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European Elvis buffs Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon offer Elvis's complete Christmas repertoire, plus several spiritual ballad tracks, in this well-packaged, attractive compilation of 25 Elvis jewels.
I see this collection appealing most to two groups of fans: the first group, to which I belong, are the die-hard Elvis CD collectors. Despite the fact that we have all of these songs on seven or eight separate CDs, we buy to support Elvis, add to our ever-expanding collection of his musical legacy, and bask in the digial remastering that brings every nuance of Elvis's legendary voice into our own homes. I gobbled up this new release knowing full well it had no new material to offer, and within seconds of playing the first track, I knew I would not be disappointed.
The second group that will enjoy this CD are the many fans who may have some scattered Elvis vinyls or CDs and may occasionally hear Elvis Christmas during the holidays. These fans will find this CD a perfect opportunity to have all of Elvis Christmas in one definitive package. As the liner notes indicate, EP's Christmas recordings are an oft overlooked aspect of his recording career - and this collection makes it absolutely clear that this ranks among the most charming Elvis music created.
The musical expanse that is found on this CD largely mirrors the diversity of Elvis's larger musical treasure chest.Read more ›
Eight Christmas songs were included in his original 1957 Christmas album along with the 4 Gospel songs from the "Peace In The Valley" EP. His orginal Christmas album was repackaged and re-released in 1970 with the 4 Gospel songs being replaced by "If Every Day was Like Christmas" and the non-Christmas song "Mama Liked The Roses." In 1971 his final Christmas album was released "The Wonderful World of Christmas" which included 11 Christmas songs.
Elvis' performance on the songs from both versions of his Christmas album are excellent! Several of these recordings have become Christmas classics, still receiving significant radio airplay nearly 50 years after they were recorded! The songs and performances from "The Wonderful World of Christmas" are just not as strong. Elvis' voice seems to be straining on some of the songs and the material is just not as strong as the earlier recordings.
If you are looking for every song that was included on an Elvis Christmas album (including non-Christmas songs), this is the collection for you. However, if you are just wanting a comprehensive collection of Elvis Christmas music, you would do better to buy the "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" CD. It contains all 20 Christmas songs found here in addition to 4 alternate takes not available anywhere else.
Needless to say, this Elvis Christmas album gives you a little bit of everything you could want it a Christmas album made somewhere between the very traditional (the Perry Comos) to the modern (sadly, the Christina Aquerlias). With gospel, rockabilly, classic pop and touches of country. I think some people may like the more fun Christmas jamboree songs while others will crave the religious songs more. Take your pick cause they are all on this massive set.
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Some really great songs of Elvis. A definite must have CD of Elvis' music.Published 1 month ago by snoopy
Favorite Christmas songs ever. That is all I play on Christmas and have for years.Published 6 months ago by Mary
Everything I expected. But Case does not fit properly and pops apart regularlyPublished 7 months ago by Jeff A.
Excellent. My favorite Christmas album. It contains all Elvis' Christmas songs.Published 14 months ago by Big World
Could not ask for a more pleasant and inspiring group of Christmas songs. Elvis does a beautiful job and this CD meets my expectations.Published 18 months ago by lgand
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