20th Century Masters:Christmas Collection - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- Charles Calello; Joe Diamond; Joel Diamond; Charles Calello
- 20th Century Masters - Christmas Collection
Recording information: Media Sound, New York, NY.
Photographer: David Redfern.
Arranger: Charles Calello.
Hip-O Records' discount-priced 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Engelbert Humperdinck is nothing more or less than a straight reissue of Humperdinck's 1977 holiday album Christmas Tyme, which sold well enough to reach the pop charts in December of that year when it was released initially on Epic Records. It presents traditional arrangements of expected favorites on its first half (which used to be the first side of the LP), turning to four medleys on its second half in an apparent attempt to get more material in. This bunching-up of familiar songs, with, for example, "Jingle Bell Rock" giving way to "Winter Wonderland" and then "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" before finishing with "Jingle Bells," seems more like a concert or TV-special idea than one for the recording studio; when families are sitting around the Christmas tree, they don't want to have to jump from song to song so abruptly. For that reason, the old Christmas Tyme LP, which would allow the listener to let Side One play over and over, might be preferable to this CD version, although of course it would be possible to program the CD player to repeat tracks one through six and skip the rest. ~ William Ruhlmann
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Universal Distribution
- Engelbert Humperdinck (Vocal)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Silent Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] White Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Night to Remember, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Silver Bells
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Christmas Time Again
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Christmas Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Sing-A-Long-Tyme: We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Deck the Halls/Rudolph: We Wish You A Merry Christmas / Rudolph The Red Rose Reindeer / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Deck The Halls
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Carol Tyme: Oh Come Alll Ye Faithful/The First Noel/It Came Upon a ...: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / We Three Kings / Oh Come All Ye Faithful / Oh Holy Night / Hark The Herald Angels Sing / First Noel / Joy To The World
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Home Tyme: Home for the Holidays (There's No Place Like)/There's ...: Home For The Holidays / There's No Christmas Like Home Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Jingle Bell Tyme: Jingle Bell Rock/Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow, ...: Jingle Bell Rock / Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow / Jingle Bells
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Roger Rhodes; Roger Rhodes
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