Chip Douglas, the producer of several big Monkees albums, also produced a 1991 Davy Jones holiday album and now that album has been remixed for Davy’s fans.
Since it was recorded long before the internet and streaming, the project largely disappeared years ago. Davy then sold it on cassettes through his fan club, without any help from chain and record stores.
Nearly three decades later and years after Davy’s passing, It's Christmas Time Once More has been remixed – with enhanced new vocals by Jones' youngest daughter Annabel Jones, who was approached by Douglas about singing alongside her father –which is easily done with modern technology.
The updated version of It's Christmas Time Once More is now available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple.
Chip Douglas talked about reviving the holiday album:
"I think mainly Annabel wanted to see this album see the light of day. And she wanted to sing with her dad on a couple of tunes. So that started the ball rolling. So we decided to remix everything and I had to send away for Annabel's vocals, fortunately you can do that very easily nowadays. And send the tracks over."
Douglas talked about Davy’s daughter singing in the project: "She did beautifully, I was quite amazed. She did a harmony part on 'Silent Night' and it's a bit tricky towards the second half where you get into 'Sleep in heavily peace' and those type of passages. And, it brings tears to my eyes. That bit she did on 'Silent Night' in particular. She also sang on 'White Christmas' and a couple of other little background parts."
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]