The Winter Album (NSYNC album)

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The Winter Album
The Winter Album.jpg
Studio album by NSYNC
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop, seasonal
Length 55:36
Label Trans Continental, BMG
Producer Bülent Aris, Gary Carolla, Toni Cottura, Full Force, Veit Renn, Evan Rogers, Rookee, Carl Sturken, Johnny Wright (exec.)
NSYNC chronology
Home for Christmas
(1998)
The Winter Album
(1998)
No Strings Attached
(2000)
Singles from The Winter Album
  1. "U Drive Me Crazy"
    Released: September 28, 1998
  2. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
    Released: November 29, 1998
  3. "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
    Released: February 22, 1999

The Winter Album is a seasonal album released exclusively in Germany by American boy band NSYNC.

Background[edit]

Following the release of the group's eponymous debut album, NSYNC, in Germany in March 1997, NSYNC had mostly focused their attention on the British and American markets, releasing updated versions of the album in both territories in summer 1998, and preparing to release a seasonal album, Home for Christmas, in America for Christmas 1998. No material had been released in Germany since "Together Again", which was released on November 3, 1997. None of the tracks recorded for the British or American versions of their debut album had been released there, nor was any of the material recorded for Home for Christmas planned for release in Germany. So, the band decided that it was only fair that this material would be released there, as it was their support that kick-started their career and landed them a record deal with RCA Records. They took the five tracks recorded exclusively for the British and American editions of their debut album, and seven tracks from Home for Christmas, and packaged them together with a short interlude, "Family Affair", to create The Winter Album, made exclusively for release in Germany. The album was preceded by the lead single, "U Drive Me Crazy", which was released on September 29, 1998. The album was then released on November 17, and two weeks later, a second single, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays", was released to promote the album. The third and final single, "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)", was released on February 22, 1999.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "U Drive Me Crazy" (radio edit) Bülent Aris, Toni Cottura, Rookee, Jan van der Toorn, G.J.O.R. Rollocks Aris, Cottura, Rookee 3:34
2. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"   Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers Sturken, Rogers 3:58
3. "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"   Rick Nowels, Allan Rich, Ellen Shipley Veit Renn 4:00
4. "Everything I Own"   David Gates Full Force 3:59
5. "I Just Wanna Be with You"   Full Force Full Force 4:03
6. "Kiss Me at Midnight"   Renn, Kenny Lamb Renn 3:28
7. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"   Veit Renn, Vincent Degiorgio, Joshua S. Chasez, Justin Timberlake Renn 4:12
8. "All I Want Is You This Christmas"   Martin Briley, Dana Calitri Renn 3:43
9. "Under My Tree"   Shelley Peiken, Guy Roche Renn 4:32
10. "Love's in Our Hearts On Christmas Day"   Gary Hasse, James Lowell, Jonathan Werking Renn 3:54
11. "In Love on Christmas"   Rory Bennett, K-Ci Hailey, Jo Jo Hailey Renn 4:06
12. "The First Noel"   Traditional Gary Carolla 3:28

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