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Christmas album reissues

Discussion in 'Music' started by Rodney, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Dick

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    I was unaware that this album had been completely re-recorded for stereo, although if I had noted the original year of release (1954), I'd have realized stereo didn't really hit for another couple of years. I had thought that the extant CD was monaural because Sony simply decided the mono mix of an original stereo session was better, which was so frequently true of CD editions (The Beach Boys, etc.). Thanks for this info, and I, too, look forward to the eventual new release.
     
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    Why wait? I play Christmas music (especially the Percy Faith tracks) all year long, when I'm in the mood. Beautiful music, spiritual or not (and I am not a religious person) is good to hear any time at all.
     
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    Revisiting this thread, I just purchased the Julie Andrews album for $4.99 at Amazon and since it included Autorip, I am listening to it now. Great stuff!
     
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    My personal rule, Rodney, is that I allow myself to play Christmas music as soon as the first snowfall hits--or Thanksgiving Day--whichever comes first. Since we had some heavy flurries across my area a few days ago, I've already fired up some of my new discs this season! :D
     
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    That was much easier for me to do when I lived in New England, before moving to Houston.

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    If I waited for Vancouver snow to play Christmas music, I'd still be waiting from two years ago. As a musician, now entering my 31st year of Christmas shows, I'm fortunate enough to qualify for extended Christmas music-listening time under The Rules Of Show Business, which state that Christmas specials are filmed in April, that the real Christmas creativity hits you in the summertime, and that Christmas is over and done in September, long before December 25th. So naturally I get to play Christmas music all year long, guilt-free. It's one of the perks.
     
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    Guess what I found in my mailbox yesterday?

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    That's some mailbox!
     
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    I'll bet it had a big red bow on it!
     
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    I have been listening to these christmas-3.
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    So my wife and I are in the middle of the "Big Basement Cleanout" this week. And I had the opportunity to move and get my hands on my stash of Christmas Albums (three full wooden crates!). And I found me another Mathis Christmas LP:

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    It, however, is simply a duplicate cover for the classic Mathis/Percy Faith LP (center in the picture in my quote). It's funny how they also used an image from the very same photo shoot when they re-released the album.
     
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    Nice. I haven't hand any vinyl in quite some time, and miss holding those album covers in hand while listening to the music. The small CD booklet isn't the same.

    BTW - did you ever get Johnny Mathis' Complete Christmas Collection last year?

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    You betcha! How could ANY aficionado of vintage Christmas music not upgrade their Mathis Christmas collection! :D

    And what a wonderful collection it is! :thumbsup:
     
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    Now more than ever: "The NORAD Christmas Album"!

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    Nice, I haven't seen that cover before. I am used to this one:

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    Just wanted to resurrect this message from last year and give a big thank you to Bob for letting me know about this station. I checked it out this morning and enjoyed hearing these classic songs. Yeah, "bending" my rule about listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but I should follow the advice of others and "keep Christmas in our hearts through every day of all the year".
     
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    I don't have speakers at work yet, but when I do I'd love to listen to this station, but color me confused. Is the music playing immediately when you open the page? Or am I supposed to click somewhere?? I chuckled though, the page looks like the kind you'd see back in the early early 90's. :)
     
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    Oh, the page is definitely old school, and truthfully, I like it that way. On the left is a menu for the applications for you to play the music. I used iTunes, but if you are on a Windows machine you can use the Windows Media Player button. Winamp or Realplayer, do people still use those?
     
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    Ok good deal. Thanks
     
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    I watched the story on Mysteries at the Museum of how the whole Santa tracking at Norad started. Quite amusing how it went down.
     
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