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Various Artists - The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 094
UPC: 753088009419
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  
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Tracks personally selected by Acoustic Sounds' Chad Kassem!

Finally, an audiophile Christmas sampler!

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!

180-gram double LP on black vinyl

Gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing

"The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas, Acoustic Sounds fabulous new Christmas music double LP set — pressed on 180-gram black vinyl — (is) such a pleasure to listen to. I have never heard Nat King Cole's 'The Christmas Song' sound better than it does as the opening track of this 22 track set. Even Bobby Helms essential chestnut sounds much improved here. Chad Kassem who assembled this collection got almost all the hits: Leroy Anderson's version of his 'Sleigh Ride,' Eartha, of course, singing 'Santa Baby,' and Hey, what Christmas music collection would be worth it's weight in tinsel and empty toddy glasses without Der Bingel's 'White Christmas.' There's even a reputable version, in what's become a very long and distinguished Christmas music tradition of duets on 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' ...between a typically low key Betty Carter and a unusually subdued Ray Charles. ... Two super essential classics (Kassem) did rope in however are the pair of Christmas numbers recorded by the great Charles Brown, both of which are among his biggest hits: 'Please Come Home For Christmas' and 'Merry Christmas Baby.'" — Robert Baird, Stereophile, Dec. 18, 2015

"...this is a swell set of well-chosen Christmas tunes, smartly sequenced. ... The double LP gatefold package is festively presented with insider liner notes by Robert Hull that provide an excellent backgrounder on each of the tunes, written from a music lover's and a record collector's perspective. Ryan K. Smith mastered the set at Sterling Sound from high resolution digital sources, which, given the nature of a compilation like this makes sense for reasons both financial and technical. Kassem made sure to get high resolution 96/24 transfers of all tracks where possible and the sound is very good throughout." — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this LP, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sounds better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and, in most cases, well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas.

From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!

Christmas compilations have been perennials for the music industry for many decades, but rarely has there ever been a collection like this one in which the nuances of Christmas recordings are presented with such care. The masterful audio quality on this compilation captures every musical moment - as if you were listening to the delicate sound of a snowflake touching your ear.

For the vinyl version we turned to Quality Record Pressings for drop-dead gorgeous 180-gram super-silent platters. Then we packaged them in an old-style tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing, the best there is.


1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat “King” Cole
2. Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Ray Charles and Betty Carter
3. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
4. Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown
5. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
6. Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
8. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
9. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
10. Ave Maria - Aaron Neville
11. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
12. Merry Christmas, Baby - Charles Brown
13. Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles
14. Please Come Home For Christmas - Aaron Neville
15. Jingle Bell Rock - Chet Atkins
16. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
17. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
18. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ella Fitzgerald
19. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
20. Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell
21. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Oscar’s Motet Choir
22. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Fantastic Sounds of Christmas!

posted on 11/17/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Daniel
I just received this and couldn't be happier with the sound quality and song selection. It really does sound fantastic! I will be playing this for years to come. Thanks again to Analog Productions for producing such great LPs.


posted on 11/21/2020
5 Stars
Great selection and fabulous quality. Another keeper! Two thumbs up!

Almost perfect

posted on 10/27/2020
4 Stars
Reviewer: Alejandro
Chad's selections are FANTASTIC. The sound quality is amazing in 20 of the songs. The Little Drummer Boy and Stille Nacht sound pretty terrible. Idk why they distort so much. I am using a fresh 2M Blue cart, idk if it's not good enough for those choir grooves, but I have never had this issue with any other audiophile pressings by QRP or RTI in the past. Can't have it all I guess.. But for the price, I am a tad dissapointed.. Does anyone else have this issue with your copy?

Expensive -- but there are many gems.

posted on 12/21/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: Cal
At $55.00 I was torn between buying the double LP or the SACD. Both have their virtues. The LP should sound better (we know why) but the SACD would play through without interruption (music for enjoyment vs. critical listening). I bought the 200 gram black vinyl LP. The two discs are without any flaws and the packaging is substantial and excellent. Typical of QRP pressings. But the quality of several songs (Gene Autry's Rudolf, Chet Atkins' Jingle Bell Rock) and other novelty songs didn't sound any better than what I already have of other compilation CDs. The Little Drummer Boy and Stile Nacht, came from such poor masters that they should be omitted completely (not worthy of a 200 gram pressing). On the plus side many of the other 18 recordings are very enjoyable and sound EXCELLENT (audiophile standards). Are these Christmas songs worthy of a 200 gram pressing and $55.00? Some, but not all. Perhaps the $30.00 SACD would prove to be a better value. Your call.

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