Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

The record cover is kind of deceptive. It is pretty drab and dreary and gives no indication of the goodness inside. The record contains traditional classics all done pretty well. Doris Day on the first track is great. There are some fine instrumentals on the record as well. Production is all top notch.

"Go Tell Is On The Mountain" by Ray Coniff and his chorus is really fun. I think it is the highlight for me. I also like "Coventry Carol" which couldn't be more different. It is really an old fashioned traditional tune, but quite pretty.

The Brothers Four track reminds me of the singing statues in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. I'm sure that seems like a strange reference, but give it a listen and see if you don't think the same.

The last song by the Glad Singers has some great backing music. It reminds me of music from a 60's British crime film. It sounds like it could accompany a heist or the fancy get away after the heist. Images of "The Italian Job" come to mind.


01 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Doris Day.mp3
02 Oh Tannenbaum - Percy Faith.mp3
03 Medley - Norman Luboff Choir.mp3
04 What Child Is This - Eileen Farrell.mp3
05 Go Tell It On The Mountain - Ray Conniff.mp3
06 The First Noel - Ed Sullivan Orchestra & Chorus.mp3
07 Coventry Carol - E. Power Biggs.mp3
08 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Brothers Four.mp3
09 Ave Maria - Liberace.mp3
10 We Three Kings Of Orient Are - The Glad Singers.mp3

Wishing You A Merry


Alexandra said...

Awesome stuff yet again. Thanks! Speaking of drab-but-exciting album covers, have you seen this one?

Spencer said...

That is amazing. Thanks for showing me that photo.