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Elvis' Christmas Album
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Christian
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Buy the album "Elvis Christmas" instead
Stephen Okey | Brighton, MA | 12/08/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not saying anything bad about this album in particular - the songs are a solid selection and so forth. However, if you buy the similar "Elvis Christmas" album, you will get every song on this one (except for "Medley") plus about ten more, and at the exact same price. It's just a better value."
Elvis' Christmas Album is the best !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 11/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's wonderful! Elvis' Christmas Album has been transferred very well onto CD for all of us to enjoy. Other reviewers note that this is an essential album to own--and they're right! Elvis sings his heart out on these songs and ballads; he's in excellent form here and that's superb! The quality of the sound is excellent and I like that they used the cover art from the original record album.
There's a nice mixture of modern day songs and traditional holiday music. The first track, "Santa Claus Is Back In Town," has a terrific early rock and roll beat that is gives the song a mellow, relaxed yet joyful mood; and Elvis sings this wonderfully. The backup chorus harmonizes wonderfully--not that Elvis ever needed backup, but they do sound pretty good. Elvis' version of "White Christmas" is one of the very best I've ever heard; and "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" is joyful, catchy and relentlessly upbeat; Elvis delivers this to perfection--and beyond! I really like "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)." "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is one of very favorite holiday songs; and Elvis handles these lyrics like the pro he was and always will be! "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is surely a charming number.
Of course, Elvis shines on the traditional numbers here, too. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" is quite tender and moving; Elvis never lets go of a single superfluous note and that's grand. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" has a gospel flavor to it that really makes this a standout of the entire album. Elvis sings "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" with great sensitivity and just one listen tells you he means it from his heart! The melody perfectly complements Elvis' vocals, too. "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" shines brighter than silver and gold combined when Elvis performs it; and the album ends with Elvis doing a sublime job on "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." How beautiful!
Elvis fans should consider this a must-have for their collections (as if they don't already have this one); and this makes an outstanding addition to anyone's holiday music collection."