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Pop & Rock
Performer: Phil Spector
Title: A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
Style: Brill Building Pop,Christmas,Early Pop/Rock,Girl Groups,Holidays,Rock & Roll
Recording date: 1963
Duration: 34:12
Date of release: November 22, 1963
Recording location: Gold Star Recording Studio
Genre: Pop & Rock
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 457
MP3 size: 1425 mb
FLAC size: 1809 mb
WMA size: 1412 mb

Phil Spector - A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector mp3 flac

An album originally released 1963.

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A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (originally released as A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records) is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, and originally released as Philles 45 in 1963. Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period.

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Spector's 'A Christmas Gift for You' is a compilation of arguably some of the best studio sessions in music history. Recorded over just a few weeks in 1963 in Los Angeles, the album had the misfortune of being released on the very same day that Oswald assassinated JFK. It was then re-released in the early '70s and started to garner the attention it deserved. On this one 1963 album, producer Phil Spector and his band of soultown singers laid down a amazing number of of some of the most famous rockin' Christmas songs of all time - songs we still hear over and over again on the radio and the streaming services each year. These songs and their high-energy sparkling arrangements capture a special time in American pop music - the last year before the Beatles broke over the world and changed things dramatically.

In 1963, Phil Spector released his album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, in which he incorporated his legendary Wall of Sound into Christmas standards using his roster of popular artists from his Philles label. The album marks its 50th anniversary this month. 21 November 2013 · New York, NY, United States ·. Watch 'My Kind Of Holiday' Target Promo Featuring Music From 'A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector'.

The Official Phil Spector Site. Prev Play Pause Next. 9. Winter Wonderland. 10. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers. 11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). 12. Here Comes Santa Claus.

Hello, this is Phil Spector, it is so difficult at this time To say words that would express my feelings About the album to which you have just listened An album that has been in the planning for many, many months. First, let me thank all the people who worked so hard with me In the production of this album and in my endeavor and desire To bring something new and different to the music of Christmas And to the recording industry which is so much a part of my life

Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his trademark "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period. The album peaked at number 13 on Billboard magazine's special, year-end, weekly Christmas Albums sales chart in December 1963. Track listing (W) Writer/s (A) Artist. White Christmas" (W)Irving Berlin (A)Darlene Love.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 White Christmas Irving Berlin Phil Spector feat: Darlene Love 2:55
2 Frosty the Snowman Steve Nelson / Jack Rollins Phil Spector feat: The Ronettes 2:19
3 The Bells of St. Mary A. Emmett Adams / Emmett Adams / Douglas Furber Phil Spector feat: Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans 2:58
4 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town J. Fred Coots / Haven Gillespie Phil Spector feat: The Crystals 3:26
5 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson / Mitchell Parish Phil Spector feat: The Ronettes 3:04
6 Marshmallow World Peter DeRose / Carl Sigman Phil Spector feat: Darlene Love 2:25
7 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Tommie Connors Phil Spector feat: The Ronettes 2:40
8 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks Phil Spector feat: The Crystals 2:33
9 Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard / Dick Smith Phil Spector feat: Darlene Love 2:28
10 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Leon Jessel / Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Phil Spector feat: The Crystals 2:57
11 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Jeff Barry / Ellie Greenwich / Phil Spector Phil Spector feat: Darlene Love 2:49
12 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry / Oakley Haldeman Phil Spector feat: Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans 2:06
13 Silent Night Franz Gruber / Joseph Mohr Phil Spector 2:08


A. Emmett Adams - Composer
Emmett Adams - Composer
Leroy Anderson - Composer
Gene Autry - Composer
Ray Avery - Photography
Jeff Barry - Composer
Irving Berlin - Composer
Felix Bernard - Composer
Jim Bessman - Liner Notes
Lou Blackburn - Horn, Musician
Hal Blaine - Drums, Musician
Jimmy Bond - Bass, Musician
Sonny Bono - Musician, Percussion
Frank Capp - Percussion
Roy Caton - Horn, Musician
Tommie Connors - Composer
J. Fred Coots - Composer
The Crystals - Performer, Primary Artist
Al DeLory - Musician, Piano
Al Delroy - Piano
Peter DeRose - Composer
Steve Douglas - Horn
Teenage Steve Douglas - Horn
Douglas Furber - Composer
Haven Gillespie - Composer
Ellie Greenwich - Composer
Franz Gruber - Composer
Oakley Haldeman - Composer
Bill Inglot - Digital Preparation, Engineer, Transfers
Leon Jessel - Composer
Frank Kapp - Musician, Percussion
Barney Kessel - Guitar
Teri Landi - Tape Research, Tape Transfer
Larry Levine - Digital Remastering, Engineer
Darlene Love - Performer, Primary Artist, Vocals
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Johnny Marks - Composer
Jay Migliori - Horn, Musician
Joseph Mohr - Composer
Steve Nelson - Composer
Jack Nitzsche - Percussion
Mitchell Parish - Composer
Ken Perry - Digital Preparation, Transfers
Bill Pitman - Guitar, Musician
Bill Pittman - Guitar
Ray Pohlman - Bass, Musician
Don Randi - Musician, Piano
Jack Rollins - Composer
The Ronettes - Performer, Primary Artist
Irv Rubins - Guitar, Musician
Leon Russell - Musician, Piano
Carl Sigman - Composer
Dick Smith - Composer
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans - Primary Artist, Vocals
Phil Spector - Arranger, Composer, Digital Remastering, Liner Notes, Performer, Primary Artist, Producer
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Composer
Tommy Tedesco - Guitar
Nino Tempo - Guitar, Musician
Brian Thorn - Assistant Engineer
Johnny Vidor Strings - Strings
I'm not by nature a huge fan of Christmas music. That said, this one was an absolute delight. Darlene Love, the Ronettes, and the Crystals, three of the best and brightest girl groups of the early 1960s turn in some indisputably joyful, timeless, and universal renditions of some beloved holiday classics. Outside of the lackluster if competent Bob B. Soxx, the record is flawless a ever-vibrant piece of pop culture Americana.
Some people forget a thing...we' re not talking if you believe in Jesus or not,we're not talking if you hate Christmas Time and all that surrounded,we're not talking here if Phil Spector is a very bad human being,we're talking here about the M-U-S-I-C...and the music is GOOD on the damn album...it's inventive,upbeat and nice,,,but the compilation'' Phil Spector's Wall of Sound Retrospective'' shows the talents of Phil even better (the singles,of course)
I, like many of those who have reviewed this album (and Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack) don't really like Christmas music, I tend to find it annoying and shallow in nature, that being said, there are some exceptions, this is one of those exceptions. Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You is one of the rare times I would voluntarily listen to vocal versions of Christmas songs and that's because of Phil Spector's magic touch. Spector transforms songs that I normally view as being Holiday treacle into fantastically fun and exciting wall of sound pounders, heck these Christmas songs are actually some of his best, most exciting wall of sound productions, none of his productions here are terrible. If only one of the artists he had produced for here had actually made an album's worth of fun of sound pounders, and a consistent one at that, like this one!
Der Bat
Unlike general popular music, Christmas collections are rarely judged by a relevance in terms of critical longevity. The seasonal, lightweight and largely child like content usually makes it difficult to compare against conventional records, and that's why "A Christmas Gift For You" is a unique anomaly. This Phil Spector produced classic is often regarded by many as the greatest album of Yuletide fayre committed to vinyl. Released on November 22nd, 1963 (the day before JFK's assassination), it sees Spector's vision of using his undoubted production skills to achieve an energetic, modern slant on familiar songs. He would employ famous acts from the Philles label, including The Crystals, The Ronnettes, Bob.B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans and Darlene Love. Jack Nitzsche provides the arrangements, and musicians include Leon Russell, alongside Wrecking Crew members  Don Randi, Al Delory, Bill Pitman, Tommy Tedesco, Irving Rubins, Roy Cayton, Jay Migliori, Steve Douglas and Ray Pohlman. The celebrated "wall of sound" is fully employed, the strings and horn arrangements adding a classy warmth to the sleigh bells, and although the songs are all covers (except "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"), there's still enough festive fun to keep everyone entertained throughout.The standout track is the original composition, Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". Love's stunning vocal soars above the arrangement, making a decently written tune a yearning hymnal to all the young lovers awaiting the arrival of the special one in their life. The closer, "Silent Night" assembles the artists together, whilst Spector delivers a spoken word soliloquy, thanking everyone for buying the record. One wonders if, at this stage in his career, he was as mad as he actually became, and because of his eventual mental demise, the words have a strange creepy feeling, which of course was not the original intent.As Christmas compilations go, it is undoubtedly one of the best.
Rolling Flipper
Ugh, this was as awful as I imagined it to be, so let's get it over with, once and for all, and curse the editors that decided that it should be a "Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged." No! No judgment. None! The scale doesn't go below zero! Some faults shall not be overcome! Why did I have to suffer through these thirty minutes of pain before I retired for the night? I know what you're thinking... "you've done it to yourself, Mike, you deserve it." But, no, I say, I'm not in Guantanamo Bay, people, I did not hurt nobody, I say, why, oh Lord, must you make me suffer in your name? Also, Jesus, did ye know that Santa Claus is coming to town, and he knows, ye hear, when you are sleepin', he knows that you've been good, so why, oh dear lord, am I being punished for the sins of music knowledge??? [Disclaimer: no target offence towards Christ, or Christmas Lovers, or Christmas Music Lovers in any shape or form... this was just G-d awful...]