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Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete
The New Christy Minstrels
Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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From Collectors' Choice, 2 highly sought-after holiday themed albums released by The New Christy Minstrels in the 60's put together on 1 CD with 3 bonus tracks.

      
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All Artists: The New Christy Minstrels
Title: Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 11/6/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742024425

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From Collectors' Choice, 2 highly sought-after holiday themed albums released by The New Christy Minstrels in the 60's put together on 1 CD with 3 bonus tracks.

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CD Reviews

Split Personality, But You're Sure to Love One of Them!
F. Kelly | Atlanta, GA USA | 11/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I'm exceedingly grateful to the folks who made it possible for me to hear the bongo-driven "Do You Hear What I Hear?" once again, I do find it paradoxical that these two albums have been put on a single CD. The only thing they have in common is the "New Christy" name. It's like the old parable about the farmer's axe: if, over the years, he has replaced the head and the handle many times, is it the same axe? Well, the 1966 Christies who recorded "Christmas With the Christies" were a whole new axe.One look at the two album sleeves (reproduced microscopically on the CD insert) is sufficient to illustrate my point. See the earlier picture, a group of wholesome youths in honest, hand-knit garments. See the second: a bodacious chick with an ornament and electric-light-laced beehive 'do. The music inside is every bit as disparate.The bottom line is that there are those of us who love the '66 album for its slick glee-club arrangements (more Mitch Miller or Fred Waring than Kingston Trio), while there will be those who prefer the crunchy folksters of the earlier release. To each his own; just buy it!"
Christmas Nostagia with a Proviso
David B. Eck | North Carolina, USA | 12/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Growing up, The New Christy Minstrel's "Merry Christmas" album was the most played LP during the holidays. I was delighted to find that it had been released on CD. Even though I hadn't heard these tunes in 25 years, I could still remember the songs and lyrics. Great, folk-style group singing. Some of the arangements remind me of songs in the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" style. Roots folk, I guess you'd call it. The original 1963 album is terrific and comprises the first 14 tracks.

The follow-up 1966 LP "Christmas with the Christies," which is the 2nd half of this CD is a different story. We didn't own this LP. The group's style moved from folk to "contemporary" group vocals. It is very stuck in the mid-60's.

So, five stars for the "Merry Christmas" portion. I won't allow the "Christmas with the Christies" portion to lower the score and will stick with the first 14 tracks."
Oh how happy happy happy I am!!
Tina Bear | Sunny So Cal | 10/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was my grandma's and my mom's favorite christmas album, and I have searched high and low for years for it on CD!!! Christmas was never the same after we ditched the record player! I can smell the cookies just hearing it!"