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Released : 'Elvis' Christmas Album' UK (re)issue CD in the original album series


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
December 12, 2014 - 8:18:47 AM
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The new CD from 'Elvis One' has been released. An perfect timing for this 'Elvis' Christmas Album' from the UK reproduction re-issue This CD includes the original album tracks plus alternate takes, alternate versions and more. And as an extra bonus, a second disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program(For radio stations only) from December 3, 1967. And a 12 page booklet with photos & recording information.The Original Mono Album

01. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:24
02. White Christmas 2:27
03. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1:56
04. I'll Be Home For Christmas 1:55
05. Blue Christmas 2:09
06. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 1:54
07. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2:37
08. Silent Night 2:25
09. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 3:21
10. I Believe 2:05
11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 3:18
12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 3:57

'Elvis' Christmas Album' UK (re)issue CD in the original album series

Inside Elvis' Christmas Album

13. White Christmas (master with studio banter & count-in) 2:44
14. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 4) 2:06
15. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 5, 6, 8 & master) 5:11
16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 6, 7, 8 & master) 5:03
17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 9, 10, 11 & 12) 5:16
18. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 1:55
19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 2:37
20. Special Message from Elvis / I'll Be Home For Christmas
(Original version used for Elvis' special Christmas program, December 3, 1967) 1:52

Bonus Tracks

21. Peace In The Valley (Live version) 1:47
22. Elvis' Christmas Album commercial (1957) 1:06

Stereo Mixes & Other Versions

All these versions were released on official CD/Vinyl releases through the years.

23. Blue Christmas (Original electronic stereo version) 2:08
24. Silent Night (Without piano intro) 2:14
25. White Christmas (Repaired intro without finger-snap) 2:24
26. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 1:55
27. Silent Night (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25
28. Blue Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:08
29. White Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25
30. Special Message from Elvis / Silent Night (Album version) 2:18

Bonus Disc

01. Special Christmas Program (For radio stations only) December 3, 1967

Please note:
* The Mono versions with echo from acetate are probably homemade. These versions where released on several bootleg cd's. We've included it on this cd because of the different sound.


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