The First Christmas Gift

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Country folk veterans Robin & Linda Williams have been making beautiful quality music together since the early '70s, so it comes as no surprise that their first collection of holiday music shuns the usual standards for an assortment of originals, covers, and traditional pieces that warrant more than a casual listen. Linda provides the sparse "Shotgun Shells on a Christmas Tree," a truly Southern take on the more marketable snow globe traditions of a wealthy suburban Christmas, Robin's earthy title track puts an old timey spin on the three wise men legend, while the two harmonize beautifully on the rousing closer, "Rise Up Shepherds and Follow." Forget ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Country folk veterans Robin & Linda Williams have been making beautiful quality music together since the early '70s, so it comes as no surprise that their first collection of holiday music shuns the usual standards for an assortment of originals, covers, and traditional pieces that warrant more than a casual listen. Linda provides the sparse "Shotgun Shells on a Christmas Tree," a truly Southern take on the more marketable snow globe traditions of a wealthy suburban Christmas, Robin's earthy title track puts an old timey spin on the three wise men legend, while the two harmonize beautifully on the rousing closer, "Rise Up Shepherds and Follow." Forget Mannheim Steamroller, First Christmas Gift captures the spirit of the season with an earnestness that's as simple as the morning snow.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Red House
  • UPC: 033651018827
  • Catalog Number: 188
  • Sales rank: 332,060

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robin & Linda Williams Primary Artist
Robin Williams Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Sam Bush Fiddle
Jimmy Gaudreau Mandolin, Mandola
Linda Williams Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Kevin McNoldy Bass, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Nick Reeb Fiddle
Technical Credits
Robin & Linda Williams Composer, Audio Production
John Prine Composer
Kevin McNoldy Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Casey Van Beek Composer
Traditional Composer
Reginald Heber Composer
Seth Green Engineer
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