Album Details

Sony Music Distribution
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 addresses 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 tales 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. Joy to the World
  3. Mary's Little Boy Child
  4. Mary's Boy Child
  5. Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  6. Medley
  7. Winter Wonderland
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  12. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  13. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  14. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  15. Sleigh Ride
  16. Sleigh Ride
  17. Candlelight Carol
  18. Candlelight Carol
  19. Away in a Manger
  20. Away in a Manger
  21. O Come All Ye Faithful
  22. O Come All Ye Faithful
  23. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  24. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  25. Angels We Have Heard on High
  26. Angels We Have Heard on High
  27. The First Noel
  28. The First Noel
  29. Hallelujah Chorus
  30. Hallelujah Chorus