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Joy to the World
André Kostelanetz, Earl Wrightson
Joy to the World
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: André Kostelanetz, Earl Wrightson
Title: Joy to the World
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony special product
Release Date: 9/1/1995
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 079892407723

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Christmas Music From The Late 60's
sharted | St. Charles, Missouri United States | 12/12/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Good, but not the best. Every top "AM" station in the country played Andre's LP "Tracks" every day from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Yes, it's 35 years old, but some of these arrangements are timeless {especially "Sleigh Ride"). Good music is still good, no matter what the latest style or format. Andre passed away in 1980. His music was later criticised as easy listening, or elevator music, but compared to other 60's contemporary music, there was no equal. This is Christmas music done in a symphonic style. Don't expect anything else. Enjoy it, like life, for what it is. Savor the moment."
Worth grabbing if you can find it.
mister big | Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA | 08/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to the info given above, this album was originally released on Columbia Records (with different cover art) in 1959, not 1967.

This is a good specimen of the type of pop-instrumental Christmas album that was omnipresent in the late '50s and early '60s (see also Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, etc). Those of a certain age will undoubtedly have memories of hearing this stuff on radio or in department stores during the Decembers of their youth.

Kostelanetz's second seasonal LP (1963's WONDERLAND OF CHRISTMAS) is even better, but that one unfortunately has never made it onto CD. Still, if you can track down a copy of this long-OOP title, I would highly recommend doing so. His "Sleigh Ride" alone is worth the purchase.
This Is My Absolute Favorite Christmas Record.
mary | Cape Girardeau, Mo United States | 11/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every track is good. Nothing to fast forward through or skip.
This record IS Christmas music. Not a bunch of lame covers by current "pop" artists who are more about visual stimulation than MUSIC!"