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Jersey Boys: Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas

Track List

>Joy to the World/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [London]
>Winter Wonderland [Las Vegas]
>Little Drummer Boy [National Tour]
>Santa Medley: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/Here Comes Santa Claus/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus [Tony Award Winner]
>O Holy Night/Rise Up Shepherd - (featuring Tituss Burgess/Michael Ingersoll/Mark Ivey)
>God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen [Australia]
>Jingle Bell Rock [National Tour]
>King Is Born [Broadway], A
>Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Tony Award Winner]
>White Christmas [London]
>I'll Be Home for Christmas [Broadway]
>Angels from the Realms of Glory [Australia]
>Silver Bells/Silent Night [Las Vegas]
>Do You Hear What I Hear? [Las Vegas]
>Breath of Heaven/We Three Kings [Las Vegas]
>Carol of the Bells/Angels We Have Heard on High
>Auld Lang Syne - (featuring Ryan Malloy/Rick Faugno/John Lloyd Young/Travis Cloer/Joseph Leo Bwarie/Jarrod Spector/Bobby Fox/Erik Bates)

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

"The 17-cut “Jersey Boys” Christmas record is the holiday pop equivalent of one of those garishly spotlighted houses with plastic reindeer on the roof, a Nativity scene in the front yard and carols blasting from outdoor speakers. Produced by Bob Gaudio, a founder of the Four Seasons, it features six stars from various “Jersey Boys” casts, including John Lloyd Young, who played Frankie Valli in the original Broadway production. Mr. Young possesses the closest vocal equivalent (not very) of Mr. Valli’s falsetto, a sound that is only one element of his polished jazz-ballad interpretation of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The rest of the collection is a stiff, noisy mash-up of carols and holiday trinkets, from “O Holy Night” to “Little Drummer Boy” to “Jingle Bell Rock,” arranged in a rough approximation of the Four Seasons style, with nostalgic side trips that include an inferior imitation of the Drifters’ “White Christmas.”" -The New York Times

Album Notes

Audio Mixer: Pete Karam.

Liner Note Authors: Marshall Brickman; Rick Elice.

Recording information: Dark Horse Recording, Nashville, TN; MSR Studios, NYC; Sandcastle Studios, Sydney, Australia; Sarm Studios, London.

Arranger: Ron Melrose.

Bob Gaudio, a founding member of the Four Seasons and the group's principal songwriter, produced this holiday album featuring cast members of the musical Jersey Boys singing Christmas classics in the Four Seasons' vocal style.


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