All Is Well (EP)

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All Is Well
EP by Clay Aiken
Released November 28, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop
Length 15:35
Label RCA Records
Producer John Fields
Walter Afanasieff
Jaymes Foster
Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken chronology
A Thousand Different Ways
(2006)
All is Well
(2006)
On My Way Here
(2008)

All Is Well, released November 28, 2006 is a studio EP recorded by Clay Aiken. Originally an exclusive for Walmart[1] the album was made available on iTunes in December 2007. The four tracks are all Christmas songs. It is unusual for an extended play (EP) disc to chart or have its sales tracked; however, All Is Well debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Is Well"[1]
  2. "The Christmas Waltz"[2]
  3. "O Come O Come Emmanuel"[3]
  4. "My Grown-Up Christmas List"[4]

Song notes[edit]

The traditional Christmas song "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is believed to have been originally written in Latin during the 12th century and translated into English in 1851 by John Mason Neale[2][3]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Stephen Lu - String Arranger, Conductor, Piano, keyboards
  • Angela Fischer - background vocals, background vocal arrangement
  • Quiana Parler - background vocals
  • Conesha Monét - background vocals
  • Clay Aiken - background vocals
  • Jacob Luttrell - background vocals
  • Randy Waldman - piano
  • Nathan East - bass
  • Dennis Budimir - guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
  • Andy Abad - acoustic guitar
  • The Section Quartet - strings - (Eric Gorfain: violinist, Daphne Chen: Violinist, Leah Katz: viola, Richard Dodd: cello) appears courtesy of Decca Records

Production[edit]

  • Engineers: Dave Reitzas, Emanuel Kiriakou, Joe Wohlmuth
  • Assistant engineers: Atom Gutierrez, Scott Gutierrez, Nick Marshall, Patrick Spain, Tom Hardisty
  • Mixing: Steven Miller, Mick Guzauski
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Digital editing: Louie Teran

Studios[edit]

  • Seedy Underbelly, Valley Village & Oceanway Recording, Hollywood, CA - recording
  • Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA - engineering
  • Signet Studios, Los Angeles, CA - engineering
  • The G House, Malibu, CA - mixing
  • Marcussen Mastering - mastering

Additional Notes[edit]

The title song, "All Is Well", was recorded by Michael W. Smith for his album Michael W. Smith Christmas (1989). Smith included the song on his album The Wonder Years CD Two (1993) and on the album The Christmas Collection (2004). Point of Grace recorded this song on their album Winter Wonderland (2005). Janet Walters covered this song for her Music of the Season album (2006).

The televised Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice (November 2007) featured Aiken singing songs from this album and his Merry Christmas With Love album. "All Is Well" was chosen by Todd Eldredge for his skating performance. Eldredge used Aiken's recording of this song for his Rockefeller Center performance on ice for the Christmas Day 2007 Today Show.

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