Description Arriving nine months after Katharine McPhee’s 2010 bleached-blonde AAA makeover Unbroken, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You finds McPhee going back to her roots, returning to her brunette locks and reviving the show-stopping theatrics that made her a star on American Idol. Christmas Is the Time is an old-fashioned holiday record through and through, from the reliance on standards to the soft, roomy arrangements that allow plenty of space for McPhee to hit her high notes, all without drawing too much attention to herself. It’s a setting well suited for McPhee’s strengths, and song for song, this may be her strongest album: she does well by the standards, and the pop songs -- including “It’s Not Christmas Without You” and the title track originally sung by Billy Squier -- are good adult contemporary numbers. The album is simple and lean, not intent on making McPhee into a chart star, benefiting from a seasonal formula that allows her to simply sing like she did when she was on Idol. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Artist: Katharine McPhee Album: Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You Year: 1 January 2010 Genre: Ambient Quality: Flac CD 16bits/44.1kHz Label: Released by Verve Forecast Source: Qobuz Size: 199mb Tracklist 01 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 02 Jingle Bells 03 It’s Not Christmas Without You 04 O Holy Night 05 Silver Bells 06 Christmas Is The Time 07 Medley: O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Away In A Manger 08 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve 09 White Christmas 10 Who Would Imagine A King Credits Main artist: Katharine McPhee Composer: Various Composers Performers: Chris Bleth, Woodwinds, AssociatedPerformer - Gayle Levant, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Dukov, Conductor/Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Miller, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Treece, Vocal Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh Martin, ComposerLyricist - Ralph Blane, ComposerLyricist - Chris Botti, Trumpet, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - RANDY WALDMAN, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - ALLEN SIDES, Producer - Gary Novak, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Berghofer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Katharine McPhee, MainArtist - Alan Yoshida, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Suite 3 Music, Producer, Executive Producer - Brian O’Conner, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer Label: Verve Forecast Genre: Ambiance ℗ 2010 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Total Runtime: 34m 24s Download Link: Hidden Content: You must reply before you can see the hidden data contained here.