Monday, October 1, 2007

I'll be home for silent night

Seems I was wrong when I wrote last month that there's a "new" Christmas album with Elvis being released every year (read that posting here).

This time around the greedy record company has surpassed itself by issuing not only "Elvis Home For The Holidays" but also "Christmas Peace" (this time in a eco-slip case version) and "Christmas With Elvis" (released through Hallmark).

The funny thing is, at the same time the far superior "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" from 1994 is still available. This CD includes all the Christmas songs, has good sound quality and fine liner notes and makes all the other Christmas compilations obsolete even before they hit the market.

I can only find one tiny fault with it. Listen closely to "Christmas Message From Elvis" followed by "Silent Night" and you'll realise the intro is from "I'll Be Home From Christmas" and not from "Silent Night".

Why RCA didn't use the real intro I've never been able to figure out. I haven't found an explanation for it anywhere so I hand over the question to you. And if you don't have "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" my Christmas message is: Buy it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've heard the intro with the right song on the radio! Seems like the producer found this out and mixed it as it should be. Another small fault with the 1994 record is that the long Merry Christmas Baby isn't used. But hey, as the great philosopher once said: It doesn't get better because it's longer ... Ehem ...