One More Drifter in the Snow

One More Drifter in the Snow

by Aimee MannAimee Mann

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Overview

Christmas albums from contemporary pop performers often go for the holly-jolly, youthful side of the holiday, but Aimee Mann, that master of melancholy, has something else in mind for One More Drifter in the Snow. Mann's models are the crooners -- Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole -- even though she has no desire to slavishly re-create that vintage sound. Instead, she takes her trademark blend of carefully orchestrated arrangements and effortlessly seductive vocals and applies it to Christmas songs old and new. One More Drifter is subtle and imaginative, familiar and inventive. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is set to an understated, rumbling march that would make Tom Waits smile; "White Christmas" is the slowest surf rock song you'll ever hear (it's languid and lovely); "Winter Wonderland," with a rhythm that could come from a preset on the nostalgic organ at the heart of the arrangement, is a visit to a cocktail lounge where the décor may be kitschy but the performer is not. Mann also includes more recent holiday tunes from Michael Penn and Jimmy Webb, along with a new original of her own, "Calling On Mary," and they all fit perfectly with the dusky tones of the classics. Throughout One More Drifter, Mann's intimate alto wraps around the songs like hands around a cup of warm, bittersweet hot chocolate.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2006
Label: Super Ego Records
UPC: 0698519002525
catalogNumber: 25

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aimee Mann   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Duke Levine   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Mandola
Chris Bruce   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Bryan   Bass,Background Vocals
Patrick Warren   Piano,Celeste,Keyboards,chamberlain,Pump Organ
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Michael Penn   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Aimee Mann   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Paul Bryan   Composer,Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Bobby "BW" Wells   Composer
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Albert Hague   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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One More Drifter in the Snow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She has such a beautiful voice and sings these Christmas favorites so well. You won't be disappointed with this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aimee has a way of capturing the complex emotions of the season with beautiful vocals and arrangements reminiscent of the great Christmas record of our childhood. A must have for the thirty and forty somethings.