James Taylor: A Christmas Album

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James Taylor: A Christmas Album
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Studio album by James Taylor
Released November 2004 (2004-11)
Recorded March- April 2004 Capitol Studios
Genre Christmas
Label Hallmark Cards
Producer Dave Grusin
James Taylor chronology
The Best of James Taylor
(2003)The Best of James Taylor2003
James Taylor: A Christmas Album
(2004)
James Taylor at Christmas
(2006)James Taylor at Christmas2006

James Taylor: A Christmas Album is singer-songwriter James Taylor's first Christmas album. It was released on a limited-edition basis in 2004, with distribution through Hallmark Cards. Like most of the annual Hallmark Christmas albums, the album was retailed outside the normal Billboard chart system and so did not register on album charts. The albums were also not carried by all Hallmark Cards stockists.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Winter Wonderland" (with Chris Botti)
  2. "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
  3. "In the Bleak Midwinter"
  4. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Natalie Cole)
  5. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
  6. "Jingle Bells"
  7. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (with Toots Thielemans)
  8. "Deck the Halls"
  9. "Some Children See Him"
  10. "Who Comes This Night"
  11. "Auld Lang Syne"

The album originally came with an online code that could be used to download an outtake from the sessions, a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River". In 2006, Taylor's regular label, Columbia Records, reissued the album under a new title (James Taylor at Christmas) and cover. This new version also altered the track listing, with "Deck the Halls" removed and two other songs ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and the aforementioned cover of "River") added.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles B. Anderson, G. Roysce Smith A Manual on Bookselling: How to Open and Run Your Own Bookstore =0517516470 1974 "Our store management prefers not to have Hallmark cards because they are to be found in cigar stores and ... Very few of the cigar stores and newsstands that carry Hallmark everyday cards even have the Christmas albums, because this type .."