Verve Remixed: Christmas

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Verve Records had several producers and DJs remix a set of classic holiday songs from the label's impressive back catalog and the result was the album called Verve Remixed Christmas, and this set serves as a companion to that volume, containing the untouched mixes of the songs in their original versions. Remixed or no, there are some pleasant treats here, including Jimmy Smith's funky big-band soul-jazz approach to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," Nina Simone's stunningly intimate phrasing on "I Am Blessed," and Louis Armstrong's classic "What a Wonderful World" (is this really a Christmas song? No matter, it's great.) One could argue that none of these sides really needed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Verve Records had several producers and DJs remix a set of classic holiday songs from the label's impressive back catalog and the result was the album called Verve Remixed Christmas, and this set serves as a companion to that volume, containing the untouched mixes of the songs in their original versions. Remixed or no, there are some pleasant treats here, including Jimmy Smith's funky big-band soul-jazz approach to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," Nina Simone's stunningly intimate phrasing on "I Am Blessed," and Louis Armstrong's classic "What a Wonderful World" (is this really a Christmas song? No matter, it's great.) One could argue that none of these sides really needed to be remixed, and the proof of that is certainly here, but listening to this set in conjunction with the remixed versions is a lot of fun, and quite fascinating at points.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517819665
  • Catalog Number: 001184902
  • Sales rank: 307,849

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Good Morning Blues - Count Basie (3:55)
  2. 2 'Zat You, Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong (2:56)
  3. 3 What Are You Doing New Years Eve? - Ella Fitzgerald (3:24)
  4. 4 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday (5:32)
  5. 5 What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (5:33)
  6. 6 Winder Wonderland (4:36)
  7. 7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman - Jimmy Smith (3:36)
  8. 8 I Am Blessed (3:03)
  9. 9 Silent Night - Dinah Washington (3:10)
  10. 10 The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé (6:07)
  11. 11 Chilly Winds (5:32)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
The Orb Remixing
Rick Essig Mastering
Dr. Alex Paterson Producer, Remixing
Thomas Fehlmann Producer, Remixing
Hollis King Art Direction
Roberto Di Gioia Producer, Remixing
Christian Prommer Producer, Remixing
Dahlia Ambach Caplin Producer
Tim Thornton Producer, Remixing
Sachico Asano Graphic Design
Rhys Adams Producer
Todd C. Roberts Producer
Adam Pallin Programming
Mikal Hameed Sculpture
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