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Christmas album reissues

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

  1. Mike Frezon

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    Got it! I wasn't getting the "Save audio" step correct after I clicked on the links you provided a few posts ago.

    Interestingly, though, the YouTube mixes are different that the mp3s (start with the bell ringing at the beginning of the YT Adeste Fideles).

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Ron1973

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    I got all excited for a minute! I went to Amazon and found what appeared to be the original available for mp3 download. Thankfully, I listened to samples before I bit. It's the remake versions.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    This is just the right thread for this question.

    I've been enjoying my copy of the David Rose Christmas LP reissue CD. There's a track on that CD called "The Christmas Tree."

    That song is soooooooooo familiar to me...but I cannot place why. It sounds like a music cue that was used in a film or TV show...but as familiar as I know every note of that song...I just can't make the connection. You guys have any ideas?
     
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    Red Skelton Christmas shows, Mike. There's a beautiful version on the 2010 "David Rose Centennial Recordings", done at Capitol Studios by experts. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5nbBj9iBfydgQaXWnJnFSY
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    Nope. I can't recall ever seeing a Red Skelton Christmas show, David. If I did I was just a little kid and the song wouldn't be so ingrained in my brain.

    Must be something else...

    It's been driving me nuts since last year...

    Don't know why I didn't ask about it then.
     
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    Mike, it's used by Disneyland in their Main Street Christmas Music loop, could that be where you recall it from?
     
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    That's nuts ;)
     
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  8. Mike Frezon

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    YES!!!!!!!

    Rodney...you rock! Never been to DL...but it's also in the WDW Main Street Christmas Music Loop. And I've heard THAT enough times.

    That must be what I'm thinking of (although I'm still not going to be surprised if it's been used in some kind of feature film that I'm not coming up with. :laugh:
     
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    They played The Christmas Tree in the Little House movie Bless all the Dear Children.
     
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    Has Bing Crosby's WHITE CHRISTMAS (AKA MERRY CHRISTMAS) album ever been remastered? All I ever see in stores/ online is the same old CD that's been around for ages.
     
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    I would have imagined the CD was taken straight from the master tapes/discs. I don't know how much remastering will help songs of that vintage, especially if they weren't recorded to tape but to disc. I know Hank Williams' music has been "remastered," but you still have evidence of it being an analog recording.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Yes! Yes!

    This makes sense. In fact, it makes more than sense. When I first played the cut on the CD, LHotP was the first thing that came to mind. While I knew that David Rose was the music director for Little House, I just had the sense that the music was used during some Little House scenes. But I dug out the various Christmas episodes last year and couldn't find the cue!

    I have put Bless All the Dear Children from the Blu set of Season 9 in my player right now! Already heard a partial cue in the first few minutes!

    Thanks, William!
     
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    Thomas, if you're talking about the CD with a picture of Bing in a Santa hat on a stark white background...I'd recommend THIS CD instead. It is a 2-disc set of EVERY Christmas song ever recorded by Bing for Decca. It is a STEAL for $8.99. An absolute steal. It even includes alternate takes of White Christmas Several different Silent Nights, too.

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    Thanks Mike, will check this out - and yes I had meant the one w/ Bing in a Santa hat. The CD version was first issued circa 1991, meaning the master used is at least 25 yrs old now. (BTW someone just informed me it has recently been reissued on vinyl, although I understand that doesn't necessarily mean it's from a new master).
     
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    Just wanted to remind everyone about Classic Holiday Radio. Great music playing right now!

    http://classicholidayradio.com
     
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    Those posts were made in this thread in September.

    Well, I just wanted to report that I "investigated." :D

    I have taken possession of all three of the Rusby Christmas CDs. They ARE everything that David lead me to believe. Just beautiful. A perfect mix of voice and instrumental arrangement for the music and season. Some of the songs are ones with which I wasn't familiar. Others use alternate melodies, ALL, however, are terrific.

    This is one of the bright spots of my Christmas season, David! Many thanks.

    If anyone else is curious and in the market for some new Christmas music that will really "speak" to you, I'd highly recommend these discs too.

    And now I'm on the bandwagon with all those others who are hoping for a 4th Christmas release from her! :laugh:
     
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    I've never heard this sound better. A great remaster job by Maria Triana. Anytime I see her name or Vic Anesini on a remastering job I know it is done right.

    I recommend all of these releases.
     
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    I just found out this New Year's day that Amazon has quite a few Muzak albums available for digital download, including these three:

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    Joy and Peace to You

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    Muzak

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    Christmas
     
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    Muzak Christmas, for when brand name Christmas music is just too edgy!
     
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