Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Manhattan "Pops" Symphonic Band - The Sound Of Christmas

The main reason I bought this album at my local thrift store was the pretty nifty cover artwork. It's an eye catcher and I hoped the music inside would live up to it.

Here's a budget release from Mount Vernon Music (Google comes up empty) from the Manhattan "Pops" Symphonic Band (again empty).

If you're looking for a larger, Salvation Army-style band playing your favorite Christmas tunes (including two Christmas Medleys with some nameless music that connects real Christmas music), than this album is for you.

At some points on this album, the music sounds like the tapes were slowing down slightly - truly recorded on the cheap.

The Manhattan "Pops" Symphonic Band - The Sound Of Christmas

Happy listening...



Inkydog said...

What a great cover!

Piley said...

Great blog! Am a longtime fan of Christmas albums.. good, bad AND ugly!

Enjoyed trawling through your old posts and finding some intersting articles. Am a big Brian Setzer fan and your rant about the 'extra tracks' mirrored my thoughts exactly!!

Nothing to compare with you, but over on my blog i'm in the middle of posting articles about some of my best AND WORST Christmas albums. Still some more to come too (including a Brian Setzer one). Hope you'll pop by some time?


CaptainOT said...

Inky - As budget covers go, this is a great one - someone's gonna use this down the line as clip art!

Piley - Which blog? Please leave a link to the article if you can. Thanks!