Monday, December 05, 2011

Old John

I had a request to share out the record you see below.  Not the one you see above, though.  But there wouldn't be the one below without the one above, so you're getting both.  The record up top is The John McCarthy Chorale-Merry Christmas Sing Along (RCA Victor LPM-2476, Mono, 1962, "An RCA Victor Record Club Exclusive") and I first shared it out back in 2006. The nicest thing I could say about it was that it had a great cover.  It was also in mono, and I eventually found a re-released version of the music in Stereo, but it was in the cover you see below, resequenced and retitled The John McCarthy Chorale-The Greatest Songs of Christmas (RCA Music Service R114285, Stereo, 1973).  Both issues were made for RCA's record club but in different decades.  I've since found a stereo copy in that original cover, so they do exist.  But anyhow, you can see where I'm going with this.  Someone asked for it, and I'm throwing it back up here.  Get the one you want, mono or stereo.

1. Joy To The World
2. Silent Night
3. I Saw Three Ships
4. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5. Twelve Days Of Christmas
6. Wassail Song
7. Hark! The Heral Angels
8. Ding Dong (Merrily On High)
9. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
10. Angels From The Realms
11. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
12. The First Noel
13. Pat-A-Pan
14. Good King Wenceslas
15. Jingle Bells


PS-I liked that original cover so much, I stole it for one of my comps back in the day.


Ernie said...

Have you folks learned to check the comments yet? Here's a link to the comp I mentioned that used the John McCarthy cover.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

John McCarthy, fresh from his Line Material stint....

Anonymous said...

It's refreshing to realize that re-releasing an album with a crappier cover isn't new to the digital age.

mcarp555 said...

Thanks Ernie - I so greatly appreciate this.

Jay Peterson said...

Thanks a lot Ernie! The cover on the older mono version is real cool. I downloaded both versions and you can really tell the difference between mono &'s pretty amazing. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Beautiful Christmas music for sure :)