Christmas Joy ~ RCA Victor 45 EPA-497Joy to the World !Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by George F. Handel with lyrics by  Isaac Watts
 
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by Henri René
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:37
 
Recorded May 26, 1953   ~   Matrix No. E3VB-1354 Take 1 - 1A 
1953 Lyrics
Original issue: "Around the Christmas Tree" LPM-3133 and "Christmas Joy" 45-EPA-497
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-1243 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM DOUBLE EP "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" EPB-1243 MONO 1956
Album: RCA-AUSTRALIA EP "Joy to the World" RCA MONO ( ?? ) 1957
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAL-660 MONO 1961
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1964
Re-issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDS-1045 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1972
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "The Christmas Collection" PDA-027 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1979
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
 
Around the Christmas Tree ~ LPM 3133 circa 1953Merry Christmas Music ~ 1956Merry Christmas Music ~ EPB 1243Joy to the World
 
Merry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden alternate coverHome for the Holidays ~ compilation circa 1968
 
The Perry Como Christmas CollectionMerry Christmas Music ~ 1964 Camden Reissue
 
Note: a number of Perry's original RCA Camden albums were later issued in Electronically Reprocessed Stereo during the mid-1960s when it became important for recordings to be available in a stereo format. Generally speaking, results were not very good but this was largely dependent on the remastering engineer. Oddly, a number of recordings previously recorded in real stereo were also remastered in this "fake" stereo for reasons assumed to be associated with the project budget but, nevertheless, in direct contradiction to RCA General Manager George R. Marek's original mission statement for RCA Camden recordings in 1958.

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