The Twelve Days of Reviewmas: Day 9: The Beach Boys and Elvis's Christmas Albums.christangrant Welcome to Day 9 on the Twelve Days of Reviewmas. In today's post i will be reviewing 2 Christmas albums one by Elvis Presley and one by The Beach Boys. I'm going to start off with Elvis's album so let get on to his album.
Elvis' Christmas Album is the 4th studio album by Elvis Presley and his first Christmas album. It was released on October 15th, 1957. According to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis' Christmas Album has shipped at least 13 million copies in the United States (3 million of the original 1957 RCA Victor release, plus 10 million total copies of a "budget" edition first issued on RCA Camden in 1970 and then leased to Pickwick Records in 1975). It is the first Presley title to attain Diamond certification by the RIAA, and is also the best-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Now with the information out of the way let's get on to the album.
Track 1: Santa Claus is Back in Town.
This song was covered on the We Wish You a Metal Xmas album and while i think the cover is better the original is still a very good song.
Track 2: White Christmas
I prefer Twisted Sisters version of this song this isn't bad but its just boring for me.
Track 3: Here Comes Santa Claus
I prefer the original version by Gene Autry this version is good but its not as good as the original.
Track 4: I'll Be Home for Christmas
This is a good version of this song it's a fine version of the song but not my favorite from this album.
Track 5: Blue Christmas
Here is my favorite song from this album and in my opinion one of the best Christmas songs, it's a nice R&B song and the vocals here are some of the best Elvis has done.
Track 6: Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Here is a original song from this album and i like this song one of my favorites from this album.
Track 7: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Eh this version of this carol isn't bad but i just find it boring.
Track 8: Silent Night
And yet again another not bad but just boring version of a Christmas song.
Track 9: (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
I don't think the rest of the songs from this album will be as good as the ones from the first half of the album and this song is another boring one at least for me.
Track 10: I Believe
i'm not a big fan of a albums with a lot of slow songs this song is a cover of the first ever hit song that was introduced on Tv but this version is boring.
Track 11: Take My Hand, Precious Lord
And once again another boring song.
Track 12: It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
The final song and you will be surprised to learn it's another boring song ugh.
Well this album was sure boring and is overrated it's not bad though i added up the scores and the total was. If you like boring songs or like Elvis you'll love this album.
Album Rating 86/100
Now on to the Beach Boys album
The Beach Boys' Christmas album is their 7th full length album it is their Christmas album obviously. It was released on November 9th, 1964
Now on to the tracks.
Track 1: Little Saint Nick
I love this song one of my all time favorite Xmas songs because it may be simple but it's fun to listen to and this was also one of the first Xmas songs i ever heard The vocals here are great.
Track 2: The Man with All the Toys
Another great song from this album in fact it was chosen as a single and id say it deserves it.
Track 3: Santa's Beard
another great song i like the style of the Beach Boys and it works well here and its kinda a funny song.
Track 4: Merry Christmas, Baby
This song is another Good song from this album.
Track 5: Christmas Day
Oh no not again more boring songs *sigh*
Track 6: Frosty the Snowman
this is an alright version of this song fits The Beach Boys' style well.
Track 7: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Oh this song is way too long and boring and it's only 4 minutes long and it feels too long. It's not bad lyrically which saves alot of songs from being bad.
Track 8: Blue Christmas
Oh look its a boring version of this song listen to the Elvis one over this one that one is awesome.
Track 9: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
At least this song is much better it's nice to hear a song that isn't a slow boring song.
Track 10: White Christmas
And now we are back to more boring songs, great
Track 11: I'll Be Home for Christmas
another one great.
Track 12: Auld Lang Syne
At least this one is shorter but is still boring.
Well this album is better than the Elvis one but not by much but i bet people would just put these two albums high on their best Xmas album lists just because they are The Beach Boys and Elvis oh and i added up the score and the score is.
So yeah these two albums are the weakest albums so far in the Twelve Days of Reviewmas heres the chart.
1. Christmas Eve and Other Stories
3. Beethoven's Last Night
4. The Lost Christmas Eve
5. We Wish You a Metal Xmas
6. Twisted Christmas
7. I Am Santa Claus
8. A Twisted Christmas
9. The Christmas Attic
10 The BB Xmas Album
11. Elvis Xmas album
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