Check Out Our Turntable Store
Need a new record player? Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more.
The Star Carol
|New from||Used from|
Audio CD, Original recording remastered, October 25, 1990
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
The fact that Ernie Ford's "Hymns" album, released in October of 1956, stayed on the Billboard pop charts for an unprecidented 277 weeks attests to the quality and timeless nature of his recordings.
The Star Carol and Hymns albums should be available in their original arrangements to all generations.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Ford had a voice that you could never forget; I guess this is why I really loved his Star Carol Album.
I do hope one day we'll all be pleasantly surprised that this album will finally be available for purchase on the CD format. Let us hope the wait is not too much longer. Star Carol has been in my Wish List for the longest time now. Perhaps we all should light a chandle.
It's just not the one song (STAR CAROL) that is memorable, there are some that I've never heard before; one comes to mind--SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM. Such a stirring song.
Though it's been some time since I've listened to that album, I thought I'd better put my two cents worth on the subject. Every review written helps. Like the saying goes, 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.
You’ll no doubt notice that a few of the songs on the album are not well-known or even traditional Christmas songs. Three of them – “O Hearken Ye,” “Some Children See Him,” and the title track “The Star Carol” – are more contemporary Christmas songs composed by Alfred Burt. Burt had died of cancer, at the age of thirty-three, four years earlier, before his dream of having an album of his Christmas songs released could come true. In fact, he spent the last days of his life finishing the songs for that would-be album; The Star Carol was completed just hours before his death. That album, The Christmas Mood, was released soon thereafter, but it failed to make a splash and was quickly forgotten – but not by all, as producer Buddy Cole brought the song The Star Carol to Ernie Ford in 1958. The song’s melody and message touched Ford deeply, and his recording of it led Capital Records to make it the title track of the album.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember my parents had this album, loved listening to it as a kid. I was very happy to see it was still avaiable. It is timeless and beautiful to listen to.Published 5 months ago by T. Farrington
A friend of mine had this and would play this periodically, even when it wasn't Christmas. I guess it just brought back memories for him. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William J. Thibault
I enjoy hearing Tennessee Ernie sing. Christmas is a special time, and though I have other Christmas tapes and CDs. I like "The Star Carol". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mary A. Bell
Real Christmas music! I've owned this in vinyl, on CD and now digital. So I reckon I like it.Published 19 months ago by Donna E. Shope
One of my all-time favorite Christmas albums. I am not a religious man but Ford's renditions of Alfred Burt's songs (including The Star Carol) comes about as close as I can hope to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alan Dale
My mom played this at Christmas every year. I think it had to be in the late 1950s or early 60s. It brings back a lot of memories and who doesn't love Ford's deep voice?Published on May 16, 2014 by Katydid
My folks gave me this LP album for Christmas when I was 12 in '58. I loved it, but sometime around 1996, I got to clearing out some of my stuff, and for a reason I don't... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Mag
One of my all time favorite Christmas albums. We have the LP. So glad it is available as MP3! Enjoy!Published on January 4, 2014 by gary
I listened to this album every year growing up. It was vinyl back then. Found it to download and again enjoying this wonderful album. Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Mary Kimmel