Season's Greetings from Perry Como

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Season's Greetings from Perry Como
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Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1959
Recorded July 13, 14 and 15, 1959
Genre Vocal
Label RCA Victor
Producer Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Perry Como chronology
Como Swings
(1959)
Season's Greetings from Perry Como
(1959)
For the Young at Heart
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Season's Greetings from Perry Como, originally released in 1959, was Perry Como's sixth RCA Victor 12" long-play album and the fourth recorded in stereophonic sound, as well as his first major full-length Christmas album which often overshadows his first, Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music.[2][3]

The album is warm and relaxed, featuring lush renditions of "Winter Wonderland", "The Christmas Song", "O Holy Night" and seven other Christmas tunes (including a re-recording of Como's own 1954 hit, "Home for the Holidays"). Como is accompanied on the tracks by Mitchell Ayres' orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" (Words and music by Robert Allen and Al Stillman)
  2. "Winter Wonderland" (Words and music by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith)
  3. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Words and music by Johnny Marks)
  4. "The Christmas Song" (Words and music by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells)
  5. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (Words and music by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots)
  6. "White Christmas" (Words and music by Irving Berlin)

Side Two

  1. "Here We Come A-Caroling"/"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (Traditional arranged by Ray Charles)
  2. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Traditional Christmas music)
  3. "O Holy Night" (Words and music by Adolphe Adam)
  4. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Words and music by Phillips Brooks and Lewis Redner)
  5. "Come, Come, Come to the Manger" (Traditional Christmas music adapted by Mitchell Ayres)
  6. "The First Noël" (Traditional Christmas music)
  7. "O Come All Ye Faithful" (Latin hymn translated by Frederick Oakeley)
  8. "We Three Kings of Orient Are" (Adapted by Mitchell Ayres and Jack Andrews)
  9. "Silent Night" (Words and music by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Season's Greetings from Perry Como at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Season's Greetings from Perry Como". Kokomo. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Seasons Greetings from Perry Como-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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