Silver & Gold (Vanessa Williams album)

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Silver & Gold
Studio album by Vanessa Williams
Released October 12, 2004 - released by YMC Records in 12-2005
Recorded 2003-04
Genre R&B, Christmas
Label YMC
Producer Rob Mathes
Vanessa Williams chronology
Next
(1997)
Silver & Gold
(2004)
Everlasting Love
(2005)
Singles from Silver & Gold
  1. "Silver and Gold"
    Released: September 21, 2004
  2. "Merry Christmas Darling"
    Released: December 7, 2004

Silver & Gold is the sixth studio album and second Christmas album by Vanessa Williams, originally released in the US on October 12, 2004 on Lava Records and purchased by YMC Records in 2005. It gained critical acclaim like its predecessor, Star Bright, did in 1996, although not a major success, selling only 100,000 copies to date. The album peaked at #120 on the Billboard 200, #46 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #24 on the Top Holiday Albums and #2 on the Top Gospel Albums. "Merry Christmas Darling" and the title track became decent hits that holiday season due to airplay, the former reaching #18 and the latter reaching #4 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.

In 2005, World Digital Media Group purchased the album from Lava Records and released under the YMC Records label and initially sold it in Radio Shack in 2005.

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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Silver and Gold" - 3:29
  2. "Joy to the World" (Featuring Brian McKnight) - 4:52
  3. "Mary's Little Boy Child" - 6:33
  4. "Silent Night" - 4:28
  5. "Winter Weather" - 3:01
  6. "The Little Drummer Boy" - 5:13
  7. "Merry Christmas Darling" - 3:50
  8. "Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow" - 4:53
  9. "Prelude: I Dream a World" - 1:20
  10. "December Lullaby" - 4:34
  11. "The Holly and the Ivy" - 3:33
  12. "Christmas Is" - 4:47
  13. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - 4:01