The Christmas Album, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Neil Diamond's first Christmas album, released in 1992, was a million-seller, but even so, it seemed a little bit soon to be releasing another one only two years later. Not that it much matters which Christmas season you release a Christmas album in. Working again with producer Peter Asher, Diamond addressed 15 seasonal songs that hadn't made it onto the first album, sometimes coming up with unusual arrangements, such as a barbershop quartet version of a medley of "Deck The Halls" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and a reggae version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" complete with exhortations to children everywhere. But, especially toward the end of the album, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Neil Diamond's first Christmas album, released in 1992, was a million-seller, but even so, it seemed a little bit soon to be releasing another one only two years later. Not that it much matters which Christmas season you release a Christmas album in. Working again with producer Peter Asher, Diamond addressed 15 seasonal songs that hadn't made it onto the first album, sometimes coming up with unusual arrangements, such as a barbershop quartet version of a medley of "Deck The Halls" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and a reggae version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" complete with exhortations to children everywhere. But, especially toward the end of the album, Diamond took a more traditional approach, singing some of the more religious Christmas songs with an orchestra and chorus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2010
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886977394829
  • Catalog Number: 773948
  • Sales rank: 51,935

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Diamond Primary Artist
Brian Mann Accordion
Valerie Carter Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Ambrosian Singers Choir, Chorus
Peter Asher Percussion
Robbie Buchanan Percussion, Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards
David Campbell Conductor
Vince Charles Steel Drums
Jon Clarke Flute, Recorder, Woodwind
Alan Estes Marimbas, Vibes
Wendy Fraser Background Vocals
Tom Hensley Piano, Conductor
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Raven Kane Background Vocals
Alan Lindgren Piano, Conductor
Bob Magnusson Bass
Bob Mann Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Kate Markowitz Background Vocals
Tommy Morgan Harmonica, Soloist
Herb Pedersen Background Vocals
Andrea Robinson Background Vocals
Laura Satterfield Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Percussion, Drums
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Soloist
Victoria Asher Background Vocals
Kenny Blackwell Mandolin
Perrie Briskin Background Vocals
Anjuli Cain Background Vocals
Alyssa Campbell Background Vocals
Erika Christensen Background Vocals
Milena Ferreira Background Vocals
Kelyn Huppard Background Vocals
Jacob King Background Vocals
Evan Payne Background Vocals
Ashley Powell Background Vocals
Sara Seider Background Vocals
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Walter Whitman Conductor
Robert Prizeman Conductor
Soul Children of Chicago Choir, Chorus
Angel Voices Choir Choir, Chorus, Boy's Choir
Carl Smith Lute
Billy Payne Hammond B3
Maxine Waters Background Vocals
M.B. Gordy Percussion, Timpani, Vibes
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Liner Notes, Adaptation
J. Marks Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Peter Asher Producer
Felix Bernard Composer
David Campbell Arranger
Isobel Griffiths Booking
Tom Hensley Arranger
Julie Last Engineer
Alan Lindgren Arranger
Doug Sax Mastering
Frank Wolf Engineer
Bernie Becker Engineer
Walter Whitman Arranger
David Kirschner Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
L. Anderson Composer
J. Kline Adaptation
Traditional Composer
J. Hairston Composer
H. Martin Composer
K. Gannon Composer
D. Campbell Adaptation
R.B. Smith Composer
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