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8 Days of Christmas [DualDisc]
     

8 Days of Christmas [DualDisc]

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by Destiny's Child
 

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Destiny's Child's holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, is pretty much what you'd expect -- divided equally between strained hip-hop-soul and smooth adult contemporary pop directly targeted at a crossover paradise. Since holiday albums have to have a hook, or at least one novelty to draw in an audience, there's the title track that recasts "12 Days of Christmas" as a

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Destiny's Child's holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, is pretty much what you'd expect -- divided equally between strained hip-hop-soul and smooth adult contemporary pop directly targeted at a crossover paradise. Since holiday albums have to have a hook, or at least one novelty to draw in an audience, there's the title track that recasts "12 Days of Christmas" as a modern, commercialistic, sub-hip-hop rant. Things get better than that, as the tailor-made "Winter Paradise" works much better, as does "A 'DC' Christmas Medley," which may be a little formulaic, but appealing. Then, there's a huge stretch that features the individual members of Destiny's Child singing a carol apiece (plus "Little Drummer Boy," which features Solange, who isn't in the group); it's a good way of prepping for the inevitable solo careers. Then, the album pretty much runs out with ballads and songs that emphasize some of the more irritating aspects of Destiny's Child (the skittering verses of "Spread a Little Love on Christmas Day," for instance, complete with its chorus of "I got your back on Christmas Day"), as well as their crossover attempts, including a version of "Opera of the Bells." So, yes, this is uneven, as much as any holiday album is uneven, and even if it lacks anything distinctive, it's still Destiny enough to please many hardcore fans. Ultimately, it doesn't really feel all that distinctive one way or another, which may be worse than being really bad or really great. [This DualDisc version contains bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969776827
catalogNumber:
97768

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Destiny's Child   Primary Artist
Michael Morales   Acoustic Guitar
Sharay Reed   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Donny Hathaway   Composer
J. Marks   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Calvin Gaines   Producer
Alonzo Jackson   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Tom Morris   Engineer
Larry Sturm   Engineer
James Hoover   Engineer
Marius Perron   Engineer
Wirlie Morris   Arranger,Producer
David Swope   Engineer
Rob Fusari   Producer
Michelle Williams   Arranger
Beyoncé Knowles   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mathew Knowles   Producer,Executive Producer
Kelly Rowland   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Tucker Allen   Engineer
Ian Cuttler   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Ramon Morales   Engineer
Falonte Moore   Producer
Errol "Poppi" McCalla   Producer
Pablo Arraya   Engineer
Kim Burse   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Erron Williams   Arranger,Producer
Asif Ali   Engineer
Alan Floyd   Arranger,Producer
Byron Rickerson   Engineer
Damon Elliott   Producer

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8 Days of Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This record is awesum! u dont believe me, check for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
O Holy Night is the best song on here. The arrangement is terrific and I'm glad Michelle got to shine like the star she is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sexy Trio Destiny's Child comes back with their New album. A Christmas Album Called'' 8 Days of Christmas'' featuring Solo's By: Kelly, Michelle ,Beyonce & Solange. The Album is Da Bomb For a First Shot at a X-mas Album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this cd its a great cd to dance to as well get you in the christmas spirit, go buy it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis cd was the greatest. There was the nicest harmony. This cd will give you a life long remembrance of a Wonderful Christmas. Buy this cd or hear it today!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Destiny's Child rules! Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle are the 3 most talented girl in the music buisness! Best of all they are Christians! They are the best! My friend Ashley and I are the biggest fan's ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was great I really liked Opera of the Bells and Winter Paradise DC is one of my favorite groups Nice work
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is definitlely a DC album. i always like the way they change their songs up and make them unique somehow. i do wish that i could hear Solange a little more on ''Little Drummer Boy''. Overall i think this album is great. And songs like WINTER'S PARADISE and DC MEDLEY will definitle put you in that christmas mood. all of the songs are wonderful to me. I just only wish they couldv'e released the alum a little later. like around the middle of November because by the time christmas gets here i will be tired of the album because i have been playing it non stop since i got it. Dc fan FOR LIFE
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though this album isn't realeased yet, I know it will be awesome. I looked over the songs already and decided that I have to get this album when it's realeased. I love Destiny's Child. My walls and locker are COVERED with pictures. DC is da BOMB! Can't wait
Guest More than 1 year ago
DC is the bomb and i can't wait until my friend Jamie gets me the Destiny's child 8 Days Of Christmas cd so i can listen to it whenever I want. I can't wait til Solange's solo album Solo Star comes out can't wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ablum is off~~the chain. I can't believe that they did such a wonderful job on old traditional music. One reason that they did not get all 5 stars was because they had a little too much hip hop. In some of the songs they could have left one or two traditional. Ladies if you get a chance to read this, Congradulations. This is one Christmas album that will go down in history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A cute, polish XMAS album. Must buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good cd!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago