Elvis Presley - Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas

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Posted on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 1:30pm
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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

1971

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Label

RCA Victor

 

Album Overview

Elvis sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas is a 1971 album by Elvis Presley, and Elvis' second and final Christmas album. The album was released in October 1971, followed by the single from the album "Merry Christmas Baby" / "O Come All Ye Faithful" released in November 1971. This album was a top seller and topped the Billboard Holiday Albums Chart, and would have charted high on the Billboard 200 but from 1963 to 73 Holiday albums were not allowed to chart. It did not have the commercial appeal of Elvis’ first Christmas album. Over the years, it has become a perennial favorite. It was certified Gold on November 4, 1977, Platinum on December 1, 1977, 2x Platinum on May 20, 1988 and 3x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.

Several of the songs on the album were published by Elvis Presley's publishing company, such as "Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees", "I'll Be Home on Christmas Day", "If I Get Home on Christmas Day", and "On a Snowy Christmas Night". Presley is accompanied on most of the songs by The Imperials Quartet.

On later pressings, the song "Blue Christmas", which was recorded on June 27, 1968, was added to the track listing. The song had been previously released on the 1968 album, Elvis.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1O Come, All Ye Faithful2:47
Notes

Arranged By: Elvis Presley

2The First Noel2:08
Notes

Arranged By: Elvis Presley

3On A Snowy Christmas Night2:46
Notes

Written By: Gelber

4Winter Wonderland2:17
Notes

Written By: Smith-Bernard

5The Wonderful World Of Christmas1:55
Notes

Written By: Tobias-Frisch

6It Won't Seem Like Christmas2:38
Notes

Written By: Balthrop

7I'll Be Home On Christmas Day3:46
Notes

Written By: Jarrett

8If I Get Home On Christmas Day2:50
Notes

Written By: Macaulay

9Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees2:12
Notes

Written By: West-Spreen

10Merry Christmas Baby5:45
Notes

Written By: Baxter-Moore

11Silver Bells2:27
Notes

Written By: Evans-Livingston

Personnel

  • The Imperials Quartet - backing band
 

Attribution

Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_sings_The_Wonderful_World_of_Christmas https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/