This Is the Time: The Christmas Album

This Is the Time: The Christmas Album

by Michael Bolton

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Michael Bolton gave notice of his seasonal intentions in 1992 when he included "White Christmas" on his covers album Timeless (The Classics). In 1996, he continued to forestall the necessity of following up the commercially disappointing 1993 album The One Thing (having previously delivered a hits collection in '95) by issuing a full-length Christmas…  See more details below


Michael Bolton gave notice of his seasonal intentions in 1992 when he included "White Christmas" on his covers album Timeless (The Classics). In 1996, he continued to forestall the necessity of following up the commercially disappointing 1993 album The One Thing (having previously delivered a hits collection in '95) by issuing a full-length Christmas album. Christmas discs tend to mix the lighthearted with the reverent, and while Bolton could certainly be solemn enough (if characteristically overwrought) to turn in an acceptable "Silent Night," his takes on holiday fare intended to emphasize the fun side of the season came off as a little intense. Demonstrating his new interest in the operatic tenor range, Bolton duetted with Placido Domingo on "Ave Maria."..and he included two newly written Christmas songs...On the whole, as Christmas albums go, This Is the Time came under the heading of "If you like Michael Bolton..." (The album was released as a "CD Extra" featuring multimedia information for computer users that included a video of Bolton performing his mournful version of "White Christmas" live, plus a sneak preview of Bolton's upcoming CD-ROM containing a discography, an excerpt of a music video of "Said I Loved You...But I Lied," a little backstage footage from a documentary, and information about Bolton's charitable foundation.)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sam Bush   Violin
Ray Kelley   Cello
Ada Dyer   Background Vocals
Gary Foster   Woodwind
Jim Walker   Flute
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
John Chiodini   Guitar
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Phil Madeira   Hammond Organ
Plácido Domingo   Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Todd   French Horn
Keith Thomas   Guitar
Elizabeth Wilson   Violin
Bob Adcock   Cello
Israel Baker   Violin
Larry Batiste   Choir, Chorus
Kitty Beethoven   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Vibes
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Russ Cantor   Violin
Mark Cargill   Violin
Gene Cipriano   Clarinet
Jon Clarke   Woodwind
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
Rollice Dale   Viola
Isabelle Daskoff   Violin
Yvette Devereaux   Violin
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Assa Drori   Violin
Bob Efford   Clarinet
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Jerry Epstein   Viola
Christine Ermacoff   Cello
Henry Ferber   Violin
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Harris Goldman   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Cynthia Green   Choir, Chorus
Sandy Griffith   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sol Gubin   Drums
Peter Hatch   Viola
Gwen Heller   Violin
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Byron House   Bass
Dann Huff   Guitar
Lisa Johnson   Violin
Wynonna Judd   Track Performer
Anne Karam   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Terrance Kelly   Choir, Chorus
Randy Kerber   Electric Piano
Valarie King   Flute
Bill Lane   French Horn
Michael Lang   Piano
Brian Leonard   Violin
Norma Leonard   Violin
Dane Little   Cello
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Michael Markman   Violin
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Edward Meares   Bass
Betty Moor   Violin
Cynthia Morrow   Viola
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Buell Neidlinger   Bass
Irma Neumann   Violin
Jack Nimitz   Woodwind
Don Palmer   Violin
Claudia Parducci   Violin
Joel Peskin   Woodwind
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals
Jimbo Ross   Viola
Daniel Rothmuller   Cello
Brenda Roy   Choir, Chorus
Marc Russo   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Sanov   Violin
Dan Shea   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Amy Shulman   Harp
Tina Soule   Cello
Eve Sprecher   Violin
Margaret Storer   Bass
Linn Subotnick   Viola
Robert Sushel   Violin
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci   Violin,Concert Master
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Dorothy Wade   Violin
Hershel Wise   Viola
Shari Zippert   Violin
Dixie Blackstone   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Yoko Matsuda   Violin
Dave Stone   Bass
Darlene Coleman   Choir, Chorus
Michael Ferril   Violin
Ray Kelly   Cello
Fred Selden   Flute
Conesha Owens   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Marie Fera   Cello
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Mark Baranov   Violin
Peter Doubrovsky   Bass
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Synclavier,Synthesizer Bass
Reg Hill   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Chris Kolgaard   Bass
Marty Kristall   Woodwind
Laura Kuennen-Poper   Viola
Mari Tsumura-Botnick   Violin
Nicolas Bearde   Choir, Chorus
Tina Gibson   Choir, Chorus
Betty Moore   Violin
Andre Hughes   Choir, Chorus
Dave Rockin Duke   French Horn
Mark Taylor   French Horn
Mike McKnight   Synthesizer
Sam Karam   Clarinet
Jeffrey DeRosa   French Horn
James Atkinson   French Horn
David Duke   French Horn
Donald Ashworth   Woodwind
Marc Sazer   Violin
Raymond Tischer   Viola
Calvin Smith   French Horn
Michael Ramos   Viola

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Michael Bolton   Arranger,Producer
Mel Tormé   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
Colin Towns   Composer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Keith Thomas   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming,Piano Programming
Franz Gruber   Composer
Mariah Carey   Arranger
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
David Gleeson   Engineer
Carl Gorodetzky   String Contractor
Mark Hammond   drum programming
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Louis Levin   Director,Direction
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Dave Reitzas   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
John Richards   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Dan Shea   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Orchestra Production
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
Ellen Fitton   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Choir Arrangement
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Mastering
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Grace Row   Vocal Producer
Jan Fairchild   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Tim Wood   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Mike McKnight   Programming

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