180 Gram Vinyl Record
Remastered from the original United Artists tapes
First-time gatefold cover art!
Art & Lou's stellar 1966 holiday album - now for the first time on audiophile vinyl!
The legendary Art Ferrante and Lou Teicher, two Julliard classically trained child prodigies, were life long friends who recorded a plethora of top charting albums and hit singles over a career that lasted for more than 50 years.
Serious mainstays of the adult contemporary and easy listening formats of radio and retail, Ferrante & Teicher also experimented with the piano in percussive ways never known to the instrument but soon became a much loved sound to their millions of fans. Progressive in style, it was this zest for the instrumentation, the recording techniques in the studio setting, as well as the thousands of concerts they performed in their five decades that made Ferrante & Teicher the most successful piano duo of all time. United Artists was their home for more than 30 years in various incarnations (UA, Liberty, EMI and Capitol Records), and it was here that these power players defined the format and made many hits singles and smash albums that truly showcased their classic roots to a wide reaching pop audience.
In 1966, We Wish You A Merry Christmas was another fine chart success for Art and Lou as they recorded probably one of the most important albums of this genre ever with some of the most thoughtful and imaginative arrangements of carols, Christmas standards and holiday classics ever waxed.
With the first side consisting of superior interpretations of celebrating Christ's birth and the remainder of the album offering brilliant takes on holiday standards, We Wish You A Merry Christmas is a landmark album that has forever stood the test of time.
Just listen to the emotion packed medleys of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and probably one of the Finest recordings ever of "O Come All Ye Faithful" as part of the "O Tannenbaum Medley". If you don't have some tears in your eyes after hearing this brilliantly orchestrated and piano filled masterpiece, well then... you've come to the wrong place.
Remastered and restored from the original United Artists tapes by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Mathis), these recordings sound beautifully brilliant as you remember them.
|1-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Medley|
|a) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing|
|b) Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem|
|c) Joy To The World|
|2-Silent Night Medley|
|a) Silent Night|
|b) Away In A Manger|
|c) We Wish You A Merry Christmas|
|3-Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly Medley|
|a) Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly|
|b) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear|
|c) Good King Wenceslas|
|d) Angels We Have Heard On High|
|4-The Twelve Days Of Christmas|
|5-O Tannenbaum Medley|
|a) O Tannenbaum|
|b) What Child Is This|
|c) The First Noel|
|d) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen|
|e) O Come, All Ye Faithful|
|1-The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)|
|2-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|
|4-Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer|
|6-The Little Drummer Boy|