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Date Posted:08/12/2011 07:15:30


Gordon Anderson (former VP & GM of Collectors' Choice Music ) and Gabby Castellana (former VP & GM of Super D Independent Distribution) have now joined forces to form what will most certainly become the premier record label for releasing long out-of-print LPs on CD: Real Gone Music.

To visit Gordon and Gabby's new Real Gone Music website, please Click here.

 For Christmas 2011, they will be offering Christmas CD's by two classic Christmas artists whose Christmas music has been far too long out-of-print: Ed Ames and David Rose!

 Stay tuned for upcoming details...

In the mean time, Gordon and Gabby will continue the open-door policy that was the longstanding tradition at their previous companies of welcoming your suggestions for new CD reissue releases of your old LP favorites. To send your suggestions, please Click here.

Best of luck with your new Real Gone Music record company, Gordon and Gabby!





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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/12/2011 12:45:46

This almost seems too good to be true! Fantastic news!!
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/12/2011 05:38:02

No way, the unabridged Capitol David Rose "Little Drummer Boy" LP with his original "Christmas Tree" song?  Are they going to lease the original master tapes too, I wonder?
This is great to us music people!
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/13/2011 06:16:26


Johnny,

That David Rose LP which you alluded to in your previous post, The Little Drummer Boy, was a reissue that was released in 1969. The original LP was released the year before in 1968, and it was entitled, The David Rose Christmas Album.

Also, regarding the private email that you sent to me tonight mentioning that you didn't see the news of these new CD releases on the Real Gone Music website, I'm going to address that here publicly on the message board just in case anybody else might ask me about that as well...

Please be aware that the news of these soon-to-be-released CDs has not been officially announced yet; it's an exclusive here on The Yule Log.com. Sorry I didn't make that more clear in my opening post and in the group email that I had sent out last night.

As for more information regarding the upcoming David Rose and Ed Ames Christmas CD releases, please standby...




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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/15/2011 11:36:41

Then there's also the David Rose's first Christmas LP, "A Merry Christmas To You".  released in 1956.  However, this album exists only in mono.  Chip, are they going to release just the music on "The David Rose Christmas Album" or a combination of both?  
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/16/2011 01:00:31


Graig and everyone,

Here are the promised details for the new Christmas CDs that Gordon will be releasing from his new Real Gone Music Record Company...

The Ed Ames disc will be a double CD that will include both of Mr. Ames two Christmas LPs: 1967's Christmas with Ed Ames and 1970's Christmas Is the Warmest Time of the Year.

The David Rose disc will consist of Mr. Rose's second (and I might add, best) Christmas album: 1968's The David Rose Christmas Album.

The street date (release date) for both CDs will be November 22, 2011. Any updates to this information will be
posted here on this thread.

Oh, and by the way, regarding these LP reissues, Gordon said to me, "These come straight from your wish list so we are counting on lots of sales from your crowd!" So let's not disappoint him gang, and then maybe we can look forward to seeing more new releases in the future!

Here now is the original album cover artwork for the 1967 and 1970 Ed Ames Christmas LPs that will be released
:


  


And here is the original album cover artwork for the 1968 David Rose Christmas LP that will be released:





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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/24/2011 01:00:57


Unfortunately there has been a small glitch in the CD release of the David Rose Christmas LP. It seems that our friends at Capitol Records cannot locate the original 1968 album cover artwork in their archives.

Oy vey...

I'm really not sure what was more shocking today: the earthquake we experienced here in New York or that revelation from Capitol Records. 

But not to worry kiddies; Chipper to the rescue! I will be sending Gordon Anderson my pristine copy of the David Rose LP to his home in Hollywood for him to give to the Capitol Records technicians. They will then do a high-quality digital scan of the album cover artwork of my LP which can then in turn be used for the release of the new CD.

This small setback shouldn't delay the anticipated November 22 release date; but if it does, I'll certainly let everyone know.

By the way, I usually never let any of my Top 300 LPs out of my house -- especially the ones in my 1st Tier (albums 1-125); but it's either that or the new CD gets released with the 1969 reissue artwork; and I certainly won't let that happen.

Update coming soon!

 

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/24/2011 09:59:27

LOL!  Thanks for the news, Chip.  If anything happens to your album cover, I'll send you mine.
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/24/2011 08:54:42

So glad the original cover art is being used.  Good job Chip!   Do you have any idea what the cover art will look like for the Ed Ames cd?  Will both album covers be featured on the front or perhaps the 1967 LP cover on the front and the 1970 LP cover on the back? 

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/25/2011 06:39:02


Jim:

Thanks for the offer, but no worries; I have a couple backup copies in my archives. Unfortunately, though, neither one is in as pristine a condition as the one in my main collection which I lent to Gordon to make the CD; although, one of those extra copies is actually personally signed by Mr. Rose himself.

I packed the LP really good and shipped it Express Mail next day delivery with extra insurance. So it should be fine. Notwithstanding, it was still very difficult for me to part with it. The album is quite rare as Capitol Records only printed the LP with the original cover for just the one year in 1968 and it took me many years of searching to find such a pristine, mint copy as the one that resides in my main collection. But it's a sacrifice I just had to make in order to insure that the CD gets released in its original form.


Justin:

The cover of the Ed Ames double CD with sport the artworks of both the 1967 and 1970 LPs.

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/27/2011 04:13:18

This is shaping up to be a very expensive fall for me. First the Beach Boys' [i]Smile Sessions[/i] box, and now these!

But, yes, as someone who made a point of writing Gordon and requesting these, I'll *definitely* be putting my money where my mouth is.
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:08/27/2011 12:14:56

I know what you mean.  Several years ago I was spending money on bringing my Christmas CD collection up to date.  Then over the last 5 years or so, that has slackened off considerably, as I now only wait for worthwhile new re-releases such as these.  (And don't forget that upcoming Christmas Celebration compilation with the Percy Faith tracks).

There was a period where I would buy every new Christmas CD just for the sake of having them in my collection, such as the one by the American Idol artists.  But I am happy to say I've learned my lesson and stopped that practice.  If you don't care for that type of "music" in the first place -- or should I say "moaning" -- you're not going to like their idea of what passes for Christmas music either. 

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/19/2011 09:16:59

Hello Chip and the rest of the Christmas music gang:

Does it still look like we'll be able to purchase the David Rose Christmas CD in just 2 months?
That will be fantastic.

Also, seeing that our long time friend (and my avatar since day one) Mr. Glen Campbell is ailing, it would certainly be most appropriate for an American release of "That Christmas Feeling" that has never been on CD in the USA, only in Australia and Europe, that it make it's initial USA release, with a bonus track of the song cut from the LP as an unreleased single too.

My wish list after that is to get the stereo/3-track 1959 Percy Faith "Music of Christmas" master tapes and have Mike Bernicker or another talented Columbia producter re-equalize and remaster this LP onto CD, along with a re-release of the 2nd Music of Christmas / Halleujah.

Then, to locate the 'hidden masters' of Perry Como's 1968 Christmas LP recordings so that you can remix it to bury the background singers and pull the master's voice up and out in front of the mix, as there were two mixes of everything after people were fainting from the NON-air conditioned RCA recording studio and re-recordings at Webster Hall!

Now, to win the lottery.....  Hope Gordon & Gabby can get our Christmas faves rolling!

John
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/20/2011 12:40:31


Yes Johnny, the new David Rose and Ed Ames Christmas CDs are still on schedule to be released on November 22. And yes, Gordon and Gabby are definitely committed to releasing more classic Christmas LPs on CD in the future.

By the way, Columbia Records producer Mike Berniker is no longer alive; he died from kidney disease on July 25, 2008. And unfortunately, with the declining CD market, it looks more and more unlikely that Columbia will ever issue a properly re-mastered CD version of Percy Faith's Music of Christmas.


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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/25/2011 03:08:15




You can now pre-order the soon to be released Ed Ames and David Rose Christmas CDs on Amazon.

To order the Ed Ames CD,
Click Here; and to order the David Rose CD, Click Here.


         
         
Ed Ames                        David Rose



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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/29/2011 05:11:23

Well there I was . . . thinking ill of Gordon Anderson and his Christmas compilation CDs.  Then he leaves the company and Collectors' Choice all but closes the door on our longed for Golden Age of Christmas Music album releases on CD.  The clouds roll in, the sky darkens and the sun no longer shines.  Life becomes a burden rather than a joy.  No, I wasn't very happy with Mr. Anderson at all.  After all, in that line of work, you are only as good as your last CD release, right?

Trudging through the days, kicking the dirt and becoming even more disgusted day by day with the lack of new and wonderful releases of Christmas music, I just couldn't think of where a ray of light would come from.

"It's all HUMBUG, I tell you, HUMBUG!"

Suddenly a flash of lightening, a crack of thunder . . . I look up to see God rays beaming down from a break in the clouds!  Angels start to sing and my face is warmed by the golden glow of sunlight breaking through the darkness.  Who is the bringer of these glad tidings of joy?  Who brought truth to "It's always darkest before the dawn?"

Yellowstone

Gordon Anderson!  Uh, did you say Gordon Anderson?

Well shut my mouth.  Unclean!  Unclean!  I am such a heathen!  I repent in sackcloth and ashes.

Not just one, but two of Chips top tier releases on CD for the first time!  I have been looking for a nice copy of The David Rose Christmas Album for two years without luck.  I couldn't even find an old beat up crappy copy.  Neither could I find The Little Drummer Boy reissue.  Man!  I couldn't be happier!  Ed Ames to boot?  And a double album CD too?  Wow!

And a heartfelt "Thank YOU!" to Sir Chip for mailing out his precious and pristine copy of Mr. Rose's album cover for the CD art work.  An outstanding act of charity and risk that is much appreciated by us all.



(By the way, have you gotten your album back yet?"  It may sound stupid, but I have been sweatin' the load on this a bit.  You are like the National Archives of Christmas Music.  I would hate to see anything happen to one of your treasures.

-=Perry

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/29/2011 07:46:37


Nice post, Perry.

And yes, I did indeed receive it back last week -- and I was quite relieved that it came back without a blemish. Gordon was relieved, too.


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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/29/2011 12:52:15

"Order-Up Folks" - time for us to put our "money where our mouth is" and get some initial advanced orders placed on Amazon.com for these Christmas treasures so that more Christmas treasures will be forthcoming next year!

And Perry (Strider77 ) - superb prose; how you wove an Old Testament reading from Ash Wednesday into your Judeo-Christian ethics regarding our friend Gordon was worth of a Pulitzer!  Goes to prove we "Christmas music lovers" have a sense of humor as well as a love for special music! 

John
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:09/30/2011 06:46:31

I pre-ordered the David Rose CD.  Don't know much about it, but if you guys say it's good, I'm in.
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:10/01/2011 05:40:58

Thank you, both John and Chip for the kind words.  I'm glad that the humor was appreciated.  Needless to say, I have pre-ordered both CDs and will be anxiously awaiting their arrival in my mailbox.

Chip, I am thrilled to hear that the album cover is safe and secure.  I'll be thinking about you every time I look at my new CD.  Well, almost every time.  ;-)

-=Perry
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:10/01/2011 07:12:51

SinterKlaus: have no fear; just one song "The Christmas Tree" makes the David Rose LP/CD a worthwhile purchase; it is an original one of a kind Christmas song that captures the Christmas spirit and makes my Top 50 Christmas 'Singles' Songs list as does the short "I Saw 3 Ships".
Regards,
John
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:10/02/2011 12:52:28


That's exactly right; the highlight and centerpiece Mr. Rose's Christmas album is his great original composition, The Christmas Tree.

Mr. Rose used to perform the song and many of his other great original compositions (Holiday for Strings, The Stripper, Calypso Melody, etc.) on the Red Skelton Show, where he was the long-time musical director from 1951-1971.

By the way, in my 2006 audio restoration of the Yule Log, I restored The Christmas Tree to its rightful place on the soundtrack; it had originally aired on the program from 1968-1972. (For my article on the 2006 audio restoration, please Click Here.)


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Date Posted:10/02/2011 10:31:59

Has johnnyelectron ever posted his Top 50 Christmas Singles elsewhere on this board?  I think that would be interesting to read.  Do any other members here have such a list?  (Is there another thread somewhere?)

Chip:  I'm constantly consulting your Top 300 Album listing for various reasons.  Do you have another listing for individual songs, or has that been asked before?

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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:10/03/2011 09:00:15


No Jim, I have only posted my Top 300 albums.


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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:11/23/2011 12:42:29

Got my copy of the David Rose Christmas Album yesterday.  Not one I'd heard in full before.  It's good, but short.  A nice addition to the collection.  Chip gets a shout out in the credits for providing the cover art.

Tom
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Date Posted:11/24/2011 07:51:00

Tom:

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the new David Rose CD.

 



To all:

One thing I just wanted to point out about the new David Rose CD is that there is an error in the CD liner notes that were written by Gene Sculatti. He incorrectly stated that the release year for the original LP was 1967, when in fact it was 1968. I advised Gordon Anderson of this and sent him links to the Billboard magazine articles from November 16, 1968 and December 14, 1968 which clearly substantiate that my information is correct.

So again, let me reiterate categorically that the original LP was released in 1968, not 1967. Unfortunately, there is no way to change what's been printed alreadybut at least I can set the record straight here on this message board.

 

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Date Posted:11/26/2011 03:19:33

Now if we could just get some of these choice cuts played on XM's "Escape" and "Holiday Traditions" channels!
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:11/29/2011 02:14:40

We received our copies of the David Rose and Ed Ames releases late last week. Both are excellent and I particularly like the Ed Ames renditions of some of the "standards". In particular, his take on Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! is very nice. Is everyone enjoying their Ed Ames this year?
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Date Posted:11/29/2011 03:49:35

Chip, is it better to order these releases from the CCM website so that they know we are interested in the Christmas releases, or is it just the same to order from Amazon, etc?
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Re:Ed Ames & David Rose Christmas CD Releases Coming Soon!

Date Posted:11/29/2011 06:00:19


Johnny,

It makes no difference where you order the new CDs from as Gordon tracks the sales numbers for the discs from each retailer. In fact, he told me yesterday that they are selling very well.


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