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Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album [Original recording remastered]

Tony BennettAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 11, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002AT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,117 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Favorite Things
2. The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
3. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
4. Medley: We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Silent Night, Holy Night/O Come All Ye Faithful...
5. Christmasland
6. I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
7. White Christmas
8. Winter Wonderland
9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
10. Snowfall
11. I'll Be Home For Christmas

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Talk about smooth! Tony Bennett is the very definition of the word. Snowfall practically renders every other version of the songs included here null and void. Even "White Christmas" sounds better in Tony's hands than it did in Bing's. It could be because Bennett's warmth extends not only from the quality of those pipes but his delivery. How many other grown men do you know who could get away with "My Favorite Things"? But it goes without saying that the collection's finest moments come when the crooner takes the romantic lead, with "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." The real killer here, however, is "The Christmas Song," which practically becomes an aphrodisiac when Bennett sings it. And it's not all about amore, as there's a truly beautiful version of "Silent Night." Snowfall is one holiday tradition you won't mind keeping. --Steve Gdula

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Tony Bennett ~ Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Chri

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett Snowfall 2007 October 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
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This is a 2 disc set and includes the same songs on disc 1 that have been on the previous snowfall cds however this one includes some songs not previously released on disc 2.Disc 2 is a dvd of a couple of songs off of Bennett's Family Christmas that was released on vhs in the 1980s but is now out of print.The dvd has 5 songs out of the 19 that was on the vhs tape.On my previous review I mentioned this was a 2 cd set but I was wrong I didn't know the second disc was a dvd.

How does the dvd look you might ask?
The 5 videos on this disc look much better then I have ever seen them.They look good and are sharp.The snow scene is just beautiful.I have the old vhs and it looks grainy compared to this dvd.Once again this is just beautiful looking with no grain.The disc is about 18 minutes long.On the dvd you can either pick the songs you want to play or use the play all feature.It also offers a resume feature.

How does it sound?The dvd is encoded in Dolby Digital and sounds great.The music sounds like it surrounds you.

Now for the bad news
Why wasn't the whole holiday show put on the dvd?This disc could have held all 19 songs.I would rather them have put all 19 songs on the dvd then just 5.I wonder why this whole show has never been released on a dvd.

The cd sounds the same as previous snowfall cds maybe a little better if you have surround sound.The disc says 360 degree sound.

I recommend this two disc set especially if you don't have A Family Christmas.I also recommend Johnny Mathis Home For Christmas dvd.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Christmas In July August 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
During the most recent heat wave, I actually thought it might help to drag out a few of my favorite Christmas recordings and, at least, chill out mentally. It was worth a try, I suppose--not that it actually worked. In fact, all it really did for me was load Christmas anxiety on top of my already burdensome heat exhaustion.

But then I figured, hey, before you know it, the clime will have shifted and we'll be hankering for chestnusts roasted on an open fire--instead of feeling like WE'RE being roasted on an open fire. And since, I never think to post reviews of actual Christmas product until, I dunno, maybe Christmas Eve, at least this year, I get a jump on the gun and maybe even garner a couple of "helpful" votes by Thanksgiving weekend.

Tony Bennett's SNOWFALL is arguably as much a "winter" record as a purely holiday one. It's always seemed something of a shame to me that all the joyful Christmas music gets put away well before winter has really set in. (At least the Russians are smart enough to celebrate it in January, which can help forestall the winter doldrums for a short while at least.) The fact that the title song on this seasonal album is "Snowfall" and not "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" at least gives you some kind of excuse to play it well into January, heck, maybe even February. Or as in my little experiment, in July.

And, of course, "Winter Wonderland" and "I've Got Our Love to Keep Me Warm" are good for the whole calendar season too. "My Favorite Things," is a canny choice for an opener too. It's seasonal the way its source film THE SOUND OF MUSIC is seasonal: it evokes familial warmth and good times, even if the packages are in brown paper and "tied up with string" rather than ribbons.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gold November 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is actually a repackaging of a Christmas album that Tony did in the 1960s, so he is in peak form throughout. The only new song is the live version of I'll Be Home For Christmas that closes out the CD. Tony is one of the giants of American music and this one ranks right up there with the Christmas classics by his contemporaries like Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Crosby, Como and Dean Martin.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's Why You Should Buy November 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
How about this: there's not a dud on the whole disc. Robert Farnon's arrangements on this CD are swimming in the Christmas spirit. From the introspective, minimal "Snowfall" to the swinging (who knew?) "My Favorite Things" to the sultry "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" medley to the unlikely "Where Is Love" from OLIVER, Tony Bennett croons us right up to the peak of Christmas. If you've heard this CD before, you're sure to agree with me that it's pure gold from the first note to the last.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Album That Perfectly Evokes The Christmas Spirit November 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
From Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things" down to a previously unreleased track, "I'll Be Home For Christmas," this stellar album offers an array of Christmas songs that you'll greatly enjoy and will add a glow to your holidays. It boasts some of the greatest musical moments of the bright career of Tony Bennett, who believes that his key to success is "making music that lasts." He is backed by an orchestra and a choir conducted by none other than a fine arranger/orchestrator, Robert Farnon, whose body of work has greatly influenced Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, John Williams and André Previn. In this album, he brings a wealth of experience in the field of creative chart arrangements and gleaming orchestrations to Tony Bennett's unique vocal artistry and timeless style.

Some of my favorites are the spectacular tracks that were recorded in London - "The Christmas Song," "White Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." The medley of "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" is an absolute beauty! His takes on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" and the title track, "Snowfall" are such delights and so remarkable. The inclusion of "Where Is Love," an achingly beautiful theme song from the musical "Oliver" is such a surprise, but it blended harmoniously with the rest of the Christmas carols from the medley. A previously unreleased track "I'll Be Home For Christmas" was sung in a jazzy fashion and this was taken from "The Jon Stewart Show."

"Christmasland" composed by Brian Farnon and Dennis Farnon is a sentimental Christmas song that brings to mind fond memories of childhood.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas will sound even better in our house this year!
One of thge very best Christmas albums we've ever bought!
Published 3 days ago by Puzzler4879
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a Christmas CD Collection
Tony Bennett and Christmas - a perfect combination
Published 5 days ago by Charles Romigh
5.0 out of 5 stars S-N-O-W-F-A-L-L and Tony Bennett...Perfect together!
This is a beautiful CD with the gifted voice of Tony Bennett. Even Frank Sinatra praised him as being one of the best singers on earth!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marianne Laird-Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice CD
l love the first song "Snowfall" the best. Very nice Christmas CD. Love Tony's voice. This Christmas CD led me to purchase more Tony Bennett Christmas CDs.
Published 4 months ago by E.H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great Bennett CD
I personally prefer his later works - his voice just isn't great on these works. I passed it along at work to someone who loves his older stuff.
Published 7 months ago by Bonny
5.0 out of 5 stars Snowfall
Had the cassette and wanted to get this on cd
for a while and its sounds good as I expected.
Published 7 months ago by Bruce A. Wesner
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Tony!
Love his twist on the annual Christmasmas songs. I think it crosses the generations to please everyone. Love Christmas Cheer.
Published 7 months ago by Michael Farnon
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect holiday album
So glad I purchased this Christmas album. I've always been a die-hard Bing Crosby fan... But after listening to this CD, Tony Bennett gives him a run for his money. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Miz Courtney
2.0 out of 5 stars Somebody's gotta say it...
Tony's just not in good voice here. He is flat in a number of places and his voice cracks and breaks like most any old man's would. Except he's NOT any old man... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Scout
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Tony does Christmas. I had the cd and lost it. Had to replace it before Xmas. 5 stars for Tony.
Published 11 months ago by raider
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