Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Arrival
4 3:17
2 Colder Than Winter
3 4:03
3 Ave Maria
3 4:10
4 Silent Night
4 3:09
5 In the Bleak Midwinter
3 3:45
6 I've Been This Way Before
3 3:53
7 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
3 3:58
8 Child in a Manger
3 3:08
9 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
4 4:41
10 Amazing Grace
3 3:06
11 Ave Maria
3 2:54
12 I Believe in Father Christmas
4 3:45
13 Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
3:28
14 First of May
2:55
15 He Moved Through the Fair
2:14

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Curt Cress (track 1)
Hein Gas (track 9)
Kallas (tracks 6, 12)
Ralph Salmins (track 5)
organ [church organ]:
Carsten Heusmann (tracks 3, 7, 10)
organ [Hammond B3]:
Carsten Heusmann (track 6)
guitar:
Peter Weihe (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 8–9, 12)
bass:
Trevor Barry (track 5)
Alex Grube (tracks 1, 6, 9, 12)
percussion:
Stephen Henderson (percussionist) (track 9)
Roland Peil (track 1)
keyboard:
Carsten Heusmann (tracks 1–10, 12)
piano:
Pete Murray (Pianist and Keyboard Musician) (track 2)
harp [piano harp]:
Gunther Laudahn (tracks 1, 12)
additional composer:
arranger:
Carsten Heusmann (tracks 1–10, 12)
Frank Peterson (tracks 1–10, 12)
background vocals:
Gunther Laudahn (track 2)
choir vocals:
Capital Voices (tracks 4–6, 8, 12)
Monteverdi Choir (tracks 6–8, 10, 12)
composer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 1)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 3, 7)
Neil Diamond (track 6)
Vince Gill (track 2)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 1)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (tracks 5, 8)
Greg Lake (track 12)
Roy Wood (track 9)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 4)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1853) (track 3)
conductor:
Steve Sidwell (tracks 1, 6, 9, 12)
Paul Bateman (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 10)
Pete Murray (Pianist and Keyboard Musician) (track 2)
instruments:
Kallas (track 1)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 3)
Greg Lake (track 12)
John Newton (English poet) (track 10)
Peter Sinfield (track 12)
Roy Wood (track 9)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 4)
mixer:
Frank Peterson (tracks 1–10, 12)
Stefan Glaumann (tracks 1–10, 12)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 2, 4–6, 8, 10, 12)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 3, 7)
orchestrator:
Steve Sidwell (tracks 1, 6, 9, 12)
Paul Bateman (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 10)
Pete Murray (Pianist and Keyboard Musician) (track 2)
producer:
Frank Peterson (tracks 1–10, 12)
programming:
Carsten Heusmann (tracks 1–10, 12)
publisher:
Roy Wood (track 9)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 4)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Nemo Studios (production company and studio used by German music producer Frank Peterson) (2008) (tracks 1–10, 12)
publisher:
Jet Music (track 9)
Rokstone Music Ltd (track 10)
Universal Classics & Jazz (Japanese company - read the annotation before using!) (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 10)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 9)
mixed at:
Nemo Studios (Hamburg) in Hamburg, Germany (tracks 1–10, 12)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Amazing Grace (John Rutter's arrangement of the popular hymn) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (arrangement by Himes of the hymn, for brass band) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (Mark O’Connor arrangement) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (Keith McCutchen's ~2005 arrangement of the hymn) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (for wind ensemble, Maldonado) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (Mullaney and Abbott's arrangement of the hym, ~1972) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (Ernie Rettino/Debby Kerner Rettino arrangement) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (arr. Daniel Lanois) (track 10)
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 3)
Cosmic Chorale (track 7)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 4)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 4)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 4)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Arrival (track 1)
Colder Than Winter (track 2)
has revision:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (Jonathan Richman’s version) (track 10)
Grace Like Rain (track 10)
Holy Night (track 4)
仁愛的心 (track 10)
神様 見てよ (track 7)
雪の夜 (track 3)
later parody versions:
Silent Night (track 4)
Silent Night (track 4)
later translated versions:
Ave Maria (Japanese translation of Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria") (track 3)
Ave Maria (Italian translation of "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod) (track 3)
later versions:
Amazing Grace (Heinz Gietz's arrangement of the hymn, ~1979) (track 10)
Amazing Grace (incl. 4th verse by Beecher-Stowe) (track 10)
Belle, belle (Daniel Balavoine song) (track 1)
J'aime (Michèle Torr song) (track 1)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 4)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 4)
orchestrations:
Ave Maria (for violin and orchestra, orch. Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 3)
recording of:
Amazing Grace (popular hymn first published 1779, catch-all) (track 10)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 3)
Child in a Manger (track 8)
Kantate, BWV 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Teil II, X. Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring; catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
Silent Night (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Bach (track 3)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 9)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 9)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 4)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 12)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 4, 12)
Noëls pour cordes (track 4)
translated version of:

Release

ASIN: JP: B001G6RBTK [info]