Irving Berlin's White Christmas

October 17, 2006 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 17, 2006
  • Release Date: October 17, 2006
  • Label: Razor & Tie
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  • Total Length: 54:00
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  • ASIN: B002M2LJI6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,641 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Terrific "Christmas" music for those who can't stand traditional Christmas tunes.
Emily
What makes this album work is that you are given top-notch Broadway singers performing timeless Berlin tunes with life and energy.
Ruth Anderson
This is not the film soundtrack, it's the Broadway stage production version I believe and it's excellent.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tony on November 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Using songs from the 1954 film, and a few other gems and even unknown treasures from the Berlin cannon, the show creators have put together a very strong, enjoyable score that out-performs anything offered on Broadway in recent memory. The orchestrations are lush, the cast seems very well suited for the material, and the interpretaion both pays homage to the classic film, and finds new life for itself. All in all-- an EXCELLENT project.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Anderson VINE VOICE on November 12, 2007
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Irving Berlin's White Christmas: White Christmas is one of the best musicals ever made - make that one of the best movies ever made. I absolutely adore it. This CD is the soundtrack to the stage version of the film. I so want to see this show. If the music is any indication, the show is an absolute blast. It's chock-full of the classic Irving Berlin songs from the movie, with the addition of other Berlin classics such as "Happy Holiday," "Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." The arrangements positively hum with energy - the music has a full, big-band flavor. And the principal vocalists, led by Brian d'Arcy James and Jeffrey Denman, are terrific - they don't try to imitate their filmic predecessors Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. If they had, that would've equaled disaster. What makes this album work is that you are given top-notch Broadway singers performing timeless Berlin tunes with life and energy. They're not trying to present a carbon copy of the film onstage - the show is more of a love letter to the film, if you will. The story's been tweaked, some of the movie's songs eliminated ("Choreography" is no great loss IMO) or rearranged, but the nostalgic heart of the film's story is vibrantly present.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ryff Wolf on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The cast album (the San Francisco production with Karen Morrow added) of the touring production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS is delightful from start to finish. Full Broadway-style arrangements and orchestrations of the film tunes supplemented by Berlin catalog songs are razzmatazz vintage 1950s style, which makes this set engaging and spirited. Especially when it's as well sung as this is by Broadway pros young and old - not to denigrate Karen Morrow's age in any way, she's a great addition to this set as the show-biz vet housekeeper. The whole score is full of sparkle and memories, bolstered by some terrific production numbers - first-act finale "Blue Skies" and second-act showstopper "I Love a Piano" are supreme - and new takes on faves "Happy Holidays", "Snow" and "What Can You Do with A General?". Morrow delivers in socko fashion on her solo "Let Me Sing a Happy Song" and provides superb support on the interpolated charm song trio "Falling Out of Love Can Be Fun". Everyone gives themselves to the spirit and style of this songstack, it's a fantastic souvenir of the show and a welcome addition to anyone's original cast album collection. Lots of good feelings all the way round and you'll listen to this one over and over again, whether it's holiday time or not!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Meyers on November 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The orchestrations for this very delightful cast recording are superb, and more than do justice to such great Irving Berlin songs as It Only Happens When You're Dancing, Blue Skies and the title song. Karen Morrow has never been in better voice in belting out Let Me Sing and I'm Happy.

This is a must for every collector of Broadway cast albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Porray on February 21, 2007
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Oh my Lord! Who would think you could beat Bing Crosby and the rest of the original cast for this musical. I saw it in the theater, when I was seven years old and have my whole family addicted! We watch it every Christmas and in between. It's a family tradition. This album is absolutely fantastic. I hesitated getting it. I was afraid I would not like it compared to the movie track, (which is non existent, actually). To make a long story short, you will NOT be disappointed! The extra Irving Berlin songs are incredible. The theatrical renditions of these time-honored tunes is wonderful and inspiring! It you are a fan of Irving Berlin, you enjoy great vocals, and you love Broadway, you will love this album. It couldn't be better! (... Not the same as Bing and company, of course, but equally wonderful to listen to!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RonAnnArbor on April 13, 2007
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I love this album -- I saw the show in SF twice and recently in Detroit -- the album captures all of the wonderful score and the cast on the album is super -- although they made one curious recording faux pas as far as I am concerned -- why records a Randy Skinner tap dance show without including any of the tap on the recording? Still -- I listen to it constantly in the car -- it feels like Christmas year round!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 22, 2011
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I read the first review on here and everyone's entitled to an opinion but this album is very much not deserving of a one rating. This is not the film soundtrack, it's the Broadway stage production version I believe and it's excellent. Having seen both the film and stage show and love them both, this is a very credible recording.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Merrell R., Pope on September 19, 2012
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This particular version of White Christmas is not the Bing Crosby Rosemary Clooney movie sound track. Rather, it's the Broadway version. I have both versions and I recommend having both, as they're both extremely entertaining!
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