It's a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2

It's a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2

     
 

Judging from the sound of it, Team Mint are a pretty cynical bunch. From John Guliak's tears-in-my-beer weeper, "Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas," to the cash register that chimes during the intro to Atomic 7's clattering instrumental "Señor Santa Él Es el Monstruo" to Young and Sexy's ironic "Santa ClausSee more details below

Overview

Judging from the sound of it, Team Mint are a pretty cynical bunch. From John Guliak's tears-in-my-beer weeper, "Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas," to the cash register that chimes during the intro to Atomic 7's clattering instrumental "Señor Santa Él Es el Monstruo" to Young and Sexy's ironic "Santa Claus Likes Rich Kids Better" to David Carswell and Megan Barnes' sunny-on-the-outside, heartbroken-on-the-inside pop ode to unrequited love during the holidays, "I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas," there isn't a whole lot of holiday cheer to be found on It's a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2. Oh well, at least there is a sleigh load of wonderful songs by some of the best artists the pop mecca of Vancouver has to offer. Along with the exquisite Young and Sexy track, Carolyn Marks' introspective shuffle "Song for the Girl With Two of Everything," the Ramblin' Ambassadors' rollicking "Don't Fear the Reindeer," the Smugglers' "Lonely Christmas," and the Tennessee Twin's aching "X-Mas Is Past" lead the pack. Add to that the Vancouver all-star edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and you've got a melancholy lump of gold that true indie kids would be quite glad to find in their stockings come Christmas morn.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Mint Records
UPC:
0773871008023
catalogNumber:
80

Tracks

  1. Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas
  2. Señor Santa Él Es el Monstruo  -  Atomic 7
  3. I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas  -  Megan Barnes
  4. Song for the Girl With Two of Everything  - Carolyn Mark
  5. Santa Claus Likes Rich Kids Better
  6. The Blizzard  -  Buttless Chaps
  7. Don't Fear the Reindeer
  8. X-Mas Is Past
  9. Lonely Christmas  -  Smugglers
  10. Christmas Dog  -  Thee Snowglobe-lins
  11. Who Are You?
  12. Old Man Davie's Christmas Kingdom
  13. The Christmas Song  - Carolyn Mark
  14. Do They Know Its Christmas?  -  Mint-Aid
  15. Do They Know Its Christmas?  -  Mint-Aid

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Collins   Bass
Morgan McDonald   Keyboards,Whistle (Instrument)
Ford Pier   Organ,Vocals
David Carswell   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Nick Thomas   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Jason Zumpano   Drums
Rod Slaughter   Bass,Vocals
Grant Lawrence   Vocals
Tobey Black   Vocals
Tolan McNeil   Guitar,Vocals
Carolyn Mark   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Garth Johnson   Drums,Vocals
James Hayden   Guest Appearance
Paul Hixon Pittman   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Brendon "Dakk" McDonald   Bass Guitar
Tyler Pickering   Glockenspiel
Katie Sketch   Vocals
Coco Culbertson   Vocals
Maija Martin   Vocals
Ted Bois   Piano
Lucy Brain   Percussion,Vocals
Scott Livingstone   Drums
Dave Gowans   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Nardwuar the Human Serviette   Organ,Vocals
Lasse Lutick   Synthesizer,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Torben Wilson   Percussion,Drums
Snowglobe lin   Bass
Sean Allum   Drums
Alex Brain   Drums
Paul Kehayas   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Andre Lagrace   Electric Guitar
Ida Nilsen   Vocals
Snowglobe lin   Guitar,Drums
Lucinda Wolfe   Mandolin,Vocals
Megan Barnes   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Kip   Engineer
Colin Stewart   Producer,Engineer
James Heidebrecht   Engineer
Brent J. Cooper   Contributor
Tolan McNeil   Arranger,Engineer
Carolyn Mark   Arranger,Composer
Young and Sexy   Composer,Producer
Paul Hixon Pittman   Composer
Scott Nickless   Contributor
Cam Loeppky   Producer
Torben Wilson   Engineer
Johnny Blerot   Engineer
Thomas Knox Darcy   Producer,Engineer
Paul Kehayas   Producer
Betty Ann Lampman   Paintings
Lucinda Wolfe   Producer

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