catalogue

WEST END

A MERRY WEST END CHRISTMAS (SPARE TIME RECORDS)

WEST END - A MERRY WEST END CHRISTMAS 149375
format:
1 CD
release:
10.12.2021
label:
SPARE TIME RECORDS
item ID:
149375
barcode:
0860003443774
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas So we will leave it to Spare Time Music Director Bobby Ogdin (and the arranger on this wonderful album) to provide the liner notes: "The musicians I called upon to play the various featured instruments on the Christmas album are all professional recording musicians who have performed on countless Christmas albums for major recording artists.

I have found that, for the most part, those albums often have such lavish and intricate arrangements that, while making the artist sound terrific, often overshadow the song itself, or lose its spirit and emotion (and this is understandable when the artist is the feature of an album).

"We determined, however, that by not having a vocalist, we could more closely reflect the nature of each song itself, albeit without any lyrics.

"Once I determined the general approach for each song, and had created a basic musical track, I called on some of my closest musician friends to participate and bring the tracks to life with their talents - sometimes a simple ukelele rhythm, sometimes a lovely melody, etc.

These additional recording sessions were like social events, as we all clearly enjoy being in the recording studio together.

"I think the results demonstrate our musical respect, and our affection for each Christmas song, and also for each other." And that pretty much encompasses how we like to work at Spare Time Records, from inception to recording, through mixing and mastering.

Oh yeah - the elves have left the building. Merry Christmas.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE CHRISTMAS SONG
  • 1.2. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
  • 1.3. O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
  • 1.4. SILVER BELLS
  • 1.5. IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
  • 1.6. HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
  • 1.7. HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
  • 1.8. BLUE CHRISTMAS
  • 1.9. O HOLY NIGHT
  • 1.10. MELE KALIKIMAKA
  • 1.11. SILENT NIGHT
  • 1.12. WHITE CHRISTMAS
  • 1.13. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS