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In the Swing of Christmas is Barry Manilow's third Christmas-themed album, released in 2007.[3] It was only available at Hallmark Cards stores. You could also go to one of Barry's web sites to download the bonus track "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear".

In the Swing of Christmas
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2007 / October 13, 2009 (re-release)
Recorded2007
GenreChristmas
LabelArista
ProducerBarry Manilow and Scott Erickson [1]
Barry Manilow chronology
The Greatest Songs of the Seventies
(2007)
In the Swing of Christmas
(2007)
Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

In 2009, the album was re-released on Arista Records with two added tracks, the first one was "Christmas Is Just Around The Corner", from the animated movie A Cranberry Christmas, and the other one was "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer".

In 2008, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album' category.

Co-produced by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson, the album also features the Matt Herskowitz trio (Matt Herskowitz, David Rozenblatt and Mat Fieldes - formerly Mad Fusion)

Track listingEdit

  1. "Silver Bells"–(2:38)
  2. "Carol of the Bells / Jingle Bells"–(2:46)
  3. "Joy To The World / It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"–(3:08)
  4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"–(4:07)
  5. "Violets for Your Furs" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)–(3:22)
  6. "O Tannenbaum" / "Winter Wonderland"–(2:58)
  7. "Christmas Time Is Here" (Lee Mendelson, Vince Guaraldi)–(4:36)
  8. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells)–3:19
  9. "Toyland"–(3:24)
  10. "Count Your Blessings"–(3:50)
  11. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (only on 2009 re-packaging)–2:25
  12. "Christmas Is Just Around the Corner" (only on 2009 re-packaging)–2:51
  13. "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (Hallmark edition download-able bonus track only)

ReferencesEdit