Very She and Him Christmas CD (2011)

Artist: She And Him

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Merge Records/ada
SKU 224885347
UPC 673855042428
UPC 14 00673855042428
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/2011
Links
Author She And Him
Compilation Appearance Sweet Relief Viii:pennies From Heaven
Compilation Appearance 500 Days Of Summer (Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance No Pier Pressure (Deluxe)
Compilation Appearance No Pier Pressure
Compilation Appearance Acoustic Christmas
Technical Info
Engineer Pierre De Reeder
CatalogID MRG424
Lable Name Merge
Released 10/24/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 32m : 2s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00673855042428
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Zooey Deschanel (vocals, ukulele, piano); Jim Keltner (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Tom Schick.
Recording information: Kingsize Soundlabs, LA; The Magic Shop, NYC.
Photographer: Autumn de Wilde.
Drawing inspiration, both musically and artistically, from classic holiday offerings from the likes of the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, and Vince Guaraldi, M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel's third outing under the She & Him moniker finds the impossibly quirky duo tackling its first collection of Christmas music. A Very She & Him Christmas is all about the kitsch, from the retro packaging complete with a hyper-stylized photo shot by photographer Autumn De Wilde and liner notes in the form of a signed Christmas card, to the swingin' choices, many of which are culled from the aforementioned Carpenters/Beach Boys outings. Musically, the duo keeps things simple, utilizing guitar and vocals, peppered with the occasional bit of percussion, ukulele, or organ. Deschanel handles the majority of the leads, and when she stays in a lower register ("The Christmas Song," "Blue Christmas") the results can be winning, especially when they're slathered in classic, Les Paul/Mary Ford-inspired slapback delay. However, busier cuts like "Sleigh Ride," "Little Saint Nick," and "Christmas Day" reveal a charming yet pitchy vocalist with all of the inflections of a classic torch singer, and none of the discipline. ~ James Christopher Monger
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.79) - "The mood ranges from melancholic to lighthearted, with nods to various Crooners of Christmas Past throughout."
Magnet (p.59) - "The light and chipper songs are the most charming -- 'Sleigh Ride,' 'Christmas Day,' the Ward-sung 'Christmas Wish'..."
Disc 1
1 Christmas Waltz, The
2 Christmas Day
3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
4 I'll Be Home for Christmas
5 Christmas Wish
6 Sleigh Ride
7 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
8 Silver Bells
9 Baby, It's Cold Outside
10 Blue Christmas
11 Little Saint Nick
12 Christmas Song, The
Product Attributes
Artist She And Him
Label Merge Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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