Artist: Hiroshima
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Spirit Of The Season 0904 CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63860005
UPC: 053361308926
UPC 14: 00053361308926
Release Date: 9/21/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Spirit Of The Season ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
3. Little Drummer Boy ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
5. Listen (To The Falling Snow) ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
6. White Christmas ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
7. I'll Be Home For Christmas ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
8. Peace On Earth ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
9. Winter Wonderland ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
10. Thousand Cranes ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
11. Silent Night ~ Hiroshima (Jazz Group)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Just when you thought it wasn't possible to add another twist to traditional Christmas music, here come the soft jazz stalwarts of Hiroshima to prove you wrong. Spirit of the Season may offer only mild and gentle surprises, but they're surprises nonetheless: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as a big-band samba with koto; "Little Drummer Boy" in a plodding orchestral arrangement with heavy metal guitar obbligato and taiko drums (and koto); "I'll Be Home for Christmas" as a sort of gently funky quiet storm ballad, with koto -- you get the idea. Granted that challenging people's ears has never really been Hiroshima's gig, but it's still kind of disappointing that they didn't do a bit more with some of these arrangements. That version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" really could have swung a bit harder, and "Little Drummer Boy" could have swung at all. On the other hand, their version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which puts a closely miked alto flute at the center of the arrangement, is simply gorgeous, and their take on "White Christmas" offers a perfect balance between celebration and sadness. Nice, but not essential. ~ Rick Anderson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Heads Up Sampler (Bonus Tracks)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/22/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HUCD 3089
Music Label Name Label : Heads Up Records
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 : 00053361308926

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Hiroshima
Product attributeLabel:   Heads Up Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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