Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops - Christmas Party

Mr Snookles, being a composite creature, was somewhat undecided on whether to post some Christmas vintage vinyl. "Bah Humbug" said the spleen, "Ho Ho Ho" said the left ventricle. Eventually the heart triumphed over the head and Mr Snookles presents Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops with their Yuletide festivities.

A 93 piece orchestra adds some musical muscle to the arrangements, and the inclusion of some classics as well as the standard tunes adds interest to the album.

The Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel is a nice addition (it used to be performed as a Christmas entertainment before it became a grand opera). The swinging version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town which closes the album is probably the pick of the tracks, a lively swing-band feel gets the chimney rockin' and the sleigh-bells ringin'.

And a Merry Christmas from (all of) Mr Snookles


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