Let There Be Peace on Earth (album)

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This article is about the album by Vince Gill. For the song by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller, see Let There Be Peace on Earth (song).
Let There Be Peace on Earth
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Studio album by Vince Gill
Released September 14, 1993
Genre Country
Length 39:47
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown
Vince Gill chronology
I Still Believe in You
(1992)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
(1993)
When Love Finds You
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[2]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[3]

Let There Be Peace on Earth is the first Christmas album from American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in 1993 on MCA Nashville. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," one of the album's tracks, peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Though panned by music critics, the album had broad appeal to the public. It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums for 1993, eventually going Platinum. The album had sold 1,787,000 copies as of December 2012.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker) - 4:39
  2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 4:02
  3. "One Bright Star (This Christmas Night)" (John Jarvis) - 3:37
  4. "What Child Is This?" (William Chatterton Dix) - 3:29
  5. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 2:37
  6. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) - 4:34
  7. "Let There Be Peace on Earth" (Jill Jackson, Sy Miller) - 4:33
    • duet with Jenny Gill
  8. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 4:40
  9. "Til the Season Comes Around Again" (Randy Goodrum, Jarvis) - 4:11
  10. "It Won't Be the Same This Year" (Vince Gill) - 3:43

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[5]

Additional background vocals by the Gene Merlino Singers: Gene Merlino, John Bahler, Dick Bolks, Sally Stevens, Myrna Matthews, Melissa Mackey, Bobbi Page, Amick Byram

String and vocal arrangements by Marty Paich.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 14
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 26

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ Grein, Paul (December 19, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Christmas Albums, From Bing To Buble". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Let There Be Peace on Earth (CD insert). Vince Gill. MCA Records. 1993. 10877.