What do Keith Richards, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, and the late George Jones all have in common? All have counted themselves as fervent fans of Connie Smith. A true singer's singer, Connie has entertained fans for over fifty years with her singular blend of country-and-western, gospel, and pop.
In 1975, Connie recorded her only full-length Christmas album, Joy to the World, for Columbia Records. This rootsy holiday celebration featured Connie, The Jordanaires, and a cast of "Nashville cats" - the city's finest session musicians-breathing new life into traditional melodies and spiritual favorites. Shockingly, this classic slice of seasonal Americana has never been released on CD ... until now.
Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records' expanded edition of Joy to the World premieres the original album on CD and adds one rare bonus track for a vivid and festive portrait of Connie Smith's Christmas classics. Connie wraps her rich voice around a selection of songs that have stood the test of time for centuries, and as a special bonus, Connie's duet with fellow legend Willie Nelson on Silent Night, Holy Night has been included.
Maria Triana has remastered at Sony's Battery Studios, and The Second Disc's Joe Marchese has written new liner notes ... and as a special Christmas treat, Connie Smith herself has penned a new introduction to this reissue!
- What Child Is This
- O Holy Night
- Go Tell It on the Mountain
- The First Noel
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Sweet Little Jesus Boy
- Away in a Manger / Silent Night
- Joy to the World
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
- Silent Night, Holy Night
Joy To The World - Connie Smith
- Artist: Smith, Connie
- Product Code: 848064006442
- Availability: Stock Available