India.Arie - Christmas With Friends (2016/2021) [Official Digital Download]

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India.Arie - Christmas With Friends (2016/2021) [Official Digital Download]

India.Arie - Christmas With Friends (2016/2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:20 minutes | 410 MB
Pop, X-Mas | Label: Motown (Capitol), Official Digital Download

While vocalist India.Arie and keyboardist Joe Sample worked on new songs that, in Arie's words, "weren't coming together as quickly as I wanted," Arie had the idea to shift direction and record a Christmas album – something her mother had been wanting her to do. Sample's own family members had been asking the same from him, so he was happy to go along. In September 2014, while Christmas with Friends was being completed, Sample – whose importance to jazz and R&B is difficult to overstate – died of mesothelioma. He plays piano on four of the ten songs: the opening "Let It Snow," "Silent Night" (featuring Brandy), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (featuring Kem), and "The Christmas Song." It's unfortunate that Sample isn't heard more frequently, but the whole album is loose and lively, supported by drop-ins from contemporary gospel, jazz, pop, R&B, and rock artists, including Michael McDonald and Trombone Shorty. The backing musicians, such producer Aaron Lindsey, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Nathan East, are top-notch as well, and Arie ties it all together, switching between the spiritual and playful material with natural ease.


1. Aaron W. Lindsey - Let It Snow
2. Aaron W. Lindsey - Favorite Time Of Year
3. Aaron W. Lindsey - Silent Night
4. Aaron W. Lindsey - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. Joe Sample - Merry Christmas Baby
6. India.Arie - I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
7. Aaron W. Lindsey - The Christmas Song
8. India.Arie - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. India.Arie - Mary, Did You Know?
10. India.Arie - Auld Lang Syne

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-11-20 16:23:53

Analyzed: Aaron W. Lindsey / Christmas With Friends (1-5)
India.Arie / Christmas With Friends (6-9)
Joe Sample / Christmas With Friends (10)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR9 0.00 dB -10.82 dB 2:35 01-Let It Snow
DR9 0.00 dB -10.72 dB 3:01 02-Favorite Time Of Year
DR11 0.00 dB -13.80 dB 3:40 03-Silent Night
DR10 0.00 dB -12.34 dB 4:36 04-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
DR10 0.00 dB -12.66 dB 4:24 07-The Christmas Song
DR9 0.00 dB -10.74 dB 3:11 06-I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
DR9 0.00 dB -12.72 dB 4:19 08-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
DR9 0.00 dB -11.97 dB 3:24 09-Mary, Did You Know?
DR8 0.00 dB -11.09 dB 3:41 10-Auld Lang Syne
DR8 0.00 dB -11.49 dB 3:35 05-Merry Christmas Baby

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1569 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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