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John Schlitt - The Christmas Project Album

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project Album
Performer: John Schlitt
Title: The Christmas Project
Released: 19 Nov 2013
Label: 4K Records, Elevate Entertainment
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 663
Formats: CD, Album
FLAC size: 1392 mb
MP3 size: 1315 mb


1Good Christian Men Rejoice
Written-By – J. M. Neal
2Little Drummer Boy
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamWritten-By – Harry Simeone, Henry V. Onorati, Katherine K. Davis
3God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Arranged By – Dan Needham
4That Spirit Of Christmas
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamBacking Vocals – Kari NeedhamWritten-By – J. Webster, M. John, P. Davison
5O Holy Night
Backing Vocals – John ElefanteWritten-By – Adolphe Adam, John Dwight
6Do You Hear What I Hear?
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamRead By [Scripture Reading] – Logan NeedhamWritten-By – Gloria Shayne Baker, Noel Regney
7What Christmas Needs To Be
Backing Vocals – Scott FaircloffWritten-By – Dan Needham, George Cocchini, John Schlitt
8What Child Is This?
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamWritten-By – William C. Dix
9We Three Kings
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamWritten-By – John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
10Hallelujah Chorus (Handel's Messiah)
Arranged By – Dan NeedhamProgrammed By – Blair MastersWritten-By – Georg Friedrich Händel


  • BassMark Hill
  • Design [Graphic Design]Jonathan Leslie
  • EngineerBilly Whittington
  • GuitarGeorge Cocchini, Jerry McPherson, Tom Bukovac
  • KeyboardsJason Webb, Jeff Roach
  • Mastered ByJim Falzone
  • Photography – Leslie Ghag Photography, Rachel Schlitt Photography
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Drums, PercussionDan Needham


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneJohn Schlitt The Christmas Project ‎(CDr, Album)Not On LabelnoneUS2013


An additional song, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), was recorded for this project, but not included because of licensing issues.

Tracks 1,4-6, 8 and 10 are Public Domain.
No publishing credits are given for tracks 2-3 and 7.
Track 9 is published by DBabe Music, Sugar Blossom Music, and Topboost Music.


  • Barcode: 639302372395
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ43
  • Matrix / Runout: 378798 38075
  • Rights Society (Track 9): SESAC
  • Rights Society (Track 9): BMI


  • Recorded At – Brownstone Recording
  • Published By – DBabe Music
  • Published By – Sugar Blossom Music
  • Published By – Topboost Music
  • Mastered At – Venus Mastering


The Christmas Project is a Christmas album from John Schlitt. 4K Records released the album on November 19, 2013. Schlitt worked with Dan Needham, in the production of this album. Awarding the album four stars at CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis states, he brings that melodic rock style from both career chapters to the forefront of this festive and powerful collection that consists mostly of carols. Tony Cummings, indicating in a nine out of ten review for Cross Rhythms, writes, One of the best. The Christmas Project by John Schlitt, released 19 November 2013 1. Hallelujah Chorus Handels Messiah 2. Do You Hear What I Hear 3. Little Drummer Boy 4. O Holy Night 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 6. Good Christian Men Rejoice 7. That Spirit of Christmas 8. We Three Kings 9. What Christmas Needs To Be 10. What Child Is This. Craig Stover Love the John Schlittification of some of my favorite Christmas songs. Hallelujah Chorus is awesome. Favorite track: Hallelujah Chorus Handels Messiah. Listen free to John Schlitt The Christmas Project Hallelujah Chorus, Do You Hear What I Hear and more. 10 tracks 38:14. 424 backers pledged 40,066 to help bring this project to life. Last updated October 30, 2014. It might be expected that Schlitt-known for decades as the frontman for the hard-rocking Petra-would go for pomp and bombast on an album like this. Instead, he favors a more nuanced approach in his treatments of O Holy Night, What Child Is This, and similar Yuletide favorites. Clearly a labor of love, The Christmas Project is an unexpected treat that holds appeal beyond Christian poprock fandom. The Christmas Project John Schlitt. Christian & Gospel. Christmas outings are, by their very nature, pretty dicey propositions. On the one hand, given that their material itself is almost inevitably tied to so many deeply-seated recollections of the average listener's holidays past, if an artist goes too far afield when rendering these dearly-beloved songs of yore, they stand in danger of running roughshod over the delicate sensibilities of all but the staunchest members of the fan base. While it is debatable which method is inherently more risky, Petra front man John Schlitt, for the most part, has opted to take the latter route, hewing fairly faithfully to the renditions of these time-honored chestnuts most of us grew up with. The Christmas Project. John Schlitt. Released 2013. The Christmas Project Tracklist. Hallelujah Chorus Handels Messiah Lyrics. About The Christmas Project. The Christmas Project Q&A. More John Schlitt albums. The Greater Cause. The Christmas Project, 2013
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