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|Symphonette Society, Various Artists|
Symphonette Society: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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The Longines Symphonette Society Christmas recordings
David Kenner | Fort Worth, Texas United States | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the 60s, the Longines Symphonette Society made a series of their recordings available on LPs through Shell Oil dealers. Entitled "Shell's Wonderful World of Music", the two LP Christmas collection was always an unbeatable quality compilation of choral/orchestral carols and Christmas standards. Much of the songs on that LP set can be found on these budget CD collections from Rhino Flashback. In fact, it would appear that all 20 selections from the original Longines Shell album are available on one or another of these Rhino CDs with the exception of "Babes In Toyland". The only problem with these discs is that the same selections appear on several different CDs. Each disc seems to be a random selection of these choral/orchestral selections along with some additional recordings featuring organ. So you'll have to buy a lot of different discs to get all the different selections, but you'll end up with many of the same tracks repeated over and over from disc to disc.
This particular disc is one of the best as it contains excellent versions of "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" and a medley of "Deck The Halls" & "Jingle Bells"."