A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector [LP] (Picture Disc) (limited)
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 489/500!
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, originally released in November 1963. Revered as one of the quintessential classic Christmas albums, this vinyl reissue celebrates the 60th anniversary of the album release.
In 2020, the album was ranked No. 489 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2017, it was ranked the 130th greatest album of the 1960s by Pitchfork. In 2019, it was ranked the greatest Christmas album of all time by Rolling Stone. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has cited this album as his favorite of all time. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Featuring Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' in its prime and his early stable of artists, the Ronettes, Crystals, Darlene Love, and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector stands as inarguably the greatest Christmas record of all time. Spector believed he could produce a record for the holidays that would capture not only the essence of the Christmas spirit, but also be a pop masterpiece that would stand against any work these artists had already done. He succeeded on every level, with all four groups/singers recording some of their most memorable performances. This is the Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged, and it has inspired a host of imitators.
- 60th Anniversary
- Vinyl LP
- Picture Disc
- Made in Czech Republic
- White Christmas - Darlene Love
- Frosty The Snowman - The Ronettes
- The Bells of St. Mary's - Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Crystals
- Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
- Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Crystals
- Winter Wonderland - Darlene Love
- Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers - The Crystals
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
- Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans
- Silent Night - Phil Spector and Artists