Taylor Swift’s 2007 Christmas Album May Just Be The Classic Holiday Collection You’ve Never Heard


It truly was the most wonderful time of the year for Taylor Swift fans when the Grammy winner dropped Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection back in 2007.

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It truly was the most wonderful time of the year for Taylor Swift fans when the Grammy winner dropped Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection back in 2007. On her six-track Christmas EP ‘ which was, at first, only available to buy at participating Target stores ‘ Swift sleighed a reworked version of “Silent Night,” along with two original songs: “Christmases When You Were Mine” and “Christmas Must Be Something More.” (She re-released the album for wider distribution the following year, but dropped the “Sounds of the Season” precede.)

Not to change the topic here:

Record Stores Celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday w/ Exclusives, Sales and Events

‘I will never get tired of saying that gifts from a record store, for yourself or someone else, are just the coolest things you could possibly get,’ adds Carrie Colliton, Record Store Day co-founder/organizer. ‘And I think that a lot of people are realizing that sometimes what you find at a record store is just a little different, a little more special because the person behind the music’ the person who’s putting the release together, the folks behind the package on the shelf feel that record stores are special too.’

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Matthew Sweet’brings a new full-length LP called’Wicked System of Things’only to record stores,’Manchester Orchestra’s’The Black Mile Demos EP’gives us an exclusive look at the making of their acclaimed’A Black Mile To The Surface, and’Tom Morello’s’The Atlas Underground (Instrumentals)’double LP release is hand-numbered and includes a booklet of guitar tabs, so fans can play along at home.’B’RNS’Live At Amoeba Music In Hollywood’EP makes you feel like you were there for that special record store experience, as does’Alice Cooper’Live From The Astroturf Full Performance, which captures the band live at Good Records in Dallas, and is in fact released by that store’s in-house label who go all out on this extensive, special package.

Cher’s ABBA covers album and 16 more tribute records

More unusual is the tribute album: a collection of songs dedicated to one artist’s music. With Cher set to release an album dedicated to ABBA covers on September 28, we look back at a selection of interesting tribute albums.

Cher’s forthcoming Dancing Queen ‘ her first studio album in five years ‘ was inspired by her cameo in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, where Cher got to put her own stamp on classics Fernando and Super Trouper. Cher liked the experience so much she covered a glut of iconic ABBA hits, including SOS, Gimme Gimme Gimme! and Waterloo. As comedian David Morgan tweeted upon hearing the news: “A 45-year-old gay man found a dusty lamp in his attic. You won’t believe what happened next.” Cher knows her audience.

All 124 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

But I do recommend sampling as many of these songs as you see fit. Even with the widespread critical embrace of poptimism ‘ a development I suspect has as much to do with the economics of online media as it does with the shifting winds of taste ‘ there are still those who see Swift as just another industry widget, a Miley or Katy with the tuner set to ‘girl with a guitar.’ If this list does anything, I hope it convinces you that, underneath all the thinkpieces, exes, and feuds, she is one of our era’s great singer-songwriters. She may not have the raw vocal power of some of her competitors, but what she lacks in Mariah-level range she makes up for in versatility and personality. (A carpetbagger from the Pennsylvania suburbs, she became an expert code-switcher early in her career and never looked back.) And when it comes to writing instantly memorable pop songs, her only peers are a few anonymous Swedish guys, none of whom perform their own stuff. I count at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography. Others might see more. No matter how high your defenses, I guarantee you’ll find at least one that breaks them down.

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  • Publisher: Vulture
  • Date: 2017-11-10T10:47:06.733-05:00
  • Author: Nate Jones
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