Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 142/500!
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (originally released as A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records) is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, and originally released in 1963. Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his trademark "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period.
In 2003, the album was voted 142 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2017, it was ranked the 130th greatest album of the 1960s by Pitchfork. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has cited this album as his favorite of all time, and the album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
This rockin' Christmas classic is now available on limited edition 180g Green Vinyl with a die cut sleeve.
"Not just the greatest Christmas record ever, but a bona fide pop classic in its own right. Spector's wall of sound production adds grandeur and drama, while the Philles Records crew lights up the holiday hit parade with rock & roll fire. The Crystals party under the chimney on 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'; Ronnie Spector turns 'Frosty the Snowman' into a puddle in the front yard; and on the classic Brill Building original 'Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),' Darlene Love throws herself into an epic ballad of romantic affliction, turning winter wonderland into teenage wasteland. No wonder Brian Wilson has called it his favorite album of all time." - Rolling Stone, The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums Of All Time
"Featuring Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' in its prime and his early stable of artists, the Ronettes, Crystals, Darlene Love, and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector stands as inarguably the greatest Christmas record of all time. Spector believed he could produce a record for the holidays that would capture not only the essence of the Christmas spirit, but also be a pop masterpiece that would stand against any work these artists had already done. He succeeded on every level, with all four groups/singers recording some of their most memorable performances. This is the Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged, and it has inspired a host of imitators." - AllMusic
• 180g Vinyl
• Limited Edition Green Vinyl
• Die cut sleeve
1. White Christmas - Darlene Love
2. Frosty The Snowman - The Ronettes
3. The Bells Of St. Mary - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
4. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - The Crystals
5. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
6. (It's A) Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes
2. Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer - The Crystals
3. Winter Wonderland - Darlene Love
4. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers - The Crystals
5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
6. Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
7. Silent Night - Phil Spector & Artists