The Christmas Attic
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|The Christmas Attic|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 15, 1998|
Studio 900 and Stellar Productions (overdubs), New York City
|Genre||Symphonic rock, Christmas music|
|Producer||Paul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel|
|Trans-Siberian Orchestra chronology|
|Singles from The Christmas Attic|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||8/10|
References to other carols and works
- "Boughs of Holly" is a reworking of "Deck the Halls".
- "March of the Kings/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," besides the obvious carol, is also a rock version of the Farandole from Bizet's L'Arlésienne's Suite No. 2.
- "The Three Kings and I (What Really Happened)" briefly quotes "O Holy Night" and the "Hallelujah" chorus.
- "Christmas Canon" is based on Pachelbel's Canon.
- The "Joy" section of "Joy/Angels We Have Heard on High" is a reworking of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."
|1.||"The Ghosts of Christmas Eve"||2:15|
|2.||"Boughs of Holly" (instrumental)||Traditional||4:24|
|3.||"The World That She Sees"||6:00|
|4.||"Midnight Christmas Eve" (instrumental)||4:21|
|5.||"The March of the Kings / Hark the Herald Angel" (instrumental)||3:52|
|6.||"The Three Kings and I (What Really Happened)"||6:29|
|8.||"Joy/Angels We Have Heard on High"||3:55|
|9.||"Find Our Way Home"||3:45|
|10.||"Appalachian Snowfall" (instrumental)||4:12|
|11.||"The Music Box"||O'Neill||3:00|
|12.||"The Snow Came Down"||5:43|
|13.||"Christmas in the Air"||4:12|
|14.||"Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)"||7:04|
|15.||"An Angel's Share"||3:05|
|16.||"Music Box Blues"||O'Neill||5:36|
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.
- Jody Ashworth
- Joe Cerisano
- Katrina Chester
- Marlene Danielle
- Thomas Farese
- Peggy Harley
- Daryl B. Pediford
- Latisha Jordan – background coordinator
- Peggy Harley
- Robert Kinkel
- Maurice Lauchner
- Al Pitrelli
- Jon Oliva
- Timara Sanders
- Zak Stevens
- Doug Thoms
- Yolanda Wyns
- Dan Moriarty – conductor
- 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
- Robert Kinkel – piano and keyboards
- Jon Oliva – piano, keyboards and bass guitar
- Al Pitrelli – lead, rhythm and bass guitars
- Paul O'Neill, Chris Caffery – rhythm guitars
- Johnny Lee Middleton – bass guitar
- Jeff Plate – drums
- 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
- The World That He Sees (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 1998. 2-84548.CS1 maint: others (link)
- Christmas Canon (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 2001. PRCD 300705.CS1 maint: others (link)
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