25/10/2019 4:19 am  #1


Thoughts on new album ... ‘Bing At Christmas’ with the LSO

Generally speaking I am not overly fond of the concept of taking an original recording and altering it to have it nestled into some one else's arrangements or have a long dead vocalist or instrumentalist play along side someone living now.  They have done with this Elvis, Glenn Gould, Sinatra, and probably many others, and now Bing.  Kind of a gimmick if you ask me.

Here is the link to the upcoming album of Bing with the LSO   
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/classical-news/bing-crosby-bing-at-christmas/

But despite how I generally view these things, I will give this a chance when it comes out.  And if it wins over new fans for Bing Crosby, that's great too.
 

 

25/10/2019 11:40 am  #2


Re: Thoughts on new album ... ‘Bing At Christmas’ with the LSO

PeterC wrote:

Generally speaking I am not overly fond of the concept of taking an original recording and altering it to have it nestled into some one else's arrangements or have a long dead vocalist or instrumentalist play along side someone living now.  They have done with this Elvis, Glenn Gould, Sinatra, and probably many others, and now Bing.  Kind of a gimmick if you ask me.

Here is the link to the upcoming album of Bing with the LSO   
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/classical-news/bing-crosby-bing-at-christmas/

But despite how I generally view these things, I will give this a chance when it comes out.  And if it wins over new fans for Bing Crosby, that's great too.
 

I agree if there are a few more Bing fans because of this issue, that is a win. However, upon hearing the recordings - I am not impressed personally. Just my opinion.
 

 

27/3/2020 11:13 am  #3


Re: Thoughts on new album ... ‘Bing At Christmas’ with the LSO

I was bought this for Christmas and I enjoyed it. I am hoping they do this with some of Bing's non-Christmas recordings. The Christmas CD was a top 10 hit, but as we all know there is so much more to Bing than Christmas songs.

 

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