Title : The Christmas Album. Format : 2LP Vinyl Record. Label : UMC. Cat Num : 5392770. Barcode : 0600753927700
Release Date : October 30th 2020
2LPs – 35 Incredible tracks – Treat yourself or someone else to ‘THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM’.
The LP set celebrates the season with pop classic after pop classic. Queen kick things off with ‘Thank God It’s Christmas’ Elton John’s ‘Step Into Christmas’, Slade with ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, Greg Lake’s epic ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmas time’ the 2-million selling ‘Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord’ from Boney M. and Johnny Mathis’ #1 ‘When A Child Is Born’. The biggest selling Christmas single of all time gets the second side underway, Band Aid with ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, and leads into the single it replaced at #1, the stunningly beautiful ‘The Power Of Love’ from Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Side Three rejoices in the biggest names in music, from John Lennon’s inspirational ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ to Bing Crosby’s surprising and hugely successful duet with David Bowie, with Mike Oldfield’s celebratory ‘In Dulce Jubilo’ sat alongside the rock n roll and retro styles of Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and one of the biggest Christmas hits of the ‘80s from Shakin’ Stevens. David Essex scored a big hit with ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and Whitney Houston gives a defining version of ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ and although not strictly about Christmas, ABBA’s beautiful ‘Happy New Year’ is perfect to close this side. Our final side is packed with the cosiest and coolest Christmas songs ever; ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ , ‘Pretty Paper’, ‘Let It Snow!’, ‘Santa Baby’, ‘Ring Christmas Bells’ and the original ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ are stacked up to give you the greatest Christmas sing-a-long ever!, just leaving time for one more mince pie while Nat King Cole sings ‘The Christmas Song’, and Bing Crosby signs us off with the incomparable ‘White Christmas’.