Swingin' Christmas

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Michael Bolton was still sporting a full mane of hair and recording for Columbia/Sony when he released his last holiday album -- This Is the Time: The Christmas Album -- in 1996. Now, a sheared Bolton has moved to Concord, a jazz label, and has taken another stab at the holiday album on A Swingin' Christmas. The album's strongest selling point is that it gets right to the heart of the holiday song tradition, avoiding self-penned novelties and obscure carols for holiday favorites that everyone knows and loves. That means that fans who appreciate Bolton's vocal style, from his quiet rasp to his over-the-top dramatics, will now have his versions of ten classic Christmas...
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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Michael Bolton was still sporting a full mane of hair and recording for Columbia/Sony when he released his last holiday album -- This Is the Time: The Christmas Album -- in 1996. Now, a sheared Bolton has moved to Concord, a jazz label, and has taken another stab at the holiday album on A Swingin' Christmas. The album's strongest selling point is that it gets right to the heart of the holiday song tradition, avoiding self-penned novelties and obscure carols for holiday favorites that everyone knows and loves. That means that fans who appreciate Bolton's vocal style, from his quiet rasp to his over-the-top dramatics, will now have his versions of ten classic Christmas songs in one place. Despite these qualities, however, some listeners may wish for something a little more invigorating. While Bolton may be inspired by the material, the production and arrangements are by the numbers, and while the title -- A Swingin' Christmas -- conjures up visions of jazzy big bands from yesterday, the result more often reminds one of a big band from a late-night talk show. Perhaps the biggest detraction for fans, however, is how short the album is at just 33 minutes. In other words, by the time one has poured the eggnog and cuddled up beside that significant someone, it will be time to get up and put another album on. Hardcore fans, however, will probably be unperturbed: repeat buttons, after all, were made for a reason.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072304680
  • Catalog Number: 30468

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Bolton Primary Artist
Peter Erskine Drums
Kim Richmond Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bruce Dukov Violin, Concert Master
Richard Todd French Horn
Keith Allen Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Richard Bullock Bass Trombone
Darius Campo Violin
Larry Corbett Celli
Jeff Driskill Flute, Alto Saxophone, Woodwind
Brandon Fields Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Armen Garabedian Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Ron King Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Carol Kleister Viola
Michael Lang Piano, Celeste, Hammond Organ
Rob Lockhart Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Warren Luening Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Martin Trombone
Bob McChesney Trombone
Joe Meyer French Horn
Dean Parks Guitar
Tom Peterson Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Katia Popov Violin
Harry Shirinian Viola
Arturo Velasco Trombone
Brad Warnaar French Horn
John Wittenberg Violin
Sylver Logan Sharp Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Natalie Leggett Violin
Rudy Stein Celli
Shawne Jackson Background Vocals
Kevin Richardson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kurt Lykes Background Vocals
Gil Romero Violin
Pete DeSiena Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Cammie Knight Background Vocals
Steve Richards Celli
Nicole Garcia Violin
Ronnie Milo Group Member
Dan Tobin Smith Celli
Virginia Fernando Group Member
Bruce Palley Group Member
Jodie Butler Background Vocals
Taryn Bolotin Group Member
Jason Peterson Delaire Saxophone
Josefina Gergara Violin
Tammy Harwan Violin
Onita Hutton Background Vocals
Gayle Levant Richards Harp
Alex Iles Trombone
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Michael Bolton Producer
Mel Tormé Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
David Cole Pro-Tools
J. Fred Coots Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Dave Reitzas Vocal Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Jule Styne Composer
Isaac Watts Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
Steve Genewick Digital Editing
Naomi Kaltman Cover Photo
Chris Walden Arranger
Joseph Mohr Composer
Andrew Pham Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cool

    bolton has that powerful rich voice that has been enjoyed for years,and he caries it out in this christmas album.I would highly sugjest it ot his fans!

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