Rosemary Clooney – White Christmas (1996) [Reissue 2003] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Rosemary Clooney – White Christmas (1996) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:14 minutes | Scans included | 3,16 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,0 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound

Although Rosemary Clooney had a major part in the famous film White Christmas back in 1954, this was her first full Christmas album and it was a big seller when it was released late in 1996. From the jazz standpoint, there is not much here, as Clooney is accompanied by a huge orchestra conducted and mostly arranged by Peter Matz. Although there are a few brief solos from altoist Gary Foster, tenor saxophonist Dan Higgins, trombonist Chauncey Welsch and trumpeter Warren Luening, the music is essentially nostalgic middle-of-the-road pop with Clooney joined on several numbers by the Earl Brown Singers (who also take brief a cappella versions of some veteran Christmas tunes); one tune apiece features appearances by Michael Feinstein and Rosemary’s brother Nick Clooney. But jazz content aside, Rosemary Clooney is in good voice, and the heartfelt emotions that she expresses on these Yuletide favorites communicate quite well.


01. The Christmas Song
02. Let It Snow
03. Joy To The World
04. I’ll be Home For Christmas
05. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
06. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
07. Christmas Love Song
08. The First Noël
09. Winter Wonderland
10. Christmas Time Is Here
11. Christmas Mem’ries
12. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
13. The Spirit Of Christmas
14. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Hey Kris Kringle
15. Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)
16. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
17. The Christmas Waltz
18. White Christmas
19. Silent Night
20. Sleep Well, Little Children
21. Don’t Wait Till The Night Before Christmas



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