James Taylor at Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
For the most part, holiday-themed albums are about as memorable as what you had for lunch a month ago. As humans continue to evolve, there's a very good chance that we'll develop some sort of yuletide audio bypass valve that will allow us to filter the three-and-a-half million versions of every Christmas song ever made into one solid rendition that either pleases or displeases us, and can be dealt with accordingly. That said, James Taylor's brilliantly titled James Taylor at Christmas is about as inoffensive a collection of seasonal classics as one could hope for. The legendary singer/songwriter's warm voice is the perfect vessel for "Winter Wonderland," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
For the most part, holiday-themed albums are about as memorable as what you had for lunch a month ago. As humans continue to evolve, there's a very good chance that we'll develop some sort of yuletide audio bypass valve that will allow us to filter the three-and-a-half million versions of every Christmas song ever made into one solid rendition that either pleases or displeases us, and can be dealt with accordingly. That said, James Taylor's brilliantly titled James Taylor at Christmas is about as inoffensive a collection of seasonal classics as one could hope for. The legendary singer/songwriter's warm voice is the perfect vessel for "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," and the "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" because it makes absolutely no impression on the listener. [A digital version added two bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Ume
  • UPC: 602537173402
  • Catalog Number: 001761702
  • Sales rank: 73,113

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Larry Goldings Organ, Piano, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Harmonium, Melodica
David Lasley Vocals
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Bruce Dukov Violin
Phil Ayling Oboe
Chris Botti Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Dave Carpenter Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Dave Grusin Piano, Celeste, Conductor
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Guitar
Stephen Erdody Celli
Steve Gadd Drums
Julie Gigante Violin
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Clayton Haslop Violin
Dan Higgins Flute
Paula Hochhalter Celli
Roland Kato Viola
Michael Landau Guitar
Bill Liston Clarinet
Kate Markowitz Vocals
Edward Meares Bass
Claudia Parducci Violin
John Pizzarelli Guitar
Katia Popov Violin
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Josefina Vergara Violin
Margaret Wooten Violin
Andrea Zonn Vocals
Arnold McCuller Vocals
Karen Elaine Bakunin Viola
Clifford Carter Synthesizer
Natalie Leggett Violin
Sara Parkins Violin
Ralph Williams Bass Clarinet
Caroline Taylor Vocals
Robert Brophy Viola
Kenneth Yerke Violin
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Marlow Fisher Viola
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Ralph Morrison III Concert Master
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Gary Gray Clarinet
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
James Taylor Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Larry Goldings Arranger
Mel Tormé Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Dave Grusin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Dave O'Donnell Producer, Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Sally Stevens Composer
Russ Titelman Producer
Robert Wells Composer
Dick Smith Composer
David Bett Art Direction
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
Traditional Composer
Charles Floyd Cello Arrangement
Wihla Hutson Composer
Eddie Jackson Engineer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
Charlie Paakkari Producer, Engineer
Sam Feldman Management
Michael Gorfaine Management
Matthew Agoglia Mastering
H. Martin Composer
Charles H. Witham Adaptation
Alfred Burt Composer
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