Lost Christmas Eve

Lost Christmas Eve

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by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
     
 

Composer, producer, and creative guiding light Paul O'Neill is taking his Trans-Siberian Orchestra concept into a new chapter of the Christmas story with The Lost Christmas Eve. In this symphonic rock opera, the screaming guitars, pounding percussion, orchestral crescendos, and wailing vocals tell the story of a group of disparate and desperate New York CitySee more details below

Overview

Composer, producer, and creative guiding light Paul O'Neill is taking his Trans-Siberian Orchestra concept into a new chapter of the Christmas story with The Lost Christmas Eve. In this symphonic rock opera, the screaming guitars, pounding percussion, orchestral crescendos, and wailing vocals tell the story of a group of disparate and desperate New York City characters from different walks of life whose fates are intertwined in a Christmas Eve saga that moves from loss to redemption. It's typical, rousing TSO fare, encompassing muscular interpretations of seasonal classics, such as the driving, hard-rock take on "The Last Noel," retitled here as "Faith Noel," and a melodramatic rendition of "What Child Is This," complete with hard-rock guitar chording and an ominous, stuttering string section. Additionally, TSO offers more subtle explorations of other genres ("Christmas Jazz"), Jim Steinman–like anthems ("Christmas Dreams"), and electrifying twists on classical fare such as "Christmas Canon Rock," a rocking approach to the timeless Canon in D by Pachelbel, and "Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness)," whose source is obvious. Sometimes these transformations are truly startling: "What Child Is This" builds from a tender reading of the traditional carol into a bruising, soaring meditation on a wasted life, with a thundering arrangement to match the urgency of the vocal reading, only to be followed by a reverent solo acoustic guitar version of "O Come All Ye Faithful." O'Neill's latest seasonal installment is, as usual, a feast for the ears.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679314628
catalogNumber:
93146

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Tracks

  1. Faith Noel
  2. The Lost Christmas Eve
  3. Christmas Derams
  4. Wizard in Winter
  5. Remember
  6. Anno Domini
  7. Christmas Concerto
  8. Queen of the Winter Night
  9. Christmas NIghts in Blue
  10. Christmas Jazz
  11. Christmas Jam
  12. Siberian Sleigh Ride
  13. What is Christmas?
  14. For the Sake of Our Brother
  15. The Wisdom of Snow
  16. Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness)
  17. Back to a Reason (Part II)
  18. Christmas Bells, Carousels and Time
  19. What Child is This?
  20. O'Come All Ye Faithful
  21. Christmas Canon Rock
  22. Different Wings
  23. Midnight Clear

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trans-Siberian Orchestra   Primary Artist
Andrew Hill   Choir, Chorus
John Clark   Horn
Joslyn Brown   Choir, Chorus
Joe Cerisano   Choir, Chorus
Peter Day   Choir, Chorus
Tommy Farese   Choir, Chorus
Gary G. Giles   Vocals
James Mingo Lewis   Vocals
Johnny Lee Middleton   Bass
Paul O'Neill   Rhythm Guitar
Jon Oliva   Piano,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus
Pitrelli   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Paul Ryder   Choir, Chorus
Alex Skolnick   Guitar
Will Stanley   Choir, Chorus
Dave Wittman   Bass
Garo Yellin   Strings
Angus Clark   Guitar
John O'Reilly   Drums
Chris Caffery   Guitar
Robert Kinkel   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus
Tristan Avakian   Guitar
Jeff Plate   Drums
Sylvia Tosun   Choir, Chorus
Katrina Chester   Choir, Chorus
Benjamin Cole   Choir, Chorus
Hiroko Taguchi   Strings
J. Mark McVey   Vocals
Bart Shatto   Choir, Chorus
Amy Helm   Human Whistle,Soloist
Jill Gioia   Choir, Chorus
Natalie Cenovia Cummins   Strings
Carmine Giglio   Keyboards
David Gold   Strings
Jane Mangini   Piano
Steve Broderick   Choir, Chorus
Latasha Jordon   Choir, Chorus
Daniel "Shaolun" Chen   Choir, Chorus
Michael Lanning   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jeff Allegue   Bass
Stephanie Rice Anderson   Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Cella   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Caleb Eboch   Choir, Chorus
Wendy Eggers   Vocals
Robert Evan   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dina Fanai   Choir, Chorus
Martin Flynt   Choir, Chorus
Cedar Georgevich   Choir, Chorus
Kristin Lewis Gorman   Choir, Chorus
Logan Hill   Choir, Chorus
Takeytha Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Mee Eun Kim   Keyboards
Gretchen Kinkel   Vocals,Soloist
Marshall Kock   Choir, Chorus
Danielle Landherr   Choir, Chorus
Guy Lemonnier   Choir, Chorus
Lisa Liu   Strings
David Maliakel   Choir, Chorus
Sanya Mateyas   Choir, Chorus
Bashawn Moore   Choir, Chorus
Takanori Niida   Drums
Daryl Pediford   Vocals
Michelle Satris   Strings
Martin Shedd   Choir, Chorus
Allie Sherudan   Choir, Chorus
Kelsey Surdan   Vocals,Soloist
Jonathan Tetelman   Choir, Chorus
Marilyn Villamar   Choir, Chorus
Tucker Wheatley   Choir, Chorus
Dave Eggar   Strings
Mark Wood   Strings
David Z.   Bass

Technical Credits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Paul O'Neill   Composer,Producer
Jon Oliva   Composer
Pitrelli   Composer
Dave Wittman   Engineer,Insert
Robert Kinkel   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Vincent Metallo   Music Direction
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
Mike Scielzi   Engineer
Tim Ronaghan   Engineer
Mike Zinczenko   Engineer

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