Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Santa Claus Is Back in Town
4 2:25
2 White Christmas
3 2:26
3 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
4 1:57
4 I'll Be Home for Christmas
4 1:56
5 Blue Christmas
3 2:10
6 Santa Bring Me My Baby Back (To Me)
4 1:55
7 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
2:38
8 Silent Night
2:21
9 Peace in the Valley
3:24
10 I Believe
4 2:07
11 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
4 3:20
12 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
3:57
13 His Hand in Mine
3:21
14 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
1:55
15 In My Father's House
2:09
16 Milky White Way
2:19
17 Known Only to Him
2:13
18 I Believe in the Man in the Sky
2:17
19 Joshua Fit the Battle
2:43
20 He Knows Just What I Need
2:15
21 Swing Down Sweet Chariot
2:37
22 Mansion Over the Hilltop
3:01
23 If We Never Meet Again
2:03
24 Working on the Building
1:57
25 When the Saints Go Marching In (demo)
1:25
26 I Asked the Lord (alternative take)
1:46
27 Don't
3.35 2:51
28 Crying in the Chapel
2 2:23

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Elvis Presley (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-06) (track 3)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
drums:
D.J. Fontana (1957-01-12) (track 10)
D.J. Fontana (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
D.J. Fontana (1957-01-19) (track 12)
D.J. Fontana (1957-09-05) (track 5)
D.J. Fontana (1957-09-06) (track 3)
D.J. Fontana (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
organ:
Hoyt Hawkins (1957-01-19) (track 12)
double bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-01-12) (track 10)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-01-19) (track 12)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-09-06) (track 3)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
electric guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-01-12) (track 10)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-01-19) (track 12)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-09-06) (track 3)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
piano:
Gordon Stoker (1957-01-12) (track 10)
Gordon Stoker (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
Dudley Brooks (1957-01-19) (track 12)
Dudley Brooks (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Dudley Brooks (1957-09-06) (track 3)
Dudley Brooks (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
additional composer:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (track 11)
additional performer:
The Jordanaires (track 27)
The Jordanaires (1960-10-31) (track 28)
additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 4)
arranger:
Elvis Presley (track 16)
assistant engineer:
Dan Milazzo (tracks 27–28)
Claudius Mittendorfer (tracks 27–28)
background vocals:
The Jordanaires (1957-01-12) (track 10)
The Jordanaires (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
The Jordanaires (1957-01-19) (track 12)
The Jordanaires (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Millie Kirkham (1957-09-05) (track 5)
The Jordanaires (1957-09-06) (tracks 2–3, 8)
Millie Kirkham (1957-09-06) (tracks 2–3, 8)
The Jordanaires (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Millie Kirkham (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber (track 8)
Stuart Hamblen (track 12)
Walter Kent (track 4)
Mike Stoller (tracks 1, 27)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 11)
Jerry Leiber (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19, 25)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 7)
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (1937) (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Artie Glenn (1953) (track 28)
engineer:
Ray Bardani (tracks 27–28)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (track 27)
Elvis Presley (1957-01-12) (track 10)
Elvis Presley (1957-01-13) (tracks 9, 11)
Elvis Presley (1957-01-19) (track 12)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-06) (track 3)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-07) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Elvis Presley (1960-10-31) (track 28)
lyricist:
Stuart Hamblen (track 12)
Mike Stoller (track 1)
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (track 11)
Kim Gannon (track 4)
Jerry Leiber (tracks 1, 27)
Josef Mohr (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19, 25)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 7)
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (1937) (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Artie Glenn (1953) (track 28)
mastering:
Ted Jensen (American mastering engineer) (track 27)
George Marino (track 28)
mixer:
Ray Bardani (track 28)
David Bendeth (track 28)
previously attributed to:
George Nelson Allen (American composer from the 1800s) (track 11)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 8)
writer:
Gene Autry (track 3)
Landers Coleman (track 16)
Claude Demetrius (track 6)
Ervin Drake (track 10)
Irvin Graham (track 10)
Oakley Haldeman (track 3)
Bill Hayes (track 5)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 5)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 6)
Jimmy Shirl (track 10)
Al Stillman (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
RCA Records (record company—for the imprint, please use “RCA” instead) (1957) (track 1)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 1, 6)
Cherry River Music (tracks 1, 8)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 2)
Elvis Presley Music (tracks 1, 8)
Gladys Music (track 6)
Hamblen Music (track 12)
Minder Music Ltd. (track 6)
Remick Music Corp. (track 3)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 5)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 2)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 2)
remixes:
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 13983) (track 25)
arrangements:
Here Comes Santa Claus (arr. Ployhar) (track 3)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (choral arrangement by Hogan) (track 19)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico (arr. Villanueva) (track 19)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 7)
When the Saints Go Marching In (arrangement from “The Spiritual Medley”) (track 25)
cover recording of:
I Believe (1957-01-12) (track 10)
Peace in the Valley (1957-01-13) (track 9)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957-01-13) (track 11)
It Is No Secret (1957-01-19) (track 12)
Blue Christmas (1957-09-05) (track 5)
Here Comes Santa Claus (1957-09-06) (track 3)
White Christmas (1957-09-06) (track 2)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1957-09-07) (track 4)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (1957-09-07) (track 7)
Crying in the Chapel (1960-10-31) (track 28)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 4)
later translated versions:
Cesta rájem (track 28)
Rap jul (track 2)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 7)
Valkea joulu (track 2)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Hiroshi Unno Translation) (track 3)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Teiko Mizuno’s translation) (track 3)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Rokurō Akashi’s translation) (track 3)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 5)
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 7)
Jericho (track 19)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 7)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 7)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 7)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 2)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Rosetta Tharpe's version) (track 25)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Bartholomew & Domino version) (track 25)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Louis Armstrong's version) (track 25)
orchestrations:
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (orchestrated by R. Williams) (track 19)
recording of:
Milky White Way (track 16)
Don't (1957-09-06) (track 27)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (1957-09-06) (track 8)
Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me) (1957-09-07) (track 6)
Santa Claus Is Back in Town (1957-09-07) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (track 7)
Noëls pour cordes (track 7)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 3, 5)
version of:
Silent Night (track 8)
St. Louis (track 7)