Wrapped in Red

Wrapped in Red

by Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson

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Overview

If American Idols are ready for anything, it's that industry standard, the Christmas album. It is to Kelly Clarkson's credit that she waited a decade to deliver a seasonal platter, but 2013's Wrapped in Red is worth the wait; a testament to her confidence as an interpreter. Generally, the 14 songs here emphasize Clarkson's skills as a full-throated diva -- the arrangements are bold and brassy, as is her delivery -- but when the tempo slows and the arrangements scale back, she's perhaps even more alluring, turning "Blue Christmas" into a sweet fireside crawl and effortlessly overshadowing the overmatched Ronnie Dunn on "Baby It's Cold Outside." Clarkson's selections favor the bold -- there aren't many carols here, these are primarily secular holiday tunes, and she doesn't resist Vegas glitz, giving "My Favorite Things" a bit of a gaudy makeover -- but she fares well in this setting, always sounding like the strongest element in the mix. Perhaps the concept and execution are conventional, but even in this utterly expected setting, Clarkson retains her fiery, individual spirit, and that's what makes Wrapped in Red appealing: to the letter, it delivers what it promises.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888837374125
catalogNumber: 373741
Rank: 1013

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Clarkson   Primary Artist
Kevin Dukes   Guitar
James Gadson   Drums
Greg Kurstin   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Roy McCurdy   Drums
David Ralicke   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Mellowphone
Frank Abraham   Bass
Aaron Redfield   Drums
Lasim Richards   Trombone
Sean Erick   Trumpet
Kevin Williams   Trombone
Chaun D. Horton   Drums
Leon Silva   Saxophone
Regiment Horns   Horn
Joseph Trapanese   Conductor
Gabriel Noel   Bass

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Ronnie Dunn   Vocal Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
David Ralicke   Horn Arrangements
Gene Redd   Composer
Jason Halbert   Vocal Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Imogen Heap   Composer
Ashley Arrison   Composer
Marvin Brodie   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Hanes   Engineer
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Aben Eubanks   Composer
Narvel Blackstock   Management
Jesse Shatkin   Programming,Engineer
Matt Coles   Vocal Engineer
Alex Pasco   Engineer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Olivia Waithe   Composer
Jay W. Johnson   Composer
Satoshi Noguchi   Engineer
Bill Hayes   Composer
Joseph Trapanese   Orchestral Arrangements
Peter J. Wolhousky   Composer
Julian Burg   Engineer

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