Album Title : Memories Of Christmas
Catalogue Number : CPL1 - 4395
Year Release : October 1982
SIDE A : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Unreleased Version)4:04 - Silver Bells 2:27 - I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Unreleased Version) - 3:43 - Blue Christmas 2:05 - Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:22
Side B : Merry Christmas Baby (Unreleased Complete Studio Perfomance) 7:59 - If Every Day Was Like Christmas (Unreleased Version) 2:52 - Christmas Message From Elvis / Silent Night
Brief History :
"Memories of Christmas" is a must-have for Elvis Presley collectors because of its previously unreleased material. The unedited "Merry Christmas Baby" and a memorable alternate take of "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day" justify the purchase. Both 1971 recordings can only be found in this holiday compilation. This is a stand out Elvis Presley Christmas album and to have it on vinly is the best part.
The sizzling eight minutes of "Merry Christmas Baby," shows that this boy from Memphis could grind out the blues with the best of 'em.