december 21, 2016

Elvis Presley - Elvis´ Christmas Album (blue cover) (1970) - Lp

Elvis' Christmas Album was reissued two years after its first release, replacing the iconic cover of the original with a close-up of Elvis as he posed against an outdoor, snowy backdrop.
The album continued to reach the album charts each year until 1962, eventually selling more than three million copies in the U.S.
The original Elvis' Christmas Album was out of print by the late 1960s. Interest in the album prompted RCA to re-release it in an altered version on its budget label RCA Camden in November, 1970. This version eliminated the four gospel tracks from the Peace in the Valley EP and added the 1966 holiday single "If Every Day Was Like Christmas," along with the 1970 non-seasonal B-side "Mama Liked the Roses", issued as the flip to Elvis' top ten single "The Wonder of You" and originating from Presley's acclaimed 1969 Memphis sessions; neither track had been available on LP format previously. With ten tracks and a shorter running time, it fit the standard for the budget label issues.
The religious and secular Christmas songs were also mixed. The initial cover of this revised version echoed that of the 1958 reissue, except a more recent mid-60s vintage photograph with Elvis wearing a blue racing jacket with two white stripes on the left was used from the set of the 1967 movie Speedway.
The album was also released in the UK with an album cover that featured Elvis' face from the 1970 Camden release in a circle in the middle surrounded in white with the title and the song selections in red.
The four Peace in the Valley tracks were reissued by RCA Camden the next year on the budget compilation You'll Never Walk Alone.

Side A
A1. Blue Christmas  (2:05)
A2. Silent Night  (2:23)
A3. White Christmas  (2:23)
A4. Santa Claus Is Back In Town  (2:21)
A5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas  (1:54)

Side B
B1. If Every Day Was Like Christmas  (2:52)
B2. Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)  (2:00)
B3. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem  (2:34)
B4. Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)  (1:52)
B5. Mama Liked The Roses  (2:35)

Release: 1970
Genre: Christmas
Label: RCA Camden
Catalog# CAL-2428 (US Pressing)
prijs: € 5,00

Vinyl: Goed
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