Craig Chaquico "Holiday"

Craig Chaquico "Holiday"

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Craig Chaquico
The Story
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.
The Music
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
04:08 Silent Night Instrumental
01:26 Every Day's A Holiday (With You) Instrumental
02:45 We Wish You A Merry Christmas Instrumental
02:23 White 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
The Artists
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
Kevin Paladini Sax
Jim Reitzel Bass
Wade Olson Drums
Marquinho Brasil Percussion
Dan Miranda Bass on "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
Molly McKissick Harp
Saba Buser Vocals, Violins
Izabel Austin Vocals
Dan Harjung Mixing
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Dave Roberts MOTU Digital Engineering, Editing, Mixing Assistance
Bruce Sullivan Project Management, Art Direction
Jason Imber Photography
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.