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The Original: Gene Autry Sings Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Other Christmas Favorites
Vinyl LP

Released: 11/06/2015
Label: Varèse Sarabande Records

Originally released in 1957, this fondly remembered Gene Autry album features "America's Favorite Singing Cowboy" performing his classic Christmas songs. Gene's spoken introductions to his holiday hits make this unique Christmas album a very personal listening experience. Today with the renewed popularity of LPs and record players, Varèse Sarabande and Gene Autry Entertainment have released a festive red vinyl LP record version of this holiday favorite. The original LP has been out of print for decades, and fans could only get these specific recordings by Gene if they were lucky enough to find an LP at a flea market or rare-records store. In 2006 Varèse Sarabande released a digitally restored version of this album on CD bringing this cherished Christmas album to a new generation of fans.

Track Listing

Side One

1. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:58)
(Johnny Marks)
2. Nine Little Reindeer (2:10)
(Gene Autry/Merle Travis/Johnny Marks)
3. Jingle Bells (2:07)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
4. Here Comes Santa Claus
(Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
(2:43)
(Gene Autry / Oakley Haldeman)
5. Up on the House Top (2:35)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
6. Sleigh Bells (2:30)
(Gene Autry/Michael Carr)

Side Two

1. O Little Town of Bethlehem (1:17)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
2. Silent Night (1:41)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
3. Joy to the World (1:18)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
4. We Wish you a Merry Christmas (1:39)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
5. Away in the Manger (2:04)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)
6. What Child Is This (2:22)
(Arranged by Carl Cotner)

Notes & Background Information

Orchestra and Chorus Arranged by Carl Cotner

Reissue Producers: Cary E. Mansfield and Karla Buhlman
Executive Producer: Jackie Autry
Digitally Remastering: Bob Fisher, Pacific Multimedia Corp.
Research: Irynne Isip and Kim Mansfield
Art Direction: Bill Pitzonka

All photographs © 2015, Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.
Image Restoration: Jill and Howard Levine, CDS Photo & Graphics www.cdsphoto.com

(P) © 2015 Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation,
Released through the courtesy of Gene Autry Entertainment, Inc.
Reissue produced by Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.
Package Design © 2015 Varèse Sarabande Records, LLC

Manufactured by Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc., 1900 Wilshier Blvd., Suite 455E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution LLC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Printed in the U.S.A.

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