Doris Day’s complete “holiday-themed” recordings re-issued on a new American CD (due October 30th, 2012)October 13, 2012 No Comments
‘Doris Day – Complete Christmas Collection’ is a 22-track anthology which contains the GRAMMY award-winning singer’s complete “holiday-themed” recordings. It includes material from both the Columbia vaults and Ms. Day’s private collection.
The new compilation is a re-issue of a 2008 release of the same name. The 2012 edition differs slightly as it now features a new cover sleeve – this we feel is a slight let down as the 2008 cover art was so elegant and Christmassy in design.
Just in case you do not recognise the CD’s tracklist (detailed below) the first 12 recordings originate from the star’s delicious 1964 studio album ‘The Doris Day Christmas Album‘. These cheery festive favourites are then followed by 2 hard-to-find tracks D.D. recorded in 1959 with her music producer Frank DeVol and a further 5 non-LP Columbia singles. The icing on the cake to this charming compilation is Ms. Day’s rendition of “Silent Night” from her early-1950s radio show and our absolute personal favourite the divine “Let No Walls Divide” which was recorded for an all-star Christmas album that Columbia Records released in 1961.
We say this every year as it is so true – “the happy holiday season would not be the same without Doris Day singing her heart out!”. So don’t delay order the ‘Complete Christmas Collection’ now from amazon.com & amazon.co.uk.
If you are primarily concerned with obtaining a CD issue which utilises the original cover sleeve artwork of Ms. Day’s 1964 Christmas LP you can find an alternate “budget” release from Sony Music UK at amazon.co.uk, amazon.de and amazon.com.
- Silver Bells
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
- Be A Child At Christmas Time
- Winter Wonderland
- The Christmas Song
- (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- Christmas Present
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- The Christmas Waltz
- White Christmas
- Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
- I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Ol’ Saint Nicholas
- Christmas Story
- Silver Bells [1950s Version]
- The Christmas Song [1940s Version] (With Les Brown & His Orchestra)
- Silent Night
- Christmas Greeting From Doris
- Let No Walls Divide (Overdubbed Version)