“AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS” Catalogue Number: A&M SP-3270, SP-5172, SP-9107 (Canada) Year of Release: 1984 Chart Position: U.S.: #190 Album Singles: "Little Altar Boy"/"Do You Hear What I Hear" Medium: Vinyl/Cassette/CD (Japan, U.S. Christmas Collection, Disc 2) Side 1: 1.) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear :43 (Sears/Willis) 2.) Overture 8:13 a. Happy Holiday (Berlin) Irving Berlin Music Company, adm. by Williamson Music Company (ASCAP) b. The First Noel (P.D. Trad. Old English Carol) c. March Of The Toys (Herbert) Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP) d. Little Jesus (P.D. From the Oxford Book Of Carols) e. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Connor) Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP) f. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (P.D. L.H. Redner) Longitude Music Co. (BMI) g. In Dulce Jubilo (P.D. 14th Century German melody) h. Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) (Yon) Beam Me Up Music (ASCAP) i. Angels We Have Heard On High (P.D. Trad. French Carol) 3.) An Old-Fashioned Christmas 2:15 (Carpenter/Bettis) 4.) O Holy Night 3:10 (P.D. Adolphe Adam/Adapted by Richard Carpenter) 5.) (There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays 2:36 (Allen/Stillman) 6.) Medley 3:43 a. Here Comes Santa Claus (Autry/Haldeman) Gene Autry's Western Music Publishing (ASCAP) b. Frosty The Snowman (Nelson/Rollins) Chappell & Co. (ASCAP) c. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks) St. Nicholas Music Inc. (ASCAP) d. Good King Wenceslas (P.D. John Mason Neale, Adapted by Richard Carpenter) Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music, adm. by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) 7.) Little Altar Boy 3:43 (Smith) Side 2: 8.) Do You Hear What I Hear? 2:53 (Regney/Shayne) 9.) My Favorite Things 3:53 (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 10.) He Came Here For Me 2:12 (Nelson) 11.) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 4:04 (Gillespie/Coots) 12.) What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 2:51 (Loesser) 13.) Selections from “The Nutcracker” 6:14 (P.D. Peter Illych Tchaikovsky, Adapted by Richard Carpenter) a. Overture Miniature b. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy c. Trepak d. Valse Des Fleurs 14.) I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 2:21 (Marks/Longfellow, Adapted by Johnny Marks) Album Credits: Conceived and Produced by Richard Carpenter Lead vocals: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter Piano: Richard Carpenter Arranged by: Peter Knight (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14), Richard Carpenter (#1, 11) and Billy May (#10) Keyboards: Richard Carpenter & Pete Jolly Upright Bass: Pete Morgan Electric Bass: Joe Osborn Drums: Ron Tutt & Barry Morgan Harp: Skiala Kanga & Gayle Levant Tenor Sax: John Phillips Vocals: The O.K. Chorale Conducted by Dick Bolks, The English Chorale Conducted by Robert Howes, Karen & Richard Carpenter Recorded at: A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA Engineered by Roger Young, Ray Gerhardt and Robert De La Garza EMI "Abbey Road" Studios Engineered by Eric Tomlinson Assistant: Allan Rouse Mixed at: A&M Recording Studios Engineered by Roger Young Assistants: Clyde Kaplan & Jim Cassell Evergreen Studios Engineered by John Richards Assistants: Dave Marquette & Mike Hatcher Mastered by Arnie Acosta at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood CA Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Produced by Jack Daugherty and Richard & Karen Carpenter Art Direction: Chuck Beeson Album Design: Melanie Nissen Illustration: Robert Tanenbaum ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dedication: This album lovingly dedicated to the memory of my late sister and friend Karen, who was extremely fond of both Christmas and Christmas music. - Richard Carpenter © 1984 A&M Records, Inc. All Rights Reserved.