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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Baker, Anita  (Vocals)
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  Наименование CD :
   Christmas Fantasy



Год издания : 2005

Компания звукозаписи : Blue Note

Музыкальный стиль : Christmas, Adult Contemporary R&B

Время звучания : 45:16

Код CD : 0946 32173 2 4

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Woman Voice)      

Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; The Village Recording Studios, Santa Monica, CA; East Bay Recording Studios, Tarrytown, NY

Mixed at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, Track 8 & 9 mixed at Avatar Studios, New York, NY.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA.

Holiday titles live a bit outside an artist's standard discography, but if you look at Christmas Fantasy as a follow-up to the 2004 comeback My Everything, it continues that album's looser feel, less concerned with the charts and all the better because of it. There are only nine tracks on Anita Baker's Christmas Fantasy, but the album still clocks in at 45 minutes, with most tracks letting things comfortably develop past the five-minute mark. Part of the reason for this is the band. With George Duke, Larry Carlton, Joe Sample, the underrated Ricky Lawson, and other top-notch folk involved, it would be a shame not to let these boys play, but as much as they get to vamp, it's still Baker's album, 100 percent. Her increasing love of scat singing finds her interacting with the musicians in cool urbanite fashion, free but neither languid nor shamelessly bold. The exciting Crescent City take on "Frosty the Snowman," "Frosty's Rag," may be the standout track at first glance, but it's the cool interaction between singer and band on more subdued numbers like "O Come, All Ye Faithful" with the Yellowjackets and "Moonlight Sleighride" that makes the album worth returning to each holiday season. With its sparse, nearly haiku lyrics, "Moonlight Sleighride" is far and away the best of the three original numbers here, with "Family of Man" finishing second due to its mostly non-holiday lyrics that are clumsily tied to Christmas with a tacked-on final verse. A distant third, "Christmas Fantasy" feels too forced, but all is forgiven when Baker closes the album with an effervescent "My Favorite Things," putting her own spin on a song despite all the "definitive" versions that have come before. Kudos to Baker for avoiding anything sugary or diva and delivering on the promise she makes in the liner notes. "I wanted Mom & Dad to have a recording that we could listen to with a glass of wine after the kids were in bed," she states. Christmas Fantasy is not only that but more evidence Anita Baker's Career, Pt. 2 may be more sumptuous than Pt. 1.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Barry J. Eastmond (Fender Rhodes, Keyboards)
Carlos Ricketts (Background Vocals)
Gene Lobianco (Clarinet)
George Duke (Piano)
Jimmy Haslip (Bass)
Joe Sample (Piano)
Larry Carlton (Guitar)
Marcus Baylor (Drums)
Nathan East (Bass, Double Bass, Electric Bass)
Phil Upchurch (Guitar)
Rafael Padilla (Percussion)
Reggie Hamilton (Double Bass)
Ricky Lawson (Drums)
Russell Ferrante (Piano)
Sharon Bryant (Background Vocals)
Tiffany Palmer (Background Vocals)
Timothy May (Guitar)


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   1 Frosty's Rag (Frosty The Snowman)         0:03:48  
   2 Christmas Time Is Here         0:04:40 Vince Guaraldi
   3 I'll Be Home For Christmas     T       0:05:26 Kim Gannon / Walter Kent / Buck Ram
   4 Christmas Fantasy         0:04:36 A. Baker
   5 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen         0:04:55 Traditional
   6 Moonlight Sleighride         0:06:17 A. Baker
   7 O Come, All Ye Faithful         0:05:41 Traditional
   8 Family Of Man         0:04:51  
   9 My Favorite Things         0:05:02 Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers

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