The Christmas Attic

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The Christmas Attic
The Christmas Attic.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1998
Recorded1997-1998
StudioSoundtrack Studios,
Studio 900 and Stellar Productions (overdubs), New York City
GenreSymphonic rock, Christmas music
Length73:19
LabelLava/Atlantic
ProducerPaul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel
Trans-Siberian Orchestra chronology
Christmas Eve and Other Stories
(1996)
The Christmas Attic
(1998)
Beethoven's Last Night
(2000)
Singles from The Christmas Attic
  1. "The World That He Sees"
    Released: 1998[1]
  2. "Christmas Canon"
    Released: 2001[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[4]

The Christmas Attic is the second album by the American rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, released in 1998. The cover art is by Edgar Jerins.[5]

On November 18, 2004, The Christmas Attic was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[6]

References to other carols and works[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Ghosts of Christmas Eve"2:15
2."Boughs of Holly" (instrumental)Traditional4:24
3."The World That She Sees"
6:00
4."Midnight Christmas Eve" (instrumental)
  • O'Neill
  • Oliva
4:21
5."The March of the Kings / Hark the Herald Angel" (instrumental)3:52
6."The Three Kings and I (What Really Happened)"
  • Kinkel
  • O'Neill
6:29
7."Christmas Canon"4:19
8."Joy/Angels We Have Heard on High"3:55
9."Find Our Way Home"
  • O'Neill
  • Oliva
3:45
10."Appalachian Snowfall" (instrumental)
  • Kinkel
  • O'Neill
4:12
11."The Music Box"O'Neill3:00
12."The Snow Came Down"
  • Kinkel
  • O'Neill
5:43
13."Christmas in the Air"
  • O'Neill
  • Oliva
4:12
14."Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)"
  • O'Neill
  • Oliva
7:04
15."An Angel's Share"
  • Kinkel
  • O'Neill
3:05
16."Music Box Blues"O'Neill5:36

The album was re-released in 2002 with a companion track to "The World That She Sees" (which was shortened from 6 minutes to just 3) called "The World That He Sees" inserted into the track listing directly after "She Sees" and having a length of 4:45. The last track "Music Box Blues" was also truncated to 4:57; this version was previously used in the TSO film The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

Vocals[edit]

Solos
Back–Ups

Child choir[edit]

  • Dan Moriarty – conductor
Choir
  • The Choristers, St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City
  • Marilina Acosta
  • Brendan Burgess
  • Julian George
  • Shoshana Frishberg
  • Julia George
  • Jack Gibson
  • Nina Gottlieb
  • Erick Hernandez
  • Michelle Repella
  • Anton Spivack

Orchestra[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Paul O'Neill – producer
  • Robert Kinkel – co–producer, additional engineering
  • Dave Wittman – recording and mixing engineer
  • Darren Rapp, Kathy Rich, Robert Duryea, Steve Ship, Tim Ronaghan – assistant engineers
  • Joe Johnson, Michael Shielzi, Sheldon Guide – additional engineering
  • Gin–Won Lee – additional engineering assistant
  • Kevin Hodge – mastering at The Cutting Room, New York

References[edit]

  1. ^ The World That He Sees (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 1998. 2-84548.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Christmas Canon (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 2001. PRCD 300705.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 455. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  5. ^ Roth, Dan (28 May 2012). "A conversation With Edgar Jerins: the man behind seven classic Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra album covers". Music & Art Interviews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  6. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Trans-Siberian Orchestra". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  7. ^ Saulnier, Jason (3 June 2008). "Chris Caffery Interview: Guitarist talks Savatage History". Music Legends.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

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