White Christmas CD : Elvis rocks, Elvis rolls, and Elvis is the King of Christmas tunes! The latest Elvis CD release, White Christmas, showcases the King's greatest yuletide recordings in a particularly attractive way. The 25 tracks range from 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town' to Elvis' sensitive rendition of 'I Believe'.
In between there is wonderful listening in 'Winter Wonderland', the perennial favourite ' Blue Christmas', 'Here Comes Santa Claus', 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and the homely 'Silver Bells'. The inclusion of 'Mama Liked The Roses' will please many fans as will the religiously flavoured 'Peace In The Valley' and 'It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)'. The incredibly bluesy 'Merry Christmas Baby' contrasts nicely with tracks like 'Silent Night' and 'Winter Wonderland'.
Many fans will buy White Christmas because of its striking cover. It features a great top half photo of Elvis superimposed in front of a snowy Graceland. The back cover is also impressive, with a heavily tanned Elvis resplendent in suit and tie. The inner front cover photo is one of the 'retouched' and unusual colour shots used when Elvis' original Christmas Album was released in 1958.
The CD is complemented by an 8 page booklet including photos and informative liner notes: By RIAA standards, Elvis' Christmas recordings total 13 platinum and three gold certifications with several releases just thousands away from new certifications.
White Christmas is a solid release and won't go astray in your Elvis Christmas stocking or as accompanying music to the flickering lights of your heavily decorated Christmas tree. Buy it, listen and enjoy. With over 60 minutes of playing time and an attractive price the release represents very good value for money.
Santa Claus Is Back in Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - I'll Be Home for Christmas - Blue Christmas - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Silent Night - (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) - I Believe - Take My Hand, Precious Lord - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - O Come, All Ye Faithful - The First Noel - On a Snowy Christmas Night - Winter Wonderland - The Wonderful World of Christmas - It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) - I'll Be Home on Christmas Day - If I Get Home On Christmas Day - Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees - Merry Christmas, Baby - Silver Bells - Mama Liked the Roses - If Every Day Was Like Christmas.