Jan 02 2015 The Brothers Four - Merry Christmas (Expanded Edition) (2014) hunterlucky MUSIC 21:24 0 Artist: The Brothers FourTitle Of Album: Merry ChristmasYear Of Release: 2014Label: Real Gone MusicGenre: Folk/Country, Christmas/HolidayQuality: 320 / FLACTotal Time: 41:18 minTotal Size: 101 / 223 MB Tracklist:1. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen2. Mary s Little Boy Child3. The Night Is Christmas Eve4. Away in a Manger5. Christmas Is a-Comin6. O Holy Night7. The Little Drummer Boy8. Twas the Night Before Christmas9. Silent Night10. The Borning Day11. I ll Be Home for Christmas12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Angels We Have Heard on HighBONUS TRACKS:13. Christmas Bells14. What Child Is This (Greensleeves) (Single Version)15. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (1964 Version)16. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1964 Version) Deemed by Brothers Four leader Bob Flick himself as one of his favorite recordings released by the long-lived folk group, 1966 s Merry Christmas brought together a truly extraordinary collection of talent. Besides the Brothers themselves arguably one of the top five groups of the folk era the album featured vocal arrangements by the legendary Milt Okun, who had worked with such giants as Harry Belafonte, the Chad Mitchell Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary. Orchestrations were provided by Peter Matz, fresh from his work with Barbra Streisand, and behind the board at Columbia Records hallowed 30th Street Studio was renowned engineer Frank Laico. And weaving it all together was the great producer Teo Macero, best known for his work with Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Tony Bennett! Little wonder, then, that Merry Christmas is acknowledged as a pop-folk classic, here reissued in an Expanded Edition including the Brothers 1961 single Christmas Bells b/w What Child Is This plus two unreleased tracks, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and a completely different take on God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. With notes by folk guru Tom Pickles featuring quotes from all four Brothers, added photos and a beautiful remastering job by Maria Triana at Sony s Battery Studios in New York, this Real Gone release of Merry Christmas will make your holiday merry indeed.