Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration

Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration

     
 

If the mega-department stores put up their holiday displays earlier each year and the average suburban dweller decorates his or her home shortly after Halloween, then it only makes sense for record labels to get a jump-start on the Solstice/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa season by issuing compilations in October. Now, thanks to Signature, one can listen to a fine… See more details below

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If the mega-department stores put up their holiday displays earlier each year and the average suburban dweller decorates his or her home shortly after Halloween, then it only makes sense for record labels to get a jump-start on the Solstice/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa season by issuing compilations in October. Now, thanks to Signature, one can listen to a fine collection of holiday songs while he or she drives past tacky storefronts and poorly hung garlands. Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration features a dozen-plus singer/songwriters, most from Signature's fine cadre of artists, performing traditional pieces alongside self-penned ones. Peter Mulvey offers a fresh take on Joni Mitchell's "River," while Pete Nelson delves bravely into another contemporary classic, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." The key reason this collection works so well is that these performers seem to go out of their way to bring something new to timeworn pieces like "I Wonder As I Wander" and "I Saw Three Ships." Most of the arrangements are simple and straightforward, combining guitars, fiddles, mandolins, and just a little percussion. Other highlights include Nerissa and Katryna Nields' "Christmas Carol" and Mark Erelli's bouncy "This Ain't No Time of Year to Be Alone." With a nice mix of the new and the familiar, Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration will leave the listener in a mellow mood for the hectic holiday shopping season. Compilations like this one will always be welcome, no matter what time of year they arrive.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Signature Sounds
UPC:
0701237126821
catalogNumber:
1268

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brooks Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Erica Wheeler   Guitar,Vocals
Louise Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Carter   Guitar,Vocals
Richard Gates   Bass,Guitar,Mandocello
Matt Haimovitz   Cello
Lincoln Schleifer   Harmonica,Upright Bass
Maria Sangiolo   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Henry   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dean Sharp   Percussion,Drums
Pete Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Mulvey   Guitar,Vocals
Rani Arbo   Violin,Vocals
Scott Kessel   Cardboard Box
Katryna Nields   Vocals
Nerissa Nields   Vocals
Erin McKeown   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mark Erelli   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Goodrich   Acoustic Guitar
Tracy Grammer   Banjo,Vocals,Shaker

Technical Credits

Chris Smither   Engineer
Cindy Kallet   Arranger
Geoff Muldaur   Adaptation
Brooks Williams   Arranger
Lincoln Schleifer   Producer,Engineer
Rani Arbo   Arranger
Mark Thayer   Producer,Engineer
Carol Young   Producer
Dave Chalfant   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Jim Olsen   Liner Notes

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