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classic christmas album covers

01deanmartinxmas copy

i don’t know about you, but i’m trying to get in the christmas spirit around here. usually i wait until the week of to start listening to christmas music and hanging lights and buying presents, but not this year. this year i’m starting early. (i’m actually listening to dean martin’s winter romance as i type this post.) rather than post a link to a mix you’ll never listen to on spotify, i thought it’d be fun to check out the cover art of some of my all time favorite christmas albums. kids these days ain’t doing it right. click read more for the rest of the list.

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coming soon: the smile sessions

if you’re a beach boys fan, then this is exciting news.  the “lost” 1966-67 smile sessions will be released on november 1 in extreme fashion.  you can opt for the 2 disc cd or the box set which includes 5 cds, 2 lps, 2 7” inch singles, a 60 page book, a poster of the original artwork, and a couple of other things.  if you’re unfamiliar with smile, let me give you the cliffs notes: smile was supposed to be the follow up to pet sounds (one of the greatest albums of all time), but brian wilson had a nervous breakdown during the making of the album and never finished it.  it’s become somewhat of a legend and mystery to music fans.  you can pre-order your box set at amazon.  bonus: here’s a little video the beach boys capitol put together to announce the release: