The King's Gift

The King's Gift

by Trace Adkins
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The King's Gift

Trace Adkins has been known to show a sense of humor, so it's something of a surprise that he's so reverent on his 2013 Christmas album, The King's Gift. He's not just reverent, he's adventurous, grounding this album not in secular tunes but carols, giving these perennials surprising arrangements that alternate between American and Celtic folk. Adkins pulls in the reigning kings of Celtic folk, the Chieftains, to play on "I Saw Three Ships," while the Isaacs guest on "Oh Holy Night" with Sonya Isaacs duetting on "We Three Kings." On the American side, Kevin Costner and his daughter Lily play on a meditative "Silent Night," which slides quite easily into this sober, heartfelt celebration of the season. Adkins takes this record seriously -- so seriously he allows himself to stretch artistically, singing music that he's never attempted before, namely that heavy dose of Celtic. This may be quite different from the smooth, romantic stylings of 2013's Love Will..., but the two records combined make a serious case for Adkins' range and depth as a singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Caliburn
UPC: 0766930014127
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trace Adkins   Primary Artist
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Steve Brewster   Percussion,Drums
Kevin Conneff   Bodhran
Mark Gillespie   Mandolin
John Richardson   Percussion
Jeff White   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Mandolin,Violin,Cello,Irish Harp
Michael Spriggs   Bouzouki,Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String),Guitar (Baritone)
Alyth McCormack   Vocals
Perry Richardson   Vocals
Ben Isaacs   Vocals
Sonya Isaacs   Vocals
Skip Cleavinger   uillean pipes,tin whistle
Paddy Maloney   Penny Whistle,uillean pipes
Kevin Costner   Vocals
Wayne Addleman   Weissenborn
Triona Marshall   Harp
Becky Isaacs   Vocals
Jon Pilatzke   Fiddle
David Goodman   Small Pipes,Irish Whistle
Steve Mackey   Bass
Lily Costner   Vocals
Paul Reissner   Vocals
Jon Coleman   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Synthesizer Pads,Hammond B3
Spady Brannen   Bass
Brian Wooten   Electric Guitar
Emma Stevens   Vocals
Deannie Richardson   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Mark Capps   Engineer
Trevor Hutchinson   Vocal Engineer
Pete Woodroffe   Vocal Engineer
Teddy Morgan   Engineer
Michael Spriggs   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Producer
Kimberly Levitan   Art Direction
Joey Turner   Engineer
Jesse Poe   Engineer
Mickey Jack Cones   Vocal Producer
Jon Coleman   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Producer
Nate Staley   Drum Engineering

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King's Gift 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
book-a-holick More than 1 year ago
WOW! Amazing!