Destination... Christmas!

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The Superions
Destination Christmas Artwork.jpg
Studio album by The Superions
Released October 25, 2010
digital download
CD (FR218)
LP (FR219)
Recorded January–July 2010
Winter Park, Florida
Genre Christmas, comedy, electropop, synthpop
Length 40:02
Label Fanatic Records
Producer The Superions
The Superions chronology
The Superions EP
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Destination... Christmas!
(2010)
Singles from Destination... Christmas!
  1. "Fruitcake"
    Released: September 21, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Destination... Christmas! is the first full-length studio album by comedy synthpop band The Superions, a side project of Fred Schneider of The B-52s. The album was released October 25, 2010 on New York-based record label Fanatic Records distributed by EMI/Caroline Distribution on CD, LP and as a digital download. Schneider says the 11 original tracks "cover all the Christmas themes: yetis, avalanches, fruitcake. It's not traditional."[10] The single "Fruitcake" was released on iTunes on September 21, 2010.[11]

Notes

  • The digital version features a 14-page digital booklet with exclusive artwork by Brian Fraley.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Santa's Disco" 3:54
  2. "Fruitcake" 3:36
  3. "Chillin' at Christmas" 4:18
  4. "Teddy And Betty Yeti" 4:29
  5. "Christmas Conga (Jungle Bells)" 3:48
  6. "Jingle Those Bells" 2:48
  7. "Under the Tree" 3:42
  8. "Crummy Christmas Tree" 2:33
  9. "Laughter at Christmas" 2:19
  10. "Christmas Tears" 4:15
  11. "Santa Je T'aime" 4:21

Formats[edit]

  • CD - Digipak containing the 11-track album, features an 8-page booklet with lyrics.
  • LP - containing the 11-track album, features an inner sleeve with lyrics and a download card good for a digital copy of the album.
  • Digital version - containing the 11-track album, features a 14-page digital booklet with exclusive artwork by Brian Fraley.
  • Digital "Deluxe Version" - containing the 11-track album, includes the music videos "Fruitcake" and "Santa's Disco" and 14-page digital booklet.

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional musicians

  • Backing vocals on "Santa's Disco": Amy Luther and Rachel McCabe
  • The Crummy Christmas Carolers: Lashunda Flowers, Tedra Hawthorne, Bill Ludicke, Amy Luther, Rachel McCabe, Deb Ofsowitz, Kimber Parrish, Chris Shelton, Karyn Shelton

Production

  • All songs written and arranged by The Superions
  • Lyrics by Fred Schneider
  • Music by Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall
  • Produced by The Superions
  • Recorded and Mixed by The Superions in Winter Park, FL January–July 2010
  • Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain, Longwood, FL
  • Additional Mix by Jarrett Pritchard
  • Business and Legal Consultant: Dave Brodie
  • Illustrations: Brian Fraley
  • Photography: Caitlin Sullivan
  • Special Thanks: Josh Bloom & Sean Boyd

Charts[edit]

Destination... Christmas! debuted at #13 on the Billboard Comedy Albums Chart on December 18, 2010.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/destinationchristmas-r2025696/review
  2. ^ » Read more articles by Ted Chase (2010-10-26). "QRO Magazine - Album Reviews » The Superions : Destination... Christmas!". Qromag.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  3. ^ "The Superions: Destination… Christmas! « - College Media Network News". News.collegemedianetwork.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Christmas jukebox". Dallas Voice. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived November 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ nurun.com. "Christmas CD reviews | Holidays | Life". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  7. ^ Langhoff, Josh. "The Superions: Destination... Christmas! < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Superions - Destination Christmas Review from". Music Emissions. 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  9. ^ "The Superions, Destination…Christmas! CD & Review at Hear/Say&#0153, Buy Now". Hearsaynow.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  10. ^ Annie Zaleski (2010-06-30). "B-52s Fred Schneider dodges hams with his new synthpop project, the Superions - Page 1 - Music - St. Louis". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  11. ^ Dodge on April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16). "MOKB Exclusive : The Superions : Fruitcake « My Old Kentucky Blog". Myoldkentuckyblog.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  12. ^ "Destination...Christmas! - The Superions". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

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