Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit

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CD Details

  • Released: September 1, 1995
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Sony Special Product


  • 1.The Christmas Spirit
  • 2.I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3.Blue Christmas
  • 4.The Gifts They Gave
  • 5.Here Was a Man
  • 6.Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7.Silent Night
  • 8.The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9.Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10.We Are the Shepherds
  • 11.Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12.Ballad of the Harp Weaver

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Adapter: Johnny Cash.
Arranger: Johnny Cash.
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT is a nicely assembled anthology of holiday songs the Man in Black recorded over the years. There are no dates or musician credits here, but from the sound of it--especially the plethora of Jordanaires-style vocal backing--most of this dates from the mid-'60s. Highlights include the self-penned title song, in which Cash reminisces about spending Christmas in various foreign countries; "Christmas As I Knew It," a monologue about how the holiday felt while growing up poor; and a weird but interesting take on "The Little Drummer Boy" that pits Cash's sepulchural baritone against tribal drums, tremolo guitar, finger cymbals, and an angelic female chorus.
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