Elvis Presley : Christmas Album

Elvis Presley : Christmas Album


RCA 1035

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 -  Santa Claus Is Back In Town
A2 - White Christmas
A3 - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
A4 - I'll Be Home For Christmas
A5 - Blue Christmas
A6 - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
B1 - O Little Town of Bethlehem
B2 - Silent Night
B3 - (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
B4 - I Believe
B5 - Take My Hand, Precious Lord
B6 - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

Recorded in 1957 at Radio Recorders Studios in Los Angeles.

Wild rock’n’roll and Christian spirituality at Christmastide are impossible to bring together musically, one might think. But Elvis, who in the Fifties was climbing as steadily up the ladder of success as Father Christmas coursed the sky in his sleigh, certainly pulled off this feat in his "Christmas Album" with its mixture of popular Christmas songs and seasonal evergreens. The 'King' delivers a rocking version of "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" just as successfully as "Peace In The Valley", an inspirational gospel song praising nature. Of course it goes without saying that "White Christmas" – the most-recorded Christmas hit, which in the Bing Crosby version alone achieved sales of 35 million – is included on the album. And Elvis’s sentimental interpretation of "Silent Night" may well have made its contribution to the immortality of the former truck driver from Tennessee. Back on this earth the original LP exchanges hands for around US$ 500 when the gift tag is still attached. And because it’s Christmas, the coveted sticker can be found on the re-release.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com