Elvis Presley Christmas Album Camden CD Reproduction
Just released is a limited edition import re-issue of the 1970 edition of the 'Elvis Presley Christmas Album'. This release is limited to 300 copies. Elvis Presley has been awarded his first Diamond Award for 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (1970 Camden Version) (CAL 2428). The original version of this album (LOC 1035) was the fourth album by Presley released in October, 1957 on RCA Victor Records and the music was recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It now certified as 3 X Platinum by the RIAA
The original Elvis' Christmas Album was out of print by the late 1960s. Interest in the album prompted RCA to re-release it in an altered version on its budget label RCA Camden in November, 1970. This version eliminated the four gospel tracks from the Peace in the Valley EP and added the 1966 holiday single 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas', along with the 1970 non-seasonal 'Mama Liked the Roses', issued as the flip to Elvis' top ten single 'The Wonder of You'. With ten tracks and a shorter running time, it fit the standard for the budget label issues.
The initial cover of this revised version echoed that of the 1958 reissue, except a more recent mid-60s vintage photograph with Elvis wearing a blue racing jacket with two white stripes on the left was used from the set of the 1967 movie Speedway. The album was also released in the UK with an album cover that featured Elvis' face from the 1970 Camden release in a circle in the middle surrounded in white with the title and the song selections in red. Although many, many christmas compilations were released on CD, the 1970 Camden album with it's original cover was never released on shinny silver disc. Until now.....
With it's original artwork and liner notes this is the 2012 christmas release to add to your CD collection. Besides the original album tracks we added some great bonus material, for optimal ‘christmas' pleasure!
- Blue Christmas
- Silent Night
- White Christmas
- Santa Claus Is Back In Town
- I'll Be Home For Christmas
- If Everyday Was Like Christmas
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
- Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
- Mama Liked The Roses
- Announcer / Elvis' Special Christmas Program, 1967 /
- Announcer Elvis' Single ‘If Everyday Was Like Christmas'
- If Everyday Was Like Christmas (Take 1, 2)
- Blue Christmas (Live, 1968 NBC Tv Special)
- Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Live, 1968 NBC TV Special)
- Mama Liked The Roses (Undubbed Master)
October 12, 2012
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...