James Taylor at Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

James Taylor at Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

by James TaylorJames Taylor


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For the most part, holiday-themed albums are about as memorable as what you had for lunch a month ago. As humans continue to evolve, there's a very good chance that we'll develop some sort of yuletide audio bypass valve that will allow us to filter the three-and-a-half million versions of every Christmas song ever made into one solid rendition that either pleases or displeases us, and can be dealt with accordingly. That said, James Taylor's brilliantly titled James Taylor at Christmas is about as inoffensive a collection of seasonal classics as one could hope for. The legendary singer/songwriter's warm voice is the perfect vessel for "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," and the "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" because it makes absolutely no impression on the listener. [A digital version added two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602537173402
catalogNumber: 001761702
Rank: 17091


  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  4. Jingle Bells
  5. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  6. River
  7. Here Comes The Sun
  8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  9. Some Children See Him
  10. Mon Beau Sapin
  11. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  12. Who Comes This Night
  13. In The Bleak Midwinter
  14. Auld Lang Syne

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Taylor   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Larry Goldings   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Glockenspiel,Harmonium,Melodica
David Lasley   Vocals
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Dave Grusin   Piano,Celeste,Conductor
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Stephen Erdody   Celli
Steve Gadd   Drums
Julie Gigante   Violin
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Dan Higgins   Flute
Paula Hochhalter   Celli
Roland Kato   Viola
Michael Landau   Guitar
Bill Liston   Clarinet
Kate Markowitz   Vocals
Edward Meares   Bass
Claudia Parducci   Violin
John Pizzarelli   Guitar
Katia Popov   Violin
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Andrea Zonn   Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Vocals
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Clifford Carter   Synthesizer
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Ralph Williams   Bass Clarinet
Caroline Taylor   Vocals
Robert Brophy   Viola
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Ralph Morrison   Concert Master
Jimmy Johnson   Bass
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Gary Gray   Clarinet

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
James Taylor   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Larry Goldings   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Dave Grusin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Sally Stevens   Composer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
David Bett   Art Direction
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles Floyd   Cello Arrangement
Wihla Hutson   Composer
Eddie Jackson   Engineer
Charlie Paakkari   Producer,Engineer
Sam Feldman   Management
Michael Gorfaine   Management
H. Martin   Composer
Charles H. Witham   Adaptation
David O'Donnell   Producer,Engineer
Alfred Burt   Composer

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