O Holy Night

O Holy Night

by Sandi Patty
     
 

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A record fraught with difficulty. Originally set for release September 26, 1995, O Holy Night was delayed in the wake of the revelations about Sandi Patty's personal life. (Note, by the way, that she has reverted to the original spelling of her last name with this album.) A year later, Patty includes a note to her fans telling them that the previous year sheSee more details below

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A record fraught with difficulty. Originally set for release September 26, 1995, O Holy Night was delayed in the wake of the revelations about Sandi Patty's personal life. (Note, by the way, that she has reverted to the original spelling of her last name with this album.) A year later, Patty includes a note to her fans telling them that the previous year she "happened to be alone on Christmas Eve," and took the occasion to "[invite] Christ to be born again in me, new and fresh." She also includes information about "a recent decision" to use a particular weight-loss company, endorsing it and helpfully enclosing a discount coupon. Whatever else one may make of this strange combination of self-pity and opportunism, it seems to indicate Patty's desire to remake herself, which is appropriate in a field devoted to forgiveness and second chances. If her fans choose to follow her, they will find an accomplished Christmas album. The traditional numbers are heavily orchestrated and tend to be bombastic, though Patty more than holds her own. But she really sounds at home in the material from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, such as medleys of "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and of "White Christmas," and "Winter Wonderland," in which her voice takes on the warmth and creaminess of big-band singers like Jo Stafford and Doris Day. With such pipes, it's hard to believe she could have been left alone on Christmas Eve, just on aesthetic grounds.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646731321
catalogNumber:
67313

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandi Patty   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Bob Krogstad   Conductor
Mike Eldred   Choir, Chorus
Sherry Carter   Choir, Chorus
Travis Cottrell   Choir, Chorus
Jackie Cusic   Choir, Chorus
Ellen Dockery   Choir, Chorus
Emily Estes   Choir, Chorus
Mary George   Choir, Chorus
Rick Gibson   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Huffman   Choir, Chorus
Tammy Jenson   Choir, Chorus
Bonnie Keen   Choir, Chorus
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Russell Mauldin   Choir, Chorus
Donny Monk   Choir, Chorus
Ellen Musick   Choir, Chorus
Gary Musick   Choir, Chorus
Guy Penrod   Choir, Chorus
Gary Robinson   Choir, Chorus
Jane Sherberg   Choir, Chorus
Jon Sherberg   Choir, Chorus
Rick Stewart   Choir, Chorus
Leah Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Chris Willis   Choir, Chorus
Bethany Wright   Choir, Chorus
Jonathan Yeaworth   Choir, Chorus
Thomas "Butch" Curry   Choir, Chorus
Terry Blackwood   Choir, Chorus
Holly Burt   Choir, Chorus
Lisa Cochran   Choir, Chorus
Joel Dunham   Choir, Chorus
Bill George   Choir, Chorus
Jamie Grable   Choir, Chorus
Luke Gustafson   Choir, Chorus
Brittany Hargest   Choir, Chorus
Leah Lofton   Choir, Chorus
Ashley Melling   Choir, Chorus
Kelly Stewart   Choir, Chorus
Marvin Jones   Choir, Chorus
Bob Stewart   Choir, Chorus
Marabeth Jordon   Choir, Chorus
Bill Riley   Choir, Chorus
Robin Batey   Choir, Chorus
Jerry Carraway   Choir, Chorus
Anna Helvering   Choir, Chorus
David Hamilton   Conductor
Steve Smith   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Freddie Salem   Producer
David T. Clydesdale   Arranger
Bob Krogstad   Arranger,Orchestration
Greg Nelson   Producer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Keith Compton   Engineer
Chris Dibble   Engineer
Sarah Huffman   Choir Contractor
Brent King   Engineer
Janet McMahan-Wilson   Contributor
Tom Reeves   Engineer
Doug Sarrett   Engineer
Robert Wells   Composer
Jeff Wood   Engineer
Dick Smith   Composer
Loren Balman   Art Direction
Shawn McClean   Engineer
Chad Evans   Engineer
Matt Baugher   Executive Producer
David Hamilton   Arranger,Orchestration
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Bob Clark   Engineer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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