VARIOUS – The Christmas Album
2LP – Black Vinyl
The essential collection of Christmas Songs – together, for the first time on one double LP – a value-packed 35 fantastic festive favourites sounding better than ever. The perfect gift that every vinyl collector will love or the perfect soundtrack to your own Christmas celebrations.
Side One celebrates the season with pop classic after pop classic. Queen kick things off with Thank God It’s Christmas followed by timeless ’70s smashes: Elton John’s Step Into Christmas, Slade with Merry Xmas Everybody, Greg Lake’s epic I Believe In Father Christmas and Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime. It then draws to a close with the 2-million selling Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord from Boney M. and Johnny Mathis’ #1 When A Child Is Born.
The biggest selling Christmas single of all time gets the second side underway, Band Aid with Do They Know It’s Christmas?, and leads into the single it replaced at #1, the stunningly beautiful The Power Of Love from Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Jona Lewie’s Stop The Cavalry and Mel (Smith) and Kim (Wilde) with their take on Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree give way to some of the best soulful seasonal tracks from The Jackson Five, The Ronettes and Darlene Love and finally on this side, The Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping a true contemporary classic.
Side Three rejoices in the biggest names in music, from John Lennon’s inspirational Happy Xmas (War Is Over) to Bing Crosby’s surprising and hugely successful duet with David Bowie, with Mike Oldfield’s celebratory In Dulce Jubilo sat alongside the rock n roll and retro styles of Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and one of the biggest Christmas hits of the ‘80s from Shakin’ Stevens. David Essex scored a big hit with A Winter’s Tale and Whitney Houston gives a defining version of Do You Hear What I Hear? and although not strictly about Christmas, ABBA’s beautiful Happy New Year is perfect to close this side.
Our final side is packed with the cosiest and coolest Christmas songs ever; It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Pretty Paper, Let It Snow!, Santa Baby, Ring Christmas Bells and the original Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree are stacked up to give you the greatest Christmas sing-a-long ever!, just leaving time for one more mince pie while Nat King Cole sings The Christmas Song, and Bing Crosby signs us off with the incomparable White Christmas.
2LPs – 35 Incredible tracks – Treat yourself or someone else to the Christmas Album.
1. Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
2. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
3. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
4. I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
5. Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
6. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M.
7. When a Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis
8. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
9. The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
10. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
11. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Mel & Kim
12. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - The Jackson 5
13. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
14. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
15. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [feat. The Plastic Ono Band & the Harlem Community Choir] - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
2. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
3. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
4. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
5. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
6. In Dulce Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
7. A Winter's Tale - David Essex
8. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
9. Happy New Year - ABBA
10. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
11. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como
12. White Christmas - Darlene Love
13. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
14. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
15. Ring Christmas Bells - Ray Conniff & The Conniff Singers
16. Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison
17. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
18. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
19. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
20. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
CAT NO: 5392770