This is Christmas - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- This Is Christmas
Personnel: Luther Vandross, Brenda White-King (vocals); John Clayton (conductor); Marcus Miller (conductor, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, bass); Paul Jackson, Jr., Phil Hamilton (guitar); Peter Dimitriades (concertmaster); Jason Miles (strings, synthesizer, drum programming); Dick Oatts (saxophone); Clarence Clemons (tenor saxophone); John "Skip" Anderson (piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums); Nat Adderley, Jr. (piano, keyboards); Ivan Hampden (keyboards, drums); Reed Vertelney (keyboards, drum programming); Eric Caudieux (synthesizer); Luico Hopper, Eluriel Tinker Barfield (bass); Errol "Crusher" Bennett, Steve Kroon (percussion); Cissy Houston, Cindy Mizelle, Tawatha Agee, Paulette McWilliams, Fonzi Thornton, Robin Clark, Milt Grayson, Darlene Love, Valerie Simpson, Ivonne Lewis, Katreese Barns, Ada Dyer, Tamira Sanders, Vivian Cherry, Genobia Jeter, Kevin Owens, Brenda White-King (background vocals).
Producers: Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr., Marcus Miller.
Engineers include: Ray Bardani, Stanley Wallace, Paul Brown.
Recorded at The Hit Factory Studios, Power Station and Clinton Recording Studios, New York; Camel Island, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Luther Vandross (vocals); Darlene Love (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Clarence Clemons (tenor saxophone); Marcus Miller (Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards, bass instrument); Jason Miles (synthesizer, programming); Ivan Hampden (drums); Cindy Mizelle, Tawatha Agee (background vocals).
This stellar 1995 Christmas album is not your typical release of holiday standards. In fact, Luther helped pen most of the songs on this album. His originals include the excellent "With a Christmas Heart," "This Is Christmas," and "A Kiss for Christmas." But for those with an allegiance to the standards, "My Favorite Things" and "O' Come All Ye Faithful" are duly included among these 10 lovely tracks. Well-known bassist/arranger/producer Marcus Miller plays on some of the tracks, while well-coifed '80s rock balladeer Richard Marx co-wrote "Every Year, Every Christmas." For R&B fans, it's hard to do much better than THIS IS CHRISTMAS.
- Country of Origin
- Sony Music Distribution (USA)
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- Luther Vandross
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] With a Christmas Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] This Is Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Mistle Toe Jam, The (Everybody Kiss Somebody)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Every Year, Every Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] My Favorite Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I Listen to the Bells
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Please Come Home For Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Kiss For Christmas, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] O' Come All Ye Faithful
- Studio / Live
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