December (The Moody Blues album)

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December
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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 the sixteenth album by the rock group, The Moody Blues. The Christmas themed album released in 2003 is their most current album of new material and their first album since The Magnificent Moodies to feature covers as well as original material. It is also their first album following Ray Thomas' retirement from the band and their last album as of 2015.

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]