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Christmas Portrait / クリスマス・ポートレイト

『クリスマス・ポートレイト』(Christmas Portrait)は、カーペンターズが1978年に発表した、初のクリスマス・アルバム。カレンの死後、リチャードは2作目のクリスマス・アルバム『オールド・ファッションド・クリスマス』を1984年にリリース。1996年には、2作のクリスマス・アルバムを抱き合わせたコンピレーションCD『クリスマス・コレクション』が日本で発売された。同コンピレーションでは、ディスク1で本作がオリジナル盤と同じ曲順で収録されているが、ほとんどの楽曲に新たなリミックスが施された。

  Christmas Portrait / The Carpenters / Amazon.co.jp

Christmas Portrait is the first Christmas album recorded by The Carpenters (and the only one issued during Karen Carpenter’s lifetime), originally released on October 13, 1978 (A&M 4726).

Track listing (Original 1978 LP)

Side one
  1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (Traditional, John Mason Neale)
  2. Overture:
  3. Christmas Waltz” (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
  4. Sleigh Ride” (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
  5. Medley:
    • “It’s Christmas Time” (Al Stillman, Victor Young)
    • “Sleep Well, Little Children” (Alan Bergman, Leon Klatzkin)
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
  7. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (John Frederick Coots, James Lamont “Haven” Gillespie)
  8. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
  9. Silent Night” (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr, John Freeman Young)
Side two
  1. Jingle Bells” (James Lord Pierpont)
  2. Medley:
    • “First Snowfall” (Joseph F. “Sonny” Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
    • Let it Snow” (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
  3. Carol of the Bells” (Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky)
  4. Merry Christmas Darling” (Frank Pooler, Richard Carpenter)
  5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (James Kimble “Kim” Gannon, Buck Ram, Walter Kent)
  6. “Christ is Born” (Ray Charles, Dominico Bartolucci)
  7. Medley:
  8. Ave Maria” (Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod)

Track listing (1984 CD reissue)

  1. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” – 0:41
  2. Overture/Medley: “Happy Holiday“/”The First Noel“/”March of the Toys”/”Little Jesus”/”I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus“/”O Little Town of Bethlehem“/”In dulci jubilo“/”Gesù bambino“/”Angels We Have Heard on High” – 8:16
  3. “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” – 2:11
  4. The Christmas Waltz” – 2:12
  5. Sleigh Ride” – 2:39
  6. “It’s Christmas Time”/”Sleep Well, Little Children” – 2:53
  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – 3:54
  8. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” – 1:05
  9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” – 3:39
  10. Carol of the Bells” – 1:39
  11. Merry Christmas Darling” – 3:07
  12. “Christ Is Born” – 3:13
  13. O Holy Night” – 3:10
  14. Home for the Holidays” – 2:36
  15. Medley: “Here Comes Santa Claus“/”Frosty the Snowman“/”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer“/”Good King Wenceslas” – 3:42
  16. Winter Wonderland“/”Silver Bells“/”White Christmas” – 5:28
  17. Ave Maria” – 2:34
  18. Selections from Nutcracker: “Overture Miniature/Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies/Waltz of the Flowers” – 5:27
  19. “Little Altar Boy” – 3:43
  20. I’ll Be Home for Christmas” – 3:49
  21. Silent Night” – 3:20
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