RELEASE
1994
LABEL
Sony Music Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Holidays, Adult Contemporary, Christmas, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Pop

Album Review

Neil Diamond's first Christmas album, released in 1992, was a million-seller, but even so, it seemed a little bit soon to be releasing another one only two years later. Not that it much matters which Christmas season you release a Christmas album in. Working again with producer Peter Asher, Diamond addressed 15 seasonal songs that hadn't made it onto the first album, sometimes coming up with unusual arrangements, such as a barbershop quartet version of a medley of "Deck The Halls" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and a reggae version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" complete with exhortations to children everywhere. But, especially toward the end of the album, Diamond took a more traditional approach, singing some of the more religious Christmas songs with an orchestra and chorus.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Joy to the World
  2. Mary's Boy Child
  3. Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  4. Winter Wonderland
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  8. Sleigh Ride
  9. Candlelight Carol
  10. Away in a Manger
  11. O Come All Ye Faithful
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  13. Angels We Have Heard on High
  14. The First Noel
  15. Hallelujah Chorus