Various Artists - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Reason for Listening:
#28 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191221). Holiday album.
Last Week: 38 | Peak: 28 | Weeks on Chart: 40.
Billboard Listing: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Burl Ives - [below CD album cover]

While the album is attributed to Burl Ives on the Billboard 200 and on Spotify, it is more appropriate to say "Various Artists" because the first nine tracks are just the original cast recordings to the television special of the same name. The second half of the album are instrumentals recorded by the Decca Concert Orchestra.

CD cover

Released 19641213.
9/10 songs. 14:44/20:38. Original Sound Track and Music From Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (LP) (1964)
19 songs. 35:22. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CD) (19950601)

First listen. CD.
I will not rate tracks 11 to 19 which are instrumental tracks. In fact, tracks 11 to 18 are instrumental versions of tracks 2 through 9.

4: "A Holly Jolly Christmas";
3: "Silver And Gold"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Finale";
2: "Jingle Jingle Jingle"; "We're A Couple of Misfits"; "The Most Wonderful Day of The Year";
1: "We Are Santa's Elves"; "There's Always Tomorrow"; "Christmas Medley: The Night Before Christmas Song / A Merry Merry Christmas / When Santa Clause Gets Your Letter / Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree";
0: "Overture And A Holly Jolly Christmas";

For some reason I thought I would like this album more. I guess the only two exceptional tracks are "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver and Gold." With that being said, it's been a long time since I've seen the television special.

Overall Rating: 3.8/5
Favorite Song: "A Holly Jolly Christmas"

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