Released : 'Elvis' Christmas Album' UK (re)issue CD in the original album series
December 12, 2014
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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
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
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
01. Special Christmas Program (For radio stations only) December 3, 1967
* 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.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.