Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Merry Christmas with The Four Aces — The Four Aces
The first post of the season is Merry Christmas with The Four Aces (Decca / 1955 / mono) — an album, despite the notoriety of the artists, which has never appeared on CD (allegedly released on cassette, however.) Note that this album is available to download via iTunes and Amazon.com, though both appear to be taking advantage of it's lapsed international copyright status.
This is a solid, if simple Christmas collection split into two distinct sides — side A is for the kids (the vinyl's rough condition as testament) and side B, for mild-mannered grannies and the traditionalists. Highlights include "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night", though "Silver Bells" sounds great on the Aces' vocal harmonies.
See if you can spot the serious skip I've trimmed from one of the tracks (sorry, this was a rough rip — just take a look at that masking tape holding the cover together). Hey, am I doing a miserable job of selling you on downloading this album? Get going!
Please enjoy: Merry Christmas with The Four Aces