Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete!

Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete!

by The New Christy Minstrels
     
 

Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete! offers not one, but two albums by the group of the same name. Interestingly, because of a number of personnel changes, none of the members present for Merry Christmas! in 1963 remained with the group in 1966 when Christmas With the Christies was recorded. While the group has been eclipsed by See more details below

Overview

Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete! offers not one, but two albums by the group of the same name. Interestingly, because of a number of personnel changes, none of the members present for Merry Christmas! in 1963 remained with the group in 1966 when Christmas With the Christies was recorded. While the group has been eclipsed by Peter, Paul, and Mary over time, the New Christy Minstrels' star shone as bright as any folk group in the mid-'60s. The group carved out a unique choral sound, achieved with the help of nine members. When the Christies combined complex arrangements with several talented lead singers on songs like "Beautiful City" and "Tell It on the Mountain," they created a rich tapestry of sound. With nine singers, only the most ardent fans know that the group was the brainchild of Randy Sparks, or that Nick Woods and Art Podell handled the arrangements on the early albums. The bottom line to most fans was how good the group sounded on songs like "The Shepherd Boy" and "Parson Brown." In fact, quite a few people consider Merry Christmas! to be the group's best album and have been listening to scratchy copies of the LP for over 25 Christmases. If this album shines less brightly, it has something to do with the more formalized arrangements and pop production. The New Christy Minstrels, like many folk groups, weren't quite sure how to carry on in the midst of the British Invasion and folk rock. Still, it's nice to have both albums together along with several bonus tracks. Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete! is fun holiday music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742024425
catalogNumber:
244

Tracks

  1. Beautiful City  -  New Christy Minstrels
  2. Tell It on the Mountain  -  New Christy Minstrels
  3. One Star  -  New Christy Minstrels
  4. Christmas Wishes  -  New Christy Minstrels
  5. The Shepherd Boy  -  New Christy Minstrels
  6. Sing Hosanna, Hallelujah  -  New Christy Minstrels
  7. Sing Along With Santa  -  New Christy Minstrels
  8. It'll Be a Merry Christmas  -  New Christy Minstrels
  9. Tell Me  -  New Christy Minstrels
  10. A Christmas World  -  New Christy Minstrels
  11. Parson Brown (Our Christmas Dinner)  -  New Christy Minstrels
  12. Christmas Trees  -  New Christy Minstrels
  13. Snow in the Streets/Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine/Wassail, Wassail  -  New Christy Minstrels
  14. Do You Hear What I Hear?  -  New Christy Minstrels
  15. White Christmas  -  New Christy Minstrels
  16. We Need a Little Christmas  -  New Christy Minstrels
  17. Silver Bells  -  New Christy Minstrels
  18. Christmas Card  -  New Christy Minstrels
  19. Sleigh Ride  -  New Christy Minstrels
  20. The Christmas Song  -  New Christy Minstrels
  21. Here We Come A-Caroling  -  New Christy Minstrels
  22. O Holy Night  -  New Christy Minstrels
  23. O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)  -  New Christy Minstrels
  24. Il Est Né  -  New Christy Minstrels
  25. The Little Drummer Boy  -  New Christy Minstrels
  26. Lullay My Liking  -  New Christy Minstrels
  27. Silent Night  -  New Christy Minstrels
  28. Erev Shel Shoshanim  -  New Christy Minstrels

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Christy Minstrels   Primary Artist
Barry McGuire   Vocals
Gayle Caldwell   Piano,Vocals
Bob Buchanan   Vocals
Michael McGinnis   Vocals
Larry Ramos   Banjo,Vocals
Ann White   Vocals
Nick Woods   Vocals
Art Podell   Guitar,Vocals
Barry Kane   Fiddle,Guitar,Violin,Vocals,Readings
Bill Skiles   Keyboards,Vocals,Upright Bass
Bill Teague   Vocals
Clarence Treat   Bass,Vocals
Pete Henderson   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Alcivar   Arranger
Dan Rivard   Reissue Producer
Nick Woods   Arranger
Art Podell   Arranger
Jim Harbert   Producer
Gil Aldema   Arranger
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Tom Pickles   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer

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