Perry Como's Christmas Concert

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Perry Como's Christmas Concert
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Live album by Perry Como
Released November 7, 1994[1]
Recorded January 21, 1994
Genre Vocal
Length 56.30
Label Teal Entertainment
Producer Bob Wynn
Perry Como chronology
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Perry Como's Christmas Concert
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On the Radio – The Perry Como Shows 1943
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Professional ratings
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Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

This is the final release of Perry Como's long career. Taped live at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, before an audience of 4,500, including Irish President Mary Robinson, it was also issued on videotape and aired on PBS.[3] The videotape of the concert shows a man who appears frail and unwell. Como reportedly was suffering from the flu and struggled to perform, losing his voice at one point during the concert. [4] The finished version of the concert is less than 90 minutes long; the recording took more than four hours to complete.[5] Despite it all, Como managed to complete his last recorded performance with dignity and professionalism, earning him the applause of his audience.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Little Bit of Ireland" (0.31)
  2. "If I Could Read Your Mind" (3.07)
  3. "Happy Holidays" / "We Need a Little Christmas" (2.52)
  4. Carol Medley: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "The Bells of St. Mary's", "Bless This House" (5.14)
  5. "The Little Drummer Boy" (3.28)
  6. "O Holy Night" (1.55)
  7. Record Medley: "And I Love You So", "Catch a Falling Star", "Round and Round", "Hot Diggity", "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" (5.40)
  8. "Too ra loo ra loo ra" (featuring Adele King) (4.43)
  9. "The Father of Girls" (3.34)
  10. "Christ Is Born" (2.12)
  11. Medley: "If You're Irish Come Into The Parlour", "When Irish Eyes are Smiling", "Sing Along With Me", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "White Christmas", "Jingle Bells" (4.02)
  12. "Wind Beneath My Wings" (3.54)
  13. Carol Medley: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", "Silent Night", "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (5.48)
  14. "Toyland" (3.06)
  15. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever" / "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (2.05)
  16. "Ave Maria" (4.19)

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTV Perry Como discography
  2. ^ Perry Como's Christmas Concert at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Perry Como's Christmas Concert-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Perry Como's Christmas Concert". Kokomo. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Irish Christmas". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Macfarlane, Malcolm, ed. (2009), Perry Como: A Biography and Complete Career Record, McFarland, p. 310, ISBN 0-7864-3701-4, retrieved 28 April 2010 

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