Universally hailed as one of the finest Christmas platters ever assembled and ranked #9 on Rolling Stone's '25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time' list, the essential Soul Christmas compilation was originally released on Atlantic's sub label, ATCO Records back in 1968. It's a terrific collection of holiday favorites by a roster of R&B legends like Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Clarence Carter, William Bell, King Curtis, and Booker T. & The MGs. Now the title is getting the high-class Run Out Groove treatment with a new numbered, colored 180g vinyl pressing mastered from the original stereo source with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and single pocket tip-on Stoughton paper-wrapped UV-gloss sleeve packaging.
Run Out Groove is a new vinyl only label that caters specifically to music fanatics, pressing titles made by music fans for music fans. Their goal is to uncover, customize, reconfigure and reissue the coolest vinyl titles from the most unique artists of the last five decades. They want the fan to be a part of the process by creating a communal and collaborative environment so they manufacture and release high quality vinyl titles based on fan choices and involve the consumer in the journey from initial concept to delivery of the final product. ROG records are made with the highest quality packaging for the discerning collector and dedicated fan and are all limited to a one time pressing.
• Numbered, colored 180g vinyl pressing from Run Out Groove
• Mastered from the original stereo source with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN
• Single pocket tip-on Stoughton paper-wrapped UV-gloss sleeve
• One time pressing