ELVIS'

CHRISTMAS  ALBUM

Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear
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Photographs On Back A 'NEW ORTHOPHONIC' HIGH FIDELITY 33 RPM RECORDING RCA RECORDS (RCA LOGO) LONDON, S.W.9 Made in England (Under Logo) PRINTED IN ENGLAND R.S. 10.57-866 (Bottom Left)

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Sleeve Variation 1 - Front
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Track Listing:

Side 1:
1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
2. White Christmas
3. Here Comes Santa Claus (right down santa         claus lane)
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Blue Christmas
6. Santa, Bring My Baby Back (to me)

Side 2:
1. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
2. Silent Night
3. (There'll be) Peace In The Valley (for me)
4. I Believe
5. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
6. It Is No Secret (what god can do)

RCA

RD 27052

Released: November 1957:

mono (05)

The artwork used for the album sleeve was completely different from the U.S. release.

It contained eight christmas songs and four religious tracks that had already appeared in July on the extended play: 'Peace in the Valley'

(RCX 101)

The back cover originally had four photographs which promoted Elvis' 'Loving You' album, plus two extended plays 'Peace in the Valley' (RCX 101) and 'Elvis Presley' (RCX 104). The centre photograph showed a still from his latest motion picture: 'Jailhouse Rock' from M.G.M.

These photographs were omitted on later re-issues.

 

 

This LP entered the UK charts on November 30, 1957, peaking at no. 2.

Chart Run: (6 Weeks)

30/11/1957 - 04

07/12/1957 - 03

14/12/1957 - 03

21/12/1957 - 02

28/12/1957 - 02

04/01/1958 - 05

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Santa Claus is Back in Town

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

White Christmas

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Here Comes Santa Claus

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

I'll Be Home for Christmas

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Blue Christmas

(September 5, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Santa Bring My Baby Back

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

O Little Town of Bethlehem

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Silent Night

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Peace in the Valley

(January 13, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

I Believe

(January 12, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

(January 13, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

It Is No Secret

(January 19, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

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