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Sep202016

The Norman Luboff Choir Songs of Christmas/Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir CD

  • The Norman Luboff Choir Was a Mainstay Act on the Columbia and RCA Labels for Close to Two Decades

  • Their Trademark Sound Was Pure, Powerful Vocal Arrangements Tailored to Match the Wide Range of Material

  • Two of Their Greatest Recordings Were the Christmas Albums They Released in 1956 and 1964

  • Songs of Christmas Was Composed of Six Medleys, Several of Which Came from the Earliest (1952) Recordings of the Norman Luboff Choir

  • Songs of Christmas Went to #22 on the charts

  • Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir Took Full Advantage of Stereophonic Sound and Added More Modern Repertoire to Craft a Masterpiece

  • Christmas with...Went to #28 on the Charts

  • Real Gone Music’s Twofer Includes Detailed Liner Notes by Tom Pickles Featuring Quotes from Luboff Scholar Dr. Julie Lane Carter

  • Features Photos from the Sony Vaults

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in NewYork

  • Two of the Greatest Choral Christmas Records of All Time 

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    The Norman Luboff Choir: Songs of Christmas/Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir. CD

    For holiday music lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this: two of the greatest choral Christmas albums ever recorded, one making its CD debut, the other long out of print, on a single, 75-minute CD! Norman Luboff, was, of course, a mainstay artist on both the Columbia and RCA Victor labels for close to two decades; he and his Choir recorded everything from cowboy to calypso tunes, always with pure, powerful vocal arrangements that brought out the intrinsic flavor of the material. Here we have two of his greatest triumphs: the original mono version (not the later, reprehensible re-processed stereo version) of 1956’s Songs of Christmas, which actually included among its six medleys the earliest (1952) recordings of The Norman Luboff Choir and went to #22 on the charts, and 1964’s Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir, which brought stereophonic sound and a more modern repertoire to the Luboff sound. The result was what is generally considered to be one of the best Christmas albums ever recorded in any genre, and another charting record for Luboff. Our Real Gone twofer includes detailed liner notes by Tom Pickles that feature quotes from Luboff scholar Dr. Julie Lane Carter, with photos from the Sony vaults and remastering by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York. Sure to be a Christmas staple on your stereo for years to come.

    1. Joy to the World/I Saw Three Ships/We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem
    2. What Child Is This?/Twelve Days of Christmas/Baloo Lammy
    3. The Holly and the Ivy/A la Nanita Nana/Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine/Whence Comes This Rush of Wings
    4. The First Nowell/Wassail, Wassail All over the Town/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    5. Oh Tannenbaum/O Holy Night/Coventry Carol
    6. The Wassail Song (Here We Come A Wassailing)/Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)/Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly/Silent Night, Holy Night
    7. Joy to the World/Oh Little Town of Bethlehem/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    8. O Holy Night
    9. Deck the Halls/Baloo Lammy/Here We Come A-Wassailing
    10. O Come, All Ye Faithful
    11. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Whence Comes This Rush of Wings/The First Noel
    12. Silent Night
    13. Jingle Bells
    14. The Little Drummer Boy
    15. Silver Bells
    16. Do You Hear What I Hear
    17. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
    18. White Christmas

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