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« on: December 01, 2017, 09:52:38 AM »

Okay, clearly bored at the moment. How many repackagings of the '64 Xmas album can we find? Is it the most repackaged specific album? Here are some I snagged around the web so far, on CD, cassette, etc:


(Cleaned Up) Original Album Art:



Variant with no song titles:



Original CD Longbox:























Not sure how legit this one is:



















This one has *totally* era appropriate cover art:





Capitol test pressing for 1977 Xmas album re-release:







Bonus single art:


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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 09:55:32 AM »

Not sure how legit this one is considering it's digital download art and it's credited to "The Beach Boy's", but this is from Amazon UK:

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 09:55:51 AM »

That's a cool post, I actually enjoyed seeing all those! It amazes me how many variations there are and that I've seen for several decades when scanning the bins around the holidays. I didn't know that 8-track existed, and had no idea there was a longbox for the CD. I had never seen that before, my copy was just the jewel case with the bonus tracks, and I thought that was the first time it came out on CD "officially". Thanks for the festive education!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 09:57:24 AM »

More of the weird cassette variants also made it out on CD:



Love this 80s design:

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 10:00:13 AM »

UK Pressing with EMI logo:

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 10:02:25 AM »

The cassette with the yellow spine.  That's the one I got when I was ten years old - Christmas Eve 1990.   I'm sure that tape is in a landfill somewhere, but I played the heck out of it every December until I got a CD in 2000
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 10:04:49 AM »

Australian pressing (Vinyl, Cassette, CD):





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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 10:21:37 AM »

Possible Canadian cassette:

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This one has *totally* era appropriate cover art:






I have that on CD, and it was one of the very, very first CDs I ever owned. Got it given with my first CD player.
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This one has *totally* era appropriate cover art:






I have that on CD, and it was one of the very, very first CDs I ever owned. Got it given with my first CD player.

You are correct!

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:39 PM »

More cassettes:



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Open Reel Tape:

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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 02:22:25 PM »

Here the BB Xmas songs are inexplicably bundled with "The Everly Brothers & The Boys Town Choir":

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »

Here the BB Xmas songs are inexplicably bundled with "The Everly Brothers & The Boys Town Choir":


I have the Everly Brothers Christmas album. Definitely not a rock and roll Xmas album! Just the brothers singing traditional carols with the Boys Town Choir. That's not an album I see often, unlike the Elvis and Beach Boys Xmas records.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 02:06:22 AM »

Here the BB Xmas songs are inexplicably bundled with "The Everly Brothers & The Boys Town Choir":


I have the Everly Brothers Christmas album. Definitely not a rock and roll Xmas album! Just the brothers singing traditional carols with the Boys Town Choir. That's not an album I see often, unlike the Elvis and Beach Boys Xmas records.



I think the Everly Brothers' album could've been a very strong one. But the recording of the choir is wrong imo (technically-wise). I can't explain it but it sounds so muffled....
BTW the Everlys cut a song in the late 60s/early 70s called "Christmas eve can kill you". That's a strong one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiiQhPI1qM4
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