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Oct192018

New Kids on the Block Merry, Merry Christmas (Limited Green Vinyl Edition) LP

  • By the End of 1989, New Kids on the Block Were the Biggest Act in Pop Music

  • Their 1988 Sophomore Release Hangin’ ToughHad Gone 8x Platinum, Steadily Climbing the Charts to Hit #1 in 1989

  • In That Environment, Any Kind of Christmas Album Would Have Been a Hit

  • But the Group and Its Manager Maurice Starr Produced a Christmas Classic

  • Merry, Merry Christmas Went Top 10 and Double Platinum

  • Featured the Top Ten Hit “This One’s for the Children”

  • Included Other Spirited Originals Highlighted by “Funky, Funky Xmas”

  • NKOTB Also Delivered Admirable Versions of Such Yuletide Favorites as “White Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “The Christmas Song”

  • Now, Real Gone Music Is Giving a Gift to the Legion of NKOTB Fans New and Old, the First-Ever Vinyl Reissue of Merry, Merry Christmas

  • Includes Original Inner Sleeve

  • Christmas Green Vinyl

  • Limited to 1000 Copies

    Available November 23, 2018 Pre-Order Now! 

    New Kids on the Block: Merry, Merry Christmas (Limited Green Vinyl Edition) LP

    When this album came out in 1989, the New Kids on the Block were so huge that a spoken-word album featuring them reciting “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” probably would have gone platinum. But to the credit of the ‘Boys and their producer Maurice Starr, they didn’t turn in a mere tree ornament with Merry, Merry Christmas; instead, they put together a completely charming entry in the venerable pop music tradition of Christmas music albums (and it went double platinum). Among the original compositions, “This One’s for the Children” was deservedly a Top Ten hit and “Funky, Funky Xmas” was a silly but spirited hoot, while the versions of “White Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “The Christmas Song” were admirable additions to the Christmas canon. Our green vinyl pressing features the original inner sleeve and is limited to 1000 copies…merry, merry Christmas!

    Side One

    1. This One’s for the Children
    2. Last Night I Saw Santa Claus
    3. I’ll Be Missin’ You Come Christmas (A Letter to Santa)
    4. I Still Believe in Santa Claus

    5. Merry, Merry Christmas

    Side Two

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

    2. Funky, Funky Xmas
    3. White Christmas
    4. Little Drummer Boy
    5. This One’s for the Children (Reprise

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