“A Christmas Gift for You”-Phil Spector`s classic-a Supreme Stocking Stuffer!

December 16, 2009  
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Phil Spector xmasA Christmas Gift for YouPhil Spector`s classic yuletide album-was released on November 22nd, 1963. Initially, it had a lukewarm reception; that`s can be attributed to the somber mood of the country. Yet it kept coming back for more as a favorite holiday jubilee, that could cheer the spirits of Americans exceedingly during each holiday season. It is Brian Wilson`s absolute favorite record. The thing that sets it apart, is its production quality, Phil Spector`s ‘Wall of Sound’ with a hundred guitar overdubs and zillions of vocal overdubs that make it sound like the Tabernacle Choir wafting from a mountain.

Several of the songs are the definitive cuts (as far as I am concerned) of Christmas classics, like Frosty the Snowman featuring the Ronettes and Winter Wonderland with Darlene Love on vocals. That song topped the ASCAP 25 greatest Christmas songs, released inPhil Spector with Stones 2007. The tune was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith, and described a frosted over park. “In the meadow we can build a snowman, the pretend that he is Parson Brown. He`ll say ‘are you married?’ we`ll say ‘no man,’ but you can do the job when you`re in town.”

Poor Phil is in The Big House, probably for the rest of his days. But joyous holiday revelers on ‘the outside’ will be cranking up this vinyl slab of joy, which acts as a booster by which we can savor the season. Oh, & another thing, The Crystals` Santa Claus is Coming to Town is also the definitive version. And I learned just today, that Apple Records released this album in 1972. I`ll have to check with my buddy, Bucks Burnett, to see if he has any of these priceless platters laying around! Maybe a sobbing Phil will hear his masterpiece behind iron bars? (source-Wiki) P.S. Don`t you dig that shot of Phil and The Stones? P.S.S. This is my second all time favorite Christmas Album!

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3 Responses to ““A Christmas Gift for You”-Phil Spector`s classic-a Supreme Stocking Stuffer!”

  1. Lauren Wright on May 11th, 2010 1:02 pm

    My favorite gift to give during Christmas day is a fruit basket with toys and gift certificates. they can really put a smile on someone’s face’~~

  2. Morgan Palmer on May 11th, 2010 5:14 pm

    My favorite gift to give during Christmas day is a fruit basket with toys and gift certificates. they can really put a smile on someone’s face’;.

  3. Rain Jack on November 8th, 2010 8:27 am

    well, there would be a need for more Christmas gifts next month

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