2002 Carly Simon – Christmas Is Almost Here

Christmas Is Almost Here is the nineteenth studio album and first Christmas album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on October 22, 2002. The album peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart.

Tracks

1  Christmas Is Almost Here (Livingston Taylor) 03:53
2  O Come, All Ye Faithful (Traditional) 03:26
3  The Land Of Christmas (Mary) (Carly Simon) 03:18
4  Silent Night (Joseph Mohr; Franz Gruber) 03:07
5  Twelve Gates To The City (Traditional) 03:08
6  I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Kim Gannon; Walter Kent; Buck Ram) 02:24
7  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Traditional) 03:02
8  Heaven (Lucy Simon; Carly Simon) 03:03
9  Pretty Paper (Willie Nelson) 03:26
10  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin; Ralph Blane) 03:04
11  Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon; Yoko Ono) 04:08

Media

Musicians

1 Christmas Is Almost Here

BassChris Chaney
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMark Goldenberg
SynthesizerDeron Johnson
VocalsCarly Simon


2 O Come, All Ye Faithful

Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
DobroJoel Shearer
VocalsCarly Simon


3 The Land Of Christmas (Mary)

BassChris Chaney
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
VocalsCarly Simon


4 Silent Night

BassChris Chaney
GuitarJoel Shearer
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsBen Taylor
VocalsCarly Simon


5 Twelve Gates To The City

DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMark Goldenberg
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
OrganBilly Preston
VocalsBilly Preston
VocalsCarly Simon


6 I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
VocalsCarly Simon


7 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

BassChris Chaney
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMark Goldenberg
Acoustic GuitarJoel Shearer
WurlitzerBenmont Tench
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
VocalsBen Taylor
VocalsCarly Simon


8 Heaven

BassChris Chaney
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
PianoRob Mathes
VocalsCarly Simon


9 Pretty Paper

BassChris Chaney
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarWillie Nelson
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarJudd Fuller
MandolinJudd Fuller
PianoAdam MacDougal
HarmonicaMickey Raphael
VocalsWillie Nelson
VocalsCarly Simon


10 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

12 String GuitarMark Goldenberg
VocalsCarly Simon


11 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

BassChris Chaney
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJoel Shearer
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
12 String GuitarMark Goldenberg
WurlitzerBenmont Tench
Background VocalsBen Taylor
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
VocalsCarly Simon

Liner Notes

Producer – Carly Simon, Don Was
Product Manager – Jimmy Edwards
Coordinator – Blue Cullen, Cindi Peters, Denise Searle
Engineer – Don Was, Jimmy Parr
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed by – Don Was, Jimmy Parr
Recorded By – Jimmy Parr

Design – Julie Vlasak
Photography By – Max S Gerber, Peter Simon

Mastered At Gateway Mastering
Mixed At The Record Plant, CA
Recorded At The Peninsula Hotel, CA
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Carly Simon
Copyright (c) – Carly Simon