Christmas Songs By Sinatra CD (2007)

Artist: Frank Sinatra

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It should come as no surprise that Frank Sinatra would have a special way with Christmas songs just as he did with every other type of song. This welcome reissue is a slightly expanded version of Sinatra's original 1948 Christmas album and includes some 1945 V-Disc holiday performances especially recorded for the troops still stationed in Europe right after the war. The original 78s hold up incredibly well for Christmas music a half-century old.

Sinatra's approach to such chestnuts as "White Christmas"--only 2 years old in 1944--and "Silent Night" is straightforward, unsentimental and utterly convincing. It also owes nothing to Bing Crosby, who had a franchise on this kind of family fare. Sinatra's fresh, non-pietistic take on this material is geared more toward the unattached (young) man in the street rather than family men. The slightly sexy "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)" were for the very same G.I.s Sinatra had once entertained through his V-Discs, back home now and considering the uncertain (and slightly sexy) future looming before them.

    1. White Christmas
  • 2. Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 3. Adeste Fideles
  • 4. Jingle Bells
  • 5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • 6. Christmas Dreaming
  • 7. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • 8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • 9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • 10. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • 11. Introduction By General Reynolds
  • 12. Medley: O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy
  • To The World/White Christmas
  • 13. Ave Maria
  • 14. Winter Wonderland
  • 15. The Lord's Prayer

Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 205843723
UPC 886971110623
UPC 14 00886971110623
Format CD
Release Date 5/22/2007
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Author Frank Sinatra
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Associated Artist/Work Axel Stordahl Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Associated Artist/Work Bennett, Tony
Associated Artist/Work Bennett, Tony (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work Blue Dahlia (The)
Associated Artist/Work Crosby, Bing
Associated Artist/Work Dahlia, Blue (The)
Associated Artist/Work Dahlia, The Blue
Associated Artist/Work Davi
Associated Artist/Work Dido
Associated Artist/Work Dorsey, Tommy
Associated Artist/Work Dorsey, Tommy (Trombone)
Associated Artist/Work Durante, Jimmy
Associated Artist/Work Ellington Edward Kennedy
Associated Artist/Work Ellington, Duke
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald, Ella
Associated Artist/Work Goldschmidt, Per
Associated Artist/Work James, Harry
Associated Artist/Work James, Harry (Big Band)
Associated Artist/Work John Wilson (Conductor)
Associated Artist/Work Kaempfert, Bert
Associated Artist/Work Karaoke
Associated Artist/Work Lawrence, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Lovano, Joe
Associated Artist/Work Martin, Dean
Associated Artist/Work Moody, James
Associated Artist/Work Moody, James (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Newton, David
Associated Artist/Work Ogerman, Claus
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Porter, Cole
Associated Artist/Work Presley, Elvis
Associated Artist/Work Rat Pack (The)
Associated Artist/Work Schuur, Diane
Associated Artist/Work Sutton, Tierney
Associated Artist/Work Tyrell, Steve (Jazz Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work U2
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Roger
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Roger (Easy Listening
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Roger (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Zentner, Si
Technical Info
Producer Didier C. Deutsch (Reissue)
CatalogID 88697111062
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 1994
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 27s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971110623
Musical Guests
Axel Stordahl
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra (vocals); Alex Stordahl (arranger, conductor); Bobby Tucker Singers, Ken Lane Singers, B. Swanson Quartet, Jeff Alexander Orchestra & Chorus, Mitchell Boys Choir.
Recorded from 1944 to 1949. Includes liner notes by Roy Hemming.
Digitally remastered using Cedar and NoNoise technology by Tom Ruff (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
It should come as no surprise that Frank Sinatra would have a special way with Christmas songs just as he did with every other type of song. This welcome reissue is a slightly expanded version of Sinatra's original 1948 Christmas album and includes some 1945 V-Disc holiday performances especially recorded for the troops still stationed in Europe right after the war. The original 78s hold up incredibly well for Christmas music a half-century old.
Sinatra's approach to such chestnuts as "White Christmas"--only 2 years old in 1944--and "Silent Night" is straightforward, unsentimental and utterly convincing. It also owes nothing to Bing Crosby, who had a franchise on this kind of family fare. Sinatra's fresh, non-pietistic take on this material is geared more toward the unattached (young) man in the street rather than family men. The slightly sexy "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)" were for the very same G.I.s Sinatra had once entertained through his V-Discs, back home now and considering the uncertain (and slightly sexy) future looming before them.
Disc 1
1 White Christmas - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
2 Silent Night, Holy Night - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
3 Adeste Fideles [O Come All Ye Faithful]
4 Jingle Bells - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
5 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6 Christmas Dreaming
7 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
8 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
9 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
10 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
11 Introduction [Spoken Word]
12 O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy To The World/White Christmas: O, Little Town Of Bethlehem / Joy To The World / White Christmas
13 Ave Maria - (previously unreleased)
14 Winter Wonderland - (previously unreleased)
15 Lord's Prayer, The - (previously unreleased)
Product Attributes
Artist Sinatra,Frank
Music Format Compact Disc

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