Phil Spector's Christmas Album
(Apple Records 1972 APCOR24)
Matrix No's: A3/B3 - UK Pressing
Sleeve in Nr MINT- condition
- some slight wear to edges & back cover has light crease to laminate in top left corner
Original Apple Inner Sleeve with no splits
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
Phillip Harvey "Phil" Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer and songwriter.
The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound and produced over 25 Top 40 hits in 1960–1965. Some of his famous girl groups are The Ronettes and The Crystals. After this initial success, Spector later worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones with similar acclaim. He produced The Beatles' album Let It Be, and the Grammy Award–winning Concert for Bangladesh by former Beatle George Harrison. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced and co-written by Spector for The Righteous Brothers, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. airplay in the 20th century.
In 2009, Spector was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home. He is serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life.
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (originally released as A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records) is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, and originally released as Philles 45 in 1963. Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his trademark "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period. It is one of only twelve long-playing records released on the Philles label, peaking at No. 13 on Billboard magazine's special, year-end, weekly Christmas Albums sales chart in December 1963.
The album was reissued by Apple Records in 1972, with different cover art—a photograph of Spector dressed as a heavily bearded Santa Claus, wearing a "Back to Mono" button—and retitled Phil Spector's Christmas Album. This version went to No. 6 on Billboard's special Christmas Albums sales chart in December of that year, which was its highest chart ranking.
|A1||–Darlene Love||White Christmas|
|A2||–Ronettes, The||Frosty The Snowman|
|A3||–Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans||The Bells Of St. Mary's|
|A4||–Crystals, The||Santa Claus Is Comin'To Town|
|A5||–Ronettes, The||Sleigh Ride|
|A6||–Darlene Love||Marshmallow World|
|B1||–Ronettes, The||I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus|
|B2||–Crystals, The||Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer|
|B3||–Darlene Love||Winter Wonderland|
|B4||–Crystals, The||Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers|
|B5||–Darlene Love||Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)|
|B6||–Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans||Here Comes Santa Claus|
|B7||–Phil Spector And Artists||Silent Night|
PHIL SPECTOR'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM LP - Nr MINT UK APPLE RONETTES CRYSTALS
- Product Code: APCOR24
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £20.99