Ventures - Christmas Album LP
180 Gram Vinyl
The Ventures were also one of the first rock acts to conquer the album market, selling large quantities of their LPs at a time when rock 'n' roll was still largely a singles medium. One of the band's best-loved longplayers is The Ventures' Christmas Album. Originally released in 1965, it finds the foursome--featuring the legendary guitar-slinging frontline of Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards and Don Wilson--applying their trademark style to a dozen familiar yuletide tunes, including "Sleigh Ride," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas." The Ventures soup up these seasonal standards by adding snazzy guitar phrases that quote then-current rock 'n' roll hits by the likes of the Beatles, the Searchers and Johnny Rivers, as well as a few older Ventures classics.
In the years since its release, The Ventures' Christmas Album has remained a holiday favorite, as well as one of the most popular items in the band's catalog. Tracks from the album continue to grace the radio airwaves during the holiday season, and are regularly included on Christmas-themed compilation albums. But the best way to experience these instrumental gems is on the complete original vinyl LP. Sundazed Music has mastered this vintage gem from the original analog tapes and pressed it on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.