Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bringing in a Brown New Year
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 12/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Charles Brown is known for two classic Christmas hits, "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Please Come Home For Christmas". Both of those songs appear here, on this reissue of his first Christmas album, although these are rerecordings and not the original hit versions. Those are the best songs on this album, which is a pretty uneven album. To be sure, there are some other fine songs, like "Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package" and "Christmas Questions", but some of the songs are rather forgetable. But the real problem with this CD is the sound quality. Whoever remastered it did a terrible job. It is labeled as being in stereo, but it is actually in very poor mono. The worst sounding song is "Merry Christmas Baby", which is very scratchy sounding, like an old 45 that has been played too many times. I wouldn't recommend this CD, buy one of Charles Brown's other Christmas CDs. I haven't heard them, but they have to sound better than this."