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What a Wonderful Christmas

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Anne Murray's caramel vocals wrapped around chestnuts like "Winter Wonderland" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" make for a sweet holiday treat, indeed. What a Wonderful Christmas is a two-CD set encompassing more than 30 holiday treasures, which means that Murray traverses a lot of tinsel-covered ground here. Among the more unusual contributions are the kitschy "Christmas in Killarney," a heartfelt "The Season Will Never Grow Old," and the countryfied "Mary's Boy Child." Murray fans have a reason to rejoice.
All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Canadian songbird Anne Murray has always had success with her ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Anne Murray's caramel vocals wrapped around chestnuts like "Winter Wonderland" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" make for a sweet holiday treat, indeed. What a Wonderful Christmas is a two-CD set encompassing more than 30 holiday treasures, which means that Murray traverses a lot of tinsel-covered ground here. Among the more unusual contributions are the kitschy "Christmas in Killarney," a heartfelt "The Season Will Never Grow Old," and the countryfied "Mary's Boy Child." Murray fans have a reason to rejoice.
All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Canadian songbird Anne Murray has always had success with her gentle, traditional approach to Christmas and holiday music, and "What a Wonderful Christmas" is no exception. The majority of the songs on this two-CD set are faithful Christmas chestnuts ("Joy to the World," "Away in a Manger," "O Holy Night," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"), with a few lesser-known, non-traditional numbers ("This Season Will Never Grow Old," "Christmas Wishes," "Sweet Little Jesus Boy"). All of the songs are delivered in a warm acoustic setting, with a handful featuring tasteful string and brass sections and a small backing choir. Anne Murray's music always seems most appropriate in the winter, and a collection of holiday songs fits that bill nicely.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Straight Way
  • UPC: 724382033523
  • Catalog Number: 20335

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anne Murray Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
David Blamires Background Vocals
Canadian Brass Horn Ensemble
Shirley Eikhard Background Vocals
Doug Riley Organ, Piano
Vicki Richards Strings
Adele Armin Strings
Peter Bleakney Bass
Laurie Bower Background Vocals
Peter Cardinali Conductor
Gary Craig Drums
Vern Dorge Alto Saxophone
Michael Francis Guitar
Brian Gatto Electric Piano
Gerard Kantarjian Strings
Barry Keane Drums
Vern Kennedy Background Vocals
Jack Lenz Piano, Keyboards
Bob Lucier Steel Guitar
Bob Mann Acoustic Guitar
Colina Phillips Background Vocals
Bill Richards Concert Master
Steve Sexton Keyboards
Tom Szczesniak Bass
Vera Tarnowsky Strings
Rick Wilkins Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Vivian Williams Background Vocals
Laurie Hood Background Vocals
Tommy Ambrose Background Vocals
Paul Widner Strings
Debbie Schaal Ankeny Background Vocals
Bob Hamper Background Vocals
Judy Marchak Background Vocals
Judith Taite Background Vocals
Patty Vanevera Background Vocals
Aidan Mason Guitar
Debbie Kirshner Strings
Brian Barlow Percussion
Jamie Rae Background Vocals
Norman Hathaway Strings
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Anne Murray Arranger, Producer
Mel Tormé Composer
Tommy West Arranger, Producer
Buck Ram Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Nick Blagona Mastering
Peter Cardinali Arranger
Katherine Davis Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Ken Friesen Engineer
Kim Gannon Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Jack Lenz Arranger
Jay Livingston Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh Martin Composer
Jim Ed Norman Arranger, Producer
Henry Onorati Composer
Steve Sexton Arranger, Producer
Isaac Watts Composer
Rick Wilkins Arranger
Meredith Willson Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Charles Wesley Composer
L. Stuart Young Engineer
Ralph Blane Composer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
John Francis Wade Composer
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Phillip Brooks Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
Robert MacGimsey Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Dick Carter Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
John W. Work II Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album will never grow old

    of all ANNE MURRAYS holiday albums this one is the BEST. I have her other holiday albums but this one is the BEST no one sounds better then Anne Murray when she sings O holy night she lights up the room no other singer sings it better It is my favority chrstmas song I listen to this album drinking eggnog putting lights on the tree in the car looking christmas lights another favority is sliver bells and I'll be home for christmas and Anne's own christmas hit christmas wishes I listen to that song on christmas eve before I go to bed If you love Anne Murray you already have this this album if you are thinking of getting it go for it it is worth it I have other ANNE MURRAYS album I have been listen to ANNE MURRAY for 35 years and I never got tired or bored she is simply the best female singer out there no one will ever be like ANNE MURRAY she is like land o lakes butter

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