Christmas Songs CD (2013)

Artist: Bad Religion

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Epitaph Records/ADA
SKU 254755670
UPC 045778727629
UPC 14 00045778727629
Format CD
Release Date 10/29/2013
Links
Author Bad Religion
Compilation Appearance Clerks (ost)
Compilation Appearance Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance Songs Of Tony Sly:tribute
Compilation Appearance Take Action Vol 11
Associated Artist/Work Emil Bulls
Technical Info
Engineer Joe Barresi
Producer Greg Graffin; Joe Barresi; Brett Gurewitz
CatalogID CD 87276
Lable Name Epitaph (USA)
Released 10/29/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 19m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00045778727629
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Greg Graffin (vocals); Brett Gurewitz (guitar); Brooks Wackerman (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Barresi.
Recording information: Jhoc, Pasadena, CA.
Photographers: Fred Hidalgo; Garland Waller.
Arrangers: Greg Graffin; Brett Gurewitz .
Upon seeing a Bad Religion album titled Christmas Songs, the instinctive reaction would be to assume the band was releasing an album meant to skewer the holiday and the evil corporations that profit from its commercialization. Instead, the album is exactly what it appears to be, with the legendary punk band delivering high energy yet faithful renditions of Christmas classics like "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Little Drummer Boy," and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Rather than subverting culture, the band goes one step further, subverting the expectations of listeners by performing the songs without irony. Most surprising, however, is how well these songs work with Bad Religion's driving and melodic style and Greg Graffin's distinctive voice, showing that these songs' ability to endure for so long might have more to do with their solid songwriting than with the machinations of any church or corporate entity. ~ Gregory Heaney
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band sneakÿin little personal touches: the nod to 'I Wanna Be Sedated' that gallivants through their take on Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'..."
Disc 1
1 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2 O Come All Ye Faithful
3 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4 White Christmas
5 Little Drummer Boy
6 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7 What Child is This?
8 Angels We Have Heard On High
9 American Jesus [Andy Wallace Mix]
Product Attributes
Artist Bad Religion
Label Epitaph Records
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