All titles arrive in stores October 8, 2013
Legacy Recordings’ Classic Christmas Album Series (http://www.legacyrecordings.com) rings in this year’s holiday season with new collections by Alabama, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Martina McBride, Barbra Streisand, and Andy Williams. The eight new titles will be available everywhere October 8, 2013 through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Each new collection gathers a dozen or more remastered tracks that span the career of each artist, all of whom recorded multiple holiday albums through the years (some on multiple record labels), as well as occasional Christmas tunes on other albums such as soundtracks or benefit albums.
The Classic Christmas Album by Neil Diamond, for example, draws its selections from his three holiday bestsellers: The Christmas Album (1992), The Christmas Album 2 (1994), and A Cherry Cherry Christmas (2009). The Classic Christmas Album by Alabama presents tracks from Alabama Christmas (1985), Christmas With The Judds And Alabama (1994), and Alabama Christmas Vol. II (1996). The Classic Christmas Album by Gladys Knight & the Pips gathers songs from Bless This House (1975, Buddah) and That Special Time Of Year (1980, Columbia).
With many of their holiday albums either out-of-print, or never issued on CD, or highly collectible rarities, each new title in the Classic Christmas Album series is a welcome cross-section of those hard-to-find classics. Each Classic Christmas Album gathers a career’s worth of precious memories, often spanning decades, while creating new memories at the same time.
The eight new Classic Christmas Album entries comprise the following:
The Classic Christmas Album by Alabama (RCA/Legacy 88883 74444 2 2) (http://smarturl.it/cc_alabama_amzn ) Selections: 1. Christmas In Dixie 2. A Candle In The Window 3. Christmas In Your Arms 4. Tennessee Christmas 5. When It Comes To Christmas 6. The Night Before Christmas 7. Hangin’ ‘Round The Mistletoe 8. New Year’s Eve 1999 9. The Blessings 10. Angels Among Us 11. I Was Young Once Too 12. Tonight Is Christmas 13. Joseph And Mary’s Boy 14. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 15. Little Drummer Boy 16. Silent Night.
The Classic Christmas Album by Johnny Cash (Columbia/Legacy 88883 73609 2 0) (http://smarturl.it/cc_cash_amzn ) Selections: 1. Christmas As I Knew It 2. Christmas Time’s A-Comin’ 3. That Christmasy Feeling 4. Christmas With You 5. Blue Christmas 6. The Little Drummer Boy 7. The Gifts They Gave 8. King Of Love 9. Merry Christmas Mary 10. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 11. Joy To The World 12. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 13. Ringing The Bells For Jim 14. The Christmas Guest 15. The Christmas Spirit 16. Silent Night.
The Classic Christmas Album by Neil Diamond (Columbia/Legacy 88883 74363 2 8) (http://smarturl.it/cc_ndiamond_amzn ) Selections: 1. White Christmas 2. Joy To The World 3. O Come All Ye Faithful 4. The First Noel 5. Winter Wonderland 6. You Make It Feel Like Christmas 7. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 8. O Holy Night 9. Silver Bells 10. Sleigh Ride 11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 12. Silent Night. Continue reading