Christmas Is Almost Here

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Christmas Is Almost Here
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Studio album by Carly Simon
Released October 22, 2002
Recorded in Room 139, The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Genre Christmas music
Length 36:40
Label Rhino
Producer Don Was & Carly Simon
Carly Simon chronology
The Bedroom Tapes
(2000)
Christmas Is Almost Here
(2002)
Anthology
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Christmas Is Almost Here is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 25th album, 21st studio album, and first Christmas album.[1] The album was released on October 22, 2002, and peaked at #49 on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart.[2]

Release History and Promotion[edit]

Christmas Is Almost Here has been released in three different editions. The album was first released in 2002, then in 2003, it was re-released as Christmas Is Almost Here Again with two bonus tracks, "White Christmas" and "Forgive".[3] The third release came in 2010, when Borders released special limited copies with the track "The Night Before Christmas",[4] which came from Simon's soundtrack to the 1992 film This Is My Life. The previous year the song had been added to the MP3 version of the album.[5]

Simon promoted the album throughout the holiday season with many television appearances, such as Good Morning America, The Caroline Rhea Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The Today Show. Simon's son, Ben Taylor, accompanied her on many of these promotional appearances.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christmas Is Almost Here" (Livingston Taylor) – 4:00
  2. "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" (Traditional) – 3:39
  3. "The Land of Christmas (Mary)" (Carly Simon) – 3:18
  4. "Silent Night" (Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber) – 3:09
  5. "Twelve Gates to the City" (Traditional) – 3:09
  6. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram, Carly Simon) – 2:23
  7. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Traditional) – 3:04
  8. "Heaven" (Lucy Simon, Carly Simon) – 3:10
  9. "Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson) – 3:29
  10. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) – 3:07
  11. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 4:12

Bonus tracks on 2003 release

Bonus track on 2010 release

  • "The Night Before Christmas" (C. Simon) — 3:40 (Track 14)

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - News (2002)". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 13, 2002. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon - Christmas Is Almost Here". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on December 6, 2003. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Christmas Is Almost Here [Borders Exclusive Edition]". eil.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - News (2009)". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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