Barry Manilow

In the Swing of Christmas

Silver Bells [2:37]
Carol Of The Bells/Jingle Bells [2:46]
Joy To The World/It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year [3:08]
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [4:06]
Violets For Your Furs [3:23]
O Tannenbaum/Winter Wonderland [2:58]
Christmas Time Is Here [4:36]
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) [3:19]
Toyland [3:24]
Count Your Blessings [3:51]
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer [2:26]++
Christmas Is Just Around The Corner (from “Cranberry Christmas”) [2:54]++

Hallmark XPR4172 (1-800-HALLMARK – www.hallmark.com)
Release Date: November 1, 2007
++Re-Release Date: October 13, 2009 (Arista 88697-57490-2) with two Bonus Tracks
Produced and Arranged by Barry Manilow
Co-Produced by Scott Erickson
Executive Producer: Garry C. Kief
Associate Producer: Marc Hulett
Recorded by Don Murray
Mixed by Scott Erickson
Recorded at: Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Pepper Tree Studio, Palm Springs, CA; SongLee Studio, La Canada, CA; Pepper Tree Studio, Las Vegas, NV
Mixed at: SongLee Studio, La Canada, CA; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; The Firehouse, Pasadena, CA
Mastered at: The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA by Doug Sax with Sangwook “Sunny” Nam; Asistant Engineers – Mark Gray, Justin Pintar, Dan Monti, Charlie Paakari; Additional Engineering / Technical Assistance: Greg Bartheld, Koji Egawa; Additional Production Assistance – Cristina Abaroa
Music Preparation: Ron Pedley Music Services, Terry Woodson Music, J. Barrick Griffiths, Cristina Abaroa
Art Direction: Photography – Jeff Katz; (Original 2007 Release) Design and Liner Notes – Hallmark Marketing Studio
Management: Garry C. Kief, STILETTO Entertainment
My favorite holiday memories are of the music – all those great Christmas classics that filled our small Brooklyn apartment. For this CD I chose songs that take me back to that good feeling. Timeless songs that I hope you’ll want to play all December long. Happy Holidays,
Barry Manilow
Silver Bells (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) Published by Paramount Music Corp. ASCAP; Arranged by Barry Manilow; Vocal Orchestration/Additional Arranging by Roger Treece; Additional Mixing by Don Murray; All Vocals by Barry Manilow
Carol Of The Bells/Jingle Bells* (Traditional)/(J.S. Pierpont) Published by Obbligato Music BMI; Background Vocals – Randy Crenshaw, Susie Stevens; Background Vocal Arrangement – Randy Crenshaw
Joy To The World/It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year* (Traditional)/(George Wyle and Eddie Pola) Public Domain/Published by Barnaby Music Corp.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas** (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane) Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc. ASCAP
Violets For Your Furs** (Matt Dennis/Thomas Adair) Published by Music Sales Corp. ASCAP; Arranged by Barry Manilow, based on an arrangement by Nelson Riddle
O Tannenbaum/Winter Wonderland* (Traditional)/(Richard Smith/Felix Bernard) Public Domain/Published by BVC Inc. WB Music ASCAP
Christmas Time Is Here* (Vince Guaraldi/Lee Mendelson) Published by Lee Mendelson Film Productions Inc. BMI
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)** (Mel Torme/Robert Wells) Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co. ASCAP
Toyland** (Victor Herbert/Glen MacDonough) Public Domain/Joy Spring/(Clifford Brown); Published by Music Sales Corp. ASCAP; Published by Cherio Corporation BMI and Second Floor Music BMI; Horn Arrangement – Randy Kerber
Count Your Blessings** (Irving Berlin) Published by Irving Berlin Music Company ASCAP
++Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Johnny Marks) Published by Educational Graphics Press, Inc. (BMI); Produced by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson; Arranged by Barry Manilow and Ray Ellis; Background Vocals Arranged by Randy Crenshaw; Recorded and Mixed by Bill Schnee; Recorded and Mixed at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Assistant Engineer: Charlie Bybee; Technical Assistance: Koji Egawa; Guitar: George Doering; Bass: Chuck Berghofer; Drums: Gregg Field; Piano: Mike Lang; Percussion: David Rozenblatt; Drum Programming: Scott Erickson; Background Vocals by Randy Crenshaw, Jeff Gunn, Susie Stevens, Scottie Haskel; Trumpet: Warren Luening, Dan Fornero, Jeff Bunnell; Trombone: Andy Martin, Charlie Morillas; French Horn: Brian O’Connor; Woodwinds: Sal Lozano, Jay Mason, Eric Marienthal
++Christmas Is Just Around The Corner (from “Cranberry Christmas”) (Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman) Published by Obbligato Music (BMI), Appoggiatura Music (BMI), Arnold Worldwide, Brentwood Television Funnies, Inc., Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.; Produced by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions, Greg O’Connor and Barry Manilow; Arranged by Michael Lloyd, Greg O’Connor and Barry Manilow; Engineered by Bob Kearney; Mixed by Michael Lloyd; Guitar: Tim Pierce; Bass: Leland Sklar; Drums: John Ferraro; Keyboards: Jim Cox, Barry Manilow; Background Vocals by Jeffrey Foskett, Jeni Snyder, Debby Lytton, Patty Lloyd, Susanna Wolk, Greg O’Connor, Michael Lloyd and Barry Manilow; Pro Tools Editing: Nigel Lundemo and Michael Lloyd; Michael Lloyd Special Thanks: Assistant to the producers: Mike Lloyd II, Don Griffin/West LA Music
* Featuring MaD FUSION (Matt Herskowitz – Piano; Mat Fieldes – Bass; David Rozenblatt – Drums)
** Featuring the Randy Kerber Trio (Randy Kerber – Piano; Mike Valerio – Bass; Joe La Barbera – Drums)
Ron Pedley – Additional Keyboards; Tom Scott – Saxophone / Flute; Warren Leuning – Trumpet; George Doering – Guitar
Thanks to: Yamaha Musical Instruments, Zoe Thrall, Paula Salvatore, and Teresa Bustillo, Joe Brenner and Joe Penachio, Adam Kief, Chris Walters, Garry Kief, John Adams, Kenny Pyle, Kirsten Kief, Lynn Michelson, Matt Ivester, Ruth Bryant, Sacha Bambadji, Sara Zickuhr, and the entire STILETTO family.
Thanks to the entire team at Arista Records including: Clive Davis, Charles Goldstuck, Tom Corson, Scott Seviour, Richard Palmese, Emio Zizza, Rani Hancock, Claudia Butzky, Jennifer Fowler, Sarah Weinstein, Kevin Beisler, Jane Morledge, Chris Lebeau, and Scott Sylvester.
Special thanks to: Gayle Holcomb, Teri Brown, Ann Herrick… and everyone at Hallmark.