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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.
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Performance CreditsAimee 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 CreditsIrving 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One More Drifter in the Snow based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
She has such a beautiful voice and sings these Christmas favorites so well. You won't be disappointed with this CD.
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.