Faith: A Holiday Album

Performers Kenny G

Arista | August 3, 1999 | Compact Disc

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Kenny G continues to breathe new life into classic carols on this follow-up to the best-selling holiday album of all time, Miracles. Faith shows that this beloved instrumentalist hasn't lost the tender touch that can expose the subtle beauty of holiday standards like "Let it Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "First Noël." In an effort to make this an inclusive holiday release, Kenny includes "Eternal Night" - an original Hanukkah song composed especially for this album. The soothing sounds of Faith will certainly add joy and comfort to this holiday season.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 3, 1999

Genre: Saxophone

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Arista

UPC: 078221909020

Found in: Saxophone

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Faith: A Holiday Album

Faith: A Holiday Album

Performers Kenny G
Guest Artist(s) Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Waldman, Ricky Lawson, Walter Afanasieff

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 3, 1999

Genre: Saxophone

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Arista

UPC: 078221909020


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Title Track Time
1.Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! --
2.The First Noel --
3.I'll Be Home For Christmas --
4.Sleigh Ride --
5.We Three Kings/Carol Of The Bells --
6.O Christmas Tree --
7.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town --
8.Eternal Light (A Chanukah Song) --
9.Ave Maria --
10.Auld Lang Syne --
11.Bonus Track --
12.Bonus Track --

Editorial Notes

FAITH: A HOLIDAY ALBUM includes "Auld Lang Syne (Millennium Mix), a compilation of 140 back-to-back soundbites which span the century, including Thomas Edison's first words recorded on phonograph, Bob Hope, I Love Lucy, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King Jr., FDR, JFK, American Bandstand, Saturday Night Live and more, all to the melody of Auld Lang Syne. Personnel includes: Kenny G (soprano & tenor saxophones); William Ross, Chris Boardman (conductor); Walter Afanasieff (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Randy Waldman (piano); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano); Nathan East (bass); Ricky Lawson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Greg Bleck (programming). Engineers: Humberto Gatica, David Gleeson, David Frazer. FAITH is the second holiday collection from the world's most popular soprano saxophonist, Kenny G. Whereas on his first holiday album, MIRACLES, Kenny G was given to interpretative flights of fancy, FAITH finds the well-coifed pop icon delivering versions of Christmas standards that are relatively faithful to the originals. On the opening "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," Kenny G blows sprightly lines over lush strings, acoustic piano, and Rhodes keyboard, making for an appropriately high-spirited version of this Yuletide chestnut. An energetic take on "Sleigh Ride" provides the opportunity for Kenny G to stretch out and take a few spicy solos. "We Three Kings" is delivered with typical Eastern melodic flair, as the soprano saxophone proves a perfect vehicle for the lightly seductive lines of the piece. Kenny G makes a somewhat anomalous venture into jazz stylings on a loungey take on "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." So timeless and well executed are the pieces in this collection that one can imagine this music being broadcast down the echoing halls of a bustling shopping mall or drifting across the grounds of a quaint snow-filled roadside Christmas Tree farm.
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