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Elvis' Christmas Album


 

Elvis' Christmas Album - Germany 1990 - BMG ND 90300

Release: 1985/08 RCA PCD1-5486 Made in Japan USA 30
Release: 1985/11 RCA PCD1-5486 Made in Japan USA 25
Release: 1985 RCA PD 85486   Germany 25 €
Release: 1986RCA R32P-1067   Japan 35 €
         
Release: 1986 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 20 €
Release: 1986 BMG ND 90300   Austria 20 €
Release: 1987 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 18 €
Release: 1987 BMG PCD1-5486 Longbox USA 26 €
Release: 1988 BMG R32P-1067   Japan 35 €
Release: 1990 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 15 €
Release: 1990 BMG BVCP-5031   Japan 24 €
Release: 1990 BMG ND 90300 Elvis in the 90s Germany 12 €
Release: 1991 BMG ND 90 300   Australia 18 €
Release: 1991 BMG PCD1-5486   Canada 12 €
Release: 1991 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 12 €
Release: 1992 BMG 111 1746-2 301   Czechoslovakia 40 €
Release: 1993 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 13 €
Release: 1993 BMG ND 90300 Elvis in the 90s Germany 12 €
Release: 1993 BMG CDRCA (WM) 4061   South Africa 30 €
Release: 1994 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 13
Release: 1994 BMG PCD1-5486 BMG Music Club Canada 20
Release: 1994 BMG PCD1-5486   Brazil 20 €
Release: 1995 BMG PCD1-5486  Columbia House Canada 20 €
Release: 1998 BMG PCD1-5486   Canada 12 €
Release: 1998 BMG PCD1-5486 Columbia House Canada 20 €
Release: 1999 BMG 74321 69576 2   EU 12 €
Release: 1999 BMG 74321 90605 2 The Original Elvis Presley Collection EU 12 €
Release: 1999 BMG PCD1-5486   USA 12 €
Release: 1999 BMG 74321 695762   Australia 15 €
Release: 2000 BMG BVCM-37085 (74321 72985 2) Paper Sleeve Collection Japan 28 €
Release: 2000 BMG ND 90 300   Indonesia 20
Release: 2004BMG 74321 695762 EU 12 €
         
Release: 2005 Sony/BMG PCD1-5486   Canada 12 €
Release: 2008 Sony/BMG 74321 695762 Jurnalul National Romania 19 €
         
Release: 2013 Sony Music 74321 695762   EU 12 €
Release: 2017 Sony Music Labels SICP 5635   Japan 12 €

 


 

Elvis' Christmas Album is the fourth studio album and first Christmas album by Elvis Presley on RCA Victor, LOC -1035, a deluxe limited edition, released in October 1957, and recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It has been reissued in numerous different formats since its first release. It spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was the first of two Christmas-themed albums Presley would record, the other being Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas, released in 1971. The publication Music Vendor listed Elvis' Christmas Album on their singles charts for two weeks in December 1957 – January 1958, with a peak position of #49.

According to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis' Christmas Album has shipped at least 13 million copies in the United States (3 million of the original 1957 RCA Victor release, plus 10 million total copies of a "budget" edition first issued on RCA Camden in 1970 and then leased to Pickwick Records in 1975). It is the first Presley title to attain Diamond certification by the RIAA, and is also the best-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.


The original 1957 LP consisted of eight Christmas songs, and four gospel songs which had been previously released on the EP Peace in the Valley, catalogue EPA 4054, issued March 1957, peaking at number three on the Pop albums chart and at number 39 on the singles chart. The two album sides divided into a program of secular Christmas songs on side one, with two traditional Christmas carols and the gospel numbers on side two.

While most of the songs selected were traditional Christmas fare, such as "White Christmas" and "Silent Night," two new songs by regular suppliers of material for Presley were commissioned. One was "Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me)" and the other (selected by Elvis to open the album), was a blues-based rock and roll number, "Santa Claus Is Back in Town," written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (wikipedia )