Christmas Songs by Sinatra - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- Didier C. Deutsch (Reissue)
- Christmas Songs by Sinatra [Remaster]
Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra (vocals); Alex Stordahl (arranger, conductor); Bobby Tucker Singers, Ken Lane Singers, B. Swanson Quartet, Jeff Alexander Orchestra & Chorus, Mitchell Boys Choir.
Recorded from 1944 to 1949. Includes liner notes by Roy Hemming.
Digitally remastered using Cedar and NoNoise technology by Tom Ruff (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
It should come as no surprise that Frank Sinatra would have a special way with Christmas songs just as he did with every other type of song. This welcome reissue is a slightly expanded version of Sinatra's original 1948 Christmas album and includes some 1945 V-Disc holiday performances especially recorded for the troops still stationed in Europe right after the war. The original 78s hold up incredibly well for Christmas music a half-century old.
Sinatra's approach to such chestnuts as "White Christmas"--only 2 years old in 1944--and "Silent Night" is straightforward, unsentimental and utterly convincing. It also owes nothing to Bing Crosby, who had a franchise on this kind of family fare. Sinatra's fresh, non-pietistic take on this material is geared more toward the unattached (young) man in the street rather than family men. The slightly sexy "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)" were for the very same G.I.s Sinatra had once entertained through his V-Discs, back home now and considering the uncertain (and slightly sexy) future looming before them.
- Country of Origin
- Sony Music Distribution (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Frank Sinatra
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] White Christmas - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Silent Night, Holy Night - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Adeste Fideles [O Come All Ye Faithful]
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Jingle Bells - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Christmas Dreaming
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] O Little Town Of Bethlehem
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Introduction [Spoken Word]
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy To The World/White Christmas: O, Little Town Of Bethlehem / Joy To The World / White Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Ave Maria - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Winter Wonderland - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Lord's Prayer, The - (previously unreleased)
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- 44m 27s
- Video Disabled
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