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The Chipmunks Christmas with the Chipmunks LP Mint (M) Mint (M)

The Chipmunks Christmas with the Chipmunks LP Mint (M) Mint (M)

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Label:    Capitol Records – B0021462-01, Liberty – LST-7256
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Foil Cover
Country:    US
Released:    Sep 30, 2014
Genre:    Pop, Children's
Style:    Novelty, Holiday

A1        Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Written-By – Gene Autrey*, Oakley Haldeman
A2        Up On The House-Top
Arranged By [Arr. By] – Ross Bagdasarian
A3        Silver Bells
Written-By – J. Livingston - R. Evans*
A4        Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written-By – Johnny Marks
A5        Jingle Bells
Arranged By [Arr. By] – Ross Bagdasarian
A6        Over The River And Through The Woods
Arranged By [Arr. By] – Ross Bagdasarian
B1        Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written-By – H. Gillespie*, J. Fred Coots
B2        It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
Written-By – Meredith Willson
B3        Frosty The Snow Man
Written-By – J. Rollins*, S. Nelson*
B4        White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
B5        The Chipmunk Song
Written-By – Ross Bagdasarian
B6        We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Arranged By [Arr. By] – Ross Bagdasarian

Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Plain white paper inner sleeve with rounded corners and center cutout. Black 'Liberty' labels with the three chipmunk heads.
Barcode: 602537962006

Parties interested in an inexpensive way of obtaining a handful of seasonal cheer from the eternally youthful antics of the Chipmunks need look no further. This meagerly priced title draws upon the two original Christmas with the Chipmunks volumes that were first issued in the early '60s. The vari-speed novelty was the brainchild of the multimedia mastermind Ross Bagdasarian. While many assumed the Chipmunks moniker was a play on the success of the Beatles, it was actually used as far back as Bagdasarian's hit 45 "Witch Doctor" in 1958. Granted, the three cartoon rodents were fictitious; however, the names Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were inspired by Liberty Records brass Al Bennett (Alvin), Si Waronker (Simon), and engineer Ted Keep (Theodore). Under the direction of Bagdasarian as Dave Seville, the Chipmunks' pre-adolescent high-energy enthusiasm is nothing short of infectious. It yielded a weekly prime time animated television program called The Alvin Show, which aired from October 14, 1961, through September 12, 1962, on CBS-TV. On this disc, the unbridled joy of the season -- as experienced through the eyes of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore -- is coupled with conventional melodies such as "Jingle Bells," "Frosty the Snowman," "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth," and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." Of course, no Chipmunks holiday effort would be complete without Bagdasarian's "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)." [For the 2008 edition of the album the grinches at Capitol cut five tracks from the previous reissue's running order, making the 2006 edition the one to track down for maximum Chipmunk holiday enjoyment.] ~ Lindsay Planer

  • Media Condition: Mint (M)
  • Format Type: LP
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Released: 09/30/2014
  • Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
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