Set for release on November 13th is It’s Christmas Time Once More — the posthumous holiday collection from the Monkees' late-frontman, Davy Jones. Compiled by Monkees producer Chip Douglas, the set features Davy's bandmate Micky Dolenz, his sister Coco Dolenz, folk musician and legendary rock photographer Henry Diltz — who shot the album cover– along with Davy’s youngest daughter, Annabel Jones, on a duet of "White Christmas."
One of the two bonus tracks is an original recording of Davy singing "White Christmas" with Chip Douglas on guitar, recorded in 1967 in Douglas' home in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon.
The tracklisting for Davy Jones' 'It’s Christmas Time Once More' is:
"Winter Wonderland," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Silver Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Hark The Gerald Angels Sing," "White Christmas" – with Annabel Jones, "Mele Kalikimaka," "This Day In Bethlehem," "Silent Night," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "When I Look Back On Christmas," "White Christmas (1967 Laurel Canyon version)."
Davy Jones, who remained close to all of his daughters, said that although he had no regrets over the decisions he's made in his career, his family life was a different matter: ["I've been divorced twice; married 30 years to two different women. Y'know it got to the crunch when the first kid was eight-years-old, or whatever, I was gone. So the second child in both of my marriages got a raw deal. I sense it and I feel it and I feel somewhat estranged from them from time to time; unlike I do from the first two, the first one from each marriage."] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . from each marriage)
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