Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Disco Christmas Party
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Listen to Samples
This is not the disco cd I thought it would be!
Andrew Harmon | 01/06/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It is pretty standard Christmas fare with a disco beat backing it up. Nice background music for the beginning of a holiday party but that's it! Not rockin' disco like I thought it would be."
Not what I originally thought
Andrew Harmon | Washington, DC USA | 01/06/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I found this CD and listened to the audio samples, I thought I was buying a collection of Christmas dance recordings by various artists. My main interest was in finding music by the Mistletoe Disco Band (also known as the Mistletoe Dance Band), which performs six of the tracks on this CD. I don't know who performs the rest.In the late 1970s, the MDB released an album titled Christmas Disco on Mistletoe Records. I had this record when I was a kid in the very early '80s and loved all the music on it, so much so that, when I found out that the label had released a follow-up sometime around 1980 or '81, titled More Christmas Disco, I bought and enjoyed that record too.I've somehow managed to find the music from More Christmas Disco on CD, but I'd love as well to find all the tracks from the first album. The first album had a greater sense of fun to it, and the tracks so blatantly stole sounds from other disco records that had already made their mark on history that you couldn't help but want to dance to them.This CD, Disco Christmas Party, does contain four of the tracks from that first Christmas Disco album: "Winter Wonderland," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Silver Bells" and "Jingle Bells." They're all great to hear, and hearing them has brought a flood of memories back to me. However, this is a DJ's CD, and it has all the tracks in a continuous mix, meaning there are no clear stops, starts or fades for each track except for the first and the last. So, if anyone else out there just happens to be looking for MDB music from the late '70s, you won't find it the way you want it on this DJ's Choice CD.Still, it's great to hear these tracks again. You can say all you want about the artistic and emotional merits of disco or the lack thereof. But my guess is the aim of the Christmas music was purely fun, as opposed to secular or religious significance. And fun was what I had listening to this stuff growing up. I'm glad to have at least of piece of that now.If anyone knows how to get a hold of digital forms of all the tracks from that original Christmas Disco album (which I believe was released in 1978), please let me know. There may be a concurrent release of this very same music on an old Pickwick LP titled Disco Noel credited to a group called Mirror Image. I don't think Mirror Image, which had its own Christmas disco collection called Yuletide Disco, is the artist, just a miscredited one. If anyone can help, I'd be forever grateful."
Brian J. Candreva | Deer Park NY | 12/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have spent three days looking for this. I grew up with this christmas music. We WOULD NOT hang chritmas lights, decorate the tree, open gifts, etc... without first listening to this music. My family's copy is entitled 'Tis the Night to Disco by the Disco Belles but all searches, incuding contacting CBS and Columbia proved fruitless. Obviously there have been several incarnations of these songs....this CD has acouple in the form that i am accustomed to, a couple with lyrics that i otherwise know as instrumental and Last christmas, which I hate and is the only reason I could not give it 5 stars. I have to say that i cheered pretty loudly when I played the first clip out of curiosity and recognized by beloved songs! My family will be thrilled because that old tape, despite using copies to preserve it, is getting mighty brittle."