Christmas Song [2009]

Christmas Song [2009]

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by Nat King Cole
     
 

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Nat King Cole recorded the definitive version of "The Christmas Song" in 1946, and while this 1960 re-recording is sublime, seek out the original. Although there is a heavy-handed use of orchestras and choruses on this record, Cole rises above the dreck with stellar versions of "Adeste Fidelis," "O Holy Night," and more. Originally released in September 1963, TheSee more details below

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Nat King Cole recorded the definitive version of "The Christmas Song" in 1946, and while this 1960 re-recording is sublime, seek out the original. Although there is a heavy-handed use of orchestras and choruses on this record, Cole rises above the dreck with stellar versions of "Adeste Fidelis," "O Holy Night," and more. Originally released in September 1963, The Christmas Song [Capitol 1967] was reissued on CD in 1990 and again in 2005 and 2009 with the addition of four bonus tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099968526023
catalogNumber:
85260

Tracks

  1. Nat's Christmas Wishes
  2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  3. Deck the Hall
  4. O Come All Ye Faithful
  5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  6. O Tannenbaum
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  8. I Saw Three Ships
  9. O Holy Night
  10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  11. A Cradle in Bethlehem
  12. Away in a Manger
  13. Joy to the World
  14. The First Noel
  15. Caroling, Caroling
  16. Silent Night
  17. Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas to You)  - Anthony Hamilton
  18. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)  -  Nat King Cole & His Trio
  19. The Happiest Christmas Tree
  20. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nat King Cole   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Natalie Cole   Duet
Mel Tormé   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer,Duet
Larry Stock   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Bob Saffer   Composer
Edith Bergdahl   Composer
David McEowen   Mastering
Cathy Lynn   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Martin Luther   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Donald Gardner   Composer
Wihla Hutson   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Carlin Mueller   Composer
Alfred S. Burt   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
George Friedrich   Composer
Frank Linale   Composer
Josef Mohr   Composer
Phillip Brooks   Composer
Carl Mueller   Composer

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