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The Resource This Christmas, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, (sound recording)

This Christmas, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, (sound recording)

Label
This Christmas
Title
This Christmas
Statement of responsibility
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Longtime friends and long-ago Grease co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John chose to team up once again in 2012, this time for a Christmas album designed to benefit their respective charities, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center and the Jett Travolta Foundation. So, This Christmas is camp for a cause, a cheerful celebration of the familiar trappings of the season. There are friends by the busload -- Cliff Richard, Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, Tony Bennett, and James Taylor all pop in for a tune -- there's a production as clean and crisp as newly fallen snow, there's as much cheesy Christmas cheer as a stack of reindeer sweaters sitting underneath a plastic Christmas tree. Musically, the only left turn arrives in the amiably rocking new song "I Think You Might Like It" -- its guitars sound randier than the rest of the record but that's certainly on a relative scale -- otherwise these are songs you know by heart, all sung with a visible smile that's either ingratiating or insufferably, unwittingly campy, depending on your perspective. The thing of it is, This Christmas winds up serving both audiences equally well: it'll brighten the season of fans who take this at face value, and for those looking for a ridiculous dose of celeb Christmas cheer, Travolta's asides to "Liv" will more than fulfill their needs
Cataloging source
AU@
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Travolta, John
Form of composition
songs
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
John Travolta and Oivia Newton-John
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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  • Kenny G
  • Streisand, Barbra
  • Corea, Chick
  • Richard, Cliff
  • Bennett, Tony
  • Taylor, James
  • Newton-John, Olivia
  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center
  • The Jett Travolta Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas music
  • Carols
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
This Christmas, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"3717455."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. Baby It's Cold Outside - Frank Loesser - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:19 -- 2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Johnny Marks - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Kenny G 2:13 -- 3. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Kim Gannon / Walter Kent / Buck Ram - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Barbra Streisand 3:32 -- 4. This Christmas - Nadine McKinnor / Donnie Pitts - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Chick Corea 4:25 -- 5. Silent Night - Traditional - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 4:48 -- 6. The Christmas Waltz - Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:00 -- 7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ralph Blane / Hugh Martin - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Cliff Richard 4:36 -- 8. Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard / Dick Smith - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra 2:30 -- 9. White Christmas - Irving Berlin - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:16 -- 10. I Think You Might Like It - John Farrar - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:11 -- 11. The Christmas Song -- Mel Tormé / Bob Wells - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:41 -- 12. Deck the Halls - Traditional - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. James Taylor 2:41 -- 13. Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi / Lee Mendelson / Traditional
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (CD)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
602537174553
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3717455
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819197887
  • (OCoLC)ocn819197887
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
not applicable
Label
This Christmas, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
"3717455."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. Baby It's Cold Outside - Frank Loesser - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:19 -- 2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Johnny Marks - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Kenny G 2:13 -- 3. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Kim Gannon / Walter Kent / Buck Ram - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Barbra Streisand 3:32 -- 4. This Christmas - Nadine McKinnor / Donnie Pitts - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Chick Corea 4:25 -- 5. Silent Night - Traditional - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 4:48 -- 6. The Christmas Waltz - Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:00 -- 7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ralph Blane / Hugh Martin - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Cliff Richard 4:36 -- 8. Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard / Dick Smith - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra 2:30 -- 9. White Christmas - Irving Berlin - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:16 -- 10. I Think You Might Like It - John Farrar - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:11 -- 11. The Christmas Song -- Mel Tormé / Bob Wells - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta 3:41 -- 12. Deck the Halls - Traditional - Olivia Newton-John / John Travolta feat. James Taylor 2:41 -- 13. Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi / Lee Mendelson / Traditional
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc (CD)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
602537174553
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3717455
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819197887
  • (OCoLC)ocn819197887
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
not applicable

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