Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration

Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration

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by Johnny Mathis
     
 

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Johnny Mathis' best Christmas recordings date from the late '50s, when he recorded Merry Christmas for Mitch Miller and Columbia, and from the mid-'60s, when he recorded The Sounds of Christmas for Mercury. Mathis was a wonderful holiday singer, easily able to summon the congenial warmth andSee more details below

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Johnny Mathis' best Christmas recordings date from the late '50s, when he recorded Merry Christmas for Mitch Miller and Columbia, and from the mid-'60s, when he recorded The Sounds of Christmas for Mercury. Mathis was a wonderful holiday singer, easily able to summon the congenial warmth and energetic cheerfulness that made his version of "Sleigh Ride" a perennial hit. Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration compiles six songs from that pair of classic records, along with a handful from 1986 and four from the 2000s. Two rarities are also included: a version of "O Tannenbaum" that Mathis recorded with Mannheim Steamroller for their 2004 holiday album, Christmas Celebration, and a duet with Bette Midler ("Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") that was previously unreleased. The cheer between Mathis and Midler is a little forced, and the disc has plenty of room for a half-dozen more songs from the '50s and '60s, but Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration is a solid collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768968529
catalogNumber:
89685

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Tracks

  1. Sleigh Ride  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  3. Silver Bells  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  4. Silent Night, Holy Night  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  5. O Holy Night  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  - Johnny Mathis
  7. It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas  - Johnny Mathis
  8. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year  - Johnny Mathis
  9. Toyland  - Johnny Mathis
  10. Caroling, Caroling/Happy Holiday  - Johnny Mathis
  11. The Christmas Waltz  - Johnny Mathis
  12. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas  - Johnny Mathis
  13. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm  - Johnny Mathis
  14. O Tannenbaum  - Johnny Mathis
  15. Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  - Bette Midler

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Bob Krogstad   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Jack Feierman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Johnny Mathis   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bette Midler   Composer
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Patrick Williams   Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements,Track Arrangement
Mitch Miller   Producer
J. Marks   Composer
Chip Davis   Arranger,Producer
Robbie Buchanan   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Costa   Producer
Denny Diante   Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
George Wyle   Composer
Peter Fletcher   Production Director
Howard Fritzon   Art Direction
Bette Sussman   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Track Arrangement
Omar Carrasquilla   Tape Research
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Traditional   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Anschultz   Arranger

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