20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of the Platters

20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of the Platters

by The Platters
     
 
This holiday collection, which clocks in at just less than 30 minutes in length, was originally released in this same sequence in 1963 as Christmas With the Platters, and has been reissued several times since in slightly different configurations and under varying titles. If you bear in mind that the Platters only did one Christmas

Overview

This holiday collection, which clocks in at just less than 30 minutes in length, was originally released in this same sequence in 1963 as Christmas With the Platters, and has been reissued several times since in slightly different configurations and under varying titles. If you bear in mind that the Platters only did one Christmas session, then it probably doesn't matter which of these you pick up, although the sound on this 2004 edition is superb. The upbeat numbers fare best, with an energized version of "Jingle Bells Jingle," an organ-led "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," and a spunky rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock" being the obvious highlights. The group's manager, Buck Ram (who also produced the original album), has a couple of his own songs included here, "Come Home for Christmas" and "Christmas Time," and both are competent but hardly memorable compositions. The arrangements on the album are interesting and frequently inventive, and the Platters, as always, sing wonderfully. One wishes, though, that it was just a little bit longer.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602498627730
catalogNumber:
000283202
Rank:
131218

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Platters   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Donald Gardner   Composer
Robert Burns   Composer
Clay Hicks   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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