Christmas Collection

Christmas Collection

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In 1998, A&M released the original Carpenters' albums for the first time on CD. Along with the reissues, the label released Christmas Collection, a double-disc that combines Christmas Portrait and An Old Fashioned Christmas on one set. Neither album offers any surprises -- they sound exactly like you'd imagine a Carpenters Christmas album would sound like. Since the two albums are virtually interchangeable, relying on Richard's famously light, inoffensive arrangements and Karen's sweet, soaring vocals, they make for a terrific pairing. It is true that only hardcore fans will need this set, but they should be more than pleased by this definitive collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/1998
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454060325
catalogNumber: 540603
Rank: 9909

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Pete Jolly   Keyboards
Richard Carpenter   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Dick Bolks   Conductor
Karen Carpenter   Vocals
Bob Messenger   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Morgan   Drums
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
Ron Tutt   Drums
Pete Morgan   Upright Bass
Robert Howes   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Peter Knight   Arranger,Adaptation
Irving Berlin   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Buck Ram   Composer
Phyllis Brown   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Karen Carpenter   Producer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Dave Iveland   Engineer
Walter Kent   Composer
H. Smith   Composer
Eric Tomlinson   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer
Paul Grein   Liner Notes
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Howlett Peter Smith   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Thomas Conner   Composer
Pietro Yon   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
E. H. Sears   Composer

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