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Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy [Single]

David Bowie , Bing Crosby Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 14, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Oglio Records
  • ASIN: B000001J79
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie And Bing Crosby

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Multi-media CD Rom - Contains both audio track and video from Bing Crosby's 1977 TV Christmas Special featuring the duet with David Bowie.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Memories December 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I first watched Bing Crosby and David Bowie sing this combination of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace on Earth" on a Christmas special in the late 1970s. I was in graduate school at the time and balancing a job, school, and a young family did not leave me a lot of time. My wife and two daughters sat down and watched this special, something my hectic life rarely allowed. I don't remember much about the rest of the Christmas special, but this song has stayed with me. It is a beautiful rendition that helped rescue that Christmas for me, as well as several since that time. I think you will like this duet, and perhaps be moved by it, especially its call for peace on Earth which now more than ever seems to be lacking. Enjoy!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Classic December 7, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful combination of two great voices in music -- Bing and Bowie. Bing sings the Little Drummer Boy, while Bowie simultaneously sings Peace on Earth -- a mix that truly puts one in the Holiday mood!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace on Earth December 27, 1999
By st
Format:Audio CD
In 1998, I watched a Christmas specials featuring clips from the best moments of Christmas shows. The clip showed David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing this song together on one of Bing's Christmas specials. I thought it was the most beautiful version of the Little Drummer ever performed. What a beautiful song from two such diverse singers.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Agents Sliding Down the Chimney" December 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I think this is the only place you'll find this classic and poignant recording. It was taken from a 1977 special that Bing Crosby just months before his untimely death (and aired a few months after the sad news). Bing is fine voice, especially considering this was one of his last performances. When it was aired, I was curious to seeing a rock star on a special hosted by one of the great crooners who went back to World War II. In the spoken introduction, you have Bing humoring David ("Do you know of any older stuff?")and David humoring Bing in return ("Sure, I know of John Lennon and Harry Nilson") before David looks at a sheet of music and proclaims: "This is my son's favorite!" and the 2 begin singing. David adds some new lyrics: "Peace on earth, can it be?".
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Surprise! December 20, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I was skeptical at first when my husband claimed that this version of The Little Drummer Boy was one of the best ever recorded. He was right. I never dreamed that such an odd combination of old and new voices could create such harmony! Bing and Bowie have sung a song together that shows the spirit of Christmas crossing all boundaries!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crosby and Bowie... July 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing together, are you kidding me, that is like mixing oil and water, but it worked, and it worked very well...

Bing Crosby had the perfect deep rich voice to sing "The Little Drummer Boy" song in the background, while David Bowie added a variant to the song in the foreground...

Yes, once you hear that duo sing the song that way, it will forever touch your heart, and "The Little Drummer Boy" song will never be the same...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Moving Rendition EVER! June 8, 2006
By Avonman
Format:Audio CD
I listened in awe when this originally aired in 1977. I am as awed today. No one has ever done a more powerful and beautiful Christmas song.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the Heart December 11, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I just finished viewing the multimedia version of this classic Christmas song. I was as moved today as I was when I saw it for the first time 15 years ago on a re-airing of Bing Crosby's Christmas Special. Don't hesitate to purchase this CD. It is not only the best rendition of these songs you will ever hear, but seeing David Bowie and Bing Crosby sing together is remarkable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed
I thought this was an entire album of Christmas songs, I was very disappointed when I received it and found that it only contained one song (which I already had).
Published 3 months ago by Descartes
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace on Earth
One of my all-time favorites. I play it over and over again at Holiday time. It makes my heart 'happy'.
Published 10 months ago by Rita Greenwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Wowzers!!
To be able to listen to such an incredible harmony and have it be a Christmas song is truly magnificent!
Published 19 months ago by C J Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars BOWIE/CROSBY - PEACE ON EARTH - MIX GENERATIONS
I have few "favorite" songs by particular artists. This one by David Bowie/Bing Crosby is only beat by one other song. Read more
Published 20 months ago by SusanMary
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is my all-time favorite Christmas song! It's absolutely beautiful. David Bowe and Bing Crosby are an unlikely but talented duo. Read more
Published on June 26, 2012 by GriefShare Facilitator since 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent audio
Audio is excellent. I am however disappointed that the video will not play on a Mac
Published on December 14, 2008 by G. Whatling
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled with my purchase!
I was thrilled that I could even find this item, and so when it arrived quickly & after a thank you email from the seller, I was touched & thrilled. Read more
Published on December 12, 2008 by R. Wells
4.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic The Day It Was Recorded In 1977
After this was sung by the duo on Bing's Merrie Olde Christmas special in 1977, people began clamoring for a recorded version, but it wasn't until a 45 rpm was issued in 1982 on... Read more
Published on September 16, 2008 by AvidOldiesCollector
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Song and Singers
Although the quality of the original video could be better, the DVD and sound quality are excellent. Read more
Published on June 9, 2008 by dakdakota
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
I have been looking for this for a very long time. I am so pleased, it is one of my very favorites and it includes the dialogue between them at the beginning.
Published on January 13, 2008 by Talantia
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