Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You

Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You

by Katharine McPheeKatharine McPhee


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Arriving nine months after Katharine McPhee's 2010 bleached-blonde AAA makeover Unbroken, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You finds McPhee going back to her roots, returning to her brunette locks and reviving the show-stopping theatrics that made her a star on American Idol. Christmas Is the Time is an old-fashioned holiday record through and through, from the reliance on standards to the soft, roomy arrangements that allow plenty of space for McPhee to hit her high notes, all without drawing too much attention to herself. It's a setting well suited for McPhee's strengths, and song for song, this may be her strongest album: she does well by the standards, and the pop songs -- including "It's Not Christmas Without You" and the title track originally sung by Billy Squier -- are good adult contemporary numbers. The album is simple and lean, not intent on making McPhee into a chart star, benefiting from a seasonal formula that allows her to simply sing like she did when she was on Idol.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Label: Verve Forecast
UPC: 0602527453125
catalogNumber: 001483802
Rank: 177095

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katharine McPhee   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano,Electric Piano
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Bernie Dresel   Drums,Tambourine,Snare Drums
Gary Novak   Drums
Doug Petty   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Randy Waldman   Piano
Gayle Levant   Harp
Roger Treece   Background Vocals
David Loucks   Background Vocals
Chris Bleth   Woodwind
Fletcher Sheridan   Background Vocals
Trist Ethan Curless   Background Vocals
Brian O'Conner   French Horn

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Billy Squier   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Michelle Lewis   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Doug Petty   Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements
Allen Sides   Producer,Engineer
Randy Waldman   String Arrangements
Steven Miller   Arranger,Producer
Roger Treece   Vocal Arrangements
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Sachico Asano   Graphic Design
Kevin Kaska   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Katharine McPhee   Arranger,Composer
James Pierpont   Composer

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