Maybe This Christmas, Too

Maybe This Christmas, Too

     
 

Those looking for a left-of-the-dial holiday treat need search no further: Like its older sibling, Maybe This Christmas, this Yuletide collection offers new spins on old chestnuts and original compositions that evoke seasonal splendor. In the former category, "O Holy Night," rendered in a spare, piano-led arrangement by Avril Lavigne<…  See more details below

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Those looking for a left-of-the-dial holiday treat need search no further: Like its older sibling, Maybe This Christmas, this Yuletide collection offers new spins on old chestnuts and original compositions that evoke seasonal splendor. In the former category, "O Holy Night," rendered in a spare, piano-led arrangement by Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk, spotlights the skater-girl's sweet soprano and the wispy chanteuse's huskier delivery. Martina Sorbara's lovely, romantic "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" also takes its subject seriously, while Oh Susanna's roadhouse-gospel rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and the Flaming Lips' quirky "White Christmas" get more creative. The originals do the same -- highlights include the Barenaked Ladies' wryly humorous "Green Christmas," reprised from The Grinch soundtrack; Badly Drawn Boy's "Donna & Blitzen," reprised from About a Boy; "Christmas Song," an acoustic pearl from the Dave Matthews Band's debut; and especially Rufus Wainwright's lush "Spotlight on Christmas." Somewhere in between is Damien Rice collaborator Lisa Hannigan's a cappella "Silent Night," where she applies new, darker-hued lyrics to a familiar melody. With a portion of the proceeds going to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, Maybe This Christmas, Too honors the season's spirit as much as it does its music.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Maybe This Christmas, Too is the second installment in Nettwerk's Christmas album series and again collects some of indie rock's best and modern rock chart-toppers for an enjoyable holiday listen. Artists like Rilo Kiley, Guster, and the Be Good Tanyas go against tradition to deliver their own Christmas carols. Keeping with such a formula, Rufus Wainwright's "Spotlight on Christmas," which was exclusively recorded for this compilation, is classic chamber pop with a warm spirit. Adult contemporary chanteuse Chantal Kreviazuk hooks up with a fellow Canadian, punk dollface Avril Lavigne, for their own version of "O Holy Night," while the Flaming Lips get a little bit funky on "White Christmas." Maybe This Christmas, Too will appeal to both casual and die-hard music fans of all ages. Like the music, the artwork done by Cosmic Debris (Emily the Strange, Oopsy Daisy) is equally fetching. A portion of the proceeds made from Maybe This Christmas, Too once again went to Toys for Tots, a charity supported by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003032728
catalogNumber:
30327

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bazil Donovan   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Rob Mitchell   Drums,Group Member
Mark Robertson   Violin
David Schneider   Background Vocals,Group Member
Taylor Harris   Percussion
Martha Wainwright   Background Vocals,Bells
Rufus Wainwright   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Bells
Guster   Vocals,Group
Zambonis   Background Vocals,Group
Sam Ashworth   Percussion,Ebo,Group Member
Camille Giroux   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Tarquin Katis   Background Vocals
Florence Riggs   Choir, Chorus
Matt Slocum   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Wurlitzer,Group Member
Leigh Nash   Vocals,Group Member
Teddy Thompson   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Bells
Justin Cary   Bass,Group Member
Samuel Formicola   Violin
Suzie Ungerleider   Vocals,Group Member
Be Good Tanyas   Group
Samantha Parton   Organ,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Frazey Ford   Vocals,Group Member
Trish Klein   Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Packwood   Organ,Piano,Group Member
Jeff Hill   Bass
Jon Aley   Background Vocals,Group Member
Melissa Bisagni   Background Vocals
Leon Dewan   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Sabrina Duim   Harp
Matthew Elkins   Choir, Chorus
Henry Katis   Background Vocals
Tom Katis   Background Vocals
Tom Lagleder   Choir, Chorus
Philip Levesque   Choir, Chorus
Matt Orifice   Background Vocals,Group Member
Kerri Silvestri   Background Vocals
Brodie Smith   Organ,Percussion,Piano,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Matt Johnson   Drums

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Dave Matthews   Composer
David Matheson   Producer,Engineer
George Sheck   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Steven Page   Composer
Taylor Harris   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Gary Leach   Engineer
Rufus Wainwright   Composer,Producer
Guster   Instrumentation
Chantal Kreviazuk   Producer
Sam Ashworth   Producer
Tim Oberthier   Engineer
Matt Slocum   Arranger
Peter Katis   Producer,Engineer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   English Translations
Badly Drawn Boy   Composer
Mike Mogis   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Greg White Hunt   Engineer
Edward Pola   Composer
John W. Work   Composer
Be Good Tanyas   Arranger
Samantha Parton   Producer
Damien Rice   Engineer
Eisley   Composer
Brian (Goatpillow) Brooks   Graphic Design
Leon Dewan   Arranger,Contributor
Chris Shreenan-Dyck   Engineer
Darin Harmon   Executive Producer
Brodie Smith   Producer,Engineer
Danny Dolinger   Composer
Ed Robertson   Composer

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