Ray Conniff The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings (2-CD Set)
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  • Conniff Notched over 50 Charting Albums During His
  • Ray Conniff Is the Best Selling Arranger/Conductor of All Time Long Career on Columbia Records
  • His Three Christmas Albums—Christmas with Conniff, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Here We Come A- Caroling—Hit the Charts a Total of 16 Times
  • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Set The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings Includes All Three Albums Plus a Bonus Version of “My Favorite Things”
  • 31 Tracks in All
  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese
  • Photos from the Columbia Vaults
  • Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios in New York
  • Three Albums for the Price of One 

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 Ray Conniff: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings. (2-CD Set)

Ray Conniff sold more records than any other arranger/conductor in the history of pop music. So it’s no surprise that his three Christmas albums were smash hits, charting a total of 16 times between them. Leading off was 1959’s Christmas with Conniff, which went to #14 on the charts, the first of five chart appearances; then came 1962’s We Wish You a Merry Christmas, which went to #15 for the first of its eight turns atop the charts; and, finally, 1965’s Here We Come A-Caroling, which also went to #15 atop the Christmas charts for the first of its three appearances. Now, Real Gone Music has put together all three of these albums—plus a bonus track, Conniff’s 1965 version of “My Favorite Things”—into a bargain-priced 2-CD set comprising every Christmas track Ray recorded during his historic run at Columbia Records. The 31-track collection includes photos from the Columbia vaults, new liner notes by Joe Marchese, and a fresh remastering at Sony’s Battery Studios in New York. Some of the most beloved holiday recordings of all time all in one place, presented with panache!

Disc : 1
1. Here Comes Santa Claus
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. Christmas Bride
5. Sleigh Ride
6. Greensleeves (What Child Is This)
7. Jingle Bells
8. Silver Bells
9. Frosty the Snowman
10. White Christmas
11. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
12. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
13. Jolly Old St. NIcholas/The Little Drummer Boy
14. O Holy Night/We Three Kings of Orient Are/Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
15. Ring Christmas Bells
16. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Count Your Blessings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
17. The Twelve Days of Christmas
18. The First Noel/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye Faithful/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Disc : 2
1. My Favorite Things
2. Here We Come A-Caroling
3. Silent Night, Holy Night
4. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5. Away in a Manger
6. Joy to the World
7. Adoramus Te
8. The Real Meaning of Christmas
9. Go Tell It on the Mountain
10. What Child Is This?
11. O Tannenbaum
12. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
13. O Little Town of Bethlehem

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