1992 Neil Diamond – The Christmas Album

The Christmas Album is the twentieth studio album by Neil Diamond and his first to feature Christmas music. It features orchestral and choir arrangements by David Campbell. The album reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, No. 50 on the UK album sales chart, and No. 30 on Australian music chart.

In his review music critic Johnny Loftus states, “While Neil Diamond’s The Christmas Album is designed almost exclusively for his adult contemporary constituency, the vocalist still manages to light up most of the obviousness of these standards with his trademark gritty soul and flair for inflection.”

On August 7, 2001, The Christmas Album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of two million copies in the United States since its 1992 release. As of November 2014, it is the twenty-fifth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the United States during the SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 1,910,000 copies according to SoundScan.

Tracks

1  O Come, O Come Emmanuel / We Three Kings Of Orient Are 2:57
2  Silent Night 4:03
3  Little Drummer Boy 3:58
4  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 3:26
5  The Christmas Song 3:33
6  Morning Has Broken 3:02
7  Happy Christmas (War Is Over) 4:19
8  White Christmas 3:55
9  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 1:20
10  Jingle Bell Rock 1:51
11 Hark The Herald Angels Sing 2:50
12 Silver Bells 3:06
13 You Make It Feel Like Christmas 3:39
14 O Holy Night 3:28

Media

Musicians

1 O Come, O Come Emmanuel / We Three Kings Of Orient Are

GuitarBob Mann
ConductorDavid Campbell


2 Silent Night

PianoRobbie Buchanan
ConductorDavid Campbell


3 Little Drummer Boy

BassJimmy Johnson
Drums (programming)Peter Asher
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarBob Mann
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMB Gordy
PercussionMike Fisher
ConductorDavid Campbell


4 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarAndrew Gold
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
HarmonicaWarren Ham
ConductorDavid Campbell


5 The Christmas Song

BassBob Magnusson
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarBob Mann
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxPlas Johnson
ConductorDavid Campbell


6 Morning Has Broken

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
OrganLadd Thomas
ConductorDavid Campbell


7 Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Guitar (solo)Louis Gutierrez
GuitarBob Mann
PianoAlan Lindgren
ConductorDavid Campbell


8 White Christmas

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoAlan Lindgren
PercussionMike Fisher
ConductorDavid Campbell
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsJosef Powell
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRaven Kane


10 Jingle Bell Rock

BassBob Glaub
DrumsNathaniel Kunkel
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarAndrew Gold
PercussionPeter Asher
ConductorDavid Campbell
Background VocalsGene Morford
Background VocalsJerry Whitman
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce


11 Hark The Herald Angels Sing

OrganLadd Thomas


12 Silver Bells

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarBob Mann
Pedal Steel GuitarDan Dugmore
PianoAlan Lindgren
ConductorDavid Campbell


13 You Make It Feel Like Christmas

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
ConductorDavid Campbell


14 O Holy Night

PianoRobbie Buchanan

Other Musicians

Choir (Boys’) – Angel Voices Choir (London) (Tracks 1, 7)
Choir – The Ambrosian Singers (Tracks 2, 7)
Choir – The Lower School Chorus Of Viewpoint School (Track 7)
Choir – The LA Mass Choir (Track 11)
Choir – The Ambrosian Singers (Track 14)
Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 10)
Vocals – 139th Street Quartet (Track 9)

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Asher
Arranged By – David Campbell
Arranged By (Choirs) – David Campbell (Track 7)
Arranged By (Choir) – Frank Lindgren (Track 14)
Arranged By (Doo-Wop Singers) – Alan Lingren, David Campbell (Track 8)
Arranged By (Orchestra) – Alan Lindgren (Track 14)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Peter Asher (Track 7)
Concertmaster – Gavyn Wright (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 10, 14)
Conductor (Boys’ Choir) – Robert Prizeman (Track 7)
Conductor (Children’s Choir) – Marcie Parker (Track 7)
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By (Additional Assistant) – Alex Marcou, Chad Blinman, Eric Rudd, Gil Morales, Marnie Riley , Frank Wolf
Directed By – John McCarthy (Tracks 2, 7, 14)
Directed By – Donald Taylor (Track 11)
Recorded By (Additional Assistant) – Alex Marcou, Chad Blinman, Eric Rudd, Gil Morales, Marnie Riley
Recorded By (Assistant), Mixed By (Assistant) – Brett Swain, Nathaniel Kunkel
Recorded By – Frank Wolf

Art Direction – David Kirschner
Design – Jan Weinberg
Liner Notes – Neil Diamond
Photography By (Cover) – Eugene Adebari

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Neil Diamond
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Neil Diamond
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Distributed By – Sony Music Canada Inc.
Manufactured By – Cinram
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Arch Angel Studios
Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound