This Christmas, Aretha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This Christmas, Aretha
ThisChristmasAretha.jpg
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released November, 2008
Recorded June–August 2008
Genre R&B, Christmas, holiday
Length 51:00
Label DMI
Producer Aretha Franklin, Tena Clark
Aretha Franklin chronology
Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
(2007)
This Christmas, Aretha
(2008)
"Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love"
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Toronto Star 3/4 stars [1]
MSN Music 3.5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]

This Christmas is the thirty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Initially a Borders Bookstore exclusive, it was reissued in 2009 on DMI Records.

It is her first ever Christmas album. Having failed to launch her own Detroit-based label, Aretha's Records, she chose to release this album on DMI Records. The album peaked at #102 on the Billboard album chart. As of January 2013, it has reportedly sold 142,864 copies in the United States (citation needed).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angels We Have Heard on High" (James Chadwick) – 5:26
  2. "This Christmas (with Edward Franklin)" (Donny Hathaway & Nadine McKinnor) – 5:23
  3. "My Grown-Up Christmas List" (David Foster & Linda Thompson Jenner) – 5:15
  4. "The Lord Will Make A Way" (Traditional, Arranged by Aretha Franklin) – 5:43
  5. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber & Josef Mohr) – 5:06
  6. "Ave Maria" (Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gounod) – 4:57
  7. "Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love)" (Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff) – 3:53
  8. "14 Angels" (Engelbert Humperdinck, Arranged by Aretha Franklin) – 2:08
  9. "One Night With The King" (Jeannie Tenney) – 6:09
  10. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (Charles Wesley & Felix Mendelssohn) – 5:24
  11. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (Clement C. Moore; Adaptation by Aretha Franklin) – 1:52

References[edit]