The Singers Unlimited – Christmas - 1972 Xmas Jazz - Audiophile Analogue - Sealed 180 GRM LP

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The Singers Unlimited – Christmas
Label:      MPS Records – 0209875MSW, Edel – 0209875MSW
Series:     Reforest The Legend – 0209875MSW
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Sealed Copy
limited Edition 180g Virgin Vinyl! Analogue Remastering (AAA)
• 180g audiophile pressing
• Analogue remastering (AAA)
• Remastered from original master tapes
• Liner notes include remastering info & a picture of the original master tape box
• Adapted original cover artwork
Barcode: 4029759098751
Country:    Germany
Released:   2014
Genre:      Jazz, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style:      Religious, Easy Listening, Vocal
A1          Deck The Halls
A2          Ah Bleak & Chill The Wintry Wind
A3          Bright, Bright The Holly Berries
A4          Jesu Parvule
A5          Caroling, Caroling
A6          What Are The Signs
A7          Night Bethlehem
A8          While Be My Sheep
A9          It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
B1          Silent Night
B2          Joy To The World
B3          Wassail Song
B4          Carol Of The Russian Children
B5          Good King Wenceslas
B6          Oh Come All Ye Faithful
B7          Coventry Carol
B8          Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Design [Cover], Photography – Heinz Bähr
Liner Notes – Wolfram Röhrig
Liner Notes [Translated By] – John Wilde (
Producer, Vocals – Gene Puerling
Vocals – Bonnie Herman, Don Shelton ( Len Dresslar
Tired of the same old Christmas carols sung the same old way? Then the Singers Unlimited’s 1971 MPS album “Christmas” is the perfect stocking stuffer. Leader Gene Puerling’s advanced harmonic concepts influenced Take Six, Manhattan Transfer, and Brian Wilson. Legendary jazz singer Jon Hendricks compared Puerling to pioneering saxophonist Charlie Parker, exclaiming "Gene broadened the harmonies, like Bird did with bebop.” Arguably the best-known of the 15 albums Singers Unlimited recorded for MPS, “Christmas” contains such classics as “Deck the Halls”, “Silent Night”, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, arranged in Puerling’s signature style. The a capella quartet modulates between the traditional and the jazz-inflected modern, at times exuberant, at times reflective. Seven originals were penned by jazz trumpeter Alfred Burt. First intended as Christmas cards for friends and family with lyrics by Burt’s Episcopalian pastor-father, the compositions have since become distinctive season standards.
Sounding as clean and pure as a child’s breath on a cold winter morning, “Christmas” is a holiday gift that is a joy to listen to at any time of the year.
Formed in 1971, The Singers Unlimited were a four-part jazz vocal group whose members included Gene Puerling, Len Dresslar (also known as the Jolly Green Giant voice in commercials), Bonnie Herman, and Don Shelton. Originally formed to record for US commercials in the USA, they were persuaded to enter the recording studio to record a series of albums with their best known release ultimate being their Christmas album which combined the familiar holiday chesnuts with the jazzy bop of the group’s vocals along with musical guests."
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Condition New
Format LP
Color Black