The Christmas Album (The Manhattan Transfer album)

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The Christmas Album (Manhattan Transfer album)
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Studio album by
Released1992
GenreJazz
Length47:34
LabelColumbia
ProducerTim Hauser, Johnny Mandel
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Offbeat of Avenues
(1991)
The Christmas Album (Manhattan Transfer album)
(1992)
Anthology: Down in Birdland
(1992)

The Christmas Album was the fourteenth album by The Manhattan Transfer, released in 1992 on Columbia Records.

This album was produced by Tim Hauser and Johnny Mandel and features a guest appearance by Tony Bennett on "The Christmas Song". The album also includes "Good Night", the only Beatles song the Manhattan Transfer has recorded. Scroll down to see the credits.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Snowfall" (Claude Thornhill, Ruth Thornhill) (5:35)
  2. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) (4:34)
  3. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/Santa Man" (Medley) (J Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie, Alan Paul) (3:02)
  4. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) (4:40)
  5. "Silent Night, Holy Night" (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) (5:55)
  6. "Caroling, Caroling" (Alfred Burt, Wilha Hutson) (1:24)
  7. "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season" (Medley) (Irving Berlin, Kay Thompson) (4:06)
  8. "A Christmas Love Song" (Johnny Mandel, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) (4:08)
  9. "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear" (Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis) (5:55)
  10. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) (4:39)
  11. "Good Night" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) (3:50)

Credits

  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Johnny Mandel
  • Art Direction – Nancy Donald
  • Bass – Anne Atkinson*, Art Davis, Buell Neidlinger, Chuck Domanico, Jim Hughart, Margaret Storer
  • Cello – Anne Karam, David Shamban, Ernie Ehrhardt, Fred Seykora*, Igor Horoshevsky, Larry Corbett, Ray Kelley, Suzie Katayama
  • Choir [Children's] – Bobbi Page, Jason Kaleb Henley, Jeffrey Smith (3), Jonathan Redford, Joseph Bwarie, Josh Weiner, Marc Schillinger, Marc Smollin, Nicolas Nackley, Quincy McCrary, Sally Stevens, Susan Stevens
  • Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
  • Conductor [Orchestra] – Eddie Karam
  • Contractor [Orchestra] – Jules Chaikin
  • Directed By [Children's Choir] – Sally Stevens (tracks: 5, 9)
  • Drums – Ralph Humphrey, Sol Gubin
  • Engineer [Additional] – Keith Kresgy
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Eric Rudd, Keith Kresgy
  • Executive-Producer – Robin Urdang
  • French Horn – Brad Warnaar, Jeff De Rosa*, Marni Johnson*, Rick Todd*
  • Guitar – John Pisano
  • Harp – Amy Shulman, Carol Robbins, Gayle Levant
  • Keyboards – Ian Underwood, Randy Kerber
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed By – Hank Cicalo
  • Percussion – Dan Greco*, Larry Bunker, Sol Gubin
  • Photography By – Diego Uchitel
  • Producers – Johnny Mandel, Tim Hauser
  • Production Manager – Ivy Skoff
  • Recorded By [Orchestra] – Al Schmitt
  • Recorded By [Vocals] – Dave Reitzas*
  • Reeds, Saxophone – Bob Cooper, Bob Tricarico, Dick Mitchell, Don Shelton (2), Gary Foster, Jack Nimitz, Jim Walker, Jon Clarke, Marshall Royal, Pete Christlieb, Ronnie Lang*, Steve Kujala
  • Trombone – Bill Reichenbach (2), Charles Loper, Chauncey Welsch, Dick Nash, George Bohanon
  • Trumpet – Bobby Shew, Charlie Davis*, Chuck Findley, Harry Edison, Oscar Brashear, Rick Baptist, Warren Luening
  • Viola – Herschel Wise, Ken Burward-Hoy*, Linda Lipsett, Margot MacLaine, Marilyn Baker, Michael Nowak, Peter Hatch, Roland Kato, Sam Boghossian*
  • Violin – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Brian Leonard, Debra Price, Diana Halprin, Don Palmer*, Lissy Wilson*, Gerald Vinci, Gordon Marron, Haim Shtrum, Henry Ferber, Isabelle Daskoff, Joel Derouin, John Wittenberg, Joe Goodman*, Leslie Woodbury, Marc Sazer, Mary Tsumura*, Peter Kent (2), Bob Sushel*, Ron Clark, Shari Zippert
  • Vocals – Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser

Notes Ⓟ 1992 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. © 1992 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.