A Christmas Together

A Christmas Together

by John DenverJohn Denver


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The Crown Prince of Christmas Specials, John Denver, probably did his best Yuletide work with the Muppets. There is some great fun here, particularly for kids, although the TV special has aged a little faster than most of the Muppet material. The songs use electric piano far too much, and have a kind of dated sentimentality about them, but they are entertaining nonetheless. The Muppets' loud rendition of "Little St. Nick" and Miss Piggy's folky "Christmas is Coming" are lively fun. Two or three of the quieter songs achieve a sort of poignant fireside prettiness (especially "It's In Every One of Us"). Denver is typically over-earnest, even when surrounded by talking animals, but younger listeners won't mind.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2012
Label: Windstar
UPC: 0669910667859
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 27655

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Denver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
James Burton   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar
Jim Henson   Vocals,Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Denny Brooks   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Muppets   Track Performer
Dan Wheetman   Harmonica,Mandolin,Violin,Vocals
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Glen D. Hardin   Piano,Keyboards
Dave Goelz   Vocals,Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Louise Gold   Vocals
Emory Gordy   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jim Horn   Reeds,Wind,Multiple Reeds
Richard Hunt   Vocals,Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Kathryn Mullen   Vocals
Jerry Floyd Nelson   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Frank Oz   Vocals,Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Herb Pedersen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Steve Whitmire   Vocals
Ray Charles   Conductor
Jerry Nelson   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Denver   Arranger,Concept
James Burton   Arranger
Jim Henson   Contributor,Concept
Denny Brooks   Arranger
Dan Wheetman   Arranger,Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Hal Blaine   Arranger
Ed Barton   Engineer
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger
Dave Goelz   Contributor
Louise Gold   Contributor
Emory Gordy   Arranger
Lee Holdridge   Arranger,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Jim Horn   Arranger
Richard Hunt   Contributor
Hugh Martin   Composer
Kathryn Mullen   Contributor
Milton Okun   Arranger,Producer
Frank Oz   Contributor
Herb Pedersen   Arranger
Steve Whitmire   Contributor
Ray Charles   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Jerry Nelson   Contributor
Bob Beers   Arranger,Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Suzanna Kotnik   Art Direction
Michael K. Frith   Art Direction,Illustrations
Joseph Mohr   Composer

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