VARIOUS ARTISTS - A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
This was remastered by Phil Spector.
Personnel: Bill Pittman, Nino Tempo, Barney Kessel (guitar); Roy Caton, Lou Blackburn (horns); Don Randi, Al DeLory, Leon Russell (piano); Hal Blaine (drums); Jack Nitzsche, Sonny Bono (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Jim Bessman; Phil Spector.
Photographer: Ray Avery.
This album has grown in stature over the years and has been reissued countless times. If you have to own a record to play half a dozen times during the festive season, then this is the one and only. Featuring the amazing Spector production together with Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, even Leon Russell on piano and Sonny Bono on percussion, this is another timeless record that is unlikely ever to be surpassed as the greatest Christmas compilation of all time.
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.128) - Ranked #142 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hands down, the best holiday album in the history of pop music."