December (The Moody Blues album)

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December
Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released 28 October 2003
Recorded 2002 - 2003
Mulinetti Studios, Italy
Genre Rock, Christmas
Length 42:08
Label Universal Records
Producer Justin Hayward & John Lodge
The Moody Blues chronology
Hall of Fame
(2000)
December
(2003)
Gold
(2005)
Singles from December
  1. "December Snow"
    Released: November 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

December is a Christmas-themed album released by the rock band The Moody Blues in 2003. It is their first since The Magnificent Moodies to feature songs not written by members of the band. It is also the first following Ray Thomas' departure from the band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Need a Reindeer" (Justin Hayward) – 3:59
  2. "December Snow" (Hayward) – 5:11
  3. "In the Quiet of Christmas Morning (Bach 147)" (Bach, Hayward, John Lodge) – 2:51
  4. "On This Christmas Day" (Lodge) – 3:40
  5. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 2:37
  6. "A Winter's Tale" (Mike Batt, Tim Rice) – 4:28
  7. "The Spirit of Christmas" (Lodge) – 4:52
  8. "Yes I Believe" (Hayward) – 4:21
  9. "When a Child Is Born" (Zacar, Fred Jay) – 3:34
  10. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 3:08
  11. "In the Bleak Midwinter" (Holst, Rossetti) – 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Danilo Madonia — keyboards, sequencing
  • Norda Mullen — flute

References[edit]