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Format: CD
Sku: 201986899
UPC: 074646952320
UPC 14: 00074646952320
Release Date: 11/3/1998
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. O' Holy Night ~ Celine Dion
2. Don't Save It All For Christmas Day ~ Celine Dion
3. Blue Christmas ~ Celine Dion
4. Another Year Has Gone By ~ Celine Dion
5. Magic Of Christmas Day, The (God Bless Us Everyone) ~ Celine Dion
6. Ave Maria ~ Celine Dion
7. O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Celine Dion
8. Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) ~ Celine Dion
9. Prayer, The ~ Celine Dion
10. Brahms' Lullaby ~ Celine Dion
11. Christmas Eve ~ Celine Dion
12. These Are The Special Times ~ Celine Dion
13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ~ Celine Dion
14. I'm Your Angel ~ Celine Dion
15. Feliz Navidad ~ Celine Dion
16. Cloches du Hameau, Les ~ Celine Dion

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Celine Dion (vocals); Dion Family (vocals); Peter Zizzo (guitar, programming); Bryan Adams (acoustic & electric guitars, bass); Kamil Rustam (acoustic guitar); Larry Salzman, Marc Shulman, Ira Siegel, Chieli Minucci, John Chiodini, Michael Thompson (guitar); Vancouver Orchestra (strings); Richie Cannata (saxophone); Bobby Franceschini, Bill Harris (alto saxophone); David Foster (piano, keyboards); Diana Krall, Shane Keister (piano); Loris Holland (Hammond B-3 organ); Phil Western (keyboards); Heather Hinton (organ); Tom Rainer (synthesizer); Chuck Domanico (bass); John Robinson, Shawn Pelton (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Steve Skinner (keyboard & drum programming).
Muze PNote Producers: David Foster, Ric Wake, Bryan Adams, R. Kelly.
Muze PNote Engineers includes: Felipe Elgueta, Randy Staub, Phil Western.
Muze PNote "The Prayer" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).
Muze PNote Personnel: John Chiodini (guitar, electric guitar); Peter Zizzo (guitar, keyboard programming, bass programming, drum programming); Chieli Minucci, Chris Taylor, Larry Salzman, Ira Siegel, Marc Shulman, Russ Desalvo (guitar); Kamil Rustam, Ram¢n Stagnaro (acoustic guitar); Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Vancouver Orchestra (strings); Richie Cannata (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bill Harris , Bob Franceschini (alto saxophone); John Scarpulla, John Scarpula (baritone saxophone); Don Harris, Barry Danielian, Tony Kadleck (trumpet); Randy Andos, Ozzie Melendez (trombone); David Taylor (bass trombone); David Foster (piano, keyboards); Shane Keister (piano, Synclavier); Diana Krall, Terry Trotter (piano); Phil Western (keyboards, programming); Lafayette Carthon, Loris Holland (keyboards, background vocals); Tom Rainer (synthesizer); Simon Franglen (Synclavier); Patrick Carroll (bass guitar, percussion, drum programming); John "J.R." Robinson , Jeff Hamilton , Shawn Pelton, Frank Vilardi, Steve Wolf (drums); Rafael Padilla (percussion); Felipe Elgueta, Jeff Bova, Olle Romo, Stephen George, Tony Black (programming); Steve Skinner (keyboard programming, drum programming); Jimmy Bralower (drum programming); Cheryl Wilson, Cindy Mizelle, Troy Bright, Donna Davidson, Johnny Rutledge, Brenda White-King, Roger Freeland, Susie Stevens Logan, Curtis King, Yvonne Gage, Robin Robinson , Robert Bowker, Jeffrey Morrow, Joan Walton, Rob Trow, Anthony Ransom, Rich Logan , Darlene Koldenhoven , Diva Gray, Stephen Amerson, Elisabeth Withers, Eric Troyer, Fonzi Thornton, Don Shelton , Lisa Lougheed, Robert Moe, Stevie Robinson, Dennis Collins , John West, Khris Kellow, Linda Harmon, Maria Christensen, Martin Briley, Amick Byram, Morgan Ames, Nancey Jackson, Nikki Gregoroff, Paulette McWilliams, Sharon Bryant, Spencer Washington, Sue Ann Carwell, Tawatha Agee, Ayuana George, Bashiri Johnson , Elin Carlson, Vaneese Thomas, Dick Bolks, Jane Barnett, Carmen Twillie , Cathy Richardson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Humberto Gatica.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Cove Ci; Criteria Recording Studios, FL; Enterprise Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Randee Saint Nicholas.
Muze PNote Translators: Alberto Testa; Tony Renis.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Crystal Cathedral Choir.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Johnnie Carl; Jeremy Lubbock; Peter Zizzo; R. Kelly; Rick Wake; Ronn Huff; Shane Keister; Steve Skinner; William Ross ; David Foster.
Muze PNote Whether or not you're a fan, it's undeniable that Celine Dion is the people's siren of choice in turn-of-the-millennium America. Part of the reason for that (apart from her superhuman pipes) is the way she throws herself into a song with total emotional commitment, taking nothing lightly. That kind of earnestness serves her in good stead on this collection of Christmas tunes. Tackling both the traditional ("Ave Maria," "Adeste Fideles") and the modern (John Lennon's "Happy Xmas") Dion invests these yuletide songs with just the right mix of reverence and authority. Joined by everyone from R&B love man R. Kelly to Opera crossover superstar Andrea Bocelli, Dion proves that even a concept as overdone as the Holiday album can sound fresh and substantive when a performer of her ilk is involved.

Engineer: David "Dibs" Shackney; Dan Hetzel; David Reitzas; Felipe Elgueta; Gary Van Pelt; George Whitty; Humberto Gatica; John Kurlander; Al Schmitt; Phil Western; Randy Staub; Rick Kerr; Terence Dover; Thomas R. Yezzi; Bob Cadway

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist R. Kelly
Muze Guest Artist Andrea Bocelli
Muze Guest Artist Diana Krall
Muze Guest Artist David Foster

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations R. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Timeless-Live In Concert
Muze Music Compilations Essential Barbra Streisand (Bonus Tracks) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Duets (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations R. In R&b Collection Vol. 1
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations One Night Only 0606
Muze Music Compilations Love Makes The World
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
Muze Music Compilations Lo Mejor De Andrea Bocelli:vivere
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs 3
Muze Music Compilations Sesame Street Elmopalooza
Muze Music Compilations Notre Dame De Paris
Muze Music Compilations Vh1 Divas Live
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Movie Songs
Muze Music Compilations Touched By An Angel
Muze Music Compilations Annie Lennox Collection
Muze Music Compilations Annie Lennox Collection (w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1990'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Hit Man: David Foster & Friends
Muze Music Compilations Essential Carole King
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Muppets Most Wanted (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Movies
Muze Music Compilations Higher Ground
Muze Music Compilations Super Hits:peabo Bryson
Muze Music Compilations Duets:Friends & Legends
Muze Music Compilations Beauty & The Beast

Associated Artists and Works

Foster, David
Miracle ~ Geddes, Anne
Ito, Yuna
Kelly, R.
Quality Singers
Quality Singers (The)
VH1 Divas Live ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/01/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 69523
Music Label Name Label : 550 Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00074646952320

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Dion,Celine
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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