вторник, 15 мая 2007 г.

Meco - Christmas In The Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album


Meco - Christmas In The Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album

Label: RSO Records, Inc.
Catalog#: RS-1-3093
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Arranged By - Harold Wheeler , Meco Monardo
Backing Vocals - Annette Saunders , Arlene Martell , Bill Marine , Fred Stark , Janet Burnham , Lennie Roberts , Marlene VerPlanck , Phil McAlpine , Rod McBrien , Ron Marshall And The Bridgewater Raritan High School West Advanced Choir
Bass - Jay Leonhart
Cello - Avron Coleman , Homer Mensch , Jesse Levy , John Beal , Seymour Barab
Drums - Alan Schwartzberg* , Jimmy Young
Engineer - Clay Hutchinson , Jason Corsaro , Piers Plaskett , Scott Litt
French Horn - Jim Buffington , John Clark (2) , Peter Gordon
Guitar - Don Arnone
Harp - Margaret Ross
Keyboards - Derek Smith , Harold Wheeler , Pat Rebillot
Lead Vocals - C-3PO , John Bongiovi , Maury Yeston , Rod McBrien
Mastered By - Greg Calbi
Mixed By - Scott Litt
Other [Sound Effects] - Ben Burtt
Percussion - Dave Carey , George Devins , Maury Yeston , Tony Bingo
Producer - Meco Monardo
Producer, Arranged By, Guitar - Lance Quinn
Producer, Mixed By - Tony Bongiovi
Reeds - Al Regni , Anne Sheedy , Eddie Daniels , George Marge , John Campo , Phil Bodner , Romeo Penque
Trombone - Dave Taylor (2) , Paul Faulise , Tony Studd , Wayne Andre
Trumpet - Bob Millikin , Danny Cahn , John Gatchell
Viola - Harold Coletta , Harry Zaratzian , Olivia Koppell , Richard Maximoff
Violin - Aaron Rosand , Gerald Tarack , Guy Lumia , Harry Cykman , Joseph Malignaggi , Lewis Eley , Marvin Morgenstern , Matthew Raimondi , Paul Gershman , Sanford Allen , Tony Posk

Original Release Date: 1980

Label: RSO RecordsGenre: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Christmas In The Stars (3:19)
A2 Bells, Bells, Bells (3:13)
A3 The Odds Against Christmas (3:03)
A4 What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?) (3:23)
A5 R2D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas (3:14)
Vocals - Arthur Boller , Donald Oriolo, Jr.* , Dori Greenberg , Ivy Alexenburg , Jake Yeston , Jessica Taylor , Marney Alexenburg , Ricky Haayen , Roddy McBrien , Russell Poses , Scot Randell , Stacy Greenberg
B1 Sleigh Ride (3:36)
B2 Merry, Merry Christmas (2:38)
B3 A Christmas Sighting ('Twas The Night Before Christmas) (4:07)
B4 The Meaning Of Christmas

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From http://www.geocities.com/mecofan/

The same team of producers of Empire Strikes back is responsible for this unusual album. The only (big) difference is that Harold Wheeler was in the arrangements, with Lance and Meco.

This was a weird experiment. It features Christmas songs inspired in some of the characters from Star Wars. So you find C-3PO and R2-D2 performing several songs joined up by all sorts of aliens (even Chewbacca!). This concept by Meco Monardo doesn't make any sense, but the result is fun to listen to. Some of the songs aren't that good but the average level of the album is OK. It is obvious the hand of Harold Wheeler everywhere, whose orchestral arrangements are just great. A shame they were used in songs that don't deserve it.

The songs included are: Christmas in the stars; Bells, bells, bells; The odds against Christmas; What can you get a wookiee for Christmas (when he already owns a comb?); R2-D2 we wish you a merry Christmas; Sleigh Ride; Merry, merry Christmas; A Christmas sighting ('Twas the night before Christmas), and The meaning of Christmas. The single "What Can you get a Wookie for Chrismas" reached #69 in the lists.

For this album, Lucasfilm not only allowed the use of special effects, but also the "voice" of R2-D2 and the presence of Anthony Daniels, leading vocals as C-3PO. But there's more: the album cover is by Ralph McQuarrie, the designer who made most of the artwork for the Star Wars trilogy, and in the leading vocals was also John Bongiovi, who would later be known as Jon Bon Jovi .

This LP was re-released on CD in 1996 and it is still available. A "delight" for collectors of rare Star Wars or Bon Jovi items.

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