The Christmas Album, Volume II

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The Christmas Album, Volume II
Portrait of a man in a dark jacket and striped shirt standing in front of a window showing a wintery background.
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released September 18, 1994 (1994-09-18)
Recorded 1994
Genre Christmas
Length 50:11
Label Columbia
Producer Peter Asher
Neil Diamond chronology
Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building
(1993)Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building1993
The Christmas Album, Volume II
(1994)
Live in America
(1994)Live in America1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Christmas Album, Volume II is the twenty-second studio album by Neil Diamond, and his second to feature Christmas music. It was produced by Peter Asher and released by Columbia Records in 1994, only two years after Diamond's previous Christmas album. It features orchestral and choir arrangements by David Campbell, who also worked on the first Christmas album, as well as several of Diamond's other works. [2][3] The album reached number 9 on the Billboard Holiday Album chart and was certified as gold by the RIAA on December 6, 1994.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Joy to the World" Traditional 2:40
2. "Mary's Little Boy Child" Jester Hairston 2:59
3. "Deck the Halls" / "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" Traditional 1:42
4. "Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2:44
5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 4:43
6. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:43
7. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Johnny Marks 4:04
8. "Sleigh Ride" Leroy Anderson 2:42
9. "Candlelight Carol" John Rutter 4:09
10. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 2:33
11. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Traditional 4:15
12. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Traditional 3:35
13. "Angels We Have Heard on High" Traditional 3:17
14. "The First Noel" Traditional 3:34
15. "Hallelujah Chorus" G. F. Handel 3:31

See also[edit]

The Christmas Album

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Christmas Album, Volume II at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Christmas Album, Volume II at AllMusic
  3. ^ The Christmas Album at AllMusic
  4. ^ Diamond, Neil. Billboard "Holiday album chart" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ RIAA "Diamond, Neil" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 5, 2014.  Note: Enter search for "Diamond, Neil".