The Carpenters Christmas Album

Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats. Associate Producer Karen Carpenter. He also split arranging duties with Billy May, who served as music director for the special, and Peter Knight, who went on to do the majority of the orchestrations on both albums. Karen Carpenter Richard Carpenter.

The Carpenters had first worked with Knight in when he orchestrated the overture for their televised concert appearance with the Boston Pops. Ron Tutt and Barry Morgan. Pooler gave the lyric sheet to his prize pupil, who came up with an appropriately cozy melody. Richard conceived and produced both albums, striking an ideal balance of sacred and secular, familiar and obscure, cheery and wistful.

Redner Longitude Music Co. Four songs from the special were taken directly from the album. Christmas albums were viewed by many in the music industry in the s as corny and old-fashioned. Overture Christmas Portrait.

On the same show, they performed two pieces that would find their way onto Christmas Portrait. They sang the song on a Perry Como Christmas special aired on Dec. Styles Soft Rock Christmas Holidays.

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We have for years been receiving a number of requests and at times outright demands for a set such as this and are delighted to finally make it available. The album was released on Oct. He also shared arrangement chores with Richard and Knight.

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The album features the best of the overflow from the Christmas Portrait sessions as well as newly recorded pieces. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. The Rolling Stone Album Guide.

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Spring Christmas Party Holidays. And both projected a kindness and modesty that echoed in their music. Christmas Portrait went platinum in the U. Styles Holidays Soft Rock Christmas.

Recording Industry Association of America. An Old-Fashioned Christmas. And the results are mightily impressive, as the mood never slackens in what amounts to a wall-to-wall celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Richard Carpenter remixed most of the album tracks for Christmas Portrait due to deteriorated masters. This painstaking approach stands in contrast to the casual way many performers approach Christmas Albums. There's not a slack moment on this album. Richard selected all of the music for the special. Ray Charles Dominico Bartolucci.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Shayne Jewel Music Publishing Co. And it continues to do well. It is true that only hardcore fans will need this set, but they should be more than pleased by this definitive collection. Greatest Hits Interpretations.

The Carpenters finished recording the mixdown of the song on Nov. The Carpenters and Christmas music make a perfect fit. The music that the Carpenters had pre-recorded for the special gave them a head-start on the Christmas Portrait album. Christmas music, like the season itself, the hills have eyes is rich in emotion.

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Remembering The Carpenters. Gesu Bambino The Infant Jesus. In the two decades since its release, Christmas Portrait has become a holiday perennial. And both had sung in the choir in college, where they performed Christmas songs every year.

Both were understated vocalists who sang in warm, pure tones. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Instead, they released a full single disk.

Richard brought his customary attention-to-detail to the task of producing the albums. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

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Richard Carpenter and Pete Jolly. Richard plays five instrumental solos, which encompass pop and sacred music as well as light classical and light jazz.