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by Jim Brickman
     
 

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Pianist Jim Brickman brings some fresh spirit to Christmas standards and adds new treasures of his own to the holiday music gift bag as well. Brickman plays "Joy to the World" and "Oh, Christmas Tree" with a free and easy swing. On "Angels," he embellishes "Angels We Have Heard on High" with a sassy syncopation, and "The First Noel" is approached like a love song.… See more details below

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Pianist Jim Brickman brings some fresh spirit to Christmas standards and adds new treasures of his own to the holiday music gift bag as well. Brickman plays "Joy to the World" and "Oh, Christmas Tree" with a free and easy swing. On "Angels," he embellishes "Angels We Have Heard on High" with a sassy syncopation, and "The First Noel" is approached like a love song. The halting quality of "Midnight Clear" only increases the wonder and rapture of the special event described in the song. Brickman's original Christmas songs, some with vocals, capture the cozy quality of a fireside glow, but without the words, they probably would not automatically call Christmas to mind. "Hope Born Again" features the women's Christian group Point of Grace; Kenny Loggins solos on "Starbright"; and Collin Raye and Susan Ashton contribute vocals to a sax-driven love song on the title cut. You'll probably never break into Brickman's holiday songs at Christmas sing-alongs, but his songs do make a heartfelt stand for love, and that's what Christmas is all about.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
Pianist Brickman, a favorite of the easy to listen to crowd, brings his ear for melody to a set of holiday favorites. While his forte has been solo piano, here he enlists the aid of Kenny Loggins, Point of Grace and other vocalists as well as some additional instrumentalists. The results are pleasant if not exactly groundbreaking.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972295527
catalogNumber:
722955

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Brickman   Primary Artist,Piano
Collin Raye   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Susan Ashton   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Kenny Loggins   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Ronn Huff   Conductor
Terry Christian   Strings
Heather Floyd   Vocals
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Denise Jones   Vocals
Blair Masters   Percussion
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Craig Nelson   Bass
Dan Shea   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Aaron Smith   Drums
Norbert Stachel   Soprano Saxophone
Point of Grace   Vocals,Track Performer
Marilyn Harris   Keyboards
Mark Wolfram   fender rhodes
Terry Jones   Vocals
Shelley Breen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kenny Loggins   Vocal Arrangements
Brent Bourgeois   Composer,Producer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Scott Ahaus   Engineer
Jim Brickman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Terry Christian   Engineer
Juan Garza   Engineer
David Gleeson   Engineer
Steve Hall   Mastering
Tom Howard   String Arrangements
Gregg Hubbard   Composer
Blair Masters   Composer,Producer,Track Programmer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Cheryl Rogers   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dan Shea   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,drum programming,Rhythm Programming,Sound Design
Isaac Watts   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Douglas Kaine McKelvey   Composer
Mark Wolfram   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
David Pringle   Executive Producer
Tyson Leeper   Engineer
Dan Gleeson   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie King   Engineer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer

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