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Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003) *Re-Post - New Rip*

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Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003) *Re-Post - New Rip*

Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003)
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 567 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 178 MB | Complete 600dpi Art, JPG - 121 MB or TIF - 345 MB
Rock, Christmas | 2003 Rhino R273892 | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? is actually a retitled reissue of Chicago's 1998 album Chicago 25: The Christmas Album with six newly recorded extra tracks, bringing the running time up near 75 minutes. Chicago 25 was a gold record seller, and after the band sold its catalog to Rhino Records in 2002 and that label began releasing expanded reissues of the back catalog, the idea of adding to the holiday album came up. It wasn't a bad record to begin with, one on which the Chicago style was applied to seasonal standards. As ever, the group was a cooperative unit, with the three lead singers – Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin, and Jason Scheff – taking turns on the different songs, arranged by various bandmembers and always allowing for generous contributions by the horn players Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, and Walt Parazaider. The songs were all old favorites except for Loughnane and John Durrill's "Child's Prayer," featuring a choir dominated by the musicians' children, which sounded so much like a Middle Ages English hymn that it fit right in. Highlights included a particularly moving vocal on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by the gruff-voiced Champlin, a wonderful doubled flute passage by Parazaider on "O Come All Ye Faithful," and a rare lead vocal by Loughnane on "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" But the whole album, pristinely produced by E Street Band pianist Roy Bittan, was well performed. It sounded exactly like you would expect a Chicago Christmas album to sound, and if you liked the band and holiday music, you'd like the record, too. Now, there's just a little more of it, including a rocking version of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" with new lyrics referring to the bandmembers; two more Loughnane lead vocals on "Bethlehem" and "Sleigh Ride"; and Champlin turning "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" into an R&B tour de force. Bittan may not have been available for the new sessions, but drafting in Phil Ramone as producer wasn't too shabby as replacements go.
Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003) *Re-Post - New Rip*

Tracklist:

01 - Winter Wonderland
02 - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
03 - Jolly Old St. Nicholas
04 - Little Drummer Boy
05 - This Christmas
06 - Feliz Navidad
07 - Bethlehem
08 - The Christmas Song
09 - O Come All Ye Faithful
10 - Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
11 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12 - Sleigh Ride
13 - Silent Night
14 - What Child Is This
15 - Christmas Time Is Here
16 - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
17 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
18 - Child's Prayer
19 - One Little Candle
20 - White Christmas
Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003) *Re-Post - New Rip*

Chicago - Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003) *Re-Post - New Rip*

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 6. December 2015, 22:15

Chicago / Chicago Christmas - What's It Gonna Be, Santa

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Notes:
USA edition
This issue has a multi-folded front insert (which I stitched together for your viewing pleasure).
There is no artwork included in the music archives.
JPG and TIF are available as separate archives.
JPG setting is 100. FLAC is level 0.
Scans are 600dpi using a Mustek A3 1200S scanner.
All files are fully tagged.
5% recovery record
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What's new in this repost?
Everything. New rip and scans.
Speedyclick shared a very nice copy of this two years ago. If you have his copy you may not want this one.
The differences are:
This one is an image rip, his was a tracks rip.
I stitched the multi-fold insert so you can view it as it looks on my desk. His was in sections.
Some of my scans are slightly more accurately aligned and cropped.

I have posted at least 30 Christmas albums and you can find them here.

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