We Three Kings


September 20, 1994

Produced by: The Roches and Jeffrey Lesser

1990, MCA.

  1. break forth o beauteous heavenly light
  2. for unto us a child is born
  3. angels we have heard on high
  4. deck the halls
  5. christmas passing through
  6. sleigh ride
  7. away in a manger
  8. here we come a caroling
  9. the little drummer boy
  10. the holly and the ivy
  11. frosty the snowman
  12. do you hear what I hear?
  13. we three kings
  14. star of wonder
  15. winter wonderland
  16. joy to the world
  17. o little town of bethlehem
  18. good king wenceslas
  19. jingle bells
  20. the first noel
  21. god rest ye merry gentlemen
  22. it came upon a midnight clear
  23. adeste fideles
  24. silver bells

Liner Notes:

Christmas Passing Through
(Suzzy Roche)
Nabithius Music (Adm. by Bug) (ASCAP)

Sleigh Ride
(Mitchell Parish - Leroy Anderson)
Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

The Little Drummer Boy
(Katherine Davis - Harry Simeon - Henry Onorati)
Mills Music Inc. International Korwin Corp. (ASCAP)

Frosty The Snowman
(Steve Nelson - Walter Rollins)
Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)

Do You Hear What I Hear
(Noel Regney - Gloria Shayne)
Regent Music Corp. (BMI)

Star Of Wonder
(Terre Roche)
Nabithius Music (Adm. by Bug) (ASCAP)

Winter Wonderland
(Richard Smith - Felix Bernard)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Silver Bells
(Ray Evans - Jay Livingston)
Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP)


Engineer: Jeffrey Lesser
Assistant Engineer: Jeff Lippay
Executive Producer: Teddy Wainwright
A&R: Marty Scott

Maggie Roche: Singing, keyboards, hooves, whistling
Terre Roche: Singing, guitars, piano
Suzzy Roche: Singing, guitars, keyboards, big ideas
Vince Cherico: Drums and drum programming, percussion
Paul Ossola: Bass guitar, upright bass
Victor Lesser: Saxophones

The Hallmarks (David Roche, Jeffrey Lesser, Vince Cherico): Singing on "Silver Bells"

Lucy Roche, Jeannine Schmeltzkopf, Dara Schatt, Lucy Lesser and Kelsey Lesser: Singing on "Frosty The Snowman." Jeffrey Lesser: Neighbor imitation.

Michael Riesman: Performed and arranged instrumental parts on "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" which was recorded at the Living Room, New York, New York.

Recorded and mixed at RPM Studios, 12 East 12th Street, New York, New York.

Mastered by Grag Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, New York.

Art Director: Toni Scott
Design: Paula Scher
Photography: Skip Hine, Timothy White
Illustration Brand Holland.

Special Thanks to Teddy Wainwright, Jeffrey Lesser, Marty and Toni Scott, Vince Cherico, Jeff Lippay and Elizabeth Rush. Also Jim Boggia at Ensoniq. And Paris Simms, Miss Duffy, Sister Edwina and the Carolling Carollers. And of course, Ma and Dad for a lifetime of Christmases. Plus Maggie thanks Mark Johnson.

We're often stumped by the question "What are your influences?" because we've been affected by so much music. But it has occurred to us during the making of this record that Christmas music certainly goes way back into our early childhood memories. In fact, we can't even remember when we learned some of these arragements.

THE ROCHES came into being one Christmas season on the streets of New York City singing these very songs. And every year when the hassles and tensions of Christmas set in, we rediscover the joyful, peaceful spirit of Christmas through these carols. This record is a dream come true for us. We send it out into the world with best wishes for everyone!