Deck the Halls at Village Studios with Johnny Mathis






This weeks addition to our Deck the Halls with Village Studios Christmas playlist on Spotify, we are featuring one of our favorite artists, Johnny Mathis.

Johnny, held sessions for this album in studios A and B. If you are on the hunt for a great holiday album this year, you don’t want to miss this.



01 – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Duet with Billy Joel)
02 – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Duet with Natalie Cole)
03 – This Christmas
04 – Sending You a Little Christmas (Duet with Jim Brickman)
05 – Mary’s Boy Child (Duet with Gloria Estefan)
06 – This Is A Time For Love
07 – Do You Hear What I Hear (Duet with Susan Boyle)
08 – Home for the Holidays (featuring The Jordanaires)
09 – Merry Christmas Darling
10 – Decorate the Night
11 – I’ll Be Home for Christmas White Christmas (Duet with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
12 – Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)


Revisiting Carole King’s album, ‘A Holiday Carole’

Get into the holiday spirit with our Deck The Halls at The Village Spotify Playlist!

Nothing like a little bit of Carole King to brighten up your day. Here’s a video interview of the Making of A Holiday Carole.

Right now we are revisiting Carole King’s, ‘A Holiday Carole’, released in 2011 and recorded here at The Village in studio D. Follow us on Spotify and stay tuned for more featured holiday albums recorded here at The Village Studios.

White Lies, Cold War Kids, and Iron & Wine’s Eclectic Performance @ The Village

Cold war Kids

Cold war Kids

As always, KCRW brings some of today’s best artists into our studio to perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. This month we had the pleasure of working with White Lies, Cold War Kids, and Iron & Wine. Formerly called Fear of Flying, White Lies had a quick ascent to notoriety. The band had written new songs that didn’t fit their previous sound, so the “new band” was reborn with an all new name in 2007. The UK natives let the media buzz do the work for them, and 5 months later, they burst onstage to be met with several “ones to watch” articles and multiple tour and TV appearance offers. Cold War Kids originated just across town in Fullerton, CA in 2004 and since then have spent most of their time writing and touring. Band member Nathan Willet is quoted saying, “We don’t love being in a studio; we focus more on the writing”, and that comes across loud and clear if you listen to any of their albums. Samuel Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, has a broad range of talents including a Bachelor’s Degree in painting, an MFA in film, and a musical intelligence and skill that has taken him all over the world. His fourth full length album was released this month, and all the while, Samuel still finds time to be a husband and father of 5.

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