Thursday, December 18, 2008

Liberace - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (1981)

Tonight's post is my last one for this year - I'll be "on vacation" for the Christmas holidays!

Well, I picked this up from the HPB bargain bin and I really expected more of this album. I was actually disappointed and found it rather boring - not what I'd expect from the King of Bling. But, I was already recording it so I'm sharing it with you. Besides, I know there are some Liberace fans out there! Really, if anything - download it for Liberace's narration of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" - I thought it was rather good. The date on the album says 1981, but I'm sure it's a reissue of a reissue, and on a budget, budget label. And - no, you're not mistaken - "O' Holy Night" is on there twice. I have no idea why they did that because I couldn't find any difference between the two - they sound exactly the same. Maybe it was a mistake or they just couldn't find another song to put on this album. Or, they thought that someone who really loves that song could listen to it no matter what side of the album was being played.

Anyway, y'all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! See you in 2009 with more cool albums!

Track listing for Liberace - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas:

Side 1:
1. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
2. The Rosary
3. O' Tannenbaum
4. O' Holy Night
5. What Child Is This

Side 2:
1. Christmas Medley (O' Little Town of Bethlehem; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Joy To The World)
2. O' Holy Night
3. Beauty of Holiness
4. Ave Maria
5. Gesu Bambino

Here's Liberace - and all his bling - playing a Christmas medley:


vo5vo said...

Hey E,
When I got my first car I heard Liberace was playing in a music hallin another town. Year 1971. I loaded up the Car with Mum and a ca high school pal and his Mum and off we went.
He was very flamboyant, lots of laughs and charming. Wonderful in person and as a person, and his music was perfection.

zillagord said...

Hey, it's been awhile since I dropped you a comment. I have been very busy with school, but I haven't forgotten to keep up with your vinyl adventures.

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for all your work on the blog over the past year, I really appreciate it.

Peace to you and yours,

Esther said...

Hi, Vince! Hi, Gordon!

Hope y'all had a great Christmas! Looking forward to another great year of hearing from you!

Oracle said...

I have a coat just like that one. I like your blog here. Very good music.