Home for Christmas (Hall & Oates album)

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Home for Christmas (Hall & Oates album)
Studio album by Hall & Oates
Released October 3, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Rock, Christmas
Label U-Watch Records
Producer Greg Bieck, Daryl Hall, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Hall & Oates chronology
The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates
(2005)
Home for Christmas
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Home For Christmas is Daryl Hall & John Oates' first full length album of Christmas music. It was released in the USA on October 3, 2006. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this album goes to Toys for Tots. It was only available at Trans World Entertainment music stores in 2006, but has since become available at all retail outlets.

Previously, the duo released a promotional only single called "Jingle Bell Rock" in the early 1980s that had each of them separately singing the lead vocals on either side of the 45. The version of "Jingle Bell Rock" on this album is different from those 2 versions.

This album features two new songs written by Hall & Oates: "No Child Should Ever Cry on Christmas" and "Home for Christmas."

It includes a version of "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", which became their second number one Adult Contemporary hit.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture/The First Noel" - 6:50 (Rob Mathes/Traditional)
  2. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - 4:16 (Edmund Hamilton Sears, Richard Storrs Willis)
  3. "No Child Should Ever Cry on Christmas" (new song) - 4:03 (John Oates)
  4. "Everyday will be Like a Holiday" - 4:38 (William Bell/Booker T. Jones)
  5. "Home for Christmas" (new song) - 5:09 (Greg Bieck/Daryl Hall/Tom "T-Bone" Wolk)
  6. "Christmas Must be Tonight" - 4:26 (Robbie Robertson)
  7. "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" - 4:29 (Traditional)
  8. "Mary Had a Baby" - 5:03 (Traditional)
  9. "The Christmas Song" - 4:23 (Mel Tormé/Robert Wells)
  10. "Jingle Bell Rock" (new recording) - 2:09 (Joe Beal/Jim Boothe)
  11. "O Holy Night" - 5:27 (Traditional)
  12. "One On One (Live)" - 6:46 (Daryl Hall) [Japanese Version Bonus Track]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Fred Bronson, Chart Beat, December 21, 2006", billboard.com