The Jackson 5 - Christmas Album (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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The Jackson 5 - Christmas Album (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Jackson 5 - Christmas Album (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:16 minutes | 1,6 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:16 minutes | 840 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The only Christmas album ever recorded by the Jackson 5, this 1970 release has sold over three-and-a-half million copies and features the brothers' hit version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" along with several other holiday favourites and a couple of Motown-style original Christmas songs. Most of the Motown artists found time to record one, sometimes two or three albums for Christmas, and the young Jackson 5 were obviously candidates for being added to the list.

After three consecutive Top Five Pop albums in 1970 alone, it was somewhat of a no-brainer that Motown would want to include a holiday long-player to that list. The Jackson 5's Christmas Album (1970) combines classic favorites as well as a handful of compositions penned by the Corporation. This all-star team of Motown staffers and musicians boasted composer Bobby Taylor, Deke Richards (guitar), Freddie Perren (keyboard), Fonce Mizell (keyboards), and label co-founder Berry Gordy. As they had done for each of the Jackson 5's previous platters, they carefully crafted and significantly modernized familiar seasonal selections. Leading off the effort is an unusual (for a pop act, anyway) two-part interpretation of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," commencing with a fairly rote reading before kicking into high gear during a fittingly R&B-inspired coda. They follow with an undeniably soulful update of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and the fun and funky "Up on the Rooftop," which also adds instrumental elements of their hit "The Love You Save" with a few bars of "Here Comes Santa Claus" likewise worked into the mix. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is another standard that has been infused with a fresh spirit, once again yielding a well-chosen and adeptly executed revision. Although not as drastically overhauled, "Frosty the Snowman" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are none the less thoroughly enjoyable. In terms of originals, the lovely "Give Love at Christmas" informed covers by fellow Motown staples the Temptations – who used the tune as the title track for their 1980 Christmas entry – Johnny Gill, and even a reggae version by the Tamlins. The Jacksons similarly shared the brisk and upbeat "Someday at Christmas" with the Temptations and Stevie Wonder, as well as Diana Ross, whose take is one of the highlights of her Very Special Season (1998) outing.


01 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
02 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
03 - The Christmas Song
04 - Up On The House Top
05 - Frosty The Snowman
06 - Little Drummer Boy
07 - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
08 - Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year
09 - Give Love On Christmas Day
10 - Someday At Christmas
11 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Analyzed: Jackson 5 / Christmas Album

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 0.00 dB -12.35 dB 5:22 01-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
DR10 0.00 dB -10.96 dB 2:28 02-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
DR9 0.00 dB -11.26 dB 2:56 03-The Christmas Song
DR10 0.00 dB -11.80 dB 3:20 04-Up On The House Top
DR10 0.00 dB -11.45 dB 2:42 05-Frosty The Snowman
DR9 0.00 dB -10.59 dB 3:19 06-Little Drummer Boy
DR10 0.00 dB -11.66 dB 2:37 07-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
DR10 0.00 dB -11.74 dB 2:34 08-Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year
DR10 0.00 dB -11.92 dB 3:08 09-Give Love On Christmas Day
DR9 0.00 dB -10.85 dB 2:48 10-Someday At Christmas
DR9 0.00 dB -10.96 dB 3:02 11-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6418 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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