Barbra Streisand "A Christmas Album" CD (1967)
Details: Barbra Streisand's "A Christmas Album," released originally in 1967. Reissue, CD format, very good condition! Light dimples from plastic on cover near the opening of CD/cover.
Description: "The album is one of Streisand's best-selling albums and is ranked as one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time. The cover photograph of the album was taken on June 16, 1967, during the rehearsal for her concert, A Happening in Central Park. The album is also Streisand's last album to use Columbia's "Stereo 360 sound" banner, and the last to be issued originally in monaural and stereo. Most copies of the LP edition seen today are stereophonic.
Many of the tracks from this album were re-issued in 1970 as Side 1 of a compilation album titled Seasons Greetings from Barbra Streisand...and Friends, pieced together by Maxwell House Coffee and Columbia Special Products. (Side 2 of the compilation featured various tracks from Streisand's Columbia labelmates Doris Day, Jim Nabors, and Andre Kostelanetz.) Streisand also recorded an alternate, English-language version of "Gounod's Ave Maria" during sessions for the album in 1966. This track remained unreleased until 2005 when it was licensed to a Starbucks Christmas compilation CD titled Baby, It's Cold Outside.
The album was released on CD in November 1989. It was remastered and reissued once again in October 2004 for the Columbia Records "Essential Holiday Classics" series. The album was yet again reissued in October 2007 to commemorate the album's 40th anniversary."
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / NM (CD)
CD TRACK LISTING:
1. Jingle Bells
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
4. White Christmas
5. My Favorite Things
6. The Best Gift
7. Sleep In Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)
8. Gounod's Ave Maria
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10. I Wonder As I Wander
11. The Lord's Prayer