Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sings Merry Christmas Music
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Bill Fleck | Wurtsboro, NY USA | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album means Christmas.
I remember playing the LP version of these 1940's selections every year. From the beautiful opening rendition of "T'was..." to the rousing closer, this is a collection to remember.
Much has been made of the quality of Como's voice. He was never better than in these sessions. But what truly separates this from all other Christmas albums are the arrangements. From the soft chorals of "Silent Night" to the inspired counterpoint of "The 12 Day...," the musicians blend with Como's warmth and create a texture rare in pop.
As an added bonus, even the 'original' tunes are inspired. "That Christmas Feeling" is certainly not out of place among the more traditional favorites.
As noted, two of the original sides aren't here--but a quick search of itunes can get you those, too, for $1.98.
All of this adds to up delightful holiday listening year after year.
Perry doing what he does best
D. Thompson | Canada | 10/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Perry truly recorded some of the greatest Christmas music of all time, this album, while not his best Christmas offering, is still better than most. As for the missing songs, I think some may be mistaking this album with A Perry Como Christmas, his best Christmas offering, in my humble opinion, which contains the "haircut" version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town and a medley that includes O Little Town of Bethlehem. That said, if you are looking to buy one and only one of Perry's Christmas collections I would go with The Greatest Christmas Songs, a great compilation of his many Christmas albums, although be forewarned - the version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town on Greatest Christmas Songs is not the "haircut" version.