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Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the Kentucky native no matter what his endeavor. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired ... Read more in Amazon's Dwight Yoakam Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Sept. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B000002NH4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,029 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Come On Christmas 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Run Run Rudolph 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Silver Bells 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'll Be Home For Christmas 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Silent Night 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 3:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Away In A Manger 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Here Comes Santa Claus 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Santa Can't Stay 3:28£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Dwight Yoakam's work as an interpretive singer has been solid and, as far as Christmas music albums go, this one is informed with Yoakam's great vocal talents and a country band that can get these tunes to swing in any juke joint. The rumba of "Here Comes Santa Claus" is a tad forced, but Yoakam's good humor is in evidence. This album may lack the gravitas of his best work, but it shows that even a cowboy feels like kicking off his existential boots sometimes and getting down with standards from years bygone. --Rob O'Connor

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Dwight opens this album with the title track, a great original bluesy song about being depressed in September but looking forward to some Christmas cheer. Dwight then revives the old Chuck Berry classic, Run run Rudolph, and there's nobody of Dwight's generation better suited to this song. Silver bells, another song of fifties origin, has long been one of my favorite Christmas standards. Dwight's distinctive version features Beth Andersen, who provides harmonies. Dwight again stamps his own identity on the classic ballads, I'll be home for Christmas and Silent night. Not that any of these standards stray far from the original arrangements, but Dwight does enough to make sure that you know he's not just another singer of the same old songs.

Another fifties song follows, this being Santa Claus is back in town, which Leiber and Stoller song was first popularized by Elvis Presley and to which Dwight is ideally suited. The Christmas song, Away in a manger and Here comes Santa Claus all provide further evidence of Dwight's ability to take well-known classics and make them sound a little different while retaining the basic familiar sound. Finally, the album closes with Dwight's second original song, Santa can't stay, which provides an interesting perspective on modern family life.

Although I am a huge fan of Dwight's music, I wasn't really sure that I wanted this particular album, but I'm glad that the price tempted by me. Yes, there are a lot of old standards here, but Dwight has managed to inject new life into them without trying to re-interpret them in a radically different way. And quite apart from them, this would be worth it for the two original songs if you haven't got them already on a multi-artist Christmas compilation. It's a real bargain at the price.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By thestaxman on 27 Dec. 2003
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I've listened to Christmas albums by a Soul luminary (Al Green), the King of Rock and Soul (Solomon Burke) doing Gospel, the greatest band ever groovin' away (Booker T. & the MGs), and am, as most folks, very familiar with all the traditional Yuletide jingles done by various artists since the dawn of Rock 'N Roll, but this one is the best, and by far the most accessible, of them all.
After hearing Yoakam perform a stupendous working of the great "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on television, I knew I had to get this album. Lee Thornburg's great horn arrangements (right up Wayne Jackson's and Andrew Love's [Stax's Memphis Horns] alley), and typically superb work from Skip Edwards (B-3 organ) and guitarist/producer Pete Anderson, and of course Yoakam's crooning, made this the new definitive version of the classic. This great and unforced Southern Soul feel was totally unique in 1997, and still is today. Nothing else on the album goes in this direction. But that's okay.
Opening and closing with two excellent original numbers, what Dwight Yoakam does with the eight time tested (or time wearied) standards is something I've never heard anyone else do. There just doesn't seem to be a throw away here to be found; all are extremely interesting. He explores several different styles of music, keeping the listener on his or her toes and anxious to find out what he'll do next. This is truly a showcase for one of the greatest instruments in music, the vocals of Dwight Yoakam.
From the fascinating "Away In a Manger" (so darn authentic, you'll think it was recorded pre-Hank Williams!) to the great rockin' remake of Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph", Dwight and these fantastic musicians turn out a classic collection that everyone, Country fan or not, should own.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Quite why Yoakam had to ruin his set of brilliant albums with this Christmas album is beyond belief. I have nearly all his records from "Guitars, Cadalacs, Etc." to his new acoustic collection and they are all wonderful. This album is Dwight Yoakam at the lowest point in his career so far.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Christmas Music Even Scrooge Would Love.... 12 Dec. 2002
By Judi Fryer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Being a real 'Bah, Humbug' individual when it comes to Christmas, it takes more than an collection of white-bread Christmas music to entice me to purchase and listen to a seasonal CD. The only one I have really warmed up to since the Original Elvis Presley Christmas Album was the beautiful work on Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas. That is until...Dwight's 'Come On Christmas' hit my ears and my heart.

I can't stress too much the overwhelming beauty of the first strains of the opening track, 'Come On Christmas' and how it causes you to catch your breath before even hearing the rest of the CD. And this beautiful song displays perfectly the impact that Elvis Presley's singing has had on Dwight's style.

To Dwight's credit, when he immerses himself and his great country style into 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town', he does not copy Elvis' rendition. Although a great deal of the arrangement is the same, Dwight belts it out as a C&W tune and makes it his own by making it totally down-home rocking country.

As others have mentioned the traditional carols are also sang in Dwight's own style, making them not just another karaoke rendition of songs we have sang every Christmas since childhood. You haven't heard them like this before I promise.

Dwight's own 'Santa Can't Stay' might be humorous to some and may bring back childhood memories to many who have experienced many a past Christmas as a child amidst a totally dysfunctional family life. Either way, the tune is a treat.

This entire offering makes Christmas music so much more than such bearable and ordinary. Listening is like giving yourself a very special gift.

So rush to obtain a copy of this very enjoyable Christmas CD for this season....then, I think it will be safe to say that every future Noel you will be saying 'Come On Christmas' in order to pull this disc off the rack and listen again and again.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The greatest rocking country christmas album ever 20 Nov. 1999
By Mark Pierucki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album blew me away, as all of Dwight's do. His rendition of" Silver Bells", has a Tex/Mex feel to it that will have you dancing in the holly decked halls.His version of "Away In A manger", nearly brought me to tears.As he has proved time and time again,"Dwight Rules".
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Come on Anytime 26 Dec. 2003
By thestaxman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've listened to Christmas albums by a Soul luminary (Al Green), the King of Rock and Soul (Solomon Burke) doing Gospel, the greatest band ever groovin' away (Booker T. & the MGs), and am, as most folks, very familiar with all the traditional Yuletide jingles done by various artists since the dawn of Rock 'N Roll, but this one is the best, and by far the most accessible, of them all.
After hearing Yoakam perform a stupendous working of the great "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on television, I knew I had to get this album. Lee Thornburg's great horn arrangements (right up Wayne Jackson's and Andrew Love's [Stax's Memphis Horns] alley), and typically superb work from Skip Edwards (B-3 organ) and guitarist/producer Pete Anderson, and of course Yoakam's crooning, made this the new definitive version of the classic. This great and unforced Southern Soul feel was totally unique in 1997, and still is today. Nothing else on the album goes in this direction. But that's okay.
Opening and closing with two excellent original numbers, what Dwight Yoakam does with the eight time tested (or time wearied) standards is something I've never heard anyone else do. There just doesn't seem to be a throw away here to be found; all are extremely interesting. He explores several different styles of music, keeping the listener on his or her toes and anxious to find out what he'll do next. This is truly a showcase for one of the greatest instruments in music, the vocals of Dwight Yoakam.
From the fascinating "Away In a Manger" (so darn authentic, you'll think it was recorded pre-Hank Williams!) to the great rockin' remake of Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph", Dwight and these fantastic musicians turn out a classic collection that everyone, Country fan or not, should own.

Forget the fact that these are Christmas tunes, and that all but two are Yoakam originals. This is a stunning album. And though you may have heard this said before, trust me, you can play this good and loud in July and it's just as great as on Christmas morning.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The difinitive Christmas album for a generation. 3 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The most entertaining Christmas album I have ever heard. Santa can't stay is a humourous commentary on today's family values. The traditional numbers are arranged with a inventive new flare that only a "Dwight Yoakam" can improve upon.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Ho- Ho- Ho- Honey 13 Dec. 2002
By anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD starts out on a downer with the title track. It's ok, but stick with it. The rest of the songs are first class. Dwight sings the sexiest version of any Christmas song on "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". On "Silver Bells" he does a Tex Mex version that works. Only Dwight and Pete would think of this one. The song "Away in a Manger" is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. This one is definitely worth buying.
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