The Winter Album (NSYNC album)

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The Winter Album
NSYNC members wearing black outfits while standing in a candle-lit room.
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
GenreChristmas
Length46:57
LabelTrans Continental, BMG
Producer
NSYNC chronology
Home for Christmas
(1998)
The Winter Album
(1998)
No Strings Attached
(2000)
Singles from The Winter Album
  1. "U Drive Me Crazy"
    Released: September 27, 1998
  2. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
    Released: November 24, 1998
  3. "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
    Released: February 15, 1999

The Winter Album is the first compilation album by American boy band NSYNC. It was released in Germany on November 16, 1998.[1]

Background[edit]

Following the release of the group's eponymous debut album, *NSYNC, in Germany in March 1997, NSYNC had mostly focused their attention on the British and American markets, releasing updated versions of the album in both territories in summer 1998, and preparing to release a seasonal album, Home for Christmas, in America for Christmas 1998. No material had been released in Germany since "Together Again", which was released on November 3, 1997. None of the tracks recorded for the British or American versions of their debut album had been released there, nor was any of the material recorded for Home for Christmas planned for release in Germany. So, the band decided that it was only fair that this material would be released there, as it was their support that kick-started their career and landed them a record deal with RCA Records. They took the five tracks recorded exclusively for the British and American editions of their debut album, and seven tracks from Home for Christmas, and packaged them together with a short interlude, "Family Affair", to create The Winter Album, made exclusively for release in Germany. The album was preceded by the lead single, "U Drive Me Crazy", which was released on September 29, 1998. The album was then released on November 17, and two weeks later, a second single, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays", was released to promote the album. The third and final single, "I Drive Myself Crazy", was released on February 22, 1999.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Most of the lead vocals are provided by Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."U Drive Me Crazy" (Radio Edit)Bülent Aris, Toni Cottura, Rookee, Jan van der Toorn, G.J.O.R. RollocksAris, Cottura, Rookee3:34
2."(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"Carl Sturken, Evan RogersSturken, Rogers3:58
3."I Drive Myself Crazy"Rick Nowels, Allan Rich, Ellen ShipleyVeit Renn4:00
4."Everything I Own"David GatesFull Force3:59
5."I Just Wanna Be with You"Full ForceFull Force4:03
6."Kiss Me at Midnight"Renn, Kenny LambRenn3:28
7."Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"Veit Renn, Vincent Degiorgio, Joshua S. Chasez, Justin TimberlakeRenn4:12
8."All I Want Is You This Christmas"Martin Briley, Dana CalitriRenn3:43
9."Under My Tree"Shelley Peiken, Guy RocheRenn4:32
10."Love's in Our Hearts (On Christmas Day)"Gary Hasse, James Lowell, Jonathan WerkingRenn3:54
11."In Love on Christmas"Rory Bennett, K-Ci Hailey, Jo Jo HaileyRenn4:06
12."The First Noel"TraditionalGary Carolla3:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die offizielle *NSYNC Webpage!". May 10, 2000. Archived from the original on May 10, 2000.
  2. ^ NSYNC - The Winter Album: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – N SYNC – The Winter Album" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 8, 2016.