Christmas Songs [Nettwerk]

Christmas Songs [Nettwerk]


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Christmas Songs [Nettwerk]

Their proximity to the North Pole would lead us to believe that a Christmas album is in good hands with Canadians. It also doesn't hurt if you are Nettwerk Productions and count Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, and Dido -- who is becoming a household name on U.S. soil because of Eminem sampling her in his song "Stan" -- among your employees. Christmas Songs, the straight-to-the-point holiday sampler from the Canadian indie label, gets down to business right away by pairing the biggest stars (BNL and McLachlan) for "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Although, compared to other December ditties, there's nothing particularly merry or gentle about this tune, the Ladies turn it into a charming skiffle number and McLachlan's breathy pipes give it that special twinkle. Dido's brand-new "Christmas Day," an uplifting folk/trip-hop hybrid, proves she is indeed worth all the attention. A cappella divas the Mediæval Bæbes (or the Lilith Fair's version of the Gregorian monks) demonstrate what caroling must have sounded like a thousand years ago with "Gaudette," and Pennsylvania-born, Celtic-sounding singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan offers the achiest, spookiest "Little Drummer Boy" this side of Winnipeg. For those who make it through all the tinselly tunes, there's a special gift: Stewart McLean's "Polly Anderson's Christmas Party." One in a series of spoken word pieces called "The Vinyl Cafe" currently sweeping the Great White North, this hilarious yarn involves the adults' and kids' eggnogs getting switched and proceeds through dozens of mispronunciations of "out" and "about." Let it snow!

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2000
Label: Nettwerk Records
UPC: 0067003016322
catalogNumber: 30163

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delerium   Track Performer
Sarah McLachlan   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ron Aniello   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion
Dave Colwell   Violin
Matt DeMatteo   Tambourine
Dave Kershaw   Hammond Organ,Mellotron
Pierre Marchand   Keyboards
Roger Moutenot   Drums
Ken Myhr   Guitar
Doug Pryzbocki   Drums
Tyler Stewart   Vocals
Jim Creeggan   Bass
Steven Page   Vocals
Brian Minato   Bass
Ashwin Sood   Percussion
Sister Bliss   Keyboards
Luke Doucet   Guitar
Sean Ashby   Guitar
Stuart McLean   Track Performer
Tara MacLean   Voices
David Henry   Bass,Cello,Pump Organ
Dayna Manning   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Matthew Ryan   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Pauline Taylor   Background Vocals
Mediæval Bæbes   Track Performer
Kendall Payne   Vocals
Sudha   Percussion
Jesse Zubot   Violin
Joey Ponchetti   Drums
Lily Frost   Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Herman   Guitar
Maren Ord   Synthesizer,Piano,Chimes,Vocals
Stefan Sigerson   Bass,Glockenspiel,Double Bass,Toy Piano
Chad Horton   Guitar,Background Vocals
Peter Murray   Drums
David Sinclair   Guitar
Aaron Embry   Zither,chamberlain
Davide Direnzo   Drums
Ed Robertson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Arranger
Meryn Cadell   Arranger
Barenaked Ladies   Arranger
Harry Simeone   Composer
Ron Aniello   Producer,Engineer,Loop
Felix Bernard   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Matt DeMatteo   Programming,Engineer
Dido   Producer
Bill Leeb   Producer
Pierre Marchand   Producer
Roger Moutenot   Engineer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Declan Colgan   Producer
David Henry   Engineer
John Rummen   Illustrations
Matthew Ryan   Producer
Rollo   Programming,Producer
Toby Wood   Engineer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Mark Bates   Programming
Traditional   Composer
Maren Ord   Arranger,Producer
Phill Brown   Engineer
Stefan Sigerson   Producer
Blake   Arranger
Rollo Armstrong   Composer
Barry Allan   Producer,Engineer
Gordon Sran   Engineer
Aaron Embry   Producer
Chris Petersen   Programming
Nóirín Ní Riain   translation

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Christmas Songs [Nettwerk] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My all-time favorite holiday CD.