Pat Boone - White Christmas

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Pat Boone - White Christmas

Pat Boone - White Christmas [1959]
MP3 | 128 Kbps | Joint Stereo | 32.2Mb

The spirit of the holiday season is expressed with respectful good taste on this collection which blends the traditional and contemporary. Pat Boone applies his mellifluous straightforward style to good advantage without resorting to hoopla, gimmickry or superfluities of any kind. The result is an album which is distinctly uplifting and 180 degrees from bland. These qualities are especially impressive on the traditional carols which Boone delivers with power, potency and conviction – free of stridency and vanity. There is as well a quiet confidence and optimism which is noticeable even on the lighter numbers. Pat Boone's fine handling of both types of songs seems to spring from a sense of inner peace and goodwill. This feeling is conveyed, in turn, to the listener and 8received almost unawares. "Jingle Bells," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Silver Bells" and the other lighter fare are a delight to the senses as they spontaneously conjure up images of Christmases past. The traditional carols, timeless in their grace and purity, are tendered with reverence.

1 White Christmas Berlin 2:57
2 Jingle Bells Pierpont 2:03
3 Adeste Fideles Public Domain 2:43
4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Traditional 2:41
5 O Little Town of Bethlehem Brooks, Redner 3:08
6 Silver Bells Evans, Livingston 2:22
7 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Coots, Gillespie 2:13
8 Silent Night Gruber, Mohr 2:13
9 O Holy Night Adam, Dwight 2:15
10 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Mendelssohn, Wesley 2:57
11 The First Noel Sandys 2:59
12 I'll Be Home for Christmas Gannon, Kent, Ram 1:52
13 Joy to the World Mason, Watts 1:36
14 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Sears, Willis

This submission is taken from an LP, not a CD, and thus, in the interest of nostalgia, includes all the crackles and pops that many of us remember oh so well.