20th Century Masters:Christmas Collection - (Import CD)
Boyz II Men
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- Christmas Interpretations
Boyz II Men: Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary.
Additional personnel: Brian McKnight, Tim Feehan.
Producers include: Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Boyz II Men.
Engineers include: J.E. Van Horne, Jr., Mark Chamberlain, Jason Westbrook.
Recorded at Studio 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Hit Factory, London, England; Backroom Studios, Glendale, California; Rainbow Recording Studios, Omaha, Nebraska.
Boyz II Men: Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Wanya Morris (vocals).
Additional personnel: Brian McKnight.
Producers include: Brian McKnight, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman.
Recorded at Studio 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Hit Factory, London, England; Backroom, Glendale, California; Rainbow Studios, Omaha, Nebraska.
This is part of "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Indeed, it is the most wonderful time of the year, and this reissue of 1993's Christmas Interpretations arrives under the Universal 20th Century Masters series, which has launched its own subset of holiday releases. Produced by fellow soulful crooner Brian McKnight, this ten-song workout is not a collection of holiday favorites (aside from the traditional "Silent Night" that opens and closes the recording), but a series of brand new holiday compositions based on the quiet storm market. The Boyz are in fine form, as per usual, and the production work is of top-notch quality. However, within the smooth delivery lie lyrics that are melancholic and downtrodden, the kind of despair that is commonly associated with the holiday season but just not expressed so soulfully, most notably in the composition "Why Christmas," which reflects the existential angst of world issues during the holiday season. The results are a bit like crossing "What's Going On" with the New Edition classic "Can You Stand the Rain." Not exactly uplifting stuff to play when unwrapping presents or carving the holiday turkey, but if you are into pleasant-sounding melodies and silky-smooth production, then this is the perfect Christmas album for you. While most die-hard fans might already have this in their collections, fans who might have glanced over this release originally would be well-served to pick it up. ~ Rob Theakston
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Boyz II Men
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Silent Night - (Intro)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Let It Snow
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Share Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] You're Not Alone
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Joyous Song, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Why Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Cold December Nights
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Do They Know
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Who Would Have Thought
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Silent Night
- Studio / Live
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