It Won't Be Christmas Without You CD (2004)

Artist: Brooks & Dunn

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Product Overview


Label Bmg Special Products
SKU 61007881
UPC 755174847721
UPC 14 00755174847721
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Brooks & Dunn
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Technical Info
Engineer Greg Droman
CatalogID 48477
Lable Name BMG Special Products
Released 04/06/2004
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00755174847721
Musical Guests
Brent Mason
Aubrey Haynie
Bekka Bramlett
John Wesley Ryles
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn (vocals); David Campbell (arranger, conductor); B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Kenny Greenberg, Brent Mason, Brent Rowan (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); Nashville String Machine (strings); Samuel B. Levine, Denis Solee (flute, tenor saxophone); Jim Horn (flute, baritone saxophone); Mike Haynes, Steve Patrick (trumpet); Barry Green (trombone); Steve Nathan (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards); Michael Rhodes (bass); Shannon Forrest (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Deborah Allen, Bob Bailey, Bekka Bramlett, Lisa Cochran, Bruce Channel, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson (background vocals).
Producers: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Greg Droman.
Recorded at Sound Kitchen and House Of Gain Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
IT WON'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU finds Brooks and Dunn wisely foregoing the drippy, synth-laden production that ruins many contemporary country Christmas albums, instead relying on the neo-honky tonk sound that made the duo famous. Though there are several of the usual chestnuts here, the group's originals are often highlights, especially Ronnie Dunn's "It Won't be Christmas Without You," which shows the singer to be a powerful balladeer equally as talented as some of his better known pop contemporaries. Kix Brooks gets to strut his stuff on the funky "Rockin' Little Christmas," which features a New Orleans piano groove straight out of the Professor Longhair songbook. A Christmas album can often separate the men from the boys, and Brooks and Dunn prove themselves here by attacking even the most oft-covered tunes with aplomb. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" gets the total Bob Wills makeover, complete with righteously swinging fiddles and jazzy key changes. To their credit, Brooks and Dunn treat IT WON'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU as much more than holiday product; the joy they bring to what could easily have been a throwaway is truly a cause for celebration.
Disc 1
1 Winter Wonderland
2 Hangin' Round The Mistletoe
3 It Won't Be Christmas Without You
4 Rockin' Little Christmas
5 Blue Christmas
6 Santa's Coming Over To Your House
7 Christmas Song, The
8 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
9 Who Says There Ain't No Santa Claus?
10 I'll Be Home For Christmas
11 White Christmas
Product Attributes
Artist Brooks & Dunn
Label Bmg Special Products
Music Format Compact Disc
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