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The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica
Genres: Miscellaneous, Pop
The original high school musical via cartoon land! One of the most important and successful garage bands of all time - the Archies return for the Christmas season with Betty & Veronica, front and center on vocals. Founded ... more »
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The original high school musical via cartoon land! One of the most important and successful garage bands of all time - the Archies return for the Christmas season with Betty & Veronica, front and center on vocals. Founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle & Jughead Jones, the music they recorded became a significant part of the Pop genre. Now ready to reclaim their position in the Pop music pantheon, The Archies Christmas Party combines the best of their trademark sound with the radio sensibilities of 2008. As Archie Comics prepares for its biggest year in 2009, The Archies Christmas Party marks the return and beginning of a new chapter in the career of the Riverdale 5. Unlike today's Pop stars who all seem to grow up too fast, The Archies remain the perennial American High School band!
Everything Will Be Coming Up Archie
Atlanta DVD Lover | Atlanta, GA | 10/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have actually spoken to Ron Dante directly and he says if the sales from this CD are good, he is negotiating to have all the old Archie albums released next year on CD. Ron is very talented and any project he has his hands on will be a good one. The vocals and style may seem different on this CD but the music is happy and right now we could all use a CD of happy tunes to take our minds off of all things going on around us. We may not have control over what is going on right now, but you can buy this CD and escape to a happier place."
Archie's here, Betty's here, Veronica too -- and even Little
Gregory Ehrbar | Orlando, FL | 12/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Ron Dante, the original singing voice behind "Sugar, Sugar" and all the other Archies megahits, performs on multiple tracks as if the last four decades never happened -- with Danielle van Zyl and Kelly-Lynn singing for Betty and Veronica (the great Toni Wine, who sang for them on many of the original records, is touring with Tony Orlando and she'll most likely be at Epcot this May when Tony returns).
In addition to all-time holiday pop hits like "Jingle Bell Rock" and the Springsteen-style "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," there are two new songs: "Archie's Christmas Party" and "Christmas in Riverdale." And sitting in for Jughead on drums for this album is none other than Keith Thibodeaux, who played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy!"
The Archies 2008 Christmas Party CD
Russell Crerar | Isle of Man | 12/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an amazing Cd . There is so much talent and musicianship behind it and so many years experience that you would not perhaps expect much less . This production is brilliant and Ron Dante has really surpassed himself even with this one !! There is a wonderful wall of sound on the songs which is almost Spectoresque but obviously the soul content is less giving way to the familiar joyful enthusiastic rock pop style so familiar to followers of the Archies . Well after so many years since the last new album this edition certainly keeps the legend alive - and how !!! The arrangements out do ABBA who never had the pop and rock credentials of the people behind this fabulous work . This is one of the most enjoyable CDs from start to finish that I have ever heard . It is the best Christmas CD I have heard and really puts a person in the mood for Christmas which normally I ain't !! Let's please have a new Archies pop CD in 2010 Ron !! Thanks for this though and the nice packaging pictures and liner notes ."