Herb Alpert - The Christmas Wish

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  1. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

  2. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    This is most certainly sure to be another Holiday classic in the making this year
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  3. Ruud Stuurman

    Ruud Stuurman New Member

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  4. badazz

    badazz Active Member

    I really like this Christmas album. Herb will be performing "Santa Baby" on the Hallmark Channel Christmas Concert series on Nov 3rd and the show will be re-broadcast throughout the holiday season. This will be recorded live.
  5. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    I am going to wait until Monday, October 16 to pick up the Christmas CD because I am going to see Olivia Newton - John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Canadian singer Amy Sky "Liv On" tour in Midland, Michigan on Friday, October 13. Then on Saturday, October 14, I am going to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to see The Stampeders in concert. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  6. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    By the way, Herb Alpert is the first in line to start the brand new 2017 Christmas CD's on Friday, September 29!! Also coming, Alabama third Christmas CD "American Christmas", Reba McEntire 3rd or 4th Christmas CD, the late Elvis Presley (with the Royal Philamonic Orchestra), Lindsey Stirling "Warmer In The Winter" & singer Sia first Christmas album & that is all that I can think of. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  7. Michael Hagerty

    Michael Hagerty Well-Known Member

    I love the cover...a subtle wink to Herb's first Christmas album...almost like he's saying it feels good to get the beard and hat off and loosen the belt after 49 years.

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  8. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    I'll grab it in December. Hopefully the vinyl won't sell out by then!
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  9. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I will buy it first week of October around payday but I will wait to play it until late November after Thanksgiving when I normally start playing holiday music.
  10. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Got it on order!
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  11. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    We will live vicariously through your purchase. :D But, I can stream it on Tidal until I get my copy of it later on. I sometimes get new releases (especially vinyl) on or near release day, but I'll be away from home for a few weeks.
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  12. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I've got mine on order, but I can't decide whether to play it on arrival or wait until "the Christmas season" kicks in. Currently most of my Herb listening has been a 19-song best-of compilation playlist composed of songs ranging from his most recent studio albums, with a couple of tracks from Re-Whipped thrown in for good measure. It's a kickass set.
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  13. Nathan Strum

    Nathan Strum Active Member

    Mine is on order as well, but I don't start playing Christmas music until Thanksgiving. So it will have to wait on the shelf a couple of months.
  14. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Founder, A&M Fan Net Moderator

    This is a fantastic album, at the top, one of Herb's very best. Anyone who waits to get it or waits to play it, is definitely missing out!
    Order now, get it and play it as soon as you can. THE CHRISTMAS GIFT from Herb arrives early this year - long before the first snow. ENJOY!
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017
  15. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Uh-oh, too late...we had the first snow here a couple weeks ago! :)
  16. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I plan to get it as soon as my finances allow it and I will take your word for it
  17. You'll probably have guessed that Radio Six International will have some tracks on release day in 'The Lively Lounge' although thereafter probably a gap before I start playing it on air for obvious reasons. It's a really fantastic record (good ol' vinyl!) and without a doubt one of Herb's very best!
  18. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Isn't Richard Carpenter appearing on this disc?
  19. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Founder, A&M Fan Net Moderator

    Richard has the following credits:

    Merry Christmas, Darling - choir arranged & conducted by RICHARD CARPENTER
    Celesta on Merry Christmas, Darling: RICHARD CARPENTER
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  20. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Steve.
  21. martin

    martin Active Member

    I absolutely agree with Steve, this must be one of Herb's best albums ever. The full album was released this morning on Spotify. It sounds fantastic, the arrangements are beautiful and some of them are actually quite fun also. There is a joyous and festive mood throughout the record and Herb's playing is as good as I have heard it.

    - greetings from (quite close to Santa's home) the north -
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  22. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Just a superb, superb album. And it wouldn't take much for me to throw in another "superb" - there, I just did!

    It arrived on my doorstep today and I had a nice listening session this afternoon. It is so refreshing to hear real musicians playing and Herb has never sounded better.

    I bought the CD version which comes in an actual digipak type of case. That is, with a plastic holder inside the gatefold opening, with a front pocket to hold the booklet. Most of Herb's recent CDs had the disc inside the right pocket of the cardboard. This is more secure - as long as the teeth in the holder don't break.

    Lani sings one song - the title track, and she sounds great too.

    This will be a great album to listen to in the upcoming Christmas season.
  23. David S

    David S Active Member

    Just received my order of the CD (I ordered two and had one sent to my brother).

    Is the title "The Christmas Wish" or "The Christmas Wish With Symphony and Choir"? I ask because the seeming subtitle is on the cover and the side.
  24. David S

    David S Active Member

    The plastic holders can be frustrating because the CDs are so hard to get out of them, especially the first time. But a benefit of them is that the CD tends to stand up better for storage in cases and shelves...
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
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  25. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Received it and had to give it a preliminary listen. Absolutely beautiful!

    BTW, this was the first time in about 40 years that I've been able to listen to "I'll be Home for Christmas" without bursting into hysterical tears (my dad passed on Christmas day back in the 70s). Maybe there's hope for me yet. :agree:
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