4th track from "Home For Christmas" (2006). The grammarian in me wants to change the spelling from "Everyday" to "Every Day." But who cares, right? All that really matters is that the biggest-selling duo in Yacht Rock history has made a Christmas album!
On this track, Hall and Oates cover William Bell and Booker T. Jones' classic R&B tune, retaining not only the original spelling of the title but the warm vibe as well. But while the original song doesn't actually mention Christmas by name, in typical Daryl Hall fashion, the lyrics have been altered slightly and now leave no doubt about the holiday in question. In addition, the duo gives this song—like all the others on the album—a smooth, slick veneer that's nevertheless earthy, friendly, and comforting.
"Every day will be like a holiday / When my baby, when my baby comes home Here she comes / I think I see her right now..."
They've really got my believing it!
P.S. – I plan to upload, if not all, at least a few more songs from this excellent album (which, btw, is weighted on the side of the sacred and reverential—a definite plus in my book). I started with this particular song because I couldn't find the album version on YouTube. Hope you enjoy!
Additional Musicians on the album: Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: bass guitar, acoustic & electric guitars Greg Bieck: programming & keyboards Rob Mathes: acoustic guitars, keyboards, string arrangements & conductor Shawn Pelton: drums David Sancious: organ, piano, additional backing vocals Charles DeChant: saxophone Michael Payne: additional acoustic & electric guitars Matthew Payne: drums Klyde Jones: additional backing vocals Strings performed by the London Session Orchestra Gavyn Wright: concertmaster & first violinist Isobel Griffiths: string contractor Vic Fraiser: librarian Music preparation by Mike & Lori Castreel
Production: Produced by Daryl Hall, T-Bone Wolk & Greg Bieck Recorded & Mixed by Greg Bieck Engineered by Greg Bieck, Peter Moshay, Jamie Rosenberg & Peter Cobbin Assistant Engineers: Katzutaka Noda, Taz Mattar & Louis Jones Mastered by Bob Ludwig Album Cover Art: Michael McCurdy Album Design & Packaging: Kathy Phillips
Image Credits (other than album art and artist publicity photos): Desiree Kane / Morgan Rains / Alfonso / Eustaquio Santimano / Cassia Noelle / Heather Bradley / Bert Kaufmann / open-arms / tom brindley / peaceful-jp-scenery https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode