Details Elvis 2006 Christmas CD

Ernst Jorgensen mentioned that BMG would be issuing a Christmas CD again this Christmas at the "Insider's Conference" in Memphis. According to the SONY/BMG website the release date is October 3, 2006. Track listing Elvis Presley - Elvis Christmas 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2. White Christmas 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 4. I'll Be Home For Christmas 5. Blue Christmas 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 8. Silent Night 9. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 10. I Believe 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 13. O Come, All Ye Faithful 14. The First Noel 15. On A Snowy Christmas Night 16. Winter Wonderland 17. The Wonderful World Of Christmas 18. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) 19. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day 20. If I Get Home On Christmas Day 21. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees 22. Merry Christmas Baby 23. Silver Bells
Source: Email / Updated: Aug 23, 2006 
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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2006report abuse
Actually, Greg, I pretty much agree with you. But you know what? Almost everyone raves about the cover of the '57 Christmas album and I never cared for it myself. Always preferred the electronic stereo reissue cover myself.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2006report abuse
Actually, Jerry, it "never ceases to amaze me" that anyone can defend such shabby treatment of Elvis' classic albums. I know the general public and have friends who qualify as well: they laugh at the notion that there are "new" Elvis albums. The cat's out of the bag: he's been dead since '77. People know he recorded just 20-some odd Christmas songs.
The "new-cover" gambit is just embarrassing. That classic Bing Crosby Yule album has had the same shot of him with a Santa cap for years and years and still sells every year. RCA/Sony/BMG needs a wack upside the head. I blame only the fans who "must have everything" for subsidizing these phony new releases. They are the real target, the so-called rabid collectors. "Joe Walmart" *knows* it's the same old Elvis Christmas material. There's nothing wrong with the same songs (what else could they do?) but the new cover nonsense has to end.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 3, 2006report abuse
"Never ceases to amaze me, baby" that people complain about the cover picture. Only "fan"-atics care about such things. This release is aimed at the general public and he/she doesn't care that it's a photo from 1960. Matter of fact, I don't care. Actually, I like the photo. At least it's not the same old greasy pompador, smirk and sideburns '50s look.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 29, 2006report abuse
Yes another repeat, BMG is going to have a new working title for the casual Elvis fan, it will be called Buy More Garbage. the logo will be a Trash can with crossed brooms and a Horse fly on top. They Have to stop giving us all this re-peat Garbage we have it all a dozen times over on LP"s on EP's on singles on 8 track's on casettes even on reel to reel and CD's i cant even begin to count...But christmas comes and somebody always picks one up for his friend who is an Elvis fan because he/she thinks its something new..but the true fan knows better..and the cover of this album March 1960 photo on a 1957 and a 1970 record session Wrong, Elvis did not look like that at the times of these recordings. If your gonna sellit sell it right, 1957 Photo's and 1970 photo's and state such. The photo's are out there use em.
Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2006report abuse
Have had this C.D for years. What is B.M.G doing.
Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
A good project for 2007 would be the 50th anniversary release of a deluxe edition of the 1957 Christmas album with bonus tracks, outtakes, and other extras. This album by Elvis is justly regarded as a classic Elvis masterpiece and based upon the RIAA certifications is the best selling Elvis album of all time (in a slightly modified 1970 Camden repackage and rerelease). That would be a great project for BMG/Sony. It preserves Elvis' musical legacy and shows new fans that Elvis had great albums in his time. BMG should also release deluxe editions of other classic Elvis albums like How Great Thou Art, Elvis From Memphis, Elvis is Back, Blue Hawaii, Pot Luck, Loving You with bonus tracks. Instead, BMG is deleting many of these albums. They need to focus on the original albums. Granted not every Elvis album was a great release, but most were. BMG needs to show new fans that Elvis had great original releases. They should focus on a 50th anniversary deluxe 1957 Elvis Christmas album release. Now that would be great. Another compilation is something we can do without.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
Rumor has it, that there is alternate takes of the 57 Christmas sessions and all shook up sessions that is owned by a former RCA engineer who always made back ups in case of a problem but as was written in the local papers here in New York about a year or so ago BMG (buy more garbage) did not want to pay the asking price, they only wants whats free so they can fleece us out of our money and put it out on FTD (fleece the dopes) they(the fans) will buy anything.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
BMG has put out more Elvis Christmas CD Compilations than Santa has Reindeer. I've got my copy of "If Everyday Was Like Christmas"..at least it had a few Alternate takes and it sounds great..so I won't be asking Santa for this. If BMG or FTD wants to do something new this Christmas..put out a CD of nothing but out-takes & Alternate takes of the two original Christmas albums...now that I would put on my Christmas list.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
Please not another Christmas album, enough already its all been heard played and re-packaged more times in more countries than Elvis had hair on his head. If this keeps up BMG will stand for buy more garbage, come on give us a break. Why dont you give us real collectors a break and release this stuff as 45 rpms with picture covers. and the colonel won't have to get his cut.
Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
That is really the issue. BMG/Sony don't respect the Elvis catalogue. They just want to keep repackaging the albums to a new demographic to maximize profits but they destroy the integrity of the ELvis catalogue. Blue Hawaii (1961) was no. 1 for 20 weeks on Billboard and is the second biggest charting album of the 1960s, behind only West Side Story. Yet BMG/Sony treat this album like crap. Their idea is just to try to improve the albums and make them relevant for a new market. It is pretty arrogant and mindless. How do you improve upon a classic? You don't. You only cheapen the original. Elvis doesn't need any "improving". Just get his original music in its original format out there and people will buy it. In this respect, BMG/Sony should focus on the original 1957 Christmas album. Don't try to "improve" it. It doesn't need any improving. Don't butcher it by repackaging it and remarketing it to a new audience. This shows disrespect for the intelliogence of the fans. Fans know when they are getting the same album in a different cover. BMG/Sony need to respect the Elvis catalogue. Don't try to improve upon a classic.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
I know Jerry.. Thats why the beauty would have been to promote and honour Elvis´largest selling album during his lifetime, instead of making comps that wont add to previous sales. Especially since the comp sales are modest. There is nothing to justify this release on since profit thinking blocks the sun so much that new light dont reach the originals. SACD would have been a reason that´s for sure... I do however like the Chrismas Peace booklet/DSD edition. But it seems Ernst &co dont even respect their own work anymore. And I understand that it´s hard for them to see what could have been a classic, since 90% of their comps are meaningless.!
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
these tracks sound familiar to me.... another cd almost everyone can skip
Mathias (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
Hi, this release makes absolute no sense (IMO)! If SonyBMG would release it as a Hybrid -SACD with the 70`s tracks in 5.1 or Dualdisc with 24 Bit/ 192 KHz Resolution and 5.1 Mix as a Deluxe Edition (like the Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary or the stunning Elton John SACD`s), I would be the first one to buy it! It can`t see no real improvement over the recent DSD-Remasters, even if the they found better source tapes, it`s still just a redbook 16 Bit CD. Nothing less, nothing more! All the different Christmas releases(nearly each year) are more confusing to Joe Public and isn`t a help in adding new Fans!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
Jesper: Yes, Elvis' Christmas Album (1970) is an original release in that it was released in his lifetime, but it is NOT the original album. It has a different cover and the tracklisting is different. Elvis' Christmas Album '57 & '70 are different entities.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
Jerry- The 1970 release IS an original EP release.(!) But I´m thankful that you informed me that BMG is a corp out for profit, -I guess no one knows that... And this comp will probably sell more than the earlier released originals has, and would have sold with added sales...
Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
Jerry, the 1970 RCA Christmas album is the one by Camden with Elvis in the racing stripe jacket from the Spinout period. It was released in several different covers, one with a circled photo and one without. It was the budget version of the 1957 Elvis Christmas album. It was the same album. You are right, RCA cut all four songs originally from the Peace in the Valley EP. The original 1957 album had 8 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs from the Peace in the Valley EP. RCA cut the 4 gospel songs and substituted "Mama Liked the Roses" and "If Everyday was Like Christmas". But the core album is the 1957 Christmas album. Same songs. RCA is just playing games. It is just a cheapened repackaging and re-release of the 1957 Christmas album, albeit in a slightly modified form. The bottom line is: It is yet another repackaging of the 1957 Christmas album.
The RIAA first certified the 1957 Christmas album gold on August 13, 1963. The 1970 repackaging album on Camden was first certified gold in 1992. In 2004, the 1970 Camden cheapo package is at 9X Platinum. Something is wrong here. Are you telling me this cheapo Camden repackage is the biggest selling Elvis album of all time! The records are all messed up here. I think the RIAA mixed up all the Christmas album re-releases of the 1957 album or they counted all the re-releases together. I think they counted the CD release of the original 1957 album by RCA and used those figures to get the 9X platinum for the Camden re-release. It is so messed up that not even the RIAA can keep track of all the repackages!
I think the big seller here is the 1957 original Christmas album on vinyl and then on CD and the various repackagings. The 1970 Camden cheapo repackaging sold well too but not 9X platinum. No way! I think the numbers have been all shook up.
The bottom line is: We don't need another repackaged Elvis Christmas album. BMG/Sony need to get real. The original 1957 Christmas album is the classic. Why keep rereleasing the same album over and over and over again?
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
same old release again,like "christmas peace" previously,which was too short and had no outtakes or unreleased songs,which means us fans are getting the same old tracks all over again..yawn,yawn.(get it together rca/bmg)please release better products with somer rare and alternate takes at least.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
It was heartening to see so many Elvis Calenders in HMV and many other shops last Christmas. So why not another Elvis Christmas Album when there is so much free publicity around? I have only bought four versions in 50 years...they do wear out you know:-) Record companies are there to make money........ they are not sentimental! If they can still make a profit from Elvis's Christmas music shouldn't we be cheering them on?
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
Scatter is alive and well and working for BMG!
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
Is there any reason to release this? Yes, money! Come on, another Christmas release is totally ludicrous.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
I bought the original 12 inch Elvis' Christmas Album, Christmas 1957. Still have it on vinyl. It always gives me a little kick to see Elvis's Christmas music on sale during the Festive season. Why begrudge youngsters the chance to sample those great tracks? Even if they are purchasing the CD for grandmas, parents, and great grandpas like me:-)
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
Look if the so called casual buyer,wants a holiday cd of elvis,do you think there going to put the cd back on the shelf and say,oh id buy this but i dont like the cover! have cd's for casual buyers, but dont flood the market with useless crap!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Carl: Elvis' Christmas Album (1970) is NOT the same as Elvis' Christmas Album (1957), and RIAA does NOT regard them as such. They regard them as two separate entities.
FYI: The 1970 package retained the eight Christmas songs from the original 1957 album while dropping the 4 sacred songs and adding "If Everday Was Like Christmas" and "Mama Liked The Roses".
Elvis' Christmas Album (1957) 3x Platinum
Elvis' Christmas Album (1970) 9x P;atinum
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Jesper: As for justification for this release? It's money. Profit!! Sony/BMG is not a non profit corp. Further examination at elvis.com shows Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas at 3x Platinum; Christmas Classics; Platinum, If Everyday Was Like Christmas; Platinum, It's Christmas Time (which is a repackage of the 1970 package); 2x Platinum. These songs sell. They continue to sell, and as long as they do they will be repackaged every few years and sold again. Gotta learn to live with it.
Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
I agree that this release is totally and completely unnecessary. BMG/Sony should instead push the 1957 Elvis Christmas album which is at 9X platinum and is very close to achieving Elvis' first diamond status with the RIAA. In fact, the 1970 Christmas album is essentially a repackaging of the 1957 album. RCA just deleted two songs from the Peace in the Valley EP originally on the 1957 album and substituted two other songs. In short, it is the same album as the 1957 and RIAA is correct in regarding it as the same album for the 9X Platinum tally. Why do we need another Elvis Christmas album? We already have one of the best ever released in the 1957 Elvis Christmas album. And then we wonder why Elvis' musical legacy is in shambles.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Jesper: If you'll take the time to check elvis.com you'll find that Elvis' Christmas Album(1957 package) is listed at 3x Platinum. Elvis' Christmas Album (1970 package) is listed at 9x Platinum. The 1970 package is NOT the ORIGINALChristmas album.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
No, ironically it is Elvis ORIGINAL christmas album that has sold over 9 million copies. There is nothing to justify this kind of bs release.!
RichHolt (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
BMG is going to continue releasing Elvis Christmas compilations. Haven't they sold around 10 million copies all told of the various Xmas releases over the years? Obviously BMG feels they can still move this particular Elvis product. I won't buy it, but maybe some new Elvis fans will.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
wow, what a wonderfull tracklist!? So many surprises. another cd i dont have to buy.
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
We are Fools we'll bye it
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
This is a twofer re-release of his two Christmas albums. Hope it has great artwork. I may buy it IF it contains "Silent Night" with the piano intro. NOT the Elvis Christmas message!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
You do know what label were takling about right?there hopeless and lost as always! the take out of print classic like elvis is back etc,but yet they reissue reissue only in a new shiny package,they take elvis fans for fools!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
This is pointless & awful. I cant believe the bins will house another Elvis Christmas CD this year and it doesnt even contain all Christmas songs!!! Why not just issue the 1957 album again in original packaging with DSD tech? At least this way they could put it into a classic album series cover!!
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
"If every day was like christmas" is the definitive and ultimate Elvis Christmas cd. It has a decent sound quality, nice liner notes, some rarities and a fantastic package with pop-up of Graceland (bit corny, though). Same goes for "Amazing Grace". Even on the newest cd's the '71 masters sound like crap, and not really better. They have to find beter generation copies, remix and remaster...then i reconsider buying one again.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
This can't be right. This is nothing more than the 2 Christmas albums on one disc. I bought the self same thing about 18 years ago. So what's NEW about it?
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Personally, I think they should drop the four songs from the Peace in the Valley ep and add "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" to the cd. That way it's 100% Christmas. Check Amazon...there are 85 listings for Elvis Christmas. Amazing! He recorded fewer than 25 Christmas songs. Whatever happened to the original goal of not flooding the market with Elvis cd's?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Oh my now i have been waiting for this one,not!,anything new you ask? are you kidding thats only for the ftd label and even they dont seem to fully understand the original concept of that! there is no reason for this release and i dont care if the sound is suppose to be better which i doubt that it is! so ernst you got any real news? like maybe ,oh forget it,i have covered it a million times!
Sir Donald (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2006report abuse
There doesn't seem to be anything new here. Were all these released before? Is there any unreleased material? Any newly discovered treasures? Any re-mastered?
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2006report abuse
Fantastic news! Can't wait to get my hands on it...Hope the sounds is again a little better than on Christmas Peace...Keep them coming!

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