Although it will have a different title (Vera Lynn At Christmas) and different artwork from the 1976 LP, this excellent Christmas Album will finally be making it's way into the digital age. On 11/24/09 you can get the CD or download an MP3 version of the album as well on 11/17.
This is one of my favorites and was one of the main reasons that I started doing my own vinyl transfers since I wasn't satisfied with an mp3 version of it that I found years ago on WinMix (if anyone remembers that).
I can't recommend this one high enough... my favorite tracks are 'Little Donkey' and 'Let's Have A Merry Merry Christmas'... it also includes the classic 'The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot', you might recognize it from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' movie.
Great classic voice, an appearance by the Mike Sammes Singers on a few tracks, and great arrangements... real feel good Christmas music from the 70s.
Here's the Amazon product description...
Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 holiday album from the beloved British vocalist, appearing here for the first time on CD. Vera needs no introduction as she is known as 'England's sweetheart', has recorded for seven decades and recently became the oldest person, at 92, to ever have a #1 album. 12 tracks including 'Sleigh Ride', 'White Christmas', 'Do You Hear What I Hear' and many others. EMI Gold.
By the way, Vera had to fight off all those recent Beatles remasters to hit that #1 spot at 92... no small feat, but not surprising at all... England loves her... she's a treasure to them (from what I understand).