Mitch Miller & The Gang – Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch (1958/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:21 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Christmas
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Christmas Sing Along with Mitch is an album by Mitch Miller & The Gang. It was released in 1958 on the Columbia label (catalog nos. CL-1205 and CS-8027).
The album entered Billboard magazine’s popular albums chart on December 29, 1958, and was No. 1 for two weeks. It returned to the chart in 1959 (No. 8), 1960 (No. 6), 1961 (No. 9) and 1962 (No. 37). It was certified as a gold record by the RIAA.
AllMusic later gave the album a rating of four-and-a-half stars. The reviewer David A. Milberg wrote that it “documents the MOR sound of the ’50s”.
Charlotte Greig, in her book 100 Best Selling Albums of the 50s, writes, “There’s no Jingle Bells here. Instead, this is an entirely religious selection, one devoted to Christmas rather than Xmas. Miller would make up for that a couple of years later by recording Holiday Sing Along, with Santa songs in abundance” The latter holiday record consisted of modern vernacular carols, while this one focused on traditional songs, several of a religious nature.
1-01. Mitch Miller & The Gang – Joy to the World (01:50)
1-02. Mitch Miller & The Gang – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (02:24)
1-03. Mitch Miller & The Gang – What Child Is This (02:02)
1-04. Mitch Miller & The Gang – We Three Kings of Orient Are (03:49)
1-05. Mitch Miller & The Gang – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (03:52)
1-06. Mitch Miller & The Gang – Silent Night, Holy Night (04:21)
1-07. Mitch Miller & The Gang – Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly (01:42)
1-08. Mitch Miller & The Gang – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (02:02)
1-09. Mitch Miller & The Gang – O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) (02:22)
1-10. Mitch Miller & The Gang – The First Noël (03:24)
1-11. Mitch Miller & The Gang – The Coventry Carol (02:56)
1-12. Mitch Miller & The Gang – Away In a Manger (Luther’s Carol) (01:26)
1-13. Mitch Miller & The Gang – O Little Town of Bethlehem (03:03)