Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra Xmas Releases Coming

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New holiday collections from two of the best singers of all-time were announced today by their respective record labels. Frank Sinatra‘s Ultimate Christmas showcases 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra’s Capitol and Reprise catalogs. And Elvis Presley‘s Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings together his best-loved yuletide performances from 1957’s Elvis’ Christmas Album and 1971’s Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas “re-imagined with sublime and exquisite new arrangements.” Both titles are being released on Oct. 6.

Ultimate Christmas features Sinatra’s versions of such traditional holiday songs like “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” as well as the uptempo “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” His children add their voices to several songs including “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The collection’s recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, and Gordon Jenkins, among others. (See full track listing below.)

The set, from Capitol/UMe, is being released on CD, 180g 2-LP vinyl and a white vinyl limited edition.

Related: Sinatra joins pal Don Rickles on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

This yule log should put you in the pre-holiday mood

The Presley collection, via RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, marks the third recent collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, following 2015’s If I Can Dream and 2016’s The Wonder of You, which Legacy notes have sold a combined 2.3 million copies worldwide.

The release includes such Presley holiday favorites as “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Blue Christmas” and “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me).” (See full track listing below.) It’s available on CD, vinyl and a Deluxe Edition CD.

This clip from one of the earlier collaborations will give you a sense of how the new release will be produced

Frank Sinatra Ultimate Christmas Track Listing

White Christmas
The Christmas Waltz
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
The First Noël
Mistletoe And Holly
The Christmas Song
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
An Old Fashioned Christmas
I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
The Little Drummer Boy
Whatever Happened To Christmas
The Twelve Days Of Christmas – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves) – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas – with Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
A Baby Just Like You
Christmas Memories
Silent Night

Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Track Listing

Santa Claus Is Back In Town
White Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Merry Christmas Baby
Blue Christmas
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Silver Bells
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Come, All Ye Faithful
The First Noel
Silent Night

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks (The Peace In The Valley EP)
(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
I Believe
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

Related: Presley’s ’68 comeback special


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