Friday, November 29, 2019

Back To Muzak 2-The Continuance

Here's another remastered album of Christmas music from Muzak for your enjoyment.  As far as I am aware, they only ever released three of these to the public.  I gave you one in remastered form yesterday, and the third one I shared with you back in 2016 (the download link in the comments should still be good). So if you download this one, you can have the whole set. Took a long time to track down all three of those, and I can't tell you which one is the best.  They all have their high points, so you really need the whole set.  And with this one tonight, you can have the whole set in my best sound ever.  So grab 'em all!  This is Muzak-Stimulus Progression Number Three-Christmas (Muzak S-2563, Stereo).  No year on this one that I know of.  Anybody got a definitive source that says when this came out?

1. O, Holy Night
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. O Come, O Come, Emanuel
4. As With Gladness, Men Of Old; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
6. Joy To The World
7. O, Come, All Ye Faithful
8. Silent Night
9. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
10. Once In Royal David's City; Watchmen, Tell Us Of The Night
11. The First Noel
12. Angels We Have Heard On High; Good Christian Men Rejoice

Whoops, this one is on Spotify. Gotta take it down.  I'll find something else to put up, promise.  :)


Rich said...

Thank you, Ernie.


Graham said...

Thank you for making this one available again. Odd they didn't put a copyright date on it, but going by the clothing on the back cover it must be some time in the early 1970s.

Ernie said...

I think all the other Muzak Stimulus Progression albums that had dates were mid-70's, but that doesn't mean they took current up-to-date photos for the sleeve. And Muzak wasn't known for the most current music, so I'd assume that carried over to their fashion sense. :)

Buster said...

The graphics look to be from the 1970s as well.

I think I have this LP, but can't ever remember listening to it. Muzak is supposed to be subliminal, so maybe I just forgot about it.

Brad R-M said...

This one's on Spotify.

Ernie said...

All good things... :(

OK, this one's gone. Now I gotta post something else.

Plague said...

Man, I go away for one day and miss out!

Anonymous said...

OK, stupid question, but why can't you share it here because it's on Spotify? (an app that HATES my Kindle Fire) Isn't Spotify free to listen to? Besides your rip was likely better...

Ernie said...

Spotify isn't really free, it's ad-supported. And eventually some of that money is supposed to filter back to the artist or the rights-holder. Me giving something away that they have the right to provide is not right.

And yeah, mine may be better than theirs, but it doesn't matter. Lots of people were able to get better sound out of their old LPs than some of those early CDs, but that didn't make it OK for them to give away what the owner was selling. It's a fine line, I know, but I try to hew to it as best I can.

Kwork said...
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Kwork said...

Thank you so much Ernie for all you do. My appreciation for all this over the years is endless. Merry Christmas to you!