Beloved Holiday Favorites On Double LP!
Michael Fremer Rated 8/11 Music, 7/11 Sonics!
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Ultimate Christmas features 22 of Peggy Lee's beloved Christmas favorites. Includes "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", "Little Drummer Boy", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "I Like A Sleigh Ride", "Peace On Earth" and more!
This well mastered and charmingly designed comp cherrypicks from throughout Lee's storied career, to include early material (a version of 'Here Comes Santa Claus' taken from her 1949 appearance on The Bing Crosby Show, and a rendition of the lovely 'Song At Midnight') and later work, like the choice cuts from her 1960 album Christmas Carousel and 'Here's To You,' which dates to 1968 - right before Lee's contract with Capitol ended. With thorough liner notes, written by Iván Santiago-Mercado and Holly Foster Wells, and some wonderful candid photos in the gatefold, this whole package is a delight.
The stereo tracks from Lee's Capitol album with orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May sound as outstanding as you might expect a Capitol record from that era to sound. The others have been well-restored and sound fine... The sound, of course cut from a digital compilation, is equalized to bring warmth to the proceedings and you won't have any complaints about it. Event the double 120g LP, probably pressed at URP was flat and quiet throughout.
- Double LP
- Black Vinyl
- Gatefold jacket
- Winter Wonderland
- The Christmas Waltz
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
- Ring Those Christmas Bells
- Happy Holiday
- The Christmas Spell
- Deck The Halls
- Christmas Carousel
- Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
- Don't Forget To Feed The Reindeer
- White Christmas
- The Star Carol
- I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells)
- The Tree
- It's Christmas Time Again
- Little Jack Frost Get Lost
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Peace On Earth
- Song At Midnight
- My Dear Aquaintance (A Happy New Year)
- Here's To You [Live / Edit]