Secret Of Giving: A Christmas Collection

September 23, 1999 | MCA Nashville

I dedicate this CD to Jesus, to whom I sing for everyday. Happy Birthday. Love, Reba

 

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1. This Is My Prayer For You

2. I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus

3. One Child, One Day

4. Mary, Did You Know?

5. Up On The Housetop

6. The Angels Sang

7. Santa Claus Is Coming Back To Town

8. The Secret Of Giving

9. This Christmas

10. ‘Til The Season Comes ‘Round Again

Secret Of Giving: A Christmas Collection


Certified: Gold

Produced by: David Malloy, Reba McEntire

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What a wonderful time of the year to get together with your family and friends, eat some great food and listen to the songs I found just for you. These songs have touched my heart, made me laugh, and made me cry. They’ve brought back memories like when we’re in Aspen for Christmas and pack up the suburban with everyone heading into town for dinner. It’s not far down the road when someone breaks into “Jingle Bells” or “Rudolph”. And soon after that, Shelby is asking me to sing a song I’ve known since I was his age, “I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus”. So it’s these memories I share and pass along to you with love and joy, and the secret of giving.

Thanks so much to the writers, musicians, singers, engineers and seconds for bringing these great songs to life. Thanks to Mrs. Northcutt’s Third Grade Music Class for helping me out with “The Angels Sang.” You did a wonderful job! Thanks to David Malloy for all his long hours of dedication and as always thanks to my Starstruck Family for their hard work, dedication and support.

I dedicate this CD to Jesus, to whom I sing for everyday. Happy Birthday.

Love,

Reba

Album Liner Notes

Recorded at Starstruck Studios by Kevin Beamish assisted by Daniel Kresco and J.R. Rodriguez

“Santa Claus Is Coming Back To Town” recorded at Starstruck Studios by Steve Marcantonio assisted by Alex Chan

“This Christmas” recorded at East Iris Studio by Derek Bason assisted by Patrick Murphy

Additional recording by Derek Bason at Starstruck Studios assisted by J.R. Rodriquez, Daniel Kresco and Alex Chan

Additional recording on “This Christmas” at Sounstage Studios and Starstuck Studios by Derek Bason assisted by Scott McCutcheon

Digital Editiong by Derek Bason at Starstruck Studios on all songs except “This Christmas”

Mixed at Starstruck Studios by Kevin Beamish assisted by Daniel Kresco

Mastered at Georgetown Masters by Danny Purcell

Production Coordinator for David Malloy: Candle Burgess

Production Coordinator on “This Christmas”: Carole Ann Mobley

Drums - Eddie Bayers, Paul Leim
Bass - Richard “Spady” Brannan, Glenn Worf
Upright Bass - Glenn Worf
Acoustic Guitar - B. James Lowry, Biff Watson
Electric Guitar - Jeff King, Brent Mason, Jerry McPherson
Keyboards - Jimmy Nichols
Fiddle - Larry Franklin
Steel - Terry Crisp, Paul Franklin
Percussion - Eric Darken
Auto Harp - Will Smith
Background Vocals - Jimmy Nichols, Liana Manis, Joe Chemay
Background Vocals - on “The Angels Sang” - Mrs. Northcutt’s Third Grade Music Class from Sumner Academy

Glen Worf appears courtesy of Dead Reckoning Records

Art Direction - Cindy Owen
Design - Karen Cronin
Photographer - Ron Davis
Hair/Wardrobe - Sandi Spika
Make-up - Lynn Rogers

This CD was released in conjunction with a CBS “Movie Of The Week” of the same name. Reba’s son Shelby’s third grade class offered background vocals on the song “The Angels Sang”.

Album Chart Numbers

Billboard Top 200 - #85
Billboard Top Country Albums - #10

Track Listing

1. This Is My Prayer For You
Written By: Tony Arata, Gary Scruggs

2. I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus
Written By: Tommie Connor

3. One Child, One Day
Written By: Gerry House, Layng Martine, Jr.

4. Mary, Did You Know?
Written By: Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry

5. Up On The Housetop
Written By: Traditional - Arranged by Reba McEntire

6. The Angels Sang
Written By: Helen Darling, Peggy Newman

7. Santa Claus Is Coming Back To Town
Written By: Roxie Dean, Sonny Tillis

8. The Secret Of Giving
Written By: Rick Bowles, Sonny Russ

9. This Christmas
Written By: Rick Bowles

10. ‘Til The Season Comes ‘Round Again
Written By: John Barlow Jarvis, Randy Goodrum

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