Label: Capitol Records - CAPS 26 0051 1,Capitol Records - CAPS 26 005 1 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Vocal
June Christy was always an exceptional vocalist steeped in cool jazz who had a knack for unearthing interesting songs and fostering under-recorded songwriters. With the unjustly neglected This Time of Year Christy decided to address the fact that every single Christmas album seems to feature the same few seasonal songs. This Time of Year is that rarest of things -- a winter concept album of all new material that can be listened to even when the holidays are over.
While Christy had a sunny image, listeners sometimes confuse her upbeat blonde looks with her actual music; here she continues her propensity to explore the darker end of the emotional spectrum on what is basically the Only the Lonely of Christmas albums.
But the album isn't only a refreshing change of pace -- it succeeds on musical merits alone and master arranger Pete Rugolo who was to June Christy what Nelson Riddle was to Frank Sinatra The Flame - Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1): 1981-1990 deceptively complex Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 that support Christy beautifully.
Of course, things get better for the lovelorn protagonist through the course of the album, but not before Christy reminds you that the forced joviality of Christmas can sometimes make Get Happy - June Christy - This Is June Christy! feel less, not more, connected to your fellow man. This Time of Year remains the Christmas album of choice for those who feel a little out of step with the holidays.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Vocal Jazz. Styles Christmas Cool Vocal Jazz. Christmas Party. Track Listing. Christmas Heart. June Christy. Ring a Merry Bell. Get Happy - June Christy - This Is June Christy! Them on the Tree. The Little Star. The Merriest. This Time of Year.
Seven Shades of Snow. Sorry to See You Go. The Magic Gift.
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