Christmas Made for Two
Landau’s beloved holiday hits collection, filled with wonderful music for the Christmas season!
The album, recorded in West Virginia with producer/engineer Ritch Collins and audio mastering by Jeff Bosley features Landau’s trademark rich vocal textures backed by an all-star lineup of musicians (including several members of Murphy’s touring band). Highlights include up-tempo, horn driven takes of “White Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” along with romantic fireplace and mistletoe ballads like “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Fresh, jazzy spins on “Let It Snow” and “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm” blend perfectly with holiday originals including “Quiet Christmas” by jazz piano great Bob Thompson and the title track “Christmas Made For Two” from veteran Nashville songsmiths Jeff Peabody and Scott Krippayne.
A heartfelt duet featuring Landau and former Temptations lead vocalist Glenn Leonard on a spiritual, understated “Silent Night” round out the album. Leonard reprises his lead vocal on the classic from the smash hit “Temptations Christmas” album, which is heard on radio stations around the world every holiday season. “I’m a huge Temptations fan, so what a blessing to be able to share the studio with Glenn, and learn from him about how the Temptations made their Christmas album so timeless,” said Landau. We have a feeling that Murphy’s own Christmas Made For Two is sure to be in perennial heavy rotation around many a Christmas tree for many years to come.
Song titles include:
1. White Christmas
2. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)
4. Let It Snow
5. Quiet Christmas
6. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
7. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
8. Christmas Made for Two
9. Silent Night with Glenn Leonard