A Holy Rockin' Christmas

A new import release is "A Holy Rockin' Christmas" which contains 24 studio and 4 informal tracks recorded in May and June 1971. According to the seller on eBay a real CD and "most tracks presented for the first time in this quality on CD". The running time is 77:45. Track listing 1. Johnny B. Goode / O Holy Night (informal recording) 2. Miracle Of The Rosary (alternate take 1) 3. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You (alternate take 6) 4. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (alternate take 8) 5. Merry Christmas Baby (unedited/undubbed master take 1) 6. Silver Bells (alternate take 1) 7. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate take 9) 8. The Lord’s Prayer (informal recording) 9. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master take 10) 10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (unedited/undubbed master) 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (alternate take 2) 12. The First Noel (remixed version) 13. The Wonderful World of Christmas (unedited complete master) 14. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate take 4) 15. Merry Christmas Baby (original single version) 16. Lady Madonna (informal recording) 17. Fools Rush In (unedited/undubbed master take 24) 18. I’ve Got Confidence (alternate take 1) 19. Silver Bells (remixed master take 2 by Hank Williams and Ken Love) 20. Listen To The Bell (informal recording) 21. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate master take 10) 22. I’ve Got Confidence (unedited/undubbed master take 2) 23. The Wonderful World of Christmas (vocal overdub) Christmas bonus: 24. Merry Christmas Baby (remixed version from “This Is Elvis”)
Source: Various / Updated: Dec 8, 2006 
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Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2006report abuse
But how much of it is new (i.e. previously unreleased)? For instance, have they really improved the sound of t"Let It Roll"'s "Johnny B. Goode / O Holy Night" track, itself released only this year on Madison? Do I need that twice in one year on two different sets? As it is, as the "Elvis In Norway" states in reviewing that release, It seems like what might have been self-made compilations are now being passed off as "new" imports, just because the song-order is fresh and maybe improved sound. I think thus far Fort Baxter has truly upgraded many of its earlier releases with better sound and booklets, whereas others are coming up with "new" compilations. This is fun with your CD burner, but to pass them up as "new" imports? No Thonx.
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 15, 2006report abuse
Its so easy to say CRAP! before even hearing it. I received my copy today, and it looks and sounds really good. Great booklet, great pics inside, a real christmas gift! And its great to hear all the x-mas outtakes on 1 CD.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 12, 2006report abuse
And track one is copped from Madison's excellent 2006 release "Let It Roll"....
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2006report abuse
Does anybody know of a good xmas import full of outtakes?
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2006report abuse
Too many low quality import releases see the light of day. I voted YES YES YES !!!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2006report abuse
crap...
ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2006report abuse
That picture is on the back of the book Sessions III by Joseph Tunzi.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2006report abuse
I really dig the cover tho'... I think I've never seen that picture before :P
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2006report abuse
You gotta be kidding.listen to the bells is of ourse from the essential elvis vol.4 cd sung right before a outtake of its only love,some imports are really cool but far too many are crappy knock off's!

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