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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – UMe
- Copyright (c) – UMe
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Records
- Copyright (c) – Motown Records
- Record Company – UM³/USM Japan
- Distributed By – Victor Entertainment, Inc.
- Remastered At – Universal Music Studios East, NYC
- Mixed At – Universal Music Studios East, NYC
- Mixed At – The Complex
- Arranged By [Original Album] – Ernie Freeman, Gene Page, H.B. Barnum
- Art Direction [Reissue/Compilation] – Vartan (4)
- Compilation Producer – Andrew Skurow*, Harry Weinger
- Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Adam Abrams
- Design [Package Redesign] – Terry Barnes (2)
- Liner Notes – Andrew Skurow*
- Liner Notes [Translated By] – Akiyama Sisters Inc.
- Mixed By – Roland Alvarez (tracks: 15), Suha Gur (tracks: 13, 16)
- Producer [Original Album] – Harvey Fuqua
- Remastered By [Digitally] – Suha Gur
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Backing tracks for Merry Christmas were recorded in Los Angeles in August, 1965. The vocals and final mixes were produced back in Detroit a month later. It was released in November and reached no. 6 on the Christmas charts.
13. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
Issued with a different mix on the Motown collection The Supremes The Never-Before-Released Masters (MCD09075MD), 1987
14. Just A Lonely Christmas
First issued on the Motown collection Christmas In The City (374636326-2), 1993; an acapella performance of the first verse only was issued on the The Supremes The Never-Before-Released Masters (MCD09075MD), 1987.
#1-12 originally release as Motown 638, November 1965.
#13-16 are bonus songs not on original album.
Band tracks recorded in Los Angeles, CA, August, 1965. Vocals recorded in Detroit, MI, September, 1965. (One other song from the recordings, "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem" is available on the CD collection A Motown Christmas Carol
All songs digitally remastered from the original stereo analog master tapes at Universal Music Studios East
"The Christmas Song" and "Silent Night" mixed from the original session tapes at UMSE
"Noel" mixed from the original session tapes at The Complex, Los Angeles, CA
Back liner photo taken on location of Where The Action Is (Big Bear Mountain, Calif.)
Original record ad courtesy of the Mary Wilson Collection. All other images courtesy of Norwin Simmons, Thomas A. Ingrassia and Andrew Skurow
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 4 988005 351487
- Barcode (Scanned): 4988005351487
- Price Code (Price): 定価¥1,835(税抜価格¥1,748)
- Rights Society: JASRAC