Through the Many Winters, A Christmas Album

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Through the Many Winters, A Christmas Album
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)
Label Hallmark Cards
Producer Michael McDonald, Shannon Forrest, Grady Walker.
Michael McDonald chronology
Motown Two
(2004)
Through the Many Winters, A Christmas Album
(2005)
Soul Speak
(2008)

Through the Many Winters, A Christmas Album is a 2005 Christmas album by Michael McDonald. [1] [2] It was one of the first in the longstanding series of annual seasonal albums commissioned and retailed by Hallmark Cards to have reliable sales figures published, despite being sold through Hallmark's 4,000 card franchise shops, rather than through normal record shops in the Billboard chart system. The album was released three weeks before Thanksgiving, and reached Gold status (500,000 copies sold) two weeks after its release. [3] At the time of its release, the album was priced at $7.95 with a purchase of three Hallmark cards.

Hallmark Cards American company specializing in greeting cards and gifts

Hallmark Cards, Inc. is a private, family-owned American company based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1910 by Joyce Hall, Hallmark is the oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. In 1985, the company was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Silent Night" - 4:47
  2. "O Holy Night" - 5:06
  3. "Come, O Come Emanuel/What Month Was Jesus Born" - 4:10
  4. "Deck The Halls/Jingle Bells" - 2:50
  5. "O Tannenbaum" - 1:55
  6. "Wexford Carol" - 5:01
  7. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - 3:35
  8. "Through The Many Winters" (Amy Holland / Michael McDonald) - 6:51
  9. "Christmas On The Bayou" (McDonald / Grady Walker / Shannon Forrest) - 3:41
  10. "Auld Lang Syne/O Tannenbaum (Reprise)" - 2:26

Personnel

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Shannon Forrest is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work. As a session drummer, he has contributed to the work of many well-known artists, and he is also a producer and engineer. Additionally, he has been the drummer of Toto since 2015.

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Production

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References

  1. Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006: " album cut from the album Through The Many Winters: A Christmas Album (available only at Hallmark ..."
  2. Sound and Vision - Volume 70 - Page 125 2004 Also out: Jane Monheit's The Season, Anita Baker's Christmas Fantasy, Michael McDonald's Through the Many Winters (only at Hallmark Gold Crown)
  3. Michael McDonald's Hallmark Gold Crown(R) Stores' Holiday CD 'Through the Many Winters, A Christmas Album' Reaches Gold Within Two Weeks of Release Nov 29, 2005