Chilly Gonzales – A Very Chilly Christmas 2020 Xmas Minimal Classical Piano - Sealed LP
Chilly Gonzales – A Very Chilly Christmas
Label: Gentle Threat – GENTLE022V
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Includes printed inner sleeve.
(p) & (c) 2020 Gentle Threat Ltd. exclusively licensed to Gonzpiration Inc. for North America.
Manufactured in the EU.
Vocalists are credited as 'feat' on the sleeve.
Barcode (Text): 5 053760 058038Barcode (Scanned): 5053760058038
Released: Nov 13, 2020
Genre: Pop, Classical
A1 Silent Night
A2 Good King Wenceslas
A3 Silver Bells
Written-By – Jay Livingston, Raymond Evans*
A4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
A5 Last Christmas
Written-By – George Michael
A6 The Banister Bough
Featuring [Feat] – Feist
Written-By – Jason "Chilly Gonzales" Beck*, Larry Goldings, Leslie Feist
A7 Jingle Bells
B1 All I Want For Christmas Is You
Written-By – Mariah Carey, Walter N Afanasieff*
B2 In The Bleak Midwinter
Featuring [Feat] – Jarvis Cocker
B3 Snow Is Falling In Manhattan
Featuring [Feat] – Feist, Jarvis Cocker
Written-By – David Craig Berman*
B4 O Tannenbaum
B5 Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
B6 O Come, All Ye Faithful
B7 We Three KingsB8 Auld Lang Mynor
(New Yorker) "The self-identified “musical genius” Chilly Gonzales counters his absurdities with a repertoire that extends to dance music, rap, and classical-tinged solo works. On his new album, “A Very Chilly Christmas,” the pianist puts his stamp on holiday music, predominantly through elegiac renderings of seasonal touchstones. Onstage he can summon the piano satirist Victor Borge, but here even Wham!’s “Last Christmas” comes draped in melancholy. Like many architects of Christmas music, Gonzales (born Jason Beck) is Jewish, and there’s an element of pressed-against-the-glass wistfulness to these renditions. Fittingly, the album’s centerpiece is “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan,” a 2019 David Berman heartbreaker that gets treated as a standard, with vocals by Jarvis Cocker and Feist. On Dec. 23, both singers join Gonzales for “A Very Chilly Christmas Special,” a Web variety show taped in an empty Paris theatre—“not,” the pianist notes, “some live-streamed B.S. from my living room.”
(Allthebarrier) "A Very Chilly Christmas is a remarkable album. It’s a collection of 16 Christmas tunes, the titles of 15 of which will be familiar but the presentation of which will be surprising, fascinating, enlivening and occasionally highly amusing to all. For a start, the songs, even such traditionally ‘jolly’ selections such as Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas Is You are all delivered in a minor key and slow tempo. The vast majority are solo piano pieces (although the cello contributions of Stella Le Page on several tracks add extra warmth and depth to an album that already copiously claims those qualities) and when Jarvis or Feist add their vocal contributions, the quirkiness is complete."
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