About Josh Groban "Noel" album. Christmas joy arrives early this year for millions of Josh Groban fans as 143/Warner/Reprise Records realeased of "Noel"," the artist's long-anticipated classic recording of holiday songs. Arrived in stores on October 9th, Josh Groban is joined on "Noel" by the London Symphony Orchestra and several guest artists and has once again collaborated with Grammy-winning producer David Foster. Josh Groban "Noel" CD is available here.
Recorded in Los Angeles and the famed Abbey Road Studio in London in between performances of the 26-year-old Josh Groban's "Awake" Tour, the collection of holiday songs on "Noel" includes such classics as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" with Josh on acoustic piano, "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy," "The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and "Ava Maria." Josh Groban duets with Faith Hill on "The First Noel," with a choir under the direction of gospel legend Kirk Franklin. In addition, singer Brian McKnight adds his vocals on "Angels We Have Heard On High" and the haunting version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" features messages from troops stationed overseas.
"I was inspired by all the Christmases I've been fortunate enough to celebrate with my family over the last 26 years," commented Josh Groban. "I was committed to making a classic Christmas album yet one that sounded different than anything that's been heard on a holiday record. David Foster and I were passionate about creating the perfect collection of songs."
Some musicians and people works on Josh Groban "Noel": Andy McKee (Guitar), Richard Page (Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus), Dean Parks (Guitar), Bill Ross (Arranger, Orchestration, String Arrangements), Brad Dechter (Arranger, Orchestration, Choir Arrangement), Lucia Micarelli (Violin, Soloist), Kirk Franklin (Arranger, Director), Humberto Gatica (Engineer, Mixing), The London Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Lubbock (Orchestration).
Josh Groban "Noel" track listing:
Little Drummer Boy
I'll be home for Christmas
Angels We Have Heard On High
The Christmas Song
What Child is this
Petit papa Noel
It came upon a Midnight Clear
O Come all Ye Faithful