Audio Fidelity - AFZ 225 - Hybrid SACD Stereo -
Mastered By Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Numbered Limited Edition - Plays On ALL CD Players
Nat King Cole's flawless vocals combined with ever so sweet orchestrations and choral backing, provide a collection of standard Christmas carols, hymns and songs that gloriously captures the spirit of the season. Cole sings songs full of love in his legendary relaxed and unpretentious style. The orchestra and chorus under the direction of Ralph Carmichael highlight Cole's vocal interpretations, instead of making their own statements and the use of bells, bell lyre, flutes, and harp add depth to the background while adding emphasis to the lyrics.
The title track, beautifully sung to an accompaniment of piano and strings, has always been Cole's biggest Christmas hit and possibly his most widely heard record. The Christmas Song was the best-selling holiday album released in the 1960s, and was certified by RIAA for 6 million units. According to BMI "The Christmas Song" is the most-performed Christmas song of all time.
There are other superb tracks including a stirring rendition of "Adeste Fideles" in the original Latin and "O Holy Night", with a 27-string orchestra, "Deck the Halls", "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "Away In A Manger", "Joy To the World", "Silent Night", and "O Tannenbaum" (in its original German language).
This is a true masterwork, traditional and restrained, Cole's album honors the season and its message.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Numbered, Limited Edition
1. The Christmas Song
2. Deck the Hall
3. Adeste Fideles
4. O Tannenbaum
5. O Little town of Bethlehem
6. I Saw Three Ships
7. O Holy Night
8. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
9. A Cradle in Bethlehem
10. Away In A Manger
11. Joy to the World
12. The First Noel
13. Caroling, Caroling
14. Silent Night
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