The Christmas Album is Gene O'Neill's
third solo guitar CD. Gene provides all
of the musical backing via multi-track overdub.
All of the tracks are made up of the guitar
playing it's own bass parts while doing the
melody. The overdubs are for extra color.
1. "Christmas Tree" 2:41
guitar and flugle horn
played as a jazz waltz.
2. "The First Noel" 4:11
lovely brass trio with classical guitar.
3. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" 2:37
classical guitar, mandolin and bells.
4. "We Three Kings" 3:48
a lush arrangement with many lovely
5. "Jingle Bells" 3:12
7 string guitar,keyboards,etc. played as a
swing tune. We kept the sleigh bells.
6. "Joy To The World" 3:22
guitar, clarinet, hand bells and harmonica.
7. "What Child Is This" 4:23
a melodic, be-bop jazz version with sax
and flugle horn throughout.
8. "Deck The Halls" 2:54
guitar, flute and cello
gentle swing treatment of this much-loved
9. "The Little Drummer Boy" 3:23
This drummer boy has a light latin feel.
Nice saxophone work adds to the mood.
10. "Come All Ye Faithful" 4:07
classical guitar, a male chorus and
the flugle horn set a church-like mood.
11. "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" 2:28
guitar, african drums, blowpipe and the
odd brass instrument give this "town"
a new feeling.
12. "Silent Night" 3:04
a 7 string guitar plays a slow, dreamy,
4/4 rendition of one of the seasons
most beloved songs.
13. "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" 2:34
Gene O'Neill's concept piece of what
might happen when a cool jazz trumpeter
sits in with a Salvation Army Brass band