Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Joy of Christmas - The Living Guitars

The "Living" series continues with... The Living Guitars! Yes, this is an entire album featuring your favorite Christmas classics all accentuated for guitars. But this should really be called The Living Guitars and Organ and Bells, because that's what you'll find in the 1969 selection.

It's a breezy and brief album (just shy of twenty-three minutes), with the arrangements best suited for lighter fare like "Jingle Bell Rock/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and "Deck The Halls", all of which are album highlights (though it's not easy to single a few out -- they're all gems!). Indeed all of the tracks are presented as medleys, so if you dig "Silver Bells", get ready to meet "The Real Meaning of Christmas".

The Joy of Christmas is certainly pleasant Christmas eve background music for some yuletide merriment where a delicate balance between cheer and mellow mood is required.

New Link! Nov/26/13 — Please enjoy: The Joy of Christmas - The Living Guitars

8 comments:

  1. I love this here "Living" series! So much more festive than the alternative. Thanks for this one!

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  2. Thanks, Ryan for this post! I enjoy listening to the "Living" series.

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  3. Thanks for posting these "classic" christmas albums...some I remember from when I was a kid...will pass on the Little Drummer Boy to my sister (was her favorite album as a kid).

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  4. Never thought I'd be able to find The Living Guitars "The Joy of Christmas" in digital format. What a flashback to childhood this is - we played this album of my parents' every year. Thanks for the recording!

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  5. How cool is this? The King of Jingaling at Falalalala included my recording of The Living Strings' "Jingle Bell Rock/Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" in his ADVENTure In Carols!

    http://falalalala.com/?p=371

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  6. I love your site! The information you provide for each song or album is over the top! Unfortunately, this link did not work for me.

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  7. This is a wonderful treat. I wonder if it will replace my old scratchy vinyl. Thanks AGAIN!

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  8. Thank you so much for this! I used to love this album and my family hid it from me as they hated it. Thanks to you, not only can I listen to this album in it's glory, but I get to torture my family as well! :)

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