Classic Christmas (Johnny Cash album)

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Classic Christmas
Johnny Cash Classic Christmas.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedAugust 19–20, 1980
GenreCountry, Christmas
Length31:44
LabelColumbia
ProducerBill Walker
Johnny Cash chronology
Rockabilly Blues
(1980)
Classic Christmas
(1980)
The Baron
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Classic Christmas is a Christmas album and 65th overall album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1980 (see 1980 in music). Unlike The Christmas Spirit or Family Christmas, none of the songs are originals; all are traditional Christmas songs. It is the third full-length Christmas album by Cash. A fourth one was recorded and released in 1991 for the Delta Music label featuring rerecordings of most of the songs on Classic Christmas.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Joy to the World"Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts2:04
2."Away in a Manger"William James Kirkpatrick/Traditional3:05
3."O Little Town of Bethlehem"Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner3:26
4."Silent Night"Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr3:01
5."It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis3:37
6."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley2:29
7."I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"Jean Baptiste Calkin, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow2:19
8."O Come All Ye Faithful"Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade2:55
9."Little Gray Donkey"Charles Tazewell, Roger Wagner4:11
10."The Christmas Guest"Grandpa Jones, Bill Walker4:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Cash - Vocals,
  • The Bill Walker Orchestra and Chorus

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