Carpenters – Christmas Portrait

Christmas Portrait

発売日: 1990年10月25日
レーベル: A&M
アーティスト: Carpenters

Hipper now than they ever were in their day, Karen and Richard Carpenter achieved a rare feat: They saw one of their songs become a holiday classic. "Merry Christmas, Darling" sold like mad in the late 1970s and cemented the identity of the song with the band. In the wake of Karen's death, the lyrics became even more poignant, but isn't a good tug on the heartstrings what a lot of holiday songs are all about? The Carpenters' tender cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is equally touching, their lush vocals layered like warm blankets on a cold December night. Though Christmas Portrait is harshly abbreviated, this version--the Special Edition--features almost 40 songs, including goose-bump giving versions of "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night" and is definitely the better disc of the two. --Steve Gdula
  1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  2. Overture: Happy Birthday/The First Noel/March Of The Toys/Little Jesus/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa...
  3. An Old-Fashioned Christmas
  4. Christmas Waltz
  5. Sleigh Ride
  6. It's Christmas Time
  7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  8. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
  9. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  10. Carol Of The Bells
  11. Merry Christmas Darling
  12. Christ Is Born
  13. O Holy Night
  14. Home For The Holidays
  15. Medley: Here Comes Santa Claus/Frosty The Snowman/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer/Good King Wenceslas
  16. Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells/White Christmas
  17. Ave Maria
  18. Selections from 'The Nutcracker': Overture Minature/Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies/Valse Des Fleurs
  19. Little Altar Boy
  20. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  21. Silent Night