This Christmas

This Christmas

by Michael McDonald
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Overview

Appearing just eight years after In the Spirit: A Christmas Album, This Christmas recycles a heavy chunk of that 2001 holiday affair, repeating "White Christmas/Winter Wonderland," "Peace," "On This Night," and "Children Go Where We Send Thee" -- about a third of both this record and its predecessor. The rest of This Christmas is filled out with new recordings, including McDonald's quite good original "Every Time Christmas Comes Around," all tending to be a little looser, a little less stuffy, a little more soulful than the rest of In the Spirit, reaching a peak on the wonderfully woozy New Orleans-styled march through "I'll Be Home for Christmas." These newer cuts help push This Christmas in a different direction than the very good In the Spirit, making it slightly warmer and cheerier than its predecessor and, in many ways, better and more fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0793018303620
catalogNumber: 5085187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael McDonald   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Tenor Banjo,Baritone Ukulele
Pat Coil   Synthesizer,Piano
David Angell   Viola
John Catchings   Cello
Bernie Chiaravalle   Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Mark Douthit   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Barry Green   Trombone,Horn
Marc Harris   Synthesizer,Piano
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
David Hoffner   Synthesizer Strings
Jim Horn   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
DeMarco Johnson   Harmonica,Keyboards
Sam Levine   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Doug Moffet   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Tommy Sims   Bass,Guitar
Denis Solee   Clarinet
Eric Struthers   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Crystal Taliefero   Percussion
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone,Soloist
Kristin Wilkinson   Violin
Charles Frichtel   Fretless Bass Guitar
Dan Needham   Drums
Jonny Lang   Guitar
Tim Lauer   Accordion
Andrew Ramsey   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andy Selby   Percussion
Twinkie Clark   Vocals
Josh Henson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Scarlett McDonald   Vocals
Drea Rhenee   Background Vocals
Benny Green   Trombone
Marcus Finnie   Drums
Joe Murphy   Tuba
Joe Murphy   Tuba
Daniel Moore   Background Vocals
Kabanya Vinson   Background Vocals
Amy Holland-McDonald   Vocals
Dennis Solee   Clarinet
Wendell Henry   Drums
Conni Ellisor   Violin
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford   fender rhodes
Crystal Talifero   Percussion
Sammy Sylvester   Bass,Guitar
Russ Bono   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Rick Jordan   Drums

Technical Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Michael McDonald   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Pat Coil   String Arrangements
Danny Duncan   Engineer
Buck Ram   Composer
Tony Brown   Executive Producer
Bernie Chiaravalle   Composer
Gary Cirimelli   Producer,Contributor
Shannon Forrest   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Marc Harris   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Hoffner   String Arrangements
Walter Kent   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Ross Pallone   Engineer
Tommy Sims   Engineer,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Additional Production
Grady Walker   Producer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Travis Brigman   Engineer
Richard B. Smith   Composer
McKinnor   Composer
Chuck Turner   Pro-Tools
Martin Christensen   Engineer
Sammy Sylvester   Producer

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This Christmas 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jo-weaver More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoy most of his work, this was a highly overrated & hyped effort. Some artists should avoid the temptation of cutting their attempts at holiday music. I regret wasting my money.
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