One Wish: The Holiday Album CD (2003)

Artist: Whitney Houston

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Arista Records
SKU 60617915
UPC 828765099622
UPC 14 00828765099622
Format CD
Release Date 11/18/2003
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Author Whitney Houston
Associated Artist/Work Carey, Mariah
Associated Artist/Work Houston, Cissy
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Sparks, Jordin
Associated Artist/Work Tesca, Gary
Associated Artist/Work Warwick, Dionne
Technical Info
CatalogID 50996
Lable Name Arista
Released 11/18/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828765099622
Musical Guests
Bobbi Kristina Brown
The Nativity Choir
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Whitney Houston (vocals); Bobbi Kristina Brown (vocals); Phil Hamilton (acoustic & electric guitars); Paul Jackson, Jr., Dean Parks (guitar); Gerald Tarack, Max Ellen, Regis Iandiorio, Sandra Billingslea, Carol Pool, Kathy Livolsi (violin); Michael Morton (flute); Mervyn Warren (electric piano, keyboards, background vocals); Troy Taylor (keyboards, bass, drums, background vocals); Ron Jenkins, Reggie Hamilton (bass); Scott Frankfurt (drums, programming); Bernard Davis (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Ezekiel Lewis (background vocals); The Georgia Mass Choir.
Producers include: Troy Taylor, Mervyn Warren, Gordon Chambers.
Whitney Houston's soulful, elastic voice was practically made to wrap around Christmas standards, but despite the naturalness of the match, ONE WISH, out for Christmas 2003, as the singer neared her third decade of performing, marks her first holiday album. What lies within shouldn't disappoint as she covers many familiar tunes with just a sprinkle of recent music, the sweet-as-sugar title track originally by Freddie Jackson.
While Houston's been through her share of publicized drama over the years, her voice betrays no hint of the strife on ONE WISH. She begins in the vein of a female Nat "King" Cole, smoothly crooning "The First Noel" and "The Christmas Song" in a manner shifting between agreeable acrobatics and welcome subtlety. Her daughter Bobby Kristina Brown joins in to provide rum-pa-pa-pum backup on a cute version of "The Little Drummer Boy." The best moments sneak up on the listener when Houston gets lost in the classics, delivering unabashedly sentimental and lovable songs perfectly suited for her style, as with "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." ONE WISH fulfills the promise laden in a long-awaited Christmas record from a larger-than-life performer.
Disc 1
1 First Noel, The
2 Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
3 Little Drummer Boy - (featuring Bobbi Kristina Brown)
4 One Wish (For Christmas)
5 Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night)
6 I'll Be Home For Christmas
7 Deck The Halls / Silent Night
8 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9 O Come O Come Emanuel
10 Who Would Imagine A King - (from "The Preacher's Wife", featuring The Nativity Choir)
11 Joy to the World
Product Attributes
Artist Houston,Whitney
Label Arista Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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