The Longines Symphonette - Shell's Wonderful World Of Music - Special Christmas Edition

Pop, Classical, Stage & Screen
The Longines Symphonette - Shell's Wonderful World Of Music - Special Christmas Edition
The Longines Symphonette
Album name:
Shell's Wonderful World Of Music - Special Christmas Edition
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Label: Longines Symphonette Society ‎– LWSH 5, Longines Symphonette Society ‎– LWSH 6
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country: US
Date of released: 1970
Category: Pop, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Religious, Operetta
4.9 ★

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A1 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Lyrics By – Gannon*Music By – Kent*Written By – Gannon - KentWritten-By [Uncredited] – Buck Ram
A2 The Christmas Song
Lyrics By – Wells*Music By – Torme*Written By – Torme - Wells
A3 Babes In Toyland
Written-By – V. Herbert*
A4 The Little Drummer Boy
Written By – Davis - Onorati - SimeoneWritten-By – Simeone*, Onorati*, Davis*
A5 White Christmas
Written-By – I. Berlin*
B1 The First Noel
Written-By – Traditional
B2 The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Written-By – Traditional
B3 O Holy Night
Written-By – Adam*
B4 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Written-By – Traditional
B5 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Written-By – Traditional
C1 Joy To The World
Lyrics By [Uncredited] – Isaac WattsMusic By [Uncredited] – Lowell MasonWritten By – C. B. Adams
C2 Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Composed By – Tchaikovsky*
C3 Good King Wenceslaus
Written-By – Traditional
C4 Away In A Manger
Written-By – Traditional
C5a We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Written By – J. W. BarkleyWritten By [Uncredited] – Traditional
C5b I Saw Three Ships
Written-By – Traditional
C5c Christmas Is Coming
Written-By – Traditional
D1 Silent Night
Lyrics By – Mohr*Music By – Gruber*Written By – Gruber - Mohr
D2a Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
Written-By – Traditional
D2b Jingle Bells
Written-By – J. S. Pierpont*
D3 Ave Maria
Written-By – Gounod*
D4 We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Written By – Shippen - Barnes - ShakespeareWritten-By [Uncredited] – John Henry Hopkins
D5 O Come, All Ye Faithful
Written-By – J. Reading*


Track A1 - As the result of a lawsuit, Buck Ram is also credited with writing this song
Track C1 - C. B. Adams wrote several songs, Joy to the World was not one of them; Watts and Mason credits have been added.
Track C2 - Title "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies" is incorrect; There was only one in the Ballet 'Nutcracker'
Track C4 - Listed incorrectly as 'Good King Wencelaus' on the liner notes
Track C5a - John W. Barkley did obtain a copyright for a song of this title in 1951, but it was not the carol on this recording.
Track D4 - Organist Shippen-Barnes & Shakespeare contributed to the writing of a short anthem in 1923 called 'Three Kings'. This release contains an arrangement of a the carol "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" written by John Henry Hopkins in 1857 and credited accordingly.

The hub label on Side D incorrectly shows 5 songs in the Medley, only two are contained in the second track with the remaining tracks containing one carol each.

Title on Hub Labels is "Shell's Wonderful World of Music"
Both release cover and hub labels include the note "Especially processed for use on Stereo and Hi Fidelity Players"

The Liner Notes provided inside the Gatefold album cover are entitled "Christmas at Home in America" and would be used for all three 'Shell Wonderful World Of Music - Special Christmas Editions' and for the 'Home For The Holidays' release (with the title changed to match the release)

This is a Re-issues of The Longines Symphonette - Music For Christmas At Home with new outer cover art. The liner note pages have the release title changed, but still retain the Living Music Program intro paragraph (far left column), misspelling of Wencelaus and incorrect grouping of Medley on Side D. The artwork for the back of the release does include a track list with the Medley grouped correctly. The number of Sugar Plum Fairies is still incorrect, however.

This is the first of 3 volumes of Shell/Longines Christmas Gatefold Double-LP Albums

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout [Molded]): LWS192A 7 1 [etched] 2
  • Matrix / Runout (SIde B, Runout [Molded]): LWS192B 9 1 [etched] 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Runout [Molded]): LWS193A 1 1 [etched] 3
  • Matrix / Runout (SIde D, Runout [Molded]): LWS193B 10 1 [etched] 3
  • Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): LWSH 5
  • Other (Record 2 Catalog Number): LWSH 6
  • Other (Record 1 Matrix Catalog Number [in parentheses below LWSH number]): LWS 192
  • Other (Record 2 Matrix Catalog Number [in parentheses below LWSH number]): LWS 193

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LWS 192, LWS 193 The Longines Symphonette Music For Christmas At Home ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Longines Symphonette Society, Longines Symphonette Society LWS 192, LWS 193 US 1965


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