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An Evening in December, Volume II (1987)

Updated: Mar 15


An Evening in December, Volume II is the fourth studio and second Christmas album by the Christian music group First Call, released in late 1987 on DaySpring Records. An official follow up to their first Christmas album An Evening in December, the album is once again produced by Steven V. Taylor and David Maddux, with Maddux arranging the songs.


Sung in a capella, the album features soloists Russ Taff, Wayne Watson, Cynthia Clawson and Tanya Goodman Sykes, in addition to the trio and Maddux. An Evening in December, Volume II peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. In 1989, First Call earned their second Grammy nomination for this album for Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group.


Track listing


1. Caroling, Caroling (Alfred Burt, Wihla Hutson) -3:17

2. Jesu Parvule (Alfred Burt, Bates G. Burt) -3:33

3. Carol Medley (soloist: Cynthia Clawson) (arranged by David Maddux) -6:13

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis)

Angels We Have Heard on High (Edward S. Barnes)

Away in a Manger

We Three Kings (John Henry Hopkins Jr.)

While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks (George Frideric Handel, Nathan Tate)

4. Tennessee Christmas (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman) -4:38

5. Silent Night (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr) -4:41

6. Carol of the Bells (Mykola Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky) -1:25

7. White Christmas (soloist: Russ Taff) (Irving Berlin) -3:47

8. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) -3:12

9. It All Began in Bethlehem (soloist: Tanya Goodman Sykes) (Melodie Tunney,

Mary Condit) -3:44

10. I Heard the Bells (soloist: Wayne Watson) (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Baptiste Calkin) -3:46


Personnel


First Call:

Marty McCall -vocals

Bonnie Keen -vocals

Melodie Tunney -vocals


Previous release: Somethin' Takes Over (1987)

Next release: God is Good (1989)


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