BN.com Gift Guide

The Essential Christmas Collection

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The Essential Christmas Collection features contributions from 12 contemporary Christian music artists, giving a snapshot of modern gospel from both established acts and newcomers. Familiar voices like Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, and Rebecca St. James mix with up-and-coming acts like Tenth Avenue North and Anthem Lights for this homogeneous yet pleasing holiday collection. The album finds all of the artists well within their comfort zones, and thus listeners hear the characteristic Southern rock of Third Day, the straightforward singalong play of Casting Crowns, and the experimental alt-rock of Revive. Powerful and poignant moments also include Brandon Heath's "The ...
See more details below
CD
$11.13
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $10.65   
  • New (2) from $10.65   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The Essential Christmas Collection features contributions from 12 contemporary Christian music artists, giving a snapshot of modern gospel from both established acts and newcomers. Familiar voices like Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, and Rebecca St. James mix with up-and-coming acts like Tenth Avenue North and Anthem Lights for this homogeneous yet pleasing holiday collection. The album finds all of the artists well within their comfort zones, and thus listeners hear the characteristic Southern rock of Third Day, the straightforward singalong play of Casting Crowns, and the experimental alt-rock of Revive. Powerful and poignant moments also include Brandon Heath's "The Night Before Christmas" and Kerrie Roberts' "Silent Night."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • Label: Essential
  • UPC: 083061092528
  • Catalog Number: 10925
  • Sales rank: 88,064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Angels We Have Heard On High - Third Day (3:49)
  2. 2 Go Tell It On The Mountain - Tenth Avenue North (2:45)
  3. 3 The First Noel - Revive (3:36)
  4. 4 Silent Night (Emmanuel) - Matt Maher (4:00)
  5. 5 The Night Before Christmas - Brandon Heath (3:38)
  6. 6 O Holy Night - Kerrie Roberts (4:45)
  7. 7 Joy To The World - Casting Crowns (2:37)
  8. 8 What Child Is This? - Building 429 (3:16)
  9. 9 Do You Hear What I Hear? - Anthem Lights (4:23)
  10. 10 All Is Well - The Nashville Festival Orchestra (4:08)
  11. 11 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - Jars of Clay (3:44)
  12. 12 O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Rebecca St. James (4:02)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Jezzro Contrabass (Vocal)
Fred Bock Choir Director
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Carl Gorodetzky Concert Master
Blair Masters Keyboards
John Mark Painter Bass
Pamela Sixfin Viola
Chris Carmichael Violin, Cello, Viola
Brad Avery Guitar
Matt Butler Cello
Mac Powell Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matt Maher Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Scott Coney Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Tai Anderson Bass
Jason Collum Drums
Jim Grossjean Viola
Scotty Wilbanks Piano, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Chuck Butler Guitar, Piano
Paul Mabury Drums
Dave Stovall Piano
Rob Hawkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Mike Donehey Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Mike Tenkate Drums
Dave Hanbury Vocals
Jeff Owen Electric Guitar, Vocals
Shayne Hill Electric Guitar
Jason Jamison Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Michael W. Smith Arranger, Composer, Producer
Luke Brown Composer
David Davidson String Arrangements
Brent King Engineer
Wayne Kirkpatrick Composer
Scott MacMinn Engineer
Don McCollister Producer, Engineer
Isaac Watts Composer, Lyricist
Jars of Clay Arranger, Producer
Rebecca St. James Arranger
Lowell Mason Composer
Third Day Arranger, Producer
Terry Hemmings Executive Producer
Dan Muckala Programming, Producer, Engineer
Regie Hamm Composer
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer, Lyricist
Noel Regney Composer
Matt Maher Composer, Lyricist
Gloria Shayne Composer
Phillips Brooks Composer, Lyricist
James Waddell Engineer
Traditional Composer
Sam Hewitt Engineer
Chuck Butler Composer, Programming, Producer
William Chatterton Dix Composer, Lyricist
Mitch Dane Engineer
Rusty Varenkamp Programming, Producer, Engineer
Tony Terrebonne Engineer
James H. Litton String Conductor
Michael Hewitt Engineer
Rob Hawkins Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Cappeau de Roquemaure Composer, Lyricist
Mark Laycock Choir Production, Orchestra Production
Adolphe C. Adam Composer
Konrad Snyder Drum Engineering
John S. Dwight English Translations
Billy Whittington Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously