Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection

Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection

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by Reba McEntire
     
 

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Reba follows up her 1990 Christmas collection, Merry Christmas to You, which went double platinum, with this collection of heartfelt holiday favorites. A mix of original songs and classics like "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Back to Town" (done as Western swing dancefloor shuffles), the albumSee more details below

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Reba follows up her 1990 Christmas collection, Merry Christmas to You, which went double platinum, with this collection of heartfelt holiday favorites. A mix of original songs and classics like "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Back to Town" (done as Western swing dancefloor shuffles), the album also gives a taste of Reba's upcoming TV movie. Also called The Spirit of Giving, the movie includes three songs from the disc. Standout tracks include the dramatic pop ballad "Mary, Did You Know?" and a barn-burning honky-tonk version of "Up on the Housetop" that rivals the energy of the Jackson 5 version. No country Christmas should be without it.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Reba McEntire's second Christmas album is a departure from 1988's Merry Christmas to You. Secret of Giving features more down-to-earth, pop-country tracks that reflect her decidedly contemporary country style of the '90s. Cheerful and sincere, McEntire shows her usual eloquence on songs like "This Christmas," "Up on the Housetop," "This Is My Prayer for You," and "The Angels Sang." The lyrics in "Mary, Did You Know?" may be a little precious, but McEntire won't lose any fans with this holiday collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0008817009223
catalogNumber:
170092
Rank:
17222

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reba McEntire   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Joe Chemay   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Spady Brannan   Bass
Terry Crisp   Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass,Upright Bass
Jimmy Nichols   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Will Smith   Autoharp
Jeff King   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Reba McEntire   Arranger,Producer
Derek Bason   Engineer,Digital Editing
Kevin Beamish   Engineer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
David Malloy   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Cindy Owen   Art Direction
Daniel Kresco   Engineer
J.R. Rodriguez   Engineer

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