Perhaps "Holiday" is the quintessential CD that stands out from other run of the mill holiday season CDs in that it breaks new ground with its innovative arrangements and unique variety of sounds. This will be the Yuletide CD that you'll want to listen to over and over and over again. By creating the sound and feeling that Craig was sitting in your living room playing the acoustic guitar in front of your fireplace at your own private holiday event, and then some songs with a few additional acoustic players who happened to show up at the party, to some songs where you are sitting in the front row of a full blown band live concert with everybody on stage in front of you, Craig Chaquico's "up close and personal" recording of classics and original material begs for more than just one listen. There is a lush intimate 10-guitar version of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and a full jammin' band track version of "Angels We Have Heard On High" that sounds like it was recorded during the "Return of the Eagle", "Cafe Carnival", and the"Acoustic Highway" recording sessions, with musical elements from all three featuring piano, horns and Latin percussion.
|05:08||Angels We Have Heard On High||Instrumental|
|04:09||God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen||Instrumental|
|07:03||Ashes Of The Fall / Winterflame...||Instrumental|
|07:18||Jingle Bells / Jingle Bells (Slight...||Instrumental|
|01:26||Every Day's A Holiday (With You)||Instrumental|
|02:45||We Wish You A Merry Christmas||Instrumental|
|02:55||Hark, The Herald Angels Sing||Instrumental|
|01:18||God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (And...||Instrumental|
|01:46||Waltz Of The WInter Constellations||Instrumental|
|03:22||Nonsuch / Ladies' Bramzel||Vocal|
|Craig Chaquico||Guitars, Production, Mixing, Art Direction, Arrangements, Piano|
|Ozzie Ahlers||Keyboards, Production, Arrangements|
|Bill Heller||Additional Keyboards, Drum Programming, Loops, Musical Arrangements, Bass, Piano and Organ on "Angels We Have Heard On High", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Jingle Bells", Additional Production, Pre-Mixing|
|Dan Miranda||Bass on "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"|
|Saba Buser||Vocals, Violins|
|Dave Roberts||MOTU Digital Engineering, Editing, Mixing Assistance|
|Bruce Sullivan||Project Management, Art Direction|
|Dessie Alexandroff||Photo Production, Design|
|Chris Verespej||Art Direction, Design|
|Tony Burkart||Art Direction|
|Brad Bartkus||3-D Graphic Design|
|Recorded at Lunatunes, Ashland, OR, OzWorld, Novato, CA, Heller Studio, Long Island, NY, Elvis Presley Studios, North Pole.
Mixed at Higher Octave Music, Inc. and Lunatunes, Ashland, OR.
Additional pre-mixes perfromed at Heller Studios, Long Island, NY.
Mastered at Mastermind Productions, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
Hair and make-up by Marcus Geezer.