Album Remarks & Appraisals:
An American Christmas classic, originally recorded in Hollywood in 1963 and digitally remastered in 1995, these performances by the Voices of Jimmy Joyce capture on CD the original arrangements of all 15 Christmas classics by Alfred S. Burt. This recording was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1964. It includes This is Christmas, Some Children See Him, and The Star Carol.
This Is Christmas: Complete Carols by Alfred Burt features the Voices of Jimmy Joyce performing a variety of holiday songs. Featured performances include "This Is Christmas," "Christmas Cometh Caroling," "Ah, Bleak and Chill the Winter," and "Come, Dear Children," in addition to 11 others. Most of these songs are composed by either Hutson or Burt and will most likely be unfamiliar to most listeners. However, that makes this album rather novel. ~ Jason Birchmeier