Around the Christmas Tree ~ RCA Victor 45 EPA-496( The ) Twelve Days of ChristmasPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Traditional Christmas Music
Public Domain
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Chorus
Produced by Henri René
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 3:59
Recorded May 26, 1953   ~  Matrix No. E3VB-1353 Take 1 - 1A
1953 Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78RPM "Perry for Kids" Y-487 & EYA-40
Single release: RCA Little Nipper "Blue" Junior Series WBY-43 45-RPM Blue Vinyl
Single Flip Side: "'Twas The Night Before Christmas"
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10776 ( December 1954 )
Single Flip Side: "Frosty the Snowman"
Original issue: "Around the Christmas Tree" LPM-3133 and "Around the Christmas Tree" 45-EPA-496 MONO 1953
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-1243 MONO 1956
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
The Twelve Days of ChristmasAround the Christmas Tree ~ LPM 3133 circa 1953The Twelve Days of ChristmasMerry Christmas Music ~ 1956
Merry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden alternate coverThe Perry Como Christmas Collection
Merry Christmas Music ~ 1964 Camden Reissue

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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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