Perry Como
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All of Perry Como's Classic, Holiday- Themed Recordings for RCA on One 3-CD Set

Includes the Best-Selling Christmas Albums Perry Como Sings Christmas, Around the Christmas Tree, Season's Greetings from Perry Como and The Perry Como Christmas Album

Also Features 13 Singles, an Album Outtake and Two Rare, Radio Spoken-Word Introductions— 53 Tracks in All

Liner Notes by Richard Carpenter Compilation Produced by

Richard Carpenter and Jim Pierson

Tracks Taken from Original Tapes and Mastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios, NYC

PERRY COMO: Complete RCA Christmas Collection (3-CD Set)

A roaring fire, something warm to wear (probably a cardigan) and the crooning call of Perry Como—such has been the comforting recipe for countless Christmas celebrations across generations. And now here’s a collection to pass down through those generations—ALL of the holiday-themed recordings Perry made for RCA over 36 years taken from the original tapes, with notes by longtime admirer (and co-producer of this compilation) Richard Carpenter! The first eight tracks hail from the original 78 rpm album Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas (1946), followed by six non-album singles. Next up is the 1953 album Around the Christmas Tree, plus, as a bonus, two spoken-word radio introductions from Perry. That’s disc one; disc two leads off with three more singles, then the 1959 stereo album Season’s Greetings from Perry Como, which hit the Pop album charts for four straight years and the Christmas album charts for six more years after that! And disc three offers two single sides, then the chart-topping 1968 release The Perry Como Christmas Album, a rare album outtake (“Some Children See Him”) and another single before fittingly winding up with Perry’s final holiday recording from 1982, the appropriately-titled “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever.” Destined to be an enduring Christmas classic!

Tracks: 

DISC ONE

1.   That Christmas Feeling

2.   I’ll Be Home for Christmas

3.   Silent Night

4.   O Come, All Ye Faithful

5.   Jingle Bells

6.   O Little Town of Bethlehem

7.   Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

8.   Winter Wonderland

9.   White Christmas

10. Ave Maria

11. The First Christmas

12. There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas

13. The Christmas Symphony

14. It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

15. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

16. The Twelve Days of Christmas

17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

18. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S

19. Joy to the World

20. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

21. Frosty the Snowman

22. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)

23. Spoken Introduction to There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas

24. Spoken Introduction to The Christmas Symphony

DISC TWO

1.   I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

2.   (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

3.   Ave Maria

4.   (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

5.   Winter Wonderland

6.   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

7.   The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

8.   Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

9.   White Christmas

10. Here We Come-A-Caroling/We Wish You a Merry Christmas

11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

12. O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel)

13. The Story of the First Christmas 

DISC THREE

1.   Christmas Bells

2.   Love Is a Christmas Rose

3.   Christmas Eve

4.   Do You Hear What I Hear

5.   Christ Is Born

6.   The Little Drummer Boy

7.   There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas

8.   O Holy Night

9.   Medley:Caroling, Caroling/The First Noel/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Silent Night

10. Silver Bells

11. Toyland

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

13. Ave Maria

14. Some Children See Him

15. Christmas Dream

16. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever


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