Spirit of Christmas, Vol. 1 [BMG]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
BMG Special Markets' The Spirit of Christmas, Vol. 1 contains ten tracks culled from the RCA/BMG vaults. The music is balanced between easy listening, classical and vocal-pop interpretations of classic Christmas tunes. The Ames Brothers do "Jingle Bells," Julie Andrews sings "Away in a Manger," Andre Previn plays "Greensleeves," Mario Lanza contributes "The First Noel," Perry Como croons "Silent Night," Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops haul out "Sleigh Ride" -- there certainly are a lot of styles. Nevertheless, it's all tied together by a similar joyful sentiment and a traditional, reverent approach to the carols. Consequently, it's one of the more consistent and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
BMG Special Markets' The Spirit of Christmas, Vol. 1 contains ten tracks culled from the RCA/BMG vaults. The music is balanced between easy listening, classical and vocal-pop interpretations of classic Christmas tunes. The Ames Brothers do "Jingle Bells," Julie Andrews sings "Away in a Manger," Andre Previn plays "Greensleeves," Mario Lanza contributes "The First Noel," Perry Como croons "Silent Night," Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops haul out "Sleigh Ride" -- there certainly are a lot of styles. Nevertheless, it's all tied together by a similar joyful sentiment and a traditional, reverent approach to the carols. Consequently, it's one of the more consistent and enjoyable budget-line discs on the market.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Bmg Special Product
  • UPC: 755174457647
  • Catalog Number: 44576

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jingle Bells - The Ames Brothers (2:31)
  2. 2 Away in a Manger - Julie Andrews (3:33)
  3. 3 Greensleeves - André Previn (3:07)
  4. 4 The First Noel - Mario Lanza (3:11)
  5. 5 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Die Wiener Sängerknaben (3:15)
  6. 6 It Came upon a Midnight Clear - Sergio Franchi (2:38)
  7. 7 Joy to the World - Ed Ames (2:00)
  8. 8 Sleigh Ride - Boston Pops Orchestra (2:39)
  9. 9 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Melachrino Strings & Orchestra (1:51)
  10. 10 Silent Night - Perry Como (2:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ames Brothers Track Performer
Perry Como Track Performer
André Previn Track Performer
Julie Andrews Track Performer
Sergio Franchi Track Performer
Mario Lanza Track Performer
Plácido Domingo Track Performer
Ed Ames Track Performer
Die Wiener Sängerknaben Track Performer
Boston Pops Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Franz Gruber Composer
Isaac Watts Composer
Martin Luther Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
William Sandys Composer
Traditional Composer
James R. Murray Composer
H. Simeone Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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