-- Neil Diamond and Gladys Knight & The Pips are a couple of the music stars whose holiday tunes have been gathered together for a festive new series of single-artist compilations that will be released on October 8. Each edition of Legacy Recordings' Classic Christmas Album series will feature remastered tracks from various yuletide releases each artist has put out over the years, as well as some songs that originally appeared on soundtracks or benefit albums.
Diamond's Classic Christmas Album, for example, includes 12 songs culled from 1992's The Christmas Album, 1994's The Christmas Album 2 and 2009's A Cherry Cherry Christmas. The Gladys Knight & The Pips compilation, meanwhile, boasts 14 tunes taken from 1975's Bless This House and 1980's That Special Time of Year.
Among the other artists represented by the Classic Christmas Album series are Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Martina McBride and George Jones andTammy Wynette.
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