RAY CHARLES The Spirit Of Christmas FC 40125 Vinyl VG+ Griswald Vacation Song
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Dec 10, 2018 End Date
Dec 9, 2018 Start Date
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RAY CHARLES The Spirit Of Christmas FC 40125 Vinyl VG+ Griswald Vacation Song

This is a RARE, 1st pressing of Ray Charles' THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS - FC 40125. Ray Charles covering Christmas songs like only Ray Charles can. Its bluesy. It's big bandy. Its that Ray Charles sound to Christmas music! Beautiful sung, produced and delivered by Ray!

This album also contains the song heard in the Christmas movie classic,National Lampoon's CHRISTMAS VACATION, song "The Spirit of Christmas."

Don't see a lot of these vinyl versions listed on eBay very often. Check out all the photos I took to confirm the condition.
Gave this record a test listen (BOTH SIDES) before listing and it performed beautifully. VG+ condition. The vinyls sits flat as can be as the turntable turns. It is bright, shiny and full of luster. There were some very light and slight crackling when you the record down on each side. You could also detect it during very light passages in the music but it quickly fades. Just some light dust in the grooves. There were NO skips, knocks, hissing, popping or other sonic flaws detected otherwise.

The original sleeve is in VG+ condition too. The photos and the colors on both sides are bright and clear. There are not creases or folds. The spine is excellent. The only condition issue is the top edge. Check photo 3. There is 1.5" flaking at the very top spine in the right hand corner. There is also a bar code sticker over the original printed barcode.
As you can see, I took great care and time to describe this item. Thank you for considering and kindly let me know if you have any questions.

Ray Charles ?– The Spirit Of Christmas

Label: Columbia ?– FC 40125 Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US Released: 1985 Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop Style: Rhythm & Blues


A1 What Child Is This 5:00 A2 The Little Drummer Boy 5:31 A3 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 3:29 A4 This Time Of The Year 3:16 A5 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 4:05 B1 That Spirit Of Christmas 5:06 B2 All I Want For Christmas 4:25 B3 Christmas In My Heart 4:15 B4 Winter Wonderland 3:32 B5 Christmas Time 4:40

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – RPM International Studios
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.

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