Complete Christmas Collection (1958-2010)

Complete Christmas Collection (1958-2010)

by Johnny Mathis

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Overview

Real Gone's 2015 compilation The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010 sprawls over the space of three CDs, which is more than enough room to contain five full-length holiday albums from Johnny Mathis, along with non-LP cuts that appeared on singles and collections -- or the records of others -- over the years. The first of these, Merry Christmas, appeared in 1958 and the last, The Christmas Album, showed up in 2002 (another album called Sending You a Little Christmas appeared in 2013; it's not here, but some odds and ends from the 2000s are), so this can almost be seen as a series of successive snapshots from the decades, capturing where Mathis was over the years. Throughout it all, Mathis adheres to his effortless elegance: he doesn't change so much as the productions, with the lush strings of the '50s giving way to the slight, light swing of the early '60s, the widescreen schmaltz of the '70s, the softly synthesized '80s, and the excessively crisp new millennial nostalgia. These are distinct differences but they're subtle, easy to lose if the album is played on loop in the background -- which is how this is meant to be heard, after all. Mathis' holiday albums are warm and inviting, the ideal soundtrack to snowy evenings or an afternoon of wrapping presents and trimming the tree, so it's nice to have all of them in one handy place.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Real Gone Music
UPC: 0848064004004
catalogNumber: 400

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ave Maria
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  4. Sleigh Ride
  5. Blue Christmas
  6. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  7. White Christmas
  8. O Holy Night
  9. What Child Is This?
  10. The First Noel
  11. Silver Bells
  12. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  13. Silent Night, Holy Night
  14. Ol' Kris Kringle
  15. Give Me Your Love for Christmas
  16. Christmas Eve
  17. My Kind of Christmas
  18. The Sounds of Christmas
  19. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  20. A Marshmallow World
  21. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  22. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Disc 2

  1. The Little Drummer Boy
  2. Have Reindeer, Will Travel
  3. The Secret of Christmas
  4. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. Carol of the Bells
  6. Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart
  7. Hallelujah Chorus
  8. Jingle Bell Rock
  9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  10. My Favorite Things
  11. Give Me Your Love for Christmas
  12. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  13. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  14. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  15. Calypso Noel
  16. The Little Drummer Boy
  17. Christmas Day
  18. The Lord's Prayer
  19. Sign of the Dove
  20. Christmas Is...
  21. When a Child Is Born (Soleado)
  22. The Very First Christmas Day
  23. Christmas in the City of the Angels
  24. The Lord's Prayer
  25. When a Child Is Born

Disc 3

  1. It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
  2. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Toyland
  5. The Christmas Waltz
  6. Every Christmas Eve/Giving (Santa's Theme)
  7. Christmas Is for Everyone/Where Can I Find Christmas
  8. We Need a Little Christmas
  9. Caroling, Caroling/Happy Holiday
  10. It's Christmas Time Again
  11. O Tannenbaum
  12. Joy to the World
  13. Heavenly Peace
  14. Away in a Manger
  15. A Christmas Love Song
  16. Frosty the Snowman
  17. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
  18. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  19. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  20. Snowfall/Christmas Time Is Here
  21. Merry Christmas
  22. Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  23. What a Wonderful World
  24. Ave Maria

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Gene Page   Conductor
Chip Davis   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Jack Feierman   Conductor
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
Matthew McCauley   Conductor
Jeremy Lubock   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Percy Faith   Composer
Henry Mancini   Arranger,Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Johnny Mathis   Liner Notes,Adaptation
Bette Midler   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Allyn Ferguson   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Patrick Williams   Vocal Arrangements
Mitch Miller   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Rex Smith   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Bob Krogstad   Arranger
Harry Simeone   Composer
Clark Gassman   Composer
Chip Davis   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Producer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Don Costa   Producer
Joe Darion   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Denny Diante   Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Kim Gannon   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Arnold Goland   Composer
Jack Gold   Composer,Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jim Harwood   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Landers   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Matthew McCauley   String Arrangements
Fred Mollin   Producer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Jonathan Tunick   Arranger
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Ham   Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
John Elliott   Composer
Bette Sussman   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Richard Loring   Composer
Glen MacDonough   Composer
Albert Hay Malotte   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Sydney Shaw   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Fred Spielman   Composer
Janice Torre   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Phillips Brooks   Composer
Bradford Craig   Composer
Dorothy Wayne   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Producer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Fred Jay   translation
Lou Halmy   Arranger
George Kleinsinger   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Jeff James   Producer
Molly-Ann Leikin   Composer
Scott Erickson   Producer
Gordon Krunnfusz   Composer
Joe Marchese   Liner Notes
Spence Maxwell   Composer
Ernst Anschütz   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Wilha Hutson   Composer
William J. Kirkpatrick   Composer
Zacar   Composer
John D. Marks   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
E. H. Sears   Composer
Billy Hayes   Composer
Meredith Wilson   Composer
Alfred Burt   Composer
Didier Deutsch   Producer
Jeremy Lubock   Arranger
Doug Goodwin   Composer
Art Freeman   Vocal Arrangements
Eric Kornfeld   Composer
Irene Bayless   Director
John Mandell   Composer
Suzy Elman   Composer
Phyllis Stohn   Composer

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