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Norman Luboff Choir/Norman Luboff: Songs of Christmas/Christmas With the Norman Luboff Choir *

Track List

>Joy to the World/I Saw Three Ships/We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem
>What Child Is This?/Twelve Days of Christmas/Baloo Lammy
>Holly and the Ivy/A la Nanita Nana/Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine/Whence Comes This Rush of Wings, The
>First Nowell/Wassail, Wassail All over the Town/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The
>Oh Tannenbaum/O Holy Night/Coventry Carol
>Wassail Song, The (Here We Come Wassailing)/Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)/Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly/Silent Night, Holy Night
>Joy to the World/Oh Little Town of Bethlehem/Hark! The Herald Angeles Sing
>O Holy Night
>Deck the Halls/Baloo Lammy/Here We Come A-Wassailing
>O Come, All Ye Faithful
>God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.Whence Comes This Rush of Wings/The First Noel
>Silent Night
>Jingle Bells
>Little Drummer Boy, The
>Silver Bells
>Do You Hear What I Hear
>Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
>White Christmas

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

For holiday music lovers, it doesnít get any better than this: two of the greatest choral Christmas albums ever recorded, one making its CD debut, the other long out of print, on a single, 75-minute CD! Norman Luboff, was, of course, a mainstay artist on both the Columbia and RCA Victor labels for close to two decades; he and his Choir recorded everything from cowboy to calypso tunes, always with pure, powerful vocal arrangements that brought out the intrinsic flavor of the material. Here we have two of his greatest triumphs: the original mono version (not the later, reprehensible re-processed stereo version) of 1956ís Songs of Christmas, which actually included among its six medleys the earliest (1952) recordings of The Norman Luboff Choir and went to #22 on the charts, and 1964ís Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir, which brought stereophonic sound and a more modern repertoire to the Luboff sound. The result was what is generally considered to be one of the best Christmas albums ever recorded in any genre, and another charting record for Luboff. Our Real Gone twofer includes detailed liner notes by Tom Pickles that feature quotes from Luboff scholar Dr. Julie Lane Carter, with photos from the Sony vaults and remastering by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York. Sure to be a Christmas staple on your stereo for years to come.


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