Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration

Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration

by Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis
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Johnny Mathis' best Christmas recordings date from the late '50s, when he recorded Merry Christmas for Mitch Miller and Columbia, and from the mid-'60s, when he recorded The Sounds of Christmas for Mercury. Mathis was a wonderful holiday singer, easily able to summon the congenial warmth and energetic cheerfulness that made his version of "Sleigh Ride" a perennial hit. Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration compiles six songs from that pair of classic records, along with a handful from 1986 and four from the 2000s. Two rarities are also included: a version of "O Tannenbaum" that Mathis recorded with Mannheim Steamroller for their 2004 holiday album, Christmas Celebration, and a duet with Bette Midler ("Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") that was previously unreleased. The cheer between Mathis and Midler is a little forced, and the disc has plenty of room for a half-dozen more songs from the '50s and '60s, but Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration is a solid collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0887254260929
catalogNumber: 542609
Rank: 16604

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Bob Krogstad   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Jack Feierman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Johnny Mathis   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bette Midler   Composer
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Patrick Williams   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Mitch Miller   Producer
J. Marks   Composer
Bob Krogstad   Arranger
Chip Davis   Arranger,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Costa   Producer
Denny Diante   Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Peter Fletcher   Direction
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Bette Sussman   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Omar Carrasquilla   Tape Research
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Glen MacDonough   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Anschultz   Arranger
J.S. Dwight   Composer
Mandy Eidgah   Direction
Eric Kornfeld   Composer

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