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My Gift to You
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Album: My Gift to You
# Song Title   Time
1)    My Gift To You
2)    Sleigh Ride
3)    Our First Christmas
4)    Remember Why (It's Christmas)
5)    Little Drummer Boy, The
6)    Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
7)    This Christmas
8)    Winter Wonderland
9)    Thank You For a Good Year
10)    Remember Why (It's Christmas) (Reprise)
 
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  • Personnel: Alexander O'Neal (vocals); Jellybean Johnson (guitar, percussion); Dave Agent (guitar); Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster (keyboards, programming); Lisa Keith, Randy Ran (background vocals).
  • Producers: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Steve Hodge.
  • Recorded at Starlight Studio, Richmond, Virginia; Flyte Tyme Productions and MPR Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Recording information: Flyte Tyme Productions, Mpls., MN; MPR Studios, Mpls., MN; Starlight Sound, Richmond, CA.
  • Photographer: Joe Stafford.
  • Holiday records were a staple of the Motown, Atlantic, and Stax release schedules during the golden age of soul music, but in the 1980s few R&B acts picked up the baton. Although it hasn't dated particularly well, My Gift to You nevertheless remains an admirable and energetic attempt to revive the Christmas album concept for a new generation, pairing Alexander O'Neal with the hitmaking production duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to create a lushly romantic set considerably more thoughtful and heartfelt than your average yuletide cash-in. Half of the album's ten songs are Jam/Lewis originals, and even if none of them emerged as contemporary standards, they do a good job of capturing both the secular ("Our First Christmas") and spiritual ("Remember Why It's Christmas") dimensions of the season. O'Neal also delivers shopworn material like "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Winter Wonderland" with conviction, saving his most potent performance for the Donny Hathaway classic "This Christmas." There's no getting around the trademark Jam/Lewis production, though. My Gift to You is plainly a product of its era, complete with thick synthesizers and programmed rhythms, and is best enjoyed by listeners still hoping Santa brings them acid-washed jeans and Members Only jackets regardless of the year in question. ~ Jason Ankeny
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