Caroling, Caroling

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
For generations of baby boomers, year-end festivities would not have been the same without Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians. This ten-song compilation is derived from the classic Now Is the Caroling Season 1957 and Sounds of Christmas 1959 collections, the former bearing the distinction of heralding in the era of the holiday music long-player. Waring initially assembled a group he christened the Collegians during his tenure at Penn State. He incongruously arrived at the Pennsylvanians moniker after the band relocated to Michigan. The combo had become an instantly recognizable fixture from numerous appearances on radio as well as the silver screen. When television was...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
For generations of baby boomers, year-end festivities would not have been the same without Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians. This ten-song compilation is derived from the classic Now Is the Caroling Season 1957 and Sounds of Christmas 1959 collections, the former bearing the distinction of heralding in the era of the holiday music long-player. Waring initially assembled a group he christened the Collegians during his tenure at Penn State. He incongruously arrived at the Pennsylvanians moniker after the band relocated to Michigan. The combo had become an instantly recognizable fixture from numerous appearances on radio as well as the silver screen. When television was introduced, Waring and company were the first combo to have their own show. All that exposure guaranteed that when they began to release albums, the platters were sure to become instant best-sellers. True to form, Now Is the Caroling Season reached the upper tiers of the charts in 1957 and 1958. The highlights included here aptly represent what makes those original recordings so very special. The material is drawn from sacred and secular titles, with longtime Waring arrangers Robert Shaw, Roy Ringwald, Jack Best, and Hawley Ades adapting the traditional tunes. The opening track has been renamed from "Now Is the Caroling Season" to "Caroling, Caroling." Regardless, it immediately evokes the romanticism and nostalgia inherent in the customary celebration. There is a discernible innocence in "White Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" that has escaped most other versions. The robust vocal blend and tastefully discreet orchestration are flawless. That similarly translates into the placidity and reverence of "O Holy Night" and "Angels, from the Realms of Glory." Sadly, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but luckily repackagings such as this remain readily available for interested parties.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724353326128
  • Catalog Number: 33261
  • Sales rank: 87,625

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Caroling, Caroling - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (1:05)
  2. 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (2:40)
  3. 3 White Christmas - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (3:18)
  4. 4 O Holy Night - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (3:42)
  5. 5 Here We Come Awassailing - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (1:32)
  6. 6 The Twelve Days of Christmas - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (3:46)
  7. 7 The Christmas Song - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (2:57)
  8. 8 Ring Those Christmas Bells - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (4:55)
  9. 9 Angels, from the Realms of Glory - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (1:46)
  10. 10 Winter Wonderland - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Waring Primary Artist
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians Track Performer
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Gus Levene Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Robert Wells Composer
M. Fisher Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Traditional Composer
Wihla Hutson Composer
Alfred S. Burt Composer
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