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The Beach Boys' Christmas Album

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The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

3 years, 3 months ago at Dec 24 19:01
A bit of a drone but those vocals are heavenly. The standards they cover prove that their vocal prowess could extend beyond the teenage dreams of surf, girls, and hot rods of their earliest singles, but the musical arrangements are lacking in the joy and spirit of their best singles and albums. The best part is the string of five originals that launch the album with humor, verve, and adding glorio... read more
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Description: The Beach Boys' Christmas Album is the seventh studio album by the Beach Boys, released in November 1964. It contains five original songs and seven standards on a Christmas theme. The album proved to be a long-running success during subsequent Christmas seasons, initially reaching number six in the US Billboard 200 chart in its year of release and eventually going gold. Music historian James Perone wrote that it is "regarded as one of the finest holiday albums of the rock era". While leader Brian Wilson produced and arranged the rock songs, he left it to Dick Reynolds (an arranger for the Four Freshmen, a group Wils ... (more)
Manufacturer: Capital
Release date: 16 November 1964
Tags: Christmas (2), Pop Rock (1), 1964 (1), Christmas Music (1), The Beach Boys (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

“A bit of a drone but those vocals are heavenly. The standards they cover prove that their vocal prowess could extend beyond the teenage dreams of surf, girls, and hot rods of their earliest singles, but the musical arrangements are lacking in the joy and spirit of their best singles and albums. The best part is the string of five originals that launch the album with humor, verve, and adding glorious sunniness to a nominally chilly affair. But listen to those beautiful harmonies on “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “We Three Kings of Orient Are” and you can hear the gestation of Pet Sounds, Smiley Smile, and Sunflower’s beautiful, layered vocals and complex arrangements. The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album may not be a standout classic in their discography, ” read more

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The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time (25 music items)

"The early Beach Boys could turn National Podiatrist Recognition Day into a party, so you know they're gonna knock Christmas out of the park. Their smiles 'n' sweaters playfulness is all over this 1964 collection. The best of the album's six originals is the darkly funny "Santa's Beard," in which Mike Love takes his five-year-old brother to meet Santa and the kid pulls the cotton falsie off Saint Nick's face in a life-altering moment of mall-bought demystification. The rest of the record mixes su"


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""Little Saint Nick""