Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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by Shelby Lynne
     
 

From its cover -- a photograph of Shelby at age four playing in the snow at her Mobile, Alabama front yard -- to the music, Merry Christmas is a warm and heartfelt collection. Rootsy and off-the-cuff, it has an immediacy that makes you feel like you've joined Lynne and her musician pals around the hearth.

"I've always wanted to do a Christmas record, and

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From its cover -- a photograph of Shelby at age four playing in the snow at her Mobile, Alabama front yard -- to the music, Merry Christmas is a warm and heartfelt collection. Rootsy and off-the-cuff, it has an immediacy that makes you feel like you've joined Lynne and her musician pals around the hearth.

"I've always wanted to do a Christmas record, and now that I have my own label, the time seemed right," says Lynne, who produced the album and penned two original songs for it.

She kicks off the festivities with a stanza of richly layered acapella vocals on the medley "Sleigh Ride/Winter Wonderland." Childhood favorites like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" are playful and vibrant, while Lynne brings a subtle majesty to the traditional Christmas carols "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night."

Her two new compositions capture both sides of the season. "Ain't Nothin' Like Christmas" is a rollicking celebration of all its joys, and on the flip side, "Xmas" acknowledges that not all of our holiday memories are happy ones. The song builds from a slow burn to a blistering finale as Lynne engages in a mesmerizing call-and-response with special guest Dave Koz, whose soulful saxophone lines accentuate her bluesy vocals.

A stellar group of backing musicians help give Merry Christmas its down-home vibe. From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Everso Records
UPC:
0044003106307
catalogNumber:
180

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shelby Lynne   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dave Koz   Alto Saxophone
Val McCallum   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica
Gregg Field   Drums
Ben Peeler   Mandolin,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Weissenborn
Marc Doten   Upright Bass
John Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
David Palmer   Piano,Wurlitzer
Jim Honeyman   Clarinet,Flute

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Shelby Lynne   Composer,Producer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Brian Harrison   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Tex Logan   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Elizabeth Jordan   Executive Producer
Stephen Steiner   Art Direction
Victory Tischler-Blue   Art Direction
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam   Mastering
Richard B. Smith   Composer
John D. Marks   Composer
Franklin Moorer   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo

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