Friday, December 07, 2012

ALBUM DU JOUR #10: Tiny Tim's Christmas Album

Still trying to post an album a day, to keep you-all fully loaded for when I take my holiday break.  The Iron Man of Blogging continues!

Today's album pretty much does what it says on the tin - unlike the stripped-down Tiny Tim album I posted last week, this is a big-budget, fully orchestrated work (except for one solo uke tune) that suggests that some nut thought that a modern Tiny Tim album might actually have commercial potential. This album certainly starts off as normal anything Tiny ever did, but goes off the rails eventually, as we all knew it would, with an epic version of "Silent Night" that features a pulpit-pounding sermon from a fiery "Reverend" Tim.  What the..?  Also far from silent is the incredibly bombastic 8-minute medley. The songs are the same ol' same ol' until we get to the last few tracks, when Tim finally gets to dig into his bag of old-fashioned obscurites.

His famous falsetto is still in effect on this 1996 release - shortly after this release he claimed he couldn't sing like that any more.

Tiny Tim's Christmas Album


1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
3. That's What I Want For Christmas
4. I Saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus
5. White Christmas
6. The Christmas Song
7. O Holy Night
8. Silent Night
9. Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Amazing Grace/Throw Out The Lifeline
10. Rainbow On The River
11. Mission Bell
12. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Album cannot be downloaded... copyright issues.

Mr Fab said...

(sigh)...thanks, anon. all right, zippyshare link up now.

Outa-Spaceman said...

If only he'd included a version of 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas' this album might just have been the ultimate Yule Tide soundtrack*.

OSM

(*except for that one Phil Spector did of course.)