October 07 - Classic Christmas and Gospel Vinyl

The Not Now Music budget label announced the release of the LP 'Elvis Christmas Greats' with October 30th as the release date. 

Description

So entrenched was the public perception of Elvis as a hell-raiser, that the announcement he was making a record of Christmas songs sent the world into a tailspin. Released in 1957, 'Elvis’ Christmas Album', showed that Elvis had created a template for all future Christmas recordings: no rock star had ever undertaken such a project and it was Elvis who paved the way. Enjoy this superb LP including "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", "Blue Christmas" and many more ...

Tracks: Santa Claus is Back In Town / White Christmas / Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Blue Christmas / Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me / Oh Little Town of Bethlehem / Silent Night / (There'll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me) / I Believe / Take My Hand, Precious Lord / It is No Secret (What God Can Do).


Christmas Classics & Gospel Greats

The Vinyl Passion label announced the (re-)release of ‘Christmas Classics & Gospel Greats’ with October 23 as the release date. This re-issue is limited to 300 copies and comes on ‘silver’ colored vinyl, housed in a gate-fold sleeve. 

Description:

Elvis Presley’s first holiday album was 1957’s Elvis' Christmas Album. The original 1957 LP consisted of six popular Christmas songs, two traditional Christmas carols and four gospel songs which had been released earlier in 1957 on the EP 'Peace in the Valley'. Those included two spirituals by innovator Thomas A. Dorsey, 'Peace in the Valley' and 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord'.

This Vinyl Passion specially expanded version of the 'Christmas Album' includes a further four Gospel tracks taken from Elvis’ 1960 Gospel album 'His Hand in Mine'. These four tracks 'Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'I Believe In The Man In The Sky' and 'Swing Down Sweet Chariot' combine with the original 12 tracks from 'Elvis' Christmas Album' to create a programme of both secular Christmas songs and the gospel numbers that Elvis himself grew up with.

Tracks: Santa Claus Is Back In Town / White Christmas / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Lane) / Blue Christmas / Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Silent Night / (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) / It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) / I Believe /  Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho / He Knows Just What I Need / I Believe In The Man In The Sky / Swing Down Sweet Chariot / Take My Hand, Precious Lord

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