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Monday, December 07, 2009

Adeste Fideles, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Christmas Songs With Pat Boone In Singapore

In the 60s Pat Boone is one of the biggest names in popular music and his vinyls sell so well that the record shops in North Bridge Road, Singapore will have many copies of his songs.

During the Christmas season everyone buys Pat Boone's yuletide hits because he is the epitome of the religious and loving family man. Blogger bought this second hand Long Play only a few weeks ago for S$2.00 but the songs are definitely worth more than that.

According to the sleeve, "the songs of Christmas have warmly sentimental words and melodies of grace and purity, and they are filled to overflowing with a wonderfully vibrant joy." Some songs in this album have youthful gaeity, quiet reverence and while others are ages old, some are from recent times. But "they share one magical quality; they reveal our affection for friends and neighbours who surround us."

Pat Boone sings them in his usual gentle, sincere and outgoing way. On Dot Record DLP 3222 Side One are: White Christmas, Jingle Bells, Adeste Fideles, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silver Bells and Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town.

Side Two has: Silent Night, Oh Holy Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Joy To The World, and a special one, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.
The Orchestra and chorus is Mort Lindsey's.

Check February 25th, 2009 posting on this blog. Or just click PaulAnka/PatBoone below.

Image/Original Article: Andy Lim Collection.

YouTube: santaclauspapainoel1/December 17th, 2008.

4 comments:

BC Teoh said...

Andy, I own this album too. I have been listening to quite a bit of Christmas songs of Jim Reeves, Pat Boone, and other singers for the past few days.

Andy Young* said...

I am glad you are listening to Xmas songs. They will put you in the festive mood and with your year-end holiday, the season will definitely be a jolly one with your family around you. I guess Xmas songs bring people together somehow.

Nothing like the 60s Xmas songs which are sung with chorus and orchestration.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

BC Teoh said...

Thanks Andy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

ADILSON CAETANO COELHO Coelho said...

Vc.disponibiliza link para baixar algum album,lhe agradeço pela atenção,obrigado