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Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : FTD Clasic Album 2 CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
October 25, 2011 - 8:20:44 PM
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On November 29 FTD will release Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : Classic Album 2 CD.

Also to be released on November 29 will be;

CD Promised Land : FTD Classic Album 2 CD
Book A Moment In Time : 4 Days in ‘56 Hardcover book
CD The Elvis Is Back Sessions 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set

Plus as Elvis Australia first announced in August, FTD will also release a new book, A Moment In Time : 4 Days in ‘56, this one is something special, from author and producer Michael Rose [Elvis: Return to Tupelo DVD], a most stunning glimpse of Elvis' life in 1956. Through literally hundreds of photos : many previously unpublished : we get to join Elvis at his show in Detroit on May 25. We stay with the tour for two more days in Columbus and Dayton and finally arrive in Memphis on May 28. And finally a new addition to the successful series of Elvis albums on vinyl, this time the The Elvis Is Back Sessions double LP.

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : FTD Classic Album 2 CD

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : FTD Clasic Album 2 CD
Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : FTD Clasic Album 2 CD.

Elvis Presley's excellent first Christmas album, Elvis' Christmas Album, looms so large in the public psyche that it is hard to fairly judge this album but taken on its own terms, Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas is a fine collection of seasonal favorites that would be a welcome addition to any Elvis fan's stocking.

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas includes a number of seasonal standards ('O Come, All Ye Faithful', 'The First Noel', and 'Winter Wonderland') as well as such newer songs as 'On a Snowy Christmas Night' and the title track. The highlights of the album are a gritty six-minute version of Charles Brown's hit 'Merry Christmas Baby' and the version of 'Blue Christmas' Elvis performed on his comeback television special.

Disc 1

The Original Album

  1. O Come, All Ye Faithful 2:48
  2. The First Noel 2:09
  3. On A Snowy Christmas Night 2:49
  4. Winter Wonderland 2:17
  5. The Wonderful World Of Christmas 1:57
  6. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) 2:41
  7. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day 3:48
  8. If I Get Home On Christmas Day 2:51
  9. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees 2:52
  10. Merry Christmas Baby 5:44
  11. Silver Bells 2:26

    Bonus Song

  12. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day : remake master 3:43

    First Takes

  13. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) -takes 1-3 4:36
  14. If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 1 3:37
  15. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day - takes 1-3 7:54
  16. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 1,2 3:13
  17. Silver Bells - takes 1,2 4:41
  18. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day : remake takes 1,2 5:48

Disc 2

  1. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day : take 4 4:58
  2. If I Get Home On Christmas Day : takes 2,3 3:51
  3. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees : take 3 2:27
  4. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day : remake take 3 4:24
  5. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) - takes 4,5 3:03
  6. O Come, All Ye Faithful : take 2 4:28
  7. If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 5 3:00
  8. The Lord's Prayer 3:01 (Public Domain)
  9. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day - takes 5,6 4:2
  10. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 4 2:36
  11. It' Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without you) - take 6 3:14
  12. Merry Christmas Baby : take 1(unedited version) 8:29
  13. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day : remake takes 4-9 7:24
  14. If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 7 2:57
  15. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 5-8 3:39
  16. Winter Wonderland : takes 7,8 3:53

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas : FTD Classic Album 2 CD

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