Sunshine and Snowflakes is my favourite Christmas music album in the world. Released in 1973 by Light Records (album LS-5625-LP) by Lexicon Music, Inc. and distributed by Word, Inc., it presents an upbeat and energetic take on familiar Christmas carols, sung by an impressive, 40-member children’s choir. Unfortunately, the album has been out of print for some time now, hence I wish to make it available here. The album is arranged by Clark Gassman and directed by Jan Gassman.
I digitized individual cuts of the album from a well-played LP record and converted them to 192 kbit, 44100 Hz, joint-stereo mp3 format using the Audacity audio editor and the LAME mp3 encoder. No (audio) compression, noise reduction, or any other digital signal processing was performed on the raw digital data, as I prefer the sound of the original vinyl recording.
I truly hope that you enjoy this unique Christmas music. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Joy to the World” from the medley are not to be missed!
Right-click the following links to download:
|Cut||Title||Length (m:s)||Size (MB)|
|1||A Sunshine Christmas Medley||14:36||20.1|
|2||Over in Bethlehem||3:31||4.7|
|3||Wise Men Still Adore Him||3:19||4.6|
|4||The Very First Christmas Day||2:51||4.0|
|6||Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus||3:19||4.6|
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Oh—and I’m not getting paid to say this—if you want, you can buy a used LP or an unofficial CD-R of this album from sweet-music.com.