One week after Christmas we finally tracked down a copy of the special edition of Christmas Peace. Is it worth getting (after Christmas)?
When the design of the previous version of this CD was released everyone loved the cover. This special digi pack version only adds to that; it is like opening a book.
The designs is the same as the booklet from the original jewel case, with one difference, the small covers of Elvis’ Christmas releases are now presented as bigger images to illustrate the old liner notes. The CDs go into slides at the inside of the front and back cover.
The content of this CD is also the same as the original release of this CD. Twenty Christmas and twenty Gospel recordings on two discs. The tracks are remastered using the now standard DSD-technology, so the sound is good.
This release is the second special Christmas release. A lot of fans have the “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” box which folds out as the Graceland Mansion, you can now add another good looking set to it. Unfortunately there is nothing new too it.
BMG released several deluxe editions of various albums, but always a year after the original release. It can be a way to put a title back in the spotlights, but it isn’t good for the (avid) fans who probably bought the first when version when it came out … and they are now in doubt to get the same title in a deluxe version. It would be great for the fans if BMG would release both the standard and the deluxe version at the same time, that way the fan can decide which version to buy.
Anyone want to buy a Christmas Peace CD (jewelcase)?