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A Fab Four Christmas: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, Vol. 1

The Fab FourAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delta
  • ASIN: B00006K0CM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,846 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. Joy to the World
3. Feliz Navidad
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. Away in a Manger
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
8. Winter Wonderland
9. Frosty the Snowman
10. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Editorial Reviews

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Fab Four, Marks, Johnny Joy to the World - The Fab Four, Mason, Lowell Feliz Navidad - The Fab Four, Public Domain Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - The Fab Four, Mendelssohn, Felix Away in a Manger - The Fab Four, Traditional Good King Wenceslas - The Fab Four, Neale, John M. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - The Fab Four, Sears, Edmund Hamil Winter Wonderland - The Fab Four, Bernard, Felix Frosty the Snowman - The Fab Four, Nelson, Steve [2] E Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - The Fab Four, Styne, Jule

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beatles Songs with a Christmas Twist! February 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
You hear the intro - it's "I Saw Her Standing There" - but wait - it leads into "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"! Or is that "Eight Days a Week"? No it's not, it's "Let It Snow"! This concept has the potential for cheesiness, but instead it achieves its goal of "How would traditional Christmas songs sound if the Beatles got their hands on them?" with amazing talent and accuracy. You'll find yourself listening to this album in January, February, March . . . you won't be able to hear Christmas songs quite the same way again! Each song is re-created in Beatles style by The Fab Four, one of the premiere Beatles tribute bands in the U.S. But you'll swear it's John Lennon singing "Away In A Manger" or George Harrison singing "What Child Is This?" Extremely clever and extremely well done.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Clever. January 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Fab Four are the best tribute band of the Beatles, period. And this is a work of genius. Every guitar lick and every nuance of the Beatles albums are perfectly reproduced here, and they are perfectly suited to the Christmas tunes.

Not only are all these carols played in the style of the Beatles, but each one is inspired by a specific Beatles song. So, for instance, "Rudolph" is played in the style of "I Saw Her Standing There".

Here is a list of the Christmas songs on the album, as well as the original Beatles songs that they're patterned after:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer--I Saw Her Standing There

Joy To the World--Please Please Me

Feliz Navidad--And I Love Her

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing--Help!

Away In A Manger--You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Good King Wenceslas--Tell Me What You See

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear--Baby's In Black

Winter Wonderland--Honey Don't

Frosty The Snowman--Mr. Moonlight

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!--Eight Days a Week

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town--When I'm Sixty-Four

Silent Night--Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)--Here, There and Everywhere

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen--Within You Without You

The Little Drummer Boy--Sun King

Dear Santa--Oh! Darling

What Child Is This?--While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Blue Christmas--Revolution 1

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree--Got To Get You Into My Life

Jingle Bells--Tomorrow Never Knows
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!! January 1, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
CHRISTMAS WITH THE FAB FOUR is what a dedicated tribute band is all about. The Beatles themselves could not have fused these standard Christmas songs with their own classic tunes. However, it is as if the Beatles just put out a new album. Right off the bat we have the "One,Two,Three, Four!" count-in, thinking that we are going to hear "I Saw Her Standing There" and it turns into "Rudolph...", "HELP!" becomes "HARK, THE HERALD.." etc. There is a lot of thought, care, and love crafted into each song and some of the arrangements are ingenious. For instance, the Christmas carol standard "Away in a Manger" is fused with "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away". The gimmick is that both titles have the word "away" in it. Also, the song "Tomorrow Never Knows" has a line that is repeated "...It is Knowing...It is Knowing." The song is fused with "Jingle Bells" and the band repeats the line " is is Snowing". This is just all just pure love with an encyclopedic knowledge and study of Beatlemusic. The whole album is magic and it is fun to pick out the original Beatle song intended in the fusion process. The FAB FOUR should be commended on a job well done. It has to be one of the most original Christmas albums in recent years and one hopes they try to do another.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done November 19, 2003
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Here we have an interesting pair of CDs, marrying Christmas carols and hymns with classic Beatles songs. With a few exceptions, the songs you get here are done very well. From what I had read before I got the CDs, I expected the Christmas songs to be sung to Beatles melodies. For the most part, though, it's only the musical arrangement that is taken from the Beatles, while the vocal melodies remain fairly true to the Christmas tunes.
For those of us who are fans of both the Beatles and Christmas music, this is a very interesting project. Unless, of course, you're a purist who feels that the Beatles' classics should not be tampered with; if that's the case, then you will want to pass on this product. For the rest of us, here's a run-down of what to expect from the CDs.
First CD: "A Fab Four Christmas"
1. "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- Arranged like "I Saw Her Standing There," the first thing said is, "This is take 17," after which you hear, "One, two, three, FOUR," just like the lead-in to the Beatles' classic. You hear what sounds almost exactly like the original Beatles recording, but then you're surprised when the vocal kicks into a Christmas carol. The intro is catchy, but once the song starts it actually turns out to be one of the weakest tracks on the CD. I typically skip to the next.
2. "Joy to the World" -- Arranged like "Please Please Me," but the harmonica is immediately playing the Christmas tune. During the song, the arrangement gets shuffled around a bit. After the line, "And heaven and nature sing," you hear the "Come on" shout-back part of the Beatles' song, making an interesting blend.
3. "Feliz Navidad" -- Arranged like "And I Love Her," the classic Christmas rocker is toned down to a nice ballad.
4. "Hark!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fab Four Christmas: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Vol.1
This CD was great. They sounded just like the Beatles. In fact we bought the second Christmas CD by them.
Published 21 months ago by Marianne Stavola
4.0 out of 5 stars Had The Beatles Made a Proper Christmas Album...
...It may have sounded a bit like this fun 2-CD box set from The Fab Four, one of America's best Beaes tribute band. Read more
Published 23 months ago by James Scharnott
1.0 out of 5 stars I think it sucks !!!!
The Beatles just butcher classic Christmas songs . I just don't like it . Sorry I'm a Beatles fan too !!!!!!!
Published on December 7, 2011 by Donald J. Perrotta
4.0 out of 5 stars Why CAN'T we have a REAL Beatles Christmas Album?
A customer below laments the absence of a REAL Beatles Christmas album and that it's not possible to ever have one. Well why not? Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by Steven L. Mason
1.0 out of 5 stars Less than one star
I bought this based on the many 5 star reviews but if there was an option for less than one star I'd use it. Read more
Published on November 28, 2009 by M. Norcross
5.0 out of 5 stars A FAB FOUR CHRISTMAS
Published on March 17, 2009 by R. Horowitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Four Christmas
One of the most clever musical groups ever, not to mention incredible cover bands, the Fab Four put together two albums of familiar Christmas songs; this one, available on Amazon,... Read more
Published on January 11, 2009 by John Corstorphine
3.0 out of 5 stars Love Fab Four - But
I love the Fab Four and have seen them many times live in Disneyland and other venues. The never cease to entertain and amaze with their talent, but this album is not what I... Read more
Published on December 20, 2008 by Ken Donna Gross
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