Title: A Percy Faith dream Christmas compilation
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(Date Posted:12/19/2009 11:11)

Why this doesn't exist is beyond me, but I'll propose it nonetheless!  Percy Faith's three Christmas albums, Music of Christmas, Music of Christmas Volume 2 (also known as Hallelujah!) and Christmas Is should be released by Sony in a compilation set.  The title should be The Percy Faith Christmas Collection.  All three albums would need to be re-mastered to bring them up to 2010 recording standards.

This year, Mantovani Christmas Carols (1958 stereo edition), was brought back to life through the efforts of Chip and everyone else who posts on this board.  Why not a Percy Faith collection for 2010!

The Percy Faith Christmas Collection would be a must-have for any collection of classic Christmas music!  It's Christmas and we all can dream!  Maybe we can make it happen! 
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RE:A Percy Faith dream Christmas compilation
(Date Posted:12/19/2009 23:31)


While I appreciate your good intentions Frank, this is the very last thing that I would encourage -- especially at this time when I am working so hard to get Mr. Faith's second Christmas album back in print on CD.

It is the concept of the 'compilation' that has kept many classic Christmas LPs from being released in their entirety on CD. This is precisely the reason why Polygram, and then later, Universal Music, would never release Mantovani's Christmas Carols LP on CD; they simply felt that since they had already released several compilations of Monty's Christmas music, there was no need to reissue it -- and they never did. It took my suggestion to an outside company, Collectors' Choice Music, to finally get the LP released on CD.

Compilations are the most expedient and cost-effective way for the record companies to release Christmas material on CD, but it has come at the expense of many classic Christmas LPs getting a full release on CD.


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RE:A Percy Faith dream Christmas compilation
(Date Posted:12/20/2009 12:13)

I wasn't aware the the very concept of the compilation is the reason so many classic Christmas LPs are not released in their entirety on CD.

The idea for a Percy Faith Christmas Collection occured to me because I have a Sinatra compilation, The Complete Capital Singles Collection, covering Mr. Sinatra's years (1953-61) with the label.  It also includes a number of unreleased tracks.  My idea was to have all three Percy Faith Christmas albums plus any unreleased Christmas material, similar to the Sinatra collection.

I do appreciate your efforts to bring back Music of Christmas, Volume 2 on CD.  If you need for us to send e-mails to CCM or anyone else, please let us know.

Merry Christmas, Chip!
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RE:A Percy Faith dream Christmas compilation
(Date Posted:12/21/2009 01:57)


Thanks Frank, and Merry Christmas to you, too!
 

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