Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

by Susan BoyleSusan Boyle


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Susan Boyle devoted 2013 to Christmas projects, including a starring role in the Christmas Candle film, so it's no great surprise that she delivered a seasonal record with Home for Christmas; that was the design from the beginning. Boyle had delivered a Christmas album before -- her 2010 sophomore set Gift was a holiday album -- but Home for Christmas doesn't bother with such niceties as elusive titles or songs that are barely seasonal (Gift contained covers of Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Finn, none of whom have written a Christmas tune). This is a straight-up Christmas album, anchored by "The Christmas Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," the kinds of standards that are song often, sometimes reinterpreted, but, in Boyle's hands, are sung precisely how you'd expect: gentle and exact, without a note out of place. Anybody who has followed the reality show contestant from the start of her career will not be surprised, nor will they be dissatisfied: she delivers the goods without fuss or flair, and the concentration on holiday tunes does make this a stronger Christmas album than its predecessor, as there is never a moment when it strays from its cheerful, comforting, seasonal aesthetic.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888837447324
catalogNumber: 374473
Rank: 23307

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Boyle   Primary Artist,Vocals
Imperials   Background Vocals
Johnny Mathis   Vocals
Elvis Presley   Vocals
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Strings
Steve Anderson   Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Ginger Holladay   Background Vocals
Millie Kirkham   Background Vocals
Andrew Lucas   Choir Director
Charlie McKerron   Fiddle
Temple Riser   Background Vocals
Donald Shaw   Accordion
Overtones   Background Vocals
Chris Hill   Double Bass
Cliff Masterson   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Drums,Keyboards
Mitch Stevens   Background Vocals
James Nisbet   Guitar
RSVP Voices   Choir, Chorus
St. Albans Cathedral Boys' Choir   Choir, Chorus
Dishan Abrahams   Bass
Charlie Kenny   Drums
Carmel Thomas Youth Singers   Choir, Chorus
Zone 1 Brass   Brass
Michael McGolderick   uillean pipes

Technical Credits

Sergey Prokofiev   Composer
Elvis Presley   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Greg Lake   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Steve Anderson   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Bass Programming
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Felton Jarvis   Vocal Producer
Walter Kent   Composer
Andrew Lucas   Director
Hugh Martin   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Donald Shaw   Engineer
Peter Sinfield   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Albert Hay Malotte   Composer
Jake Jackson   Engineer
Fred Molin   Engineer
Sean Kenny   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Cliff Masterson   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Bass Programming
Fred Jay   Composer
Kevin Burleigh   Engineer
Tom Trapp   Arranger
Luke Atencio   Composer
Graham Archer   Engineer
Amory Leader   Producer
Gary Thomas   Engineer
Zacar   Composer
Candace Lee   Composer
Christopher J. Porter   Layout
Avril Mackintosh   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Canadian Bill   Inspiration
Andrew Panton   Vocal Coach

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