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8 Days of Christmas

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Length  41:00
Release date  30 October 2001
Artist  Destiny's Child
Label  Columbia Records
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Released  October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)
Recorded  July 2000; July–September 2001
Producer  Damon Elliott Kurt Farguhar Focus... Alan Foyd Rob Fusari Alonzo Jackson Beyoncé Knowles Errol McCalla Jr. Falante Moore Willie Morris Ric Wake Erron Williams Bama Boyz
8 Days of Christmas (2001)  This Is the Remix (2002)
Genres  Christmas music, Contemporary R&B
Similar  Destiny's Child albums, Christmas music albums

8 Days of Christmas is the fourth and penultimate studio album and first Christmas album by American R&B girl group Destiny's Child, released on October 30, 2001 by Columbia Records.

Contents

Destiny s child 8 days of christmas


Background

The album contains nine tracks featuring traditional Christmas songs and three original songs. Most of them are re-arranged with up-tempo beats in a contemporary R&B style. The album was recorded in Summer 2001 in the United States, but Kelly Rowland stated during the "8 Days of Christmas" video premiere on BET's 106 & Park in Fall 2001 that parts of the album were also recorded in Japan during Destiny's Child's overseas promo tour. In the same interview, Beyoncé Knowles revealed, "Actually we wrote the song two years ago, when we went in the studio to do some Christmas something. That's what started the idea of doing a Christmas album." The song "8 Days of Christmas" first appeared on the double-disc reissue of The Writing's on the Wall in November 2000.

Reception

8 Days of Christmas debuted at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard 200. Five weeks later, it eventually peaked at number thirty-four. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 3, 2001, denoting shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States.

Track listing

Notes

  • ^[a] – Vocal arrangements by Beyoncé.
  • ^[b] – Musical & Vocal arrangements by Michelle Williams, Erron Williams and Kim Burse.
  • ^[c] – Vocal arrangements by Kelly Rowland and Kim Burse.
  • "8 Days of Christmas" contains re-sung lyrics from Traditional Christmas Carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" & a replayed element from "Jingle Bells" written by James Pierpont
  • "Winter Paradise" contains replayed elements from "Father Figure", written & performed by George Michael.
  • "A 'DC' Christmas Medley" incorporates lyrics from "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "Jingle Bells", "Frosty the Snowman", "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", "Deck the Halls" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".
  • "Little Drummer Boy" originally performed by The Harry Simeone Chorale and Based on "Carol of the Drum" performed by The Trapp Family Singers
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear?" originally performed by The Harry Simeone Chorale
  • "White Christmas" originally performed by Bing Crosby
  • "Platinum Bells" is a semi-remake of "Silver Bells" originally performed by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards
  • "This Christmas" originally performed by Donny Hathaway
  • Personnel

  • Destiny's Child - vocals performed by (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-8, 10-12)
  • Asif Ali - recording engineer (track 5)
  • Pablo Arraya - recording engineer (track 6)
  • Beyoncé - group member (tracks 1-5, 7-8, 10-12), musical arrangement (4), vocals (performed by) (4)
  • Derrick Coleman - additional background vocals (sung by) (track 9)
  • Dylan Dresdow - recording engineer (track 9)
  • Alan Floyd - musical arrangement (track 6)
  • David Guerrero - assistant audio mixing (tracks 1, 4-10, 12)
  • Jaime Guidewicz - assistant recording engineer (track 6)
  • James Hoover - recording engineer (tracks 2-3)
  • Solange Knowles - guest vocals (performed by) (track 5)
  • Tony Maserati - audio mixing (tracks 2-3, 11)
  • Errol "Poppi" McCalla - music programming
  • Bill Meyers - string arrangements, string conductor
  • Michael Morales - acoustic guitar (track 4)
  • Ramon Morales - recording engineer (tracks 11-12)
  • Tom Morris - recording engineer (tracks 7-8)
  • John Naslen - recording engineer (track 1)
  • Flip Osman - assistant audio mixing (tracks 2-3, 11)
  • Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado - audio mixing (tracks 1, 4-10, 12)
  • Marius Perron - recording engineer (track 4)
  • Juan Ramirez - assistant recording engineer (track 5)
  • Sharay Reed - bass guitar (track 9)
  • Byron Rickerson - recording engineer (track 9)
  • Frank Romano - guitar (track 3)
  • Kelly Rowland - group member (tracks 1-3, 5-8, 10-12), vocals (6)
  • Motonori Sasaki - assistant recording engineer (track 11)
  • Stephen Stephanie - assistant recording engineer (track 1)
  • Larry Strum - recording engineer (track 9)
  • Brian Summer - assistant recording engineer (track 9)
  • David Swope - recording engineer (track 6)
  • Allan Tucker - recording engineer (track 9)
  • Kevin Turner - acoustic guitar (track 9)
  • Robert Valdez - assistant recording engineer (track 7-8)
  • Michelle Williams - group member (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-12), lead vocals (9)
  • Songs

    18 Days of Christmas3:37
    2Winter Paradise3:59
    3A “DC” Christmas Medley3:42

    References

    8 Days of Christmas Wikipedia


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