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If Every Day Was Like Christmas CD
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MP3 Music, October 25, 1994
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Along with the title song, the heart-rending renditions of "If I Get Home on Christmas Day" as well as "It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You" are personal favorites of mine. But this album contains more than just the secular, jingle-bell tunes like "Here Comes Santa Claus" (sung as only Elvis can) and "White Christmas' (more over, Bing!) but Elvis' voice soars on the religious cuts like "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "The First Noel," and more.
If you need just one more Christmas CD to lift your spirits during the Holiday season, I highly recommend this one.
Details: The CD is 1 hour and 3 minutes long. All tracks are in stereo except tracks 2-8 and 24. I find the audio quality to be acceptable with good stereo separation on the stereo songs. A 16 page booklet with liner notes is complete with credits, 2 photos of Elvis (besides the one on the cover), and text about the individual songs.
The highlights of this collection are the first 8 songs along with the alternate version of "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day", (which I like better than the original release - it has a more of an R&B feel to it) and the final selection, "Silent Night." Most of these songs were recorded for the original Elvis Christmas album released in 1957, with the title track being recorded and released as a single in 1966. Elvis is in top form on these songs and several of them have become Christmas classics still receiving radio play 50 years after they were recorded!
The rest of the songs were recorded for his 1971 "The Wonderful World of Christmas" album. While they are good, they are not in the same class as the earlier recordings. Elvis' voice seems strained on a few songs and in general the material is not as strong as his earlier recordings. But still this collection is a must for Elvis and Christmas music fans! Highly recommended!
This a great collection for those who are just looking for one Elvis Christmas LP- virtually every traditional Christmas song he ever recorded is on this CD. As for the non-traditional songs? The non-traditional songs on his 50's LP were probably its strongest elements and thus justify inclusion on this compilation, but some of the songs written specifically for the 70's LP are just weak especially "Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees." Elvis was not always perfect in his song choices. However, this is a great, great Christmas compilation from one of the greatest recording stars of all time, and is well recommended to any Elvis or Christmas music fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ive had this since I was a little girl-- I lost the cd in a car accident and I had to have it-- I used to set up the pop up every holiday on my night stand and it was a little... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Stephanie Dakis
It's a decent collection of his Christmas songs- the ones he does so well but I could have done without the really old ones that I never heard before. Read morePublished 3 months ago by grandma
How can you go wrong with an Elvis CD?? Well, you can't! This is a great Christmas CD. I enjoyed it during December...Published 3 months ago by Cheryl
Great Christmas songs performed by the one and only Elvis Presley!! My favorite Christmas CD!Published 3 months ago by 22MAS22
This is a good album with a lot of good Christmas songs like White Christmas and some that are his own like Blue Christmas Santa Claus is back in town On a snowy Christmas night... Read morePublished 4 months ago by christmas lover