The name “Bing Crosby” elicits immediate reaction. You’re thinking of “White Christmas,” aren’t you?
The singer’s legendary recordings are among the songs we consider “classics” of the holiday genre today, and that’s saying a lot. And today, Nov. 22, a special Christmas collection was released that pays tribute to Crosby’s undeniable place in history as one of the most beloved singers to ever record a track.
Titled Bing at Christmas, the new collection brings together recordings from his life and times with grand new orchestral arrangements. There’s also a new version of “White Christmas” with beloved vocal group Pentatonix, for good measure.
From the news release:
The new album gives the world the chance to hear these beloved tracks totally transformed, with today’s technical advances. Produced by Nick Patrick, who was behind the hugely successful Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Buddy Holly orchestral albums, Bing at Christmas boasts a unique sound and warmth that sets it apart from past Bing Crosby releases.
As Kathryn Crosby explains, “Hearing Bing’s voice with these completely new, beautifully recorded, orchestral accompaniments makes it seem as though he’s back after all these years. It’s magic.”
Stream Bing at Christmas below, via Spotify: