Why did we make this CD? We had been playing in the Praise Band at Boulder Valley Christian Church for a several years and wanted to give our congregation something they could use as an "Outreach Tool" and to enjoy themselves, year after year.
All arrangements by Brad Moritz. Dan Reifsnyder added the "keyboard parts" after we had all the basic tracks done. As you'll hear, his solo's and fills make this CD!
We recorded this in 1997 in my home studio in Boulder Colorado, which at the time consisted of a Tascam Studio 8 recorder/mixing console combo. A few years later, after I upgraded to digital, equipment, I added a bit of sweetening to brighten the overall sound, but none of the original tracks were re-cut or re-mixed.
My personal favorites are "We Three Kings"; If Clint Eastwood ever made a holiday/western this would be the theme song. And the "O Come Emmanuel/God Rest Ye" Medley. Brad's guitar playing and Dan's Keyboard work on this track are very inspirational.
The Dog on the cover was Brad's idea. It's his old pooch, who has now passed on to doggy heaven. People love the cover! "PETA" probably hates it.
Buy a bunch of CD's as holiday gifts. Your friends will remember you fondly each and every year as they listen throughout the holiday season.
If you like this CD, please visit my other web site at http://www.reachonethroughme.org to hear my Praise & Worship CD! Or go to www.cdbaby.com/frankeriksen
Dan and I are still members of the BVCC Praise Band. Brad and his lovely wife Dana now live in Charlotte North Carolina. We miss you, Brad!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
Blessings to you, in Jesus name!
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1. We Three Kings
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. O Come All Ye Faithful
4. O Holy Night
5. Silent Night
6. In Dulci Jubilo
7. Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella
8. O Come Emmanual / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. First Noel
10. Carol Of The Bells