A Laurie Berkner Christmas

A Laurie Berkner Christmas

by Laurie BerknerLaurie Berkner


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Records by the Laurie Berkner Band offered a winning indie sensibility directed toward children's music, and their high point, Rocketship Run, was one of the best collections of original children's songs of the 2000s. Berkner's 2012 Christmas album is technically a solo effort, and it shows in the arrangements, which are much closer to standard children's fare than Rocketship Run. A tad simplistic but always buoyant and light-hearted, the arrangements help Berkner shine in a solo role, and she contributes a few solid originals to the Christmas canon, most notably "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight" and "Christmas Lights." Berkner also earns points for not shying away from religious material; the program includes "Silent Night," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," and "Children Go Where I Send Thee." Children are heard on backing vocals throughout, always a plus on children's albums, and while A Laurie Berkner Christmas could have benefited from a little more band, it's still a solid Christmas record for the pre-teen audience.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0695842341024
catalogNumber: 23410

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laurie Berkner   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Mac Gollehon   Horn
Jeffrey Lesser   Keyboards
Roger Rosenberg   Bassoon
Bob Golden   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping
Elizabeth Mitchell   Vocals
Brady Rymer   Bass,Mandolin,Vocals
Adam Bernstein   Bass,Background Vocals
Tim Newman   Trombone
Susie Lampert   Keyboards,Background Vocals
David Weiss   Flute
Sebastian Newman   Background Vocals
Marisol Miller-Richa   Background Vocals
Manika Yamin   Background Vocals
Lucy Day Mueller   Background Vocals
Christopher Olsen   Flute

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Jeffrey Lesser   Engineer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Laurie Berkner   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Vaccariello   Cover Photo
J. Rollins   Composer
Cassandra Gibbons   Illustrations

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