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Brian Wilson (Pop): What I Really Want for Christmas

Track List

>Man With All the Toys, The
>What I Really Want for Christmas
>God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
>O Holy Night
>We Wish You a Merry Christmas
>Hark the Herald Angels Sing
>It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>First Noel, The
>Little Saint Nick
>Deck the Halls
>Auld Lang Syne
>On Christmas Day
>Joy to the World
>Silent Night

Album Notes

Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson was remarkably prolific in the early 2000s, releasing two studio albums in 2004 alone--the lauded, decades-in-the making SMILE and the playful GETTING' IN OVER MY HEAD. In 2005, Wilson had enough energy (and holiday cheer) to unveil WHAT I REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, a charming collection of Yuletide tunes. Working with his band from the aforementioned records, Wilson runs through jubilant, harmony-laden takes on classics such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," applying his renowned lush, dynamic arrangements to every song here. In addition to reviving some Beach Boys Christmas tunes, Wilson also offers up two new tracks--the dreamy, hopeful title track (written with Bernie Taupin) and the buoyant "Christmasey" (co-penned by Jimmy Webb). A truly exceptional holiday outing, WHAT I REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS casts the winter season in a warm light, as viewed through Wilson's bright pop vision.


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