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One Wish: The Holiday Album

One Wish: The Holiday Album

by Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
One Wish: The Holiday Album

One Wish: The Holiday Album

by Whitney Houston Whitney Houston


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Whitney Houston delivered One Wish: The Holiday Album, her first Christmas record, a year after her 2002 comeback, Just Whitney. If it seemed like that record played it safe, that's nothing compared to One Wish, which is the straightest adult contemporary record Houston had released in years. Of course, holiday records are the last place anybody would want to take a risk, since they're designed to be nice, pleasant mood music and this suits the bill nicely. The clean, pristine production, heavy on synths, sounds as if it was cut in the late '80s, yet it's also strangely spare, often being no more than a synth and a drum machine. Still, it's a sound that's well suited for Whitney and her thoroughly predictable set of material (the title track is the only new song, then the final two songs are recycled from the soundtrack of The Preacher's Wife). Ultimately, One Wish is the kind of album that may only appeal to a fan of Whitney who has already yearned for her holiday album, but for those fans, it will be satisfactory.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2003
Label: Arista
UPC: 0828765099622
catalogNumber: 50996
Rank: 22248


  1. The First Nöel
  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  3. The Little Drummer Boy
  4. One Wish (For Christmas)
  5. Cantique De Nöel
  6. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  7. Deck the Halls/Silent Night
  8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  9. O Come O Come Emanuel
  10. Who Would Imagine a King
  11. Joy to the World

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist
Julien Barber   Viola
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Sandra Billingslea   Violin
Joseph Bongiorno   Upright Bass
Alfred Brown   Viola
Carmen Carter   Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Earl Dumler   Oboe
Barry J. Eastmond   Conductor,Keyboards
Max Ellen   Violin
Roger Freeland   Background Vocals
Gerald Tarack   Violin,Concert Master
Sandi Hall   Background Vocals
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Ronald Jenkins   Bass
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Gail Kruvand   Upright Bass
Jesse Levy   Cello
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Kermit Moore   Cello
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Dean Parks   Guitar
Carol Pool   Violin
Andy Stein   Violin
Sally Stevens   Background Vocals
Marti Sweet   Violin
Troy Taylor   Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Mervyn Warren   Percussion,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
John West   Background Vocals
Harry Zaratzian   Viola
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Background Vocals
Maxine Roach   Viola
John Dexter   Viola
Sharlotte Gibson   Background Vocals
Phil Hamilton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Katherine LiVolsi Stern   Violin
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Margaret Magill   Violin
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Stephen Mackey   Background Vocals
Ashley Horne   Violin
Edie Lehmann Boddicker   Background Vocals
Gary Houston   Background Vocals
Bernard Davis   Drums
Leonid Levin   Violin
Ezekiel Lewis   Background Vocals
Michael Morton   Flute
Gerald White   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Whitney Houston   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Freddie Jackson   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Gordon Chambers   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Barry J. Eastmond   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Scott Frankfurt   drum programming,Percussion Programming
Kim Gannon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Thom "TK" Kidd   Engineer
Joseph Magee   Engineer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Tony Shepperd   Engineer
Troy Taylor   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mervyn Warren   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming,Choir Arrangement,Percussion Programming
Robert Wells   Composer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Michael White   Engineer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Richard Thomas Jennings   Art Direction
Ezekiel Lewis   Vocal Arrangements

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