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Complete RCA Christmas Collection

Complete RCA Christmas Collection

by Perry Como
     
 
Perry Como's voice was like baritone honey, and his tone and phrasing when he sang always carried an intimate clarity, always soothing, reassuring, calm, and joyous somehow, no matter the song. Como was simply born to sing Christmas songs. RCA Records (then Victor Records) signed Como in 1943, and beginning in 1946, started issuing various holiday singles from Como as

Overview

Perry Como's voice was like baritone honey, and his tone and phrasing when he sang always carried an intimate clarity, always soothing, reassuring, calm, and joyous somehow, no matter the song. Como was simply born to sing Christmas songs. RCA Records (then Victor Records) signed Como in 1943, and beginning in 1946, started issuing various holiday singles from Como as 78s, up through 1951. As the recording industry changed and 45s, EPs, and LPs became the standard, RCA continued the practice, up through Como's last Christmas single, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever," which was released in 1981. When all was said and done, and with a handful of radio promos and television performances mixed in, RCA was left with a pretty large Christmas catalog from Como, enough to fill three albums. Complete with an essay and annotations from Richard Carpenter (of the Carpenters), RCA originally released this set in a limited edition in 2010 -- it quickly sold out. Once again, Como was born to sing Christmas songs. Luckily he left a lot of them, and luckily this archival set collects them and is finally widely available.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064001003
catalogNumber:
400100

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. That Christmas Feeling
  2. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  3. Silent Night
  4. O Come All Ye Faithful
  5. Jingle Bells
  6. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. White Christmas
  10. Ave Maria
  11. The Story of the First Christmas: O Little Town of Bethlehem/Come, Come, Co
  12. There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas
  13. The Christmas Symphony
  14. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  15. T'was the Night Before Christmas
  16. Twelve Days of Christmas
  17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
  18. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
  19. Joy to the World
  20. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  21. Frosty the Snowman
  22. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  23. Perry Como Radio Intro, Pt. 1
  24. Perry Como Radio Intro, Pt. 2

Disc 2

  1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  2. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
  3. Ave Maria
  4. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  7. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  9. White Christmas
  10. Here We Come a-Caroling/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  12. O Holy Night
  13. The Story of the First Christmas: O Little Town of Bethlehem/Come, Come Com

Disc 3

  1. Christmas Bells
  2. Love Is a Christmas Rose
  3. Christmas Eve
  4. Do You Hear What I Hear
  5. Christ Is Born
  6. The Little Drummer Boy
  7. There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas
  8. O Holy Night
  9. Medley: Caroling, Caroling/The First Noel/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/
  10. Silver Bells
  11. Toyland
  12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  13. Ave Maria
  14. Some Children See Him
  15. Christmas Dream
  16. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Perry Como   Primary Artist
Ray Charles   Choir Director
Mitchell Ayres   Conductor,Choir Director
Russ Case   Conductor
Bill McElhiney   Conductor
Nick Perito   Conductor
Robert Shaw Chorale   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Producer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Charles   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Mitchell Ayres   Arranger,String Director
Joe Carlton   Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer
Ray Evans   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Henri René   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Nick Perito   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Adaptation
Joe Reisman   Arranger
John Richards   Adaptation
Pete Spargo   Producer
Robert Wells   Composer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Lee Schapiro   Producer
Noel Regney   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Liner Notes
Claire Morales   Artwork
Macdonough   Composer
Charles Grean   Producer
Willson   Composer
Hutson   Composer

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