Well, It's Christmas Time Pretty Baby: Songs Of Christmas - Radio Recorders
Elvis' fourth studio album was released in October 1957 and was titled "Elvis' Christmas Album". The album was a very clever move by Elvis' record company. Probably the Colonel also had his (big) part in this commercial masterpiece. The foldout sleeve contained a full sized 12 page booklet containing some very handsome pictures shot during the filming of "Jailhouse Rock". So this album was really something for everybody. According to the Record Industry Association Of America the album along with its reissues is the best selling Christmas album of all time. All original new tracks were recorded at the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood .
Radio recorders™ brings you a fully packed CD containing 27 masters & alternate tracks from the sessions plus bonus tracks. Some highlights are the outtakes of "peace in the valley" & "it is no secret" taken from the original binaural tapes, these include some nice studio banter and are not released before in this quality. Previous releases offered a very weak sound for these.
All recordings on this compact disc are carefully restored and remastered. They never sounded better, it’s like you are right there in the studio.
Original Mono Masters:
01. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
02. White Christmas
03. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
04. I'll Be Home For Christmas
05. Blue Christmas
06. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
07. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
08. Silent Night
09. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
10. I Believe
11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
Christmas album alternate:
13. White Christmas (with count in)
Session arts as recorded in (binaural) stereo:
14. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – (take 5,6,8 & 9 - stereo master)
15. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - (take 4)
16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - (take 6 - 12)
17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - (take 13- stereo master)
Stereo masters from alternate source:
18. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – (with count in)
19. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
From the 'Million Dollar Quartet' session (December 4, 1956):
20. Jingle Bells
21. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
22. White Christmas - (instrumental from the 'Million Dollar Quartet' session)
23. Santa Claus Is Back In Town – (home recording / fragment)
24. (There'll Be )Peace In The Valley For Me) –
( live, january 6 , 1957 – 'The Ed Sullivan Show')
25. I'll Be Home For Christmas – ('Give Elvis For Christmas' version)
26. Silent Night – (with Christmas Message from Elvis)
27. Elvis' Christmas Album (commercial)
Track 1-19 & 25-26 recorded January 12,13 & 19 & September 5-7 1957 at Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California.
Track 20-22 recorded December 4 1956 at Sun Studio - Memphis, Tennessee with
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins.
Track 23 recorded in Germany December 1958 • track 24 recorded January 6 1957
Maxine Elliot Theater - New York.