone even Scrooge the mood for Christmas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Sure Wont Be Christmas Without This CD

    I got this CD and I can't stop playing it. This is my favorite Christmas CD now. I have waited along time for some Christmas music from this winning duo.And they didn't disapoint me. Greatsongs makes for a very festive Christmas ...

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