BACKGROUND: This is a UK promo audio CD album (not to be confused with the 1994 DVD/VHS cassette of the same name)! It was released to promote the Soulicious CD album and The Soulicious Tour DVD, as indicated on the rear of the sleeve. The EMI/DMGT press release that accompanied this CD described it as "An exclusive CD packed full of Cliff’s favourite Christmas tracks."
STYLE OF MUSIC / GENRE: Pop, rock, pop standards, vocal, skiffle, rock and roll, gospel, Contemporary Christian
TRACKLIST (followed by approximate running time of each song, AND comments from the publisher):
1. Cliff Richard – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 4:17 "Introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, Cliff covered this Christmas classic in 2003."
2. Cliff Richard – Mistletoe And Wine 4:06 “Originally performed as part of the musical Scraps in 1976, this is Cliff's 99th single and became his 12th UK number one single, spending four weeks at the top in December 1988.”
3. Cliff Richard – Saviour's Day 4:53 “Written by Chris Eaton and produced by Cliff Richard and Paul Moessl, ‘Saviour's Day’ was the 13th UK number-one single for Cliff and his third Christmas number one.”
4. Cliff Richard – White Christmas 3:17 “An Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting written in around 1940. Here Cliff covers this all-time favourite.”
5. Cliff Richard – The Christmas Song 4:13 “A superb cover of this classic - written in 1944 by musician, composer, and vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. According to Tormé, the song was written during a blistering hot summer.”
6. Cliff Richard – Winter Wonderland 2:53 “A winter song, popularly treated as a Christmas time pop standard, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (composer) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 150 different artists. Cliff’s rendition is superb.”
7. Cliff Richard – Let It Snow 3:33 “Written in July 1945 in Hollywood and one of the best-selling songs of all time, Cliff sings beautifully on this catchy Christmas tune.”
8. Cliff Richard – The Millennium Prayer 4:39 “1999 charity single by Cliff Richard. The song features Richard singing the words of the Lord's Prayer to the tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’.”
9. Cliff Richard Duet With Helmut Lotti – Mary's Boy Child 3:38 “A 1956 Christmas song, written by Jester Hairston, Cliff presents this often-used carol with an interesting new approach.”
10. Cliff Richard – When A Child Is Born 6:36 “The original melody was ‘Soleado’, a tune from 1972 by Ciro Dammicco (alias Zacar), composer for the Italian group Daniel Santecruz Ensemble. The English language lyrics were written later by Fred Jay.”
11. St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir – Away In A Manger 2:54
12. St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir – Ding! Dong! Merrily On High 2:08
13. St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3:01
14. St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman 3:01
15. St Mary's Marlborough Cathedral Choir – O Come All Ye Faithful 3:17
FORMAT: CD promo compilation in illustrated card case (as pictured).
PUBLISHED BY: EMI Records Ltd. / Daily Mail (2011)
CATALOGUE NUMBER: UPCLFRD001
CONDITION: This not a brand new CD. As such there may be signs of wear. It is an original product (not counterfeit). If we have more than one copy these are sent on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with those in the best condition sent to whoever buys first. Each CD is tested to ensure perfect playback.
POSTAGE & PACKING: Sent from the UK. FREE SHIPPING TO ALL COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!!!