Christmas Portrait

Christmas time has some of the most wonderful & festive music ever written. Be it traditional or modern, the songs you hear on the main street of your town or at your Christmas party, are likely to be both kinds. On this festive album, KAREN & RICHARD CARPENTER team up with the orchestration & arrangements of the great Peter Knight & Billy May to bring you these holiday evergreens that shine like a newly lighted Christmas Tree: O Come, O Come Immanuel; Christmas Waltz; Sleigh Ride; Christmas Song; It's Christmas Time / Sleep Well, Little Children; Silent Night; Jingle Bells; First Snowfall / Let It Snow; Carol Of The Bells; Merry Christmas Darling; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Christ Is Born; Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas; Ava Maria; plus an 8-Song Overture with: Adeste Fideles; What Child Is This; I Saw Three Ships; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; and four others. PETE JOLLY helps out on keyboards, along with Joe Osborn on bass, Ron Tutt & Cubby O' Brien on drums, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Bob Messenger on sax, and The Tom Bahler Chorale, among others. The fantastic cover art is by Robert Tenenbaum, in an perfect rendition of a Norman Rockwell classic illustration. This is an elusive 1978 pressing on A&M RECORDS (4726). The jacket & labels are Mint. The playing surfaces are beautiful shiny near MINT!