Christmas is just around the corner and there’s no Christmas without Pavarotti! The classic studio album “O holy night” is essential Christmas listening. The original LP was issued in 1976 (Decca SXL 6781, also on London). It was issued on CD in 1984 (Decca/London 414 044-2).
In 1991 a new CD version with more Christmas tracks, mostly religious, was issued (Decca/London 433 710-2). In 2005 followed another new CD version with additional three Christmas tracks (Decca 433 710-2).
The latest CD version was issued in 2007 in the remastered “Studio albums” series (Decca 475 8383), containing only the original album tracks and with the same cover art as the 1976 LP.
In the video below Pavarotti sings the title track of the album. Merry Christmas to everybody!
O holy night (London 1984)
O holy night (Decca 1991)
O holy night (Decca 2005)
O holy night (Decca 1976 & 2007)
This post was originally published 20-12-2009 as “Christmas with Pavarotti”. Last revision 13-12-2012.