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A Christmas Present... and Past
Paul Revere and the Raiders
A Christmas Present... and Past
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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Originally released in 1967, the Raiders' Christmas album has become a cult classic. Vocals by Mark Lindsay. Produced by Terry Melcher.

      
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All Artists: Paul Revere and the Raiders
Title: A Christmas Present... and Past
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 10/4/2005
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923992226

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Originally released in 1967, the Raiders' Christmas album has become a cult classic. Vocals by Mark Lindsay. Produced by Terry Melcher.

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Good Representation of the Era and the band
Jan Ringham | Minnesota | 12/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have owned this particular album on vinyl for many years and felt it was time to update to a new version on CD.

It helps if you are familiar with Paul Revere and the Raiders and understand their nuttiness. And have a bit of understanding of the times. "Rain, Sleet or Snow" was conveying a very common complaint at the time about the Post Office. "Real Live Doll" is sexist but funny.

I really enjoy all of the songs as they are very unusual for the most part. I appreciate unusual because I collect Christmas albums (and Rock and Jazz) so I hear a lot of the same old, same old. I try to accumulate albums that have original material on them.

The only song I don't resonate well with is "Valley Forge". Again, it was certainly trying to be representative of the times with the Vietnam war and the protests. I just feel that it has to stretch too far to try to get the point across.

For the most part, if you like a different kind of Christmas album, you might like this. If you prefer the old standards, you will be disappointed."