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We Three Kings
     

We Three Kings

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by The Roches
 

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Well, why not a Roches Christmas album? It's actually perfect, if you stop and think about it -- there's always been something cute and childlike about their tone, and when they put their formidable vocal chops to work on tunes as potentially complex as "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "The Holly and the Ivy," the results can be as gorgeous

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Well, why not a Roches Christmas album? It's actually perfect, if you stop and think about it -- there's always been something cute and childlike about their tone, and when they put their formidable vocal chops to work on tunes as potentially complex as "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "The Holly and the Ivy," the results can be as gorgeous as they are unique. Their Brooklynese versions of "Frosty the Snowman" ("Why, I oughta...") and "Winter Wonderland" ("Gone away is da blueboid") are a hoot, and the a cappella "Star of Wonder" is a fascinating obscurity. There are a couple of missteps -- the pseudo-Latin rhythm and soprano sax don't contribute much to "We Three Kings," nor does the synth really enhance "Angels We Have Heard on High." But overall, We Three Kings will make an utterly charming addition to anyone's holiday play list.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1995
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0008811002022
catalogNumber:
10020

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roches   Primary Artist,Band
Jeffrey Lesser   Vocals
Paul Ossola   Bass,Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Maggie & Terre Roche   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Whistle (Instrument)
Suzzy Roche   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Vince Cherico   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Terre Roche   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Victor Lesser   Saxophone
David Roche   Vocals
Maggie Roche   Keyboards,Vocals,Whistle (Instrument)

Technical Credits

Roches   Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Lippay   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Vince Cherico   drum programming
Terre Roche   Illustrations
Teddy Wainwright   Producer,Executive Producer
Lowell Mason   Composer
John Reading   Composer
Ferenc Dobronyi   Cover Design
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Phillip Brooks   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James R. Murray   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker   Composer
Henry Onerati   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Leon X A Schleinger   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great Christmas record by great artists. In the liner notes the sisters talk of how they loved singing carols together. These recordings show that they still do. But alas, where is their fabulous and famed Hallelujah Chorus!?! Left out, perhaps so you must also buy Keep On Doing. Fooey ... it's almost enough to send an honest CD buyer searching for MP3 downloads instead ... almost but not enough. Send the Roches a little of your money for the holidays.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No, I'm not listening to it yet, but I could!The Roches have the most amazing vocals and harmonies which are demonstrated in absolutely fantastic glory on this CD. Gives me goosebumps to listen to them... By far an essential holiday recording.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This must certainly be one of the finest and most enjoyable holiday albums in the pop genre (or any other?). Only a Scrooge wouldn't enjoy this - the Roches' legendary harmonies, with songs charming, cheerful and lovely from start to finish. This one fits in nearly anyone's holiday music collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best holiday CD ever. The Roches are witty, talented and charming. The song selection and harmonies are classic Roche Sisters! If I were on Christmas Island all year, this would be the only CD I'd have to bring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago