Pistol Annies – Hell Of A Holiday - 2021 C+W Xmas - Black Vinyl - Sealed LP

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Pistol Annies – Hell Of A Holiday

Label: RCA Nashville – none
Vinyl, LP
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen, Stewart Whitmore
Matrix / Runout ([etched]): 19439 92617-1-A WG
Matrix / Runout ([etched]): 19439 92617-1-B WG
Country: US
Released: Oct 22, 2021
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 Hell of a Holiday
A2 Snow Globe
A3 Harlan County Coal
A4 Come On Christmas Time
A5 If We Make it Through December
Written-By – Merle Haggard
A6 Make You Blue
B1 Leanin' on Jesus
B2 The Only Thing I Wanted
B3 Believing
B4 Happy Birthday
B5 Sleigh Ride
B6 Joy
B7 Auld Lang Syne
Arranged By – Pistol Annies
Cover – Gina R. Brinkley

Edited By – Anna Lise Liddell, Eric Mass




"The Pistol Annies’ new Christmas album ‘Hell of a Holiday’ was released on Friday and the Belles and Gals team have got together to write an ‘in the round’ review, where several team members get together and write about a particular song that is close to their heart. Here’s our look at ‘Hell of a Holiday’!
My choice is “Hell Of A Holiday” , the album’s title track and also its opener, one of the trio’s ten original writes on this collection. And wow does it kick things off in great style!
The energetic, uptempo song is full of the fun we have come to associate with the Annies, including the advice that “Santa better get his butt in gear ” ! But it’s not just Christmas that gets called out here, the track is a celebration of the entire holiday season which in the US incorporates Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year… possibly one reason for what some may consider to be an early release date for a “Christmas” album. Indeed, from the very start (which is actually the song’s catchy chorus) we hear how decorations are already underway “And it’s only November 1” and there’s then references to all the afore-mentioned festivities over the coming few months, with folk “Carving the pumpkins, hanging the lights, stuffing the turkey, pouring the wine, already singing Auld Lang Syne” .

Its accompaniment is a cacophony of instrumentation, including great percussion and steel, and I particularly love wonderful saxophone solo giving it a country/jazz crossover feel. And of course, although each of the Annies are great vocalists in their own right their harmonies are always a highlight of their music and it’s great to hear them blending so seamlessly throughout this opener."

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Condition New
Format LP
Color Black