Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
That Xmas Feeling
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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The Best Album Ever!
Gregory B. Safreed | Lansing, MI United States | 10/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry although not surprised that "That Christmas Feeling" by Bing Crosby is no longer available. I have to say that, in my opinion, it was not only the best Christmas album ever, but the best album from any genre, from any time. It conveyed the best of the best. It was in this collection that Bing Crosby who, like no other, sang Christmas superbly, with arraignments and vocal interpretations second to none. The true meaning of Christmas was unmistakenly painted in music and I have never tired of hearing it, year after year. I play it many times during the Christmas season, and the pleasure of once again enjoying this album only increases with time.I'm sad that this album is no longer generally available. It is possible to obtain the songs on a collection of Bing's Christmas music that was released a few years ago, but they lack the warmth attached to the inspired "That Christmas Feeling" compilation. Even though the songs were recorded at different times and probably at different places over a period of 15-20 years, "That Christmas Feeling" came very close to being inspired in the selections that were chosen, and even the manner in which the songs themselves were lined-up, and then recorded. There was a "magic" to it all. It seemed as if they were woven into a kind of Christmas tapestry. Whether this was intended or not, is for someone else to say. However, the magical effect is truly present.Unfortunately, the magic is largely gone. You can get the songs that were on the album, but they are re-mixed and digitized, and therefore have lost a considerable amount of the warmth and personality that accompanied the original compilation of "That Christmas Feeling." Even though the album had technical flaws, these flaws actually added to the ambiance that was so important to us who grew up hearing this album. When the attempt to clear up the flaws was completed, there might have been improved sound in some respects, but sound in the selections now betray an uneven "texture" and lack the character and especially the warmth that should characterize the Christmas season, especially music that was sung by Bing. I say bring it back, whether people buy it or not. Bring it back with the original cover (a darkened picture of a church) and with all due respect to one of the greatest talents of all time, notwithstanding his bad press and problems. Bing would approve and so would the rest of us who had merrier Christmases thanks to his genius, and especially when hearing yet again "That Christmas Feeling.""
R. J Metz | Blacksburg, VA | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My father used to play this record of all others for me when at Christmas time when I was growing up. I'm 21 now and still love it. The record is barely playable, so I wanted to get him the CD for Christmas, but NO it's out of print! It is A CRIME that this CD is no longer available! A CRIME! A CRIME! A CRIME!"