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The Coolest Christmas

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The Coolest Christmas // 1. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Daivd Bowie & Bing Crosby 2. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - The Alarm 3. Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison 4. Jingle Bells (Buala Bas) - Clancy Brothers 5. Sleigh Ride - The Ventures 6. Rock & Roll Christmas - George Thorogood & The Destroyers 7. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt 8. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 9. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys 10. Frosty The Snowman - Cocteau Twins 11. Christmas Everyday - The Temptations 12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin 13. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo 'N Patsy 14. Auld Lang Syne - Guy Lombardo

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Oglio/Sony
  • ASIN: B000KNDSQ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,291,435 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By George O'Leary TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Producer Carl Caprioglio of Oglio Records, Redondo Beach, California has put together 14 Christmas selections which include some that seem to be part of every such compilation (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, Little Saint Nick, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer), to several that are not easily found on CD.

Among the latter are the Crosby/Bowie now-classic 1977 duet on Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, including the amusing preamble when Bowie arrives to assume Bing is the butler, Jingle Bells presented in a brief, but rousing rendition by The Clancy Brothers (including Gaelic) from their album Christmas With The Clancy Brothers, Sleigh Ride given The Ventures treatment, the driving Rock & Roll Christmas by George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and my particular favourite in this set, Christmas Everyday by The Temptations.

If there is a fault it's the lack of liner notes. The insert contains only a personal note of thanks from the producer to those who helped put the CD together, along with a listing of other CDs available from Oglio Records.

What would have been helpful is some information on when each track was originally recorded, including single or LP label numbers where applicable. Also, who the lead bass voice is on Christmas Everyday, in view of the fact there was such a turnover in Temptations personnel, and information for the uninitiated that The Cocteau Twins were not twins, or even a duet, but a group founded in 1980 in Grangemouth, Scotland and consisting of lead Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, and Simon Raymonde.

That being said, this is a collection that will give you several Christmas tunes you are not apt to find anywhere else on CD. Enjoy.
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Had a copy of this CD 20 years ago but someone borrowed and didn't return it. Solution ... buy a new copy. This is one of my favorite Christmas CD's of all time. I love the version of the Bing Crosby/David Bowie Little Drummer Boy taken from the TV special ... in includes the entire intro ... LOVELY!
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I have tried to find the Bowie/Crosby duet everywhere. Thank you.
I love Christmas Music and this whole album is great to listen to. The Clancy Brothers doing Jingle Bells was a blast
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For music collectors: this CD contains the "classic" version
of Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (the same
version that was used in the movie "Home Alone").

She also recorded a new, updated version of "Rockin' Around..."
in 1991. I love both versions. If you're looking for the
newer recording of that song, you can also buy the CD
"A Brenda Lee Christmas" (ASIN B000002LQ9).
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Just like The Edge Of Christmas, this cd provides plenty of yuletide cheer for everyone. So what if some tunes can be found on Edge of Christmas, slip both on the stereo & sit back & relax with egg nog or hot buttered rum & some candy canes too. Extremely enjoyable, but I think it's high time for a 2nd volume-namely Coolest Christmas 2 & I am sure there are folks out there that will agree with me on this. Highly recommended.
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I was looking for the christmas song by David Bowie and Bing Crosby and found it on this album. Unfortunately, I had to purchase the whole album for the one song. It's not available on any site as a single. All in all, the album is a nice addition to the christmas collection.
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I couldn't find this anymore in stores. Was so glad to see it online at resonable price. LOVE the Bing Crosby and David Bowie
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AIthough I was a bit disappointed with this collection, I don't know if what I was actually looking for exists...
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