The Monkees - Christmas Is My Time Of Year mp3 album
Christmas Is My Time of Year" is a Christmas single written by Howard Kaylan and Chip Douglas, both members of the Turtles. Christmas Is My Time of Year" was first recorded and released on the Turtles' White Whale label in 1968 by the Christmas Spirit, a supergroup consisting of Kaylan and fellow Turtle Mark Volman; Gram Parsons and Gene Parsons of the Byrds; Linda Ronstadt; Modern Folk Quartet alumni Cyrus Faryar and Henry Diltz; and gospel singer Bessie Griffin.
The first Christmas album ever by the Monkees, Christmas Party is collection of holiday standards and new classics that include The Christmas Song, Silver Bells, Wonderful Christmastime and the focus track Unwrap You At Christmas. Christmas Party includes new vocals by Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, plus the late Davy Jones’ unmistakable voice – taken from vintage recordings – also appears on two songs. I loved Good Times, the Monkees' 2016 comeback album that IMO was the best thing they've recorded since their fourth LP in '67. When I heard they were following it up with a Christmas album, I was a bit disappointed. I wanted (and still want) more Good Times!
The Monkees are throwing a Christmas Party, and you’re invited! On October 12, the group’s first-ever Christmas album will be released via Rhino on CD, digital download, and streaming. Following in the acclaimed footsteps of 2016’s Good Times!, Christmas Party will feature production by Adam Schlesinger, new vocals by Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and classic vocals from the late Davy Jones. Unwrap You At Christmas.
On Christmas Party, the Monkees put their vocal stamp on a wide array of classic Christmas tracks, from the R&B holiday standard Merry Christmas, Baby to Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime and Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day. Listen to several songs and watch several lyric videos, below. Watch What Would Santa Do. After helming the Monkees’ studio album Good Times! in 2016, Grammy- and Emmy-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger reprises his role as producer on Christmas Party
Christmas Party is the thirteenth album by the Monkees. Produced mainly by Adam Schlesinger (with Michael Nesmith's tracks produced by his sons Christian and Jonathan), the album is the Monkees' first to focus on Christmas music. It follows on the success of their 2016 album Good Times! The two-year gap is the shortest between albums since the 1969/1970 releases of The Monkees Present and Changes . The Target store exclusive version features two additional tracks, "Riu Chiu" and "Christmas is My Time of Year," vintage recordings from the group remastered and remixed by original Monkees producer Chip Douglas.
On CHRISTMAS PARTY, The Monkees put their unmistakable vocal stamp on a wide array of classic Christmas tracks, from the R&B holiday standard "Merry Christmas, Baby," to Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and Wizzard's yuletide classic "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Da. After helming The Monkees' critically acclaimed studio album Good Times! in 2016, Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger reprises his role as producer on CHRISTMAS PARTY
Micky Dolenz Breaks Down the Monkees’ New Christmas Album. The singer also discusses Michael Nesmith’s heart surgery, the possibility of more tour dates and Peter Tork’s absence. Peter Tork didn’t participate in the last Monkees tour and hasn’t been seen much in public over the past year. His sole contribution to the record is a banjo-driven rendition of Angels We Have Heard On High. I love the fact that he put banjo on a Christmas song, says Dolenz. He’s had his health issues and we’re sending him good wishes. The album wraps up with a bluesy rendition of Merry Christmas Baby with Dolenz on lead vocals. I hope I wasn’t kidding myself when I did that, he says. My pre-Monkees roots were Otis Redding, Fats Domino and Little Richard