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|Julie Andrews - The Sound Of Christmas
||C5 Records 1987||LP||17.00 €
|Los Straitjackets - 'Tis The Season For
13 rockin' christmas instrumentals
|Yep Roc Records 2002||LP||22.00 €
|VA: - A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records
In 1963, visionary producer Phil Spector, then at the peak of his creativity and cultural influence, created one of the first—and still one of the greatest—rock ’n’ roll Christmas albums. Using the artist roster of his Philles label—the Ronettes, the Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans—and the legendary studio musicians of the Wrecking Crew, Spector applied his fabled Wall of Sound to a set of Christmas pop standards and holiday-themed originals.
The resulting album brilliantly merges the holiday spirit with the singular sonic uplift of the Spector sound. Highlights include the Ronettes’ bubbly reworkings of “Sleigh Ride,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” the Crystals’ upbeat renditions of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Darlene Love’s soulful readings of “Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas” and the Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry/Phil Spector composition “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” A Christmas Gift for You concludes with a rare on-mike appearance by Spector himself, delivering a spoken holiday message to listeners.
A Christmas Gift for You originally had the misfortune of being released on November 22, 1963, the same day as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and was not a major commercial success. In the years since, however, it has been embraced as a beloved pop-culture touchstone, with many of its tracks becoming holiday airplay favorites. In 2003, A Christmas Gift for You was ranked Number 142 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Longtime Spector fan Brian Wilson has named it as his all-time favorite LP. The album’s influence has also been reflected in cover versions by contemporary artists. Bruce Springsteen based his interpretation of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” on the Crystals’ Spectorized version, while U2 closely followed Darlene Love’s original when covering “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
Sundazed’s new edition of A Christmas Gift for You is sourced directly from the original Philles label mono masters and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Listeners can now perfectly re-experience the original magic of this timeless holiday treasure!
|Sundazed Music 2009||LP||20.00 €
|Ventures - Christmas Album
As rock’s biggest-selling and most influential instrumental combo, the Ventures are one of America’s most iconic bands. Long before anyone had heard of the Beatles, the Ventures influenced kids around the world to invest in electric guitars. The quartet delivered a sleek, instantly recognizable sound whose influence spread as far as Japan, where they remain bigger-than-life superstars. Having recently celebrated the group’s 50th anniversary as well as their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ventures continue to exercise a massive influence on nearly every instrumental guitar band that followed them.
The Ventures were also one of the first rock acts to conquer the album market, selling large quantities of their LPs at a time when rock ’n’ roll was still largely a singles medium. One of the band’s best-loved longplayers is The Ventures’ Christmas Album. Originally released in 1965, it finds the foursome—featuring the legendary guitar-slinging frontline of Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards and Don Wilson—applying their trademark style to a dozen familiar yuletide tunes, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas.” The Ventures soup up these seasonal standards by adding snazzy guitar phrases that quote then-current rock ’n’ roll hits by the likes of the Beatles, the Searchers and Johnny Rivers, as well as a few older Ventures classics.
In the years since its release, The Ventures’ Christmas Album has remained a holiday favorite, as well as one of the most popular items in the band’s catalog. Tracks from the album continue to grace the radio airwaves during the holiday season, and are regularly included on Christmas-themed compilation albums. But the best way to experience these instrumental gems is on the complete original vinyl LP. Sundazed Music has mastered this vintage gem from the original analog tapes and pressed it on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.
|Sundazed Music 2010||LP||20.00 €
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