Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas

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Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas
Studio album by Heart
Released October 20, 1998 (original release)
November 20, 2001
Recorded Stepping Stone and Studio X, Seattle, Washington,
Take One Studios, Burbank, California,
Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Genre Christmas music
Length 36:02
Label 2b Music (original release)
Beyond
Producer Lovemongers
Heart chronology
Greatest Hits: 1985–1995
(2000)
Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas
(2001)
The Essential Heart
(2002)
Lovemongers chronology
Whirlygig
(1997)
Here Is Christmas
(1998)
Here Is Christmas cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars (original release)[1]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
antiMusic 5/5 stars[3]

Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas is a Christmas album and the twelfth studio album by Heart. The album was originally released in October 1998 with the title Here Is Christmas, as the second album of the Lovemongers, a side project involving Ann and Nancy Wilson, their longtime friend and collaborator Sue Ennis and Frank Cox..

In 2001, the Wilson sisters decided to re-release the album as a Heart album with no changes to the lyrics or music. The album was reissued in 2004 by Sovereign Artists with a different cover and two bonus tracks.

Track listing (original release)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Here Is Christmas"   Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Richie Zito 4:11
2. "Balulalow"   James Wedderburn, John Wedderburn, Robert Wedderburn 1:18
3. "Christmas Waits"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis 3:06
4. "William and Rose"   A. Wilson, Ennis 3:54
5. "Ave Maria"   Franz Schubert, arr. A. Wilson & N. Wilson 4:49
6. "How Beautiful"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Frank Cox 5:28
7. "The Last Noel"   Cox 4:21
8. "It's Christmas Time"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Cox 3:37
9. "Oh Holy Night"   Adolphe Adam 3:20
10. "Bring a Torch"   Jeanette Isabella 1:58

Track listing (2004 release)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Here Is Christmas"     4:12
2. "Christmas Waits"     3:08
3. "Mary"   Patty Griffin 4:50
4. "How Beautiful"     5:29
5. "William and Rose"     3:56
6. "Let's Stay In"   A. Wilson, Ennis 3:28
7. "Balulalow"     1:20
8. "Ave Maria"     4:51
9. "The Last Noel"     4:23
10. "It's Christmas Time"     3:39
11. "Oh Holy Night"     3:19
12. "Bring a Torch"     1:57

Personnel[edit]

Lovemongers[edit]

  • Ann Wilson - lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Nancy Wilson - lead and backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
  • Sue Ennis - keyboards
  • Frank Cox - acoustic & electric guitars, lead vocals on "The Last Noel", backing vocals
  • Ben Smith - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Craig Bartock - guitar
  • Mary Frank - harp
  • Dewey Marler - flute, clarinet
  • Brad Allison - piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Probyn Gregory - flugelhorn

Production[edit]

  • Eric Oz, Daniel Mendez - engineers
  • Mark Guenther - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jolly, Marvin. "Lovemanongers - Here Is Christmas review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ Griffith, JT. "Heart - A Lovemonger's Christmas review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  3. ^ Hannaleck, Keith "MuzikMan". "Review: Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas". antiMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-22.