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Leroy Anderson - A Christmas Festival - original 1952 version (restored)
Seeded by laredophil on 28 Nov 2012
Author: MusicProf78
Pop Memories-charted track (previously unposted). At the request of Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler, Dr. Anderson arranged this famous piece consisting of nine familiar Christmas melodies. This first recorded version by Anderson was released over two sides of a single 78rpm and 45rpm record in time for the 1952 holiday season. Rather than this pre-hi-fi era recording, different mono and stereo versions of Anderson's medley were issued on subsequent LP and CD releases. Transfer and digital restoration by Bob Moke from the original 78rpm: Decca 16041 - A Christmas Festival (Sides 1 & 2) by Leroy Anderson & His "Pops" Concert Orchestra, recorded October 27, 1952 MusicProf78 on Facebook: