Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

by Idina MenzelIdina Menzel


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Frozen opened the doors for Holiday Wishes, a seasonal album from Broadway superstar Idina Menzel. Without the 2013 Disney blockbuster, Menzel may have cut a Christmas record, but certainly Frozen's success meant that Holiday Wishes arrived to the biggest potential audience she'd ever have, so it's not a surprise the record plays it safe. Save for the presence of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which is now the closest thing to a new holiday standard, and perhaps the shoehorning of "When You Wish Upon a Star" into the Christmas theme, there are no surprises here, not in the choice of songs, not in the old-fashioned arrangements, not even in the choice of Michael Bublé as the duet partner for a de rigueur "Baby It's Cold Outside." Unsurprising though it may be, Holiday Wishes nevertheless is satisfying because producer Walter Afanasieff commits to his Christmas classicism, as does Menzel. Everything here sparkles with the gleam of freshly fallen snow: it's big, bright, and so stubbornly out of fashion that it'd never go out of style.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624935452
catalogNumber: 544428
Rank: 6095

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idina Menzel   Primary Artist
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Nathan East   Bass
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Kent Smith   Trumpet,Soloist
Randy Waldman   Piano
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards
Missi Hale   Background Vocals
Monet Owens   Background Vocals
Luke Edgemon   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Producer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger
Mariah Carey   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Larry Mah   Pro-Tools
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Ned Washington   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer
William Ross   Arranger
Ralph Blane   Composer
Jeff Wack   Cover Design
Idina Menzel   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Frank Maddocks   Cover Design
Tyler Gordon   Programming,Engineer
Adrian Bradford   Engineer
Andy Zisakis   Stage Manager
Alex Tenta   Cover Design
Whitney Martin   Assistant Contractor
Gloria Shain   Composer

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