Country Icons Glen Campbell And Merle Haggard’s Classic Holiday Albums Available Once Again On Vinyl

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That Christmas Feeling [LP] Glen Campbell

Campbell’s That Christmas Feeling and Haggard’s Christmas Present released for first time in decades

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — No genre captures the holiday season in all its many facets as well as country music. The genre’s storytelling songwriting style is perfect for relaying all the many emotions Christmas and the holiday season can bring, from joy and seasonal cheer to loneliness and sorrow. Especially when that song is in the hands of a master.

Universal Music Enterprises has made two country holiday classics available on vinyl for the first time in decades: Glen Campbell’s That Christmas Feeling and Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present. Each was recorded at the height of the legendary artists’ popularity and displays all the unique qualities that made each Country Music Hall of Fame members.

Released in 1968 in the midst of a run of seven straight No. 1 country albums – and around the same time as double platinum Wichita LinemanThat Christmas Feeling captures the earnest Campbell at the height of his powers and popularity (True Grit would be released the next year). Known as a guitarist without peer and a singer with perfect pitch, timing and flair, Campbell helped expand the definition of music and broaden the appeal of the country genre from rural areas to the suburbs. His first Christmas album, available on vinyl for the first time in 40 years, exemplifies all these traits and includes the hit “Christmas Is For Children” and his take on “Blue Christmas” and Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper.” Pre-order That Christmas Feeling: https://UMe.lnk.to/lEsmY

Merle Haggard's Christmas Present [LP]

Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present [LP]

Haggard’s Christmas Present, released in 1973, has the kind of depth and range you don’t expect to find on a Christmas album. There are a few crowd pleasers meant to bring holiday cheer here. But Haggard keeps it real with songs like four-week # 1, “If We Make it Through December,” a tale about the hardships of layoffs, and the lonesome “Daddy Won’t Be Home for Christmas.” It should be no surprise that Christmas Present is complex. Haggard, an accomplished storyteller who specialized in the entire human spectrum of emotions, passed away earlier this year at 79. Inspired by Johnny Cash, Haggard willed himself to stardom and can be listed as an influence for most country musicians. Pre-order Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present: https://UMe.lnk.to/_iwK7

Released together, these albums provide a timeless holiday listening experience that will appeal to fans of all ages.

Glen Campbell That Christmas Feeling track listing:
Side A
1. Christmas Is For Children
2. Old Toy Trains
3. Little Altar Boy
4. It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Blue Christmas

Side B
1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
2. Pretty Paper
3. There’s No Place Like Home
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5. Christmas Day

Merle HaggardChristmas Present track listing:
Side A
1. If We Make It Through December
2. Santa Claus And Popcorn
3. Bobby Wants A Puppy Dog For Christmas
4. Daddy Won’t Be Home Again For Christmas
5. Grandma’s Homemade Christmas Card

Side B
1. White Christmas
2. Silver Bells
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Silent Night
5. Jingle Bells

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Geffen/UMe To Reissue Weezer’s First Six Albums On Vinyl

Geffen/UMe is reissuing Weezer's first six albums on standard 140-gram vinyl on October 28. The quartet's incredible run of Geffen Records releases - 1994's 'Weezer' (The Blue Album), 1996's 'Pinkerton,' 2001's 'Weezer' (The Green Album), 2002's 'Maladroit,' 2005's 'Make Believe' and 2008's 'Weezer' (The Red Album) - helped redefine the genre, mixing guitar hooks with a sense of geek-smart humor that radiated into the band's popular live act and multitude of cutting-edge videos and visuals. (PRNewsFoto/Geffen/UMe)

Geffen/UMe is reissuing Weezer’s first six albums on standard 140-gram vinyl on October 28. The quartet’s incredible run of Geffen Records releases – 1994’s ‘Weezer’ (The Blue Album), 1996’s ‘Pinkerton,’ 2001’s ‘Weezer’ (The Green Album), 2002’s ‘Maladroit,’ 2005’s ‘Make Believe’ and 2008’s ‘Weezer’ (The Red Album) – helped redefine the genre, mixing guitar hooks with a sense of geek-smart humor that radiated into the band’s popular live act and multitude of cutting-edge videos and visuals. (PRNewsFoto/Geffen/UMe)

GROUNDBREAKING BAND’S MUCH-LOVED GEFFEN RECORDS CATALOG – WEEZER (1994 – THE BLUE ALBUM), PINKERTON (1996), WEEZER (2001 – THE GREEN ALBUM), MALADROIT (2002), MAKE BELIEVE (2005), WEEZER (2008 – THE RED ALBUM) TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL OCTOBER 28

REVERED SOPHOMORE RECORD, PINKERTON, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED PLATINUM JUST AHEAD OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Few bands emerged as fully formed as Weezer, the Southern California band that would quickly shake the world with its reimagined vision of rock ‘n’ roll. With 17 million albums sold worldwide, and two LPs on Rolling Stone’s list of most influential ever made, the L.A. quartet helmed by singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo proved to be as popular as they are pioneering. Weezer’s music continues to shape the sound of rock to this day, well after the release of its first album, the triple-platinum Weezer (The Blue Album), one of rock’s most auspicious debuts.

Geffen/UMe is reissuing Weezer’s first six albums on standard 140-gram vinyl on October 28. The quartet’s incredible run of Geffen Records releases – 1994’s Weezer (The Blue Album), 1996’s Pinkerton, 2001’s Weezer (The Green Album), 2002’s Maladroit, 2005’s Make Believe and 2008’s Weezer (The Red Album) – helped redefine the genre, mixing guitar hooks with a sense of geek-smart humor that radiated into the band’s popular live act and multitude of cutting-edge videos and visuals. All albums are available for pre-order now.

Pre-order via Amazon: https://UMe.lnk.to/WeezerLPs
Pre-order via UDiscover: http://us.udiscovermusic.com/collections/weezer

The news comes two days before Weezer’s dark, conflicted sophomore album, Pinkerton, celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 24. Almost exactly 20 years later, the record has just been certified platinum in the US for sales of 1 million records.

Like all Weezer albums – including their critically-acclaimed newest, Weezer (The White Album), released this spring – the songs on these vinyl reissues truly speak for themselves; chances are, you already know quite a lot of them, from Maladroit‘s “Keep Fishin'” (whose video epically featured the band in an episode of The Muppet Show) to Weezer (The Red Album)’s “Pork and Beans” to Make Believe’s Aughts-defining anthem “Beverly Hills,” and more. These vinyl reissues serve as a brilliant refresher course for the story of band who are still making an indelible mark on music today.

WEEZER (The Blue Album) (1994)

SIDE A
1. My Name Is Jonas
2. No One Else
3. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
4. Buddy Holly
5. Undone – The Sweater Song
6. Surf Wax America

SIDE B
7. Say It Ain’t So
8. In The Garage
9. Holiday
10. Only In Dreams

PINKERTON (1996)

SIDE A
1. Tired of Sex
2. Getchoo
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across The Sea

SIDE B
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling For You
10. Butterfly

WEEZER (The Green Album) (2001)

SIDE A
1. Don’t Let Go
2. Photograph
3. Hash Pipe
4. Island In The Sun
5. Crab

SIDE B
6. Knock-Down Drag-Out
7. Smile
8. Simple Pages
9. Glorious Day
10. O Girlfriend

MALADROIT (2002)

SIDE A
1. American Gigolo
2. Dope Nose
3. Keep Fishin’
4. Take Control
5. Death And Destruction
6. Slob

SIDE B
7. Burndt Jamb
8. Space Rock
9. Slave
10. Fall Together
11. Possibilities
12. Love Explosion
13. December

MAKE BELIEVE (2005)

SIDE A
1. Beverly Hills
2. Perfect Situation
3. This Is Such A Pity
4. Hold Me
5. Peace
6. We Are All On Drugs

SIDE B
7. The Damage In Your Heart
8. Pardon Me
9. My Best Friend
10. The Other Way
11. Freak Me Out
12. Haunt You Every Day

WEEZER (The Red Album) (2008)

SIDE A
1. Troublemaker
2. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
3. Pork And Beans
4. Heart Songs
5. Everybody Get Dangerous

SIDE B
6. Dreamin’
7. Thought I Knew
8. Cold Dark World
9. Automatic
10. The Angel And The One

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