After receiving numerous requests from our friends and fans wanting to purchase our Christmas album, we to finally made one!
The requests crescendoed when we first performed “I Have Seen the King.” In late November 2012, we were asked to perform a song in a Christmas concert. The songs throughout the concert were to portray the various pieces and perspectives of the story of Jesus’ birth. For our contribution, we were asked to perform a song about the wise men. While “We Three Kings” is a lovely song, we wanted to perform a song that was a little more historically accurate than one referring to the magi as kings from the orient. Plus, Mr. Something just couldn’t get the picture out of his head of the scene from Arrested Development where Ann is pulling a stubborn camel while trying to sing “We Three Kings” during an inner beauty pageant. Needless to say, we needed a different song. Thus, we wrote a Magi song.
Knowing that a Christmas CD is what our fans wanted to hear, we chose a couple of our favorite Christmas songs, wrote a special Mary and Joseph song (quite fitting for us in that we are a Mr. and Mrs. after all) and headed to our top notch recording studio - our apartment bedroom closet.
We reached a new milestone with this record in that we achieved a band goal to perform every instrument on every song. While we usually record at least most of the instruments on our songs, this is the first time we performed our own drums.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Listening!
Mr. & Mrs. Something
released December 12, 2013
All vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, drums, cello, ukulele & harmonica performed by Mr. & Mrs. Something.
“God With Us” and “I Have Seen the King” written by Benjamin and Chelsea Peck.
Produced by Mr. & Mrs. Something.
Recorded by Mr. & Mrs. Something at The Treehouse in Seattle, WA except the drums, which were recorded at Calvary Christian Assembly in Seattle, WA.
Mixed by Kevin Veatch at Seahurst Cabin in Burien, WA except "I Have Seen the King."
"I Have Seen the King" was mixed by Jesse Proctor at The Barn in Olalla, WA.
Mastered by Stephen Pettyjohn at Ethereal Mastering.
Album Artwork and Photography by Peter Orr.