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Christmas Shoes
     

The Christmas Shoes

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by NewSong
 

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Harmony-happy vocal group NewSong scored a holiday hit with last year's weepy "The Christmas Shoes." That single is now the centerpiece of this all-holiday collection. The five-man group tackles such holiday chestnuts as "Comfort and Joy," and "Rockin' Around the Chirstmas Tree," but we also have some modern classics , "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "Christmas

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Harmony-happy vocal group NewSong scored a holiday hit with last year's weepy "The Christmas Shoes." That single is now the centerpiece of this all-holiday collection. The five-man group tackles such holiday chestnuts as "Comfort and Joy," and "Rockin' Around the Chirstmas Tree," but we also have some modern classics , "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "Christmas Time Is Here" among them. That, plus a few original tunes, make this a nice holiday album for those who like their Christmas music full of contemporary pop polish.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
In 2000, vocal group Newsong released the holiday single "The Christmas Shoes." The song quickly climbed to the top of the charts, becoming to Newsong what "Butterfly Kisses" is to Bob Carlisle. Due to the single's overwhelming success, the five group members, Michael O'Brien, Stephen Reischl, Billy Goodwin, Matt Butler, and Eddie Carswell, decided to record a full-length holiday project, aptly titled The Christmas Shoes, which was released in 2001. The album is a combination of upbeat, holiday fun and inspirational pieces. In addition to the title song, the project includes a beautifully structured vocal arrangement of "Away in a Manger/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and a version of the classic cartoon song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341003322
catalogNumber:
10033

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Performance Credits

NewSong   Primary Artist
Jim Cooper   Keyboards
Michael O'Brien   Piano
Robert Gay   Vocals
Bill Baumgart   Piano,Keyboards
Dave Cleveland   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Mark Douthit   Brass
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Mike Haynes   Brass
Michael Hodge   Guitar
Marc Hugenberger   Piano
London Studio Symphony Orchestra   Strings
Sal Lozano   Flute
Chris McDonald   Brass
Brent Milligan   Bass
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Glenn Pearce   Electric Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
George Tidwell   Brass
Craig Ware   Trombone
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Spencer Campbell   Bass
Will Denton   Drums
Don Koch   Keyboards
Dan Needham   Drums
Matt Butler   Cello
David Beatty   Trombone
Kent Hooper   Keyboards
Steve Wilkinson   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Sarah Peasall   Vocals
Don Shelton   Clarinet
Hannah Peasall   Vocals
Mark Clay   Bass
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Rob Graves   Electric Guitar
Brian Wooten   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Jim Cooper   Programming
Michael O'Brien   Arranger,Producer
David T. Clydesdale   Arranger
Bill Baumgart   Producer
Leonard Ahlstrom   Producer
Tony Miracle   Programming
Don Koch   Producer
Dan Needham   Programming
Sue Martin Gay   Director
Bernie Herms   Programming
George King   Producer,Executive Producer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Dean Diehl   Executive Producer
Scott Hughes   Art Direction
Kent Hooper   Programming
Steve Wilkinson   Programming
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer

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The Christmas Shoes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DDB More than 1 year ago
This CD which I brought last year, has one of my favirate songs on it. "The Christmas Shoes." I thing that one song truly shows what the holiday season is all about. The other songs are classics. It is a great CD for the whole family. Go out and purchase this CD it will change your view of Christmas forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD for "Christmas Shoes". No other song has given me such sadness & happiness the way this one has. You will enjoy not only this song, but all the others as well. Excellent artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has some great songs on it. My 4 kids really get into the songs. The ones they like the most are Sing Noel, The Christmas Shoes, Rocking around the Christmas tree and Mr. Grich. It is a very enjoyable cd for the whole family
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song "Christmas Shoes" is a great song. I loved from the first time I heard it! Great song to listen too. It is a very moving song.
Savybabe1 More than 1 year ago
Great CD that brings back wonderful memories of the holidays. I have seen the movie many times and have never gotten tired of seeing it over and over. Love the CD!
stix2709 More than 1 year ago
My mom got this cd when it came out. I love the music. My favorite song on the cd? well, it's all of them, especially the christmas shoes. I recommend this cd to any christmas music lover.