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Title: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 06:14:29 PM
Check this out folks .....

http://www.play.com/Search.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=classic+christmas+mcelderry

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=-1&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=joe+mcelderry+classic+christmas&primaryID=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1317753318&sr=1-8

http://www.zavvi.com/cd/joe-mcelderry/classic-christmas/10565110.html

Thanks to Anca on Twitter for alerting us :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on September 30, 2011, 06:16:05 PM
:hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
wonder if he was talking about this, will it have a cover of Joe in a santa costume?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on September 30, 2011, 06:16:45 PM
Oooh i think this might be it, i saw someone mention a christmas album on twitter, didnt think much of it at the time..
He's whacking these albums out quick aint he!?  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 06:17:22 PM
I think that counts as mega exciting  :hurrah:
Doesn't answer the January exciting thing though .... but hey ..... I can wait for that one :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on September 30, 2011, 06:18:34 PM
sadly it is out after the tour :S
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
But in time for Christmas :-)

Also here: http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=0&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=mcelderry+christmas&primaryID=0&btnSubmitSearch.x=35&btnSubmitSearch.y=23
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 06:20:00 PM
Oooh i think this might be it, i saw someone mention a christmas album on twitter, didnt think much of it at the time..
He's whacking these albums out quick aint he!?  :shock1:
I asked him about it on ustream last year, it was the only time he's ever replied to me.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on September 30, 2011, 06:22:31 PM
:goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
Can't wait gonna be a great Christmas listening to Joe singing Christmas songs. Lots of lucky people finding Joe in their Xmas stockings too. :excite:  :excite:  :excite:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on September 30, 2011, 06:23:36 PM
Oooh i think this might be it, i saw someone mention a christmas album on twitter, didnt think much of it at the time..
He's whacking these albums out quick aint he!?  :shock1:
I asked him about it on ustream last year, it was the only time he's ever replied to me.

Oh yeaaah, i remember that!  :-) haha remember his Last Christmas home movie he tried to make which was shown on XF  :lol: !!

So is this gonna be like a re-release of Classic or like a whole new album. Im surprised i thought they would have been aiming the album which is out now "classic" for christmas..
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on September 30, 2011, 06:24:44 PM
Wow this is a surprise, Michael buble is also releasing one for Christmas.  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 06:25:03 PM
yes a 3rd album classic christmas --- :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:--- altho after tour joe will have lotsa fans wanting to buy it for christmas. to play at familys gathering at christmas. :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 06:31:15 PM
I think it would be a "sort of" deluxe edition, where they add loads of new tracks (Christmas songs in this case) but take out some from the original album (TWYA better stay) I only think that because a full deluxe edition might be a little long... not that I'd complain if they did that. :snigger:

I'll pre-order this when I'm on the mac.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 06:33:51 PM
Yup - I think some of the tracks from Classic will stay - DWMF for sure. I would guess that little competition they had may have helped them to decide which ones to drop and which to keep?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 06:36:25 PM
Should I feel responsible for this? :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on September 30, 2011, 06:37:42 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on September 30, 2011, 06:37:54 PM
Maybe they will drop the arias to include the Christmas songs and Carols. I love the sound of Classic Christmas  :ten: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on September 30, 2011, 06:40:43 PM
Could be a whole new album :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
I think all the "focus tracks" will stay but as adayseye said, it could be all completely new.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on September 30, 2011, 06:44:34 PM
Oh wow!  :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: Can't believe we're getting 2 joe albums in under 6 months!

You told me this and that joe's 2nd album would be top 5 for 5 weeks 6 months ago and tbh I would have laughed in your face. Just can't believe this!  :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:

Is this what he's been teasing about  for the last few days then?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 06:47:16 PM
MAYBE JOES BEEN RECORDING IN SECRET ------ MAYBE ALL NEW SONGS / COVERS  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on September 30, 2011, 06:47:30 PM
Would love to hear him sing Ave Maria.  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on September 30, 2011, 06:47:45 PM
Gonna get this ordered ,can't wait to see whats on it  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on September 30, 2011, 06:49:47 PM
wonder if he's going in the studio now to record some new songs thats why he's not booked a lot of things in october except spooky and tour prep etc
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 06:52:34 PM
"Classic Christmas by Joe McElderry... the perfect gift for Christmas" - future advert. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on September 30, 2011, 06:52:48 PM
Just pre ordered my Classic Christmas  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 06:57:29 PM
 :shock1:
I cannot believe this!!!!!! can we have a new smiley saying: I love Decca and Universal????
OMG!!!!!!

 :goofy:  :goofy:  :goofy:   :goofy:  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on September 30, 2011, 07:02:16 PM
Well this is a surprise!!!!!
I would have thought if it was completely new they'd have a different name so i'm thinking kinda deluxe version too but could be way off!!!
I like a good old Christmas song :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on September 30, 2011, 07:04:19 PM
Well this is a surprise!!!!!
I would have thought if it was completely new they'd have a different name so i'm thinking kinda deluxe version too but could be way off!!!
I like a good old Christmas song :-)

Thats what I thought too Roec, unless they are just going to release a load of albums with a variation of the theme Classic.  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on September 30, 2011, 07:15:58 PM
Anyone know what other albums are released this date? I think leona's is (glassheart) but don't know of any others
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 07:18:12 PM
Anyone know what other albums are released this date? I think leona's is (glassheart) but don't know of any others

apparently Olly Murs.....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on September 30, 2011, 07:18:37 PM
What?? I can not believe this is happening?  What a surprise, It was not on my speculation list.

 :ilovejoe:  I love DECCA I love UNIVERSAL !
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 07:22:15 PM
yes -- olly blooming murs --- think some on twitter thinking not good too much rivalry with joe/ olly.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on September 30, 2011, 07:30:05 PM
Wow!! This is exciting. I remember somebody mentioning the bells in DWMF and speculating about it Christmas sound back in August. It would be lovely to have a few more new tracks to listen too. Exciting times.










Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on September 30, 2011, 07:33:07 PM
sorry bit of a random mood
(http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/942e40c0268658295d33c0f15910dcc9.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 07:34:47 PM
Give him a red shirt at least. :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 07:35:11 PM
good piccy of santa joe ---- cutie. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 07:36:36 PM
so many people are disappointed that Joe did not tweet/announce this Classic Christmas album. But I think he may not be aware that it is already online. Maybe Universal gave the info to the distributors but did not tell Joe that it would be available from today or whenever it appeared. Artists dont get every little piece of information about the label's decision. Sometimes they find out at the same time than the fans.
Maybe also, they put it out there and waited to see how long it would take to become common knowledge and make it a bit of a mystery when they start promoting it on TV and radios.
And Joe is not stuck to twitter every second of the day, he will realise soon what happened and will have to ask management and label if he can confirm the story.

i guess...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bryder on September 30, 2011, 07:39:46 PM
I would love it to be just a CD of Christmas Carols and songs, which although could only be played during the festive season, would be one that would be played every Christmas in my house, and what better way to start Christmas than having Joe sing.   :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 07:44:52 PM
agree sandy it always happens to joe -- his told to wait and then peeps find out on twitter -- even joes im gay announcement got told on twitter by dan wooton -- journos always tell before joe ---- i feel sorry for joe as everytime someone spoils his  secrets --   not fair really --- i see some on twitter not happy that  joes out same day as olly as their rivals ( well not joe/ olly - but their fans  are rivals and have been since x factor)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 07:49:44 PM
agree sandy it always happens to joe -- his told to wait and then peeps find out on twitter -- even joes im gay announcement got told on twitter by dan wooton -- journos always tell before joe ---- i feel sorry for joe as everytime someone spoils his  secrets --   not fair really --- i see some on twitter not happy that  joes out same day as olly as their rivals ( well not joe/ olly - but their fans  are rivals and have been since x factor)

I'm sure if this new album had been a trade secret, they would not have let Play.com and others put it online as preorder. And Joe is busy!!! They do need to get someone to take care of the announcements, but we want Joe to use his twitter account, not someone else, so i'd rather he tweets when he can than someone tweeting stuff for him when he's busy with work and spending time off with friends. We're gonna have to let go of the idea of him being available for us every second of the day and giving us all info as exclusivity I think....sad but true!
and if fans find out about these stuff, it's much better than when it's someone like MarksMeet telling us Hilda is giving him the gold record on TV before it's aired.

ok, shoot me now, if you don't agree. I can take it!!  :airkiss:  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on September 30, 2011, 07:53:03 PM
Leona's album has been put back to January!  

Great news though about the Classic Christmas.  Hope there are lots of new songs.  Especially The Christmas Song (my favourite).   "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire......"
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on September 30, 2011, 08:01:18 PM
I know what I'll be playing throughout December  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
I saw on facebook on Monday or Tuesday that Joe had exciting news he couldn't mention I wonder if was this

I'm also seeing Leona's album has been put back to March 26th but sites are still saying November 26th
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on September 30, 2011, 08:02:15 PM
OMG, this is amazing!! :D
I really want to hear 'White Christmas'. I love that song, and i think Joe would sing it perfectly.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 08:02:45 PM
no i agree sandy -- i know joes busy  too -- and i never expect joe to be exclusive to fans at all -- i always say joes busy with work / friends etc -- and never expect joe to be on twitter all day his too busy for that and he has his own life too -- its some others on twitter that want joe to answer DMS  etc  or tweet them all day long -- im not like that -- i just think it would have been nice for joe to announce something for once --- and peeps like mark meets/ dan wooton  would let joe tell fans first -- but i do know joes busy  sandy -- maybe his been busy recording for xmas album too. it doesnt matter most fans will pre order album anyway.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on September 30, 2011, 08:03:07 PM
 :goodpost:Sandypandy74
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on September 30, 2011, 08:03:35 PM
Leona's album has been put back to January!  

Great news though about the Classic Christmas.  Hope there are lots of new songs.  Especially The Christmas Song (my favourite).   "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire......"

Really? Thats got to be the 2nd or 3rd time it's  been pushed back!

OOOOOOOOOH so excited  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: All feels a bit surreal!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on September 30, 2011, 08:24:19 PM
OMG!! I'm off a couple of hours and look what I've found when I've come back!!!
It's amazing!!!

http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/24383440/Classic-Christmas/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=joe+mcelderry&urlrefer=search

It says 28 of November as the date for the release!!

Oh no! If it delays as much as Classic,  I will receive it at Easter, as very soon!  :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on September 30, 2011, 08:32:57 PM
I agree with you Sandy - this is not the same as journalist's breaking stories before Joe can tell us.  This is the record company releasing information to the retailers, something they are paid to do and totally outwith Joe's control and they don't have to tell him they are doing it either.

Leona herself tweeted that he album wouldn't be due for release until next year, but I really wish this wasn't being released the same day as Olly's.  I really can't be bothered with the fan wars  :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 08:38:59 PM
I agree with sandypandy. It's down to the label how information like this is released.

My own opinion is that they should make an announcement on his official website before or concurrent with releasing the information to the retailers but, in the overall scheme of things, I'm really not bothered at all. Just delighted that we shall get some more music - can't wait to hear a bit more about it :)

:firework:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on September 30, 2011, 08:42:07 PM
 :goodpost: Jude, carisma & Sandy :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jonsmile on September 30, 2011, 08:43:24 PM
I have a long post discussing where we are, issues to consider, and plans for the next album, but will comment on this briefly.

I don't know what to think in terms of is this a good, bad, or it really does not hurt at all thing. :unsure:

Joe has turned this around and his image has changed. He is the comeback kid and confirms more how Syco was the fool, but there is still some growth and development that needs to be hammered out because it is still sensitive. All this turnaround work could be for nothing, if not moving in the right direction in terms of the artistic identity of Joe (and hopefully go to America  ;)).

What not just push the current album more into Christmas? It is still a great selling album and very appropriate for the holiday market. So, why not continue to increase sales and higher Joe's position especially with his tour coming up with this album?

Sure this tentative Christmas album would be a great album to have, but I am thinking about Joe and if this is really a good idea especially with a hot current album right now that can only sell more.

I am not sure what to think, but will wait for a official confirmation as well as more details about what this is all about, if it is true.  :tap: :dontknow:

---------------

On the note about this news breaking by us, it is very childish sorry. Really, who care?! It does not matter. So we found it out not from Joe. What is the difference. Joe will make a formal announcement like he usually does, if true. There are probably things not confirmed yet if true. This is stupid to be upset about.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on September 30, 2011, 08:47:01 PM
If Classic Christmas is a re-release and not a stand alone album, it will chart as just Classic.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on September 30, 2011, 08:58:58 PM
I think the idea of a delux album is a good one - I'd rather that than a new xmas only one - am I wrong in thinking it's sales would count towards those of 'Classic'???? :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on September 30, 2011, 08:59:35 PM
Yup - I think some of the tracks from Classic will stay - DWMF for sure. I would guess that little competition they had may have helped them to decide which ones to drop and which to keep?

It certainly explains the ding dong bells at the end of DWMF I guess :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 08:59:43 PM
I had my doubts about classic as it is only covers. I was worried that the public would criticize him because of the lack of originality. And look what happened. So I have faith in Decca/Universal. they seem to really know what they are doing.
If they think releasing a xmas album will be good for JOe, then it must be.
I don't want to be completely stupid and just follow them blindly, but they have done such a good job in such a short period of time, that I think this is going to be very good for Joe!
 :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on September 30, 2011, 09:03:35 PM
Hmmmmm! Not sure yet what I think about Joe and this Christmas Classic album. I hope they are not turning him into Cliff Richard meets Mario Lanza? It meets the needs, wants and desires of "middle aged' demographic (?), but what about Joe's younger fan base ? Hmmmm. Not sure. No doubt I will buy. Would like to hear him sing Oh Holy Night though and a few others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQWXfHzOKUU

Josh has taken the US market and they want Joe to take UK?

It will be a huge seller, no doubt.  :cool2:

As long as this is followed by an album of new material please?  :clap:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 09:05:25 PM
yes, definitely need new material for the next one. Not a cover in sight, whether it's a famous song or not: NO MORE COVERS PLEASE!!!! for a while
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on September 30, 2011, 09:07:52 PM
Just thinking this new/delux album means lots and lots of promo - oh yes J. ROSS, NORTON, Xfactor etc etc here we come!! :goofy:

I get what you're saying Necara - that's why I like the idea of a delux version best as it's more of a natural tag on for xmas but also says this is NOT his next album ;) I also want Joe to get that 3rd album with original music :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on September 30, 2011, 09:08:28 PM
There are still some sections of the public that criticise Joe for doing covers and will criticise him even more for a christmas album.  However, as long as enough people buy it who cares what people who would never be fans think anyway.

Decca seem certain of what they are doing and seem proud to promote Joe rather than the almost apologetic promotion with Wide Awake.  The obviously think the more material they put out there the more "Joe - the singer" is cemented in people's mind. Perception is everything.

But yes original material is a must very soon.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on September 30, 2011, 09:14:03 PM
Actually just listened to a few versions of Oh Holy Night. Joe would do this justice and sing some Christmas songs brilliantly. It will maintain his profile right up until the New Year. I dare Mr Scowell to pitch any of his current Sausage Machine candidates up against Joe singing any traditional Christmas song. He may even throw in a new one?

My mind is working overtime now.  :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 09:15:59 PM
There are still some sections of the public that criticise Joe for doing covers and will criticise him even more for a christmas album.  However, as long as enough people buy it who cares what people who would never be fans think anyway.

Decca seem certain of what they are doing and seem proud to promote Joe rather than the almost apologetic promotion with Wide Awake.  The obviously think the more material they put out there the more "Joe - the singer" is cemented in people's mind. Perception is everything.

some people will always criticise him or will never try to listen to what he does, just because he comes from the xfactor. but he will come out of this label at some point. it's still early days to get rid of that tag. and he will not forget where he started anyway.
bring on more albums!!!! yay!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on September 30, 2011, 09:16:55 PM
Well at least there's a good two months for pre-orders now that the news is out  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on September 30, 2011, 09:18:50 PM
I hope this is a deluxe version rather than a new album personally  :thumbsup: Then a new album in the new year which by the looks of past interviews is what is planned.


 :decca: <----LOVE IT  :ten:  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on September 30, 2011, 09:20:14 PM
Anyone who has invested in Classic cannot fail to want Joe's Christmas album.

 :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on September 30, 2011, 09:21:41 PM
After 5 minutes of reflection I am sold.

Silent Night, Holy Night, ........  :whistle:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 09:21:50 PM
Jude:  :yourock:
 :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on September 30, 2011, 09:23:32 PM
I know joe's gained quite a few new fans with classic, so if the hard-core fan base and all the new fans buy it in the first week, you never know  ;) And people will deffo get it as a Xmas present for people. Its what EVERYONE is getting from me,  :lol: literally, even the cat!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on September 30, 2011, 09:24:00 PM
i wonder though if Joe knew we would find out other than from him cause didn't he tweet something like "keep your eyes and ears out". it sounds like look around for news of what i'm doingI
I don't see how this album is in direct competition with Olly its a xmas album not a pop album but I don't think we can avoid people checking the charts .

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on September 30, 2011, 09:30:28 PM
I think you could be right Tessa about Joe saying keep your eyes and ears out, think he knew we would find out before he could tell us.

Last Christmas I gave you my heart   :singer1:
                                     :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on September 30, 2011, 09:31:07 PM
Right I have Joe singing Adeste Fideles now ringing in my ears! :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on September 30, 2011, 09:32:26 PM
I am not sure this is what Joe was "mega excited" about though ...  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on September 30, 2011, 09:37:40 PM
I am not sure this is what Joe was "mega excited" about though ...  :lol:

i'm with you on that!! there's much much bigger to come!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on September 30, 2011, 09:49:09 PM
I agree, there has to be 'Last Christmas (or the one before to be precise) & Holy Night  and I hope there is a surprise duet  :)


 :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on September 30, 2011, 09:56:03 PM
Maybe Last Christmas with George Michael?  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on September 30, 2011, 09:58:24 PM
or elton's xmas song as a duet :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on September 30, 2011, 10:25:57 PM
 hayley has said she likes the idea of a deluxe album what  anne has been posting --- i think joe will probably be  very  popular  with a christma album -- altho  joes  album after that will be - all new songs  i hope-- i hope joe does well with the christmas album --- and think decca must be proud of joes classic and that is  why they are doing this album for  christmas. :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
:decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on September 30, 2011, 10:48:44 PM
Hope it doesn't stop Classic becoming platinum  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on September 30, 2011, 11:15:34 PM
Missed so much tonight, Christmas Classic this is amazing, two albums in a few months. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: Don't think this is the news Joe is so excited about though, more excitement to come me thinks. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
 :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on September 30, 2011, 11:19:07 PM
After 5 minutes of reflection I am sold.

Silent Night, Holy Night, ........  :whistle:

And sung mainly in the original language - German!  He can do it I am certain.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on September 30, 2011, 11:21:24 PM
just guessing but maybe decca also think they can push a xmas classic album easier around the world and that paired with classic will get Joe known abroad

could be all part of their grand strategy to get Joe known around the world if it is can understand even more why Joe agreed to do it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on September 30, 2011, 11:24:32 PM
Hope it doesn't stop Classic becoming platinum  :pray:

If it is a deluxe album (or Classic repackaged) the sales will be added.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on September 30, 2011, 11:34:43 PM
Hope it doesn't stop Classic becoming platinum  :pray:

If it is a deluxe album (or Classic repackaged) the sales will be added.

 
AAAAhh!   OK that's the promo plot innit!   

So in terms of the charts - how will that work does anyone know? 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on September 30, 2011, 11:37:49 PM
I think they get added don't they? That's why you get some of the + figures on Buzzjack?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on September 30, 2011, 11:53:44 PM
I had my doubts about classic as it is only covers. I was worried that the public would criticize him because of the lack of originality. And look what happened. So I have faith in Decca/Universal. they seem to really know what they are doing.
If they think releasing a xmas album will be good for JOe, then it must be.
I don't want to be completely stupid and just follow them blindly, but they have done such a good job in such a short period of time, that I think this is going to be very good for Joe!
 :-)

Totally agree, I had doubts about Joe doing PSTOS and rushing out an album of Classics and both have turned out to be fantastic decisions with amazing results. So what do I know?  Clearly less than Decca/Universal. So far the label has made some good decisions and the promo plan etc in my opinion has been spot on.

Also have to quote and agree with Carisma's post.

There are still some sections of the public that criticise Joe for doing covers and will criticise him even more for a christmas album.  However, as long as enough people buy it who cares what people who would never be fans think anyway.

Decca seem certain of what they are doing and seem proud to promote Joe rather than the almost apologetic promotion with Wide Awake.  The obviously think the more material they put out there the more "Joe - the singer" is cemented in people's mind. Perception is everything.

But yes original material is a must very soon.


Joe will always have haters no matter what, sometimes the bigger star you are the more hate you get, we as fans will just have to get used to that, but as long as Joe can be successful in his own right, sell enough CD's and concert/gig tickets then it doesn't matter.

 :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 12:00:04 AM
I think they get added don't they? That's why you get some of the + figures on Buzzjack?

Yes I think so.

I do hope this is a deluxe album rather than a whole album of Xmas songs, I find Christmas albums cheesy generally.

Would personally love a few acoustic tracks or there.  Or ....................... wait for it ...................... tour DVD & Classic Christmas double package!!

Now thats what I call Merry Christmas.  :ilovejoe:  :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 01, 2011, 12:03:11 AM
Yup - I think some of the tracks from Classic will stay - DWMF for sure. I would guess that little competition they had may have helped them to decide which ones to drop and which to keep?
I dont think there will be any of the tracks off 'Classic' included .I think they will all be 'Christmas Classics'... He would sing Silent Night beautifully, perhaps even a verse in the original German.. the choice is endless, as his voice is so perfect for lovely christmas songs and hymns.
'Have yourself a merry little Christmas, etc , even a few  up tempo ones for 'party time'... would be nice to hear him do George Michael's 'Last Christmas'.
Im so pleased he is releasing one, it makes perfect business sense..and sorts my Christmas presssie list out big time! :decca:

As for doing covers... Christmas is a  'cover' year on year on year...thats whats its all about.. perhaps one or two new versions but if its Joe it will sell regardless...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 12:06:55 AM
Yup - I think some of the tracks from Classic will stay - DWMF for sure. I would guess that little competition they had may have helped them to decide which ones to drop and which to keep?
I dont think there will be any of the tracks off 'Classic' included .I think they will all be 'Christmas Classics'... He would sing Silent Night beautifully, perhaps even a verse in the original German.. the choice is endless, as his voice is so perfect for lovely christmas songs and hymns.
'Have yourself a merry little Christmas, etc , even a few  up tempo ones for 'party time'... would be nice to hear him do George Michael's 'Last Christmas'.
Im so pleased he is releasing one, it makes perfect business sense..and sorts my Christmas presssie list out big time! :decca:

As for doing covers... Christmas is a  'cover' year on year on year...thats whats its all about.. perhaps one or two new versions but if its Joe it will sell regardless...

God I hope not!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 01, 2011, 12:22:05 AM
I'm hoping it's got some Christmas tracks and acoustic versions of Classic tracks with an acoustic 'Wide awake' & Superman thrown in for good measure!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 01, 2011, 12:41:23 AM
Yup - I think some of the tracks from Classic will stay - DWMF for sure. I would guess that little competition they had may have helped them to decide which ones to drop and which to keep?
I dont think there will be any of the tracks off 'Classic' included .I think they will all be 'Christmas Classics'... He would sing Silent Night beautifully, perhaps even a verse in the original German.. the choice is endless, as his voice is so perfect for lovely christmas songs and hymns.
'Have yourself a merry little Christmas, etc , even a few  up tempo ones for 'party time'... would be nice to hear him do George Michael's 'Last Christmas'.
Im so pleased he is releasing one, it makes perfect business sense..and sorts my Christmas presssie list out big time! :decca:

As for doing covers... Christmas is a  'cover' year on year on year...thats whats its all about.. perhaps one or two new versions but if its Joe it will sell regardless...

God I hope not!
Sorry Marylou but i'm with Hayley there.....really hope its a deluxe version of Classic too & not a totally new album
Decca just brought out a deluxe version of Imelda Mays album (Mayhem) so hoping this is similar...and yep it charts with the original :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on October 01, 2011, 12:50:03 AM
Omg omg :D:D YAYY!!  :hurrah: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Josie on October 01, 2011, 01:07:52 AM
I'm hoping for deluex abum as well that would surely push Classic to platinum I have a feeling that Imagine will be on it ....  :roll: :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 01, 2011, 01:15:28 AM
I can see that a deluxe copy of 'Classic' would be nice to have but would it attract the sales that Decca would be looking for?
I dont understand the logic of just bringing out the same collection at Christmas time in a fancy box,with a few other numbers tucked in for good measure..
None of the numbers on the 'Classic' album say 'Christmas' to me. Perhaps I am not understanding the way the industry works now.. but considering Christmas has always been about the same traditions ,year on year..same meals.. same tree.. same lights.. same crackers etc etc.why does the thought of having Joe sing traditional and popular christmas songs for the festive season seem such a bad thing..
He has already taken a giant leap from his original stance and boy! hasnt it been successful.. so for the life of me I cannot understand why doing this would nt be a good move for Joe too.... ???  and dont forget he is doing another album in the new year.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2011, 01:26:11 AM
i think peeps want it to be a delux album as the sales from classic will be added -- think that is main reason people want the delux version of classic. and joe will have a new album in new year hopefully some new songs / and accoustics / for the fans that like joes accoustics -- joes accoustics are so popular.- now that album would  sell like hot cakes for sure. :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 01, 2011, 01:31:09 AM
I suppose we've already seen that if Joe puts out an album featuring his amazing voice then people want to hear it. So we may see joe in the top ten album charts for another good slice of this year!!!!!
what a year this has been....can't believe it ....its crazy  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jmalltheway on October 01, 2011, 02:21:07 AM
Am I hearing this right that Joe has another recording another album for upcoming for x'mas time??
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2011, 02:31:51 AM
yes viv - classic christmas -- joe hasnt confirmed it yet tho. :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 01, 2011, 06:31:03 AM
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Would personally love a few acoustic tracks or there.  Or ....................... wait for it ...................... tour DVD & Classic Christmas double package!!

That would be brilliant!   :goofy: :singer1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on October 01, 2011, 08:39:45 AM
I am not sure this is what Joe was "mega excited" about though ...  :lol:

i'm with you on that!! there's much much bigger to come!!!!

 :-)I'm pleased if this is going to be a deluxe version of Classic and think it was part of the original 'promo plot' (see how Classic sells initially then add a few extras for Chistmas - many artists have released deluxe versions including Alexandra Burke and Pixie Lott last year - it will certainly boost sales) but like many of you I'm hoping for some more 'news' too.  With a deluxe version to sell Joe may get the opportunity to promote on a few of the new seasons shows - i.e JR etc.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 01, 2011, 09:04:27 AM
I am not sure this is what Joe was "mega excited" about though ...  :lol:

i'm with you on that!! there's much much bigger to come!!!!

 :-)I'm pleased if this is going to be a deluxe version of Classic and think it was part of the original 'promo plot' (see how Classic sells initially then add a few extras for Chistmas - many artists have released deluxe versions including Alexandra Burke and Pixie Lott last year - it will certainly boost sales) but like many of you I'm hoping for some more 'news' too.  With a deluxe version to sell Joe may get the opportunity to promote on a few of the new seasons shows - i.e JR etc.

 :goodpost:  If it's solely Christmas tracks (my first fear  :blush:) that's a different album . Of course this now  solves the mystery of the 13th track too  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 01, 2011, 09:10:14 AM
That's a good point about the 13th track BA - maybe the tracks for CC were recorded at the same time as the Classic tracks, in which case it will definitely be a deluxe version.

I hope it is not a new album with solely Christmas tracks for several reasons  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jonsmile on October 01, 2011, 09:12:17 AM
I hope it is not a new album given that this one is selling so well. Why releasing a new album when you already have an album that is selling great? I don't think this is a good move.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 01, 2011, 09:42:51 AM
but jonsmile if as many folk are saying it is probably a delux version of classic it will help to boost sales figures for classic again closer to xmas as it will be added to the tally of classic album sales. A lot of pop artists do it so it won't necessarily put him in the same bracket as yer oldies 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 01, 2011, 10:10:28 AM
The more I think about it the more convinced it's a delux version of Classic with some new xmas tracks added. As Roec, Carisma and others have said they would have come up with a more original name if it were a brand new album. Also, the fact that sales of a delux would be added to those of Classic - it makes sense and also all the promo/ads etc wouldn't need much tweeking to work for a delux version so all in all a delux album makes good business sense  :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on October 01, 2011, 10:24:51 AM
The more I think about it the more convinced it's a delux version of Classic with some new xmas tracks added. As Roec, Carisma and others have said they would have come up with a more original name if it were a brand new album. Also, the fact that sales of a delux would be added to those of Classic - it makes sense and also all the promo/ads etc wouldn't need much tweeking to work for a delux version so all in all a delux album makes good business sense  :wink:

Totally agree. This is an opportunity not to missed by both Decca & Joe - next year things would have moved on - so its the here and now that matter.  All the comments and criticisms are already out there in respect of 'covers' etc so there is nothing that will change there. Would be lovely if there are a couple of acoustic tracks along with some traditional tracks - you never know - Joe may make a track or two differ from the original just like OTR.  (I agree totally that a whole new album wouldn't be great but some extras on Classic would work well).  Read somewhere that some people think that Decca are 'cashing in' on Joe's current success? Well they have certainly pulled out all the stops with advertising - and they are 'a team' with Joe.  So I don't really think there is any exploitation there. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 01, 2011, 10:28:43 AM
I don't actually get the "cashing in' criticism.  Isn't that, in reality, what every record company do.  No company is in it just for the prestige or whatever, and, so far anyway, it has been a two way situation.  Joe has got as much out of being signed by Decca, as Decca have out of signing Joe.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 01, 2011, 10:32:16 AM
I agree with all of you who want a deluxe edition. For one it is too soon (in my opinion) for a completely new album with some original tracks - something I really want for the next album. And it will get round the critics who'll be saying "more covers".

I would love "O Holy Night" or "In The Bleak Midwinter" - the less well-known version.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 01, 2011, 10:49:51 AM
I would love to see the song list for Classic Christmas!

I don't expect any original songs there though, considering Joe only got October to record unless he had already done when he was recording Classic.

I don't think this is the top secret he was talking about (for January) but I assume this is the outcome of the meeting he was really excited about and wanted us to keep our eyes and ears open.

I hope Decca will choose some classy Christmas songs.  :pray:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 01, 2011, 10:50:37 AM
maybe it will be a fav xmas song of Joe's I always like listening to his songs thinking what is about this that made him choose it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 01, 2011, 11:00:58 AM
there is the thirteenth elusive track...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 01, 2011, 11:04:15 AM
I don't actually get the "cashing in' criticism.  Isn't that, in reality, what every record company do.  No company is in it just for the prestige or whatever, and, so far anyway, it has been a two way situation.  Joe has got as much out of being signed by Decca, as Decca have out of signing Joe.



Agree though I think those who say this mean that they think Decca are making a few quid out of Joe now and will drop him - of course we know that Joe is already in talks for a new album to start recording in Jan and so far everything we've heard points to Universal/Decca being thrilled with Joe and having a long term plan. TBH - with what has happened with this album U/D would be mad to not hang to him by every means possible. :cool2:

Of course you always have those who just love people to fail so they can indulge in schadenfreude - especially if they are a fan of another artist they see as being 'in competition' with them how ever silly this is :roll:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 01, 2011, 12:39:32 PM
 :goodpost:  I have heard several fans of other people saying just that!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on October 01, 2011, 12:47:02 PM
I hope he wont do all I want for Christmas again.. wasnt a fan of his rendition at all..  :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 01, 2011, 12:49:42 PM
Well that was hardly his fault.
He did a Q&A shortly after that  and I asked him something like what was his worst performing experience so far and he said that was, because it was in too low a key.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 12:56:13 PM
I can see that a deluxe copy of 'Classic' would be nice to have but would it attract the sales that Decca would be looking for?
I dont understand the logic of just bringing out the same collection at Christmas time in a fancy box,with a few other numbers tucked in for good measure..
None of the numbers on the 'Classic' album say 'Christmas' to me. Perhaps I am not understanding the way the industry works now.. but considering Christmas has always been about the same traditions ,year on year..same meals.. same tree.. same lights.. same crackers etc etc.why does the thought of having Joe sing traditional and popular christmas songs for the festive season seem such a bad thing..
He has already taken a giant leap from his original stance and boy! hasnt it been successful.. so for the life of me I cannot understand why doing this would nt be a good move for Joe too.... ???  and dont forget he is doing another album in the new year.

For several reasons I don't want Joe to release a whole new album of Xmas songs, main reason is because its beyond cheesy.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 01:02:51 PM
I don't actually get the "cashing in' criticism.  Isn't that, in reality, what every record company do.  No company is in it just for the prestige or whatever, and, so far anyway, it has been a two way situation.  Joe has got as much out of being signed by Decca, as Decca have out of signing Joe.



I agree, Decca have invested alot of time & money into Joe so of course they are going to want something back. If this album is a deluxe it can only push the current sales for Classic then how is it a bad thing for Joe either?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on October 01, 2011, 01:06:17 PM
Well that was hardly his fault.
He did a Q&A shortly after that  and I asked him something like what was his worst performing experience so far and he said that was, because it was in too low a key.

I could hear that O.o oh dear I didnt liked it :p
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 01, 2011, 02:05:36 PM
I actually thought it didn't sound that bad, yes it was a tad bit too low for him but I've heard much worse singers.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 01, 2011, 02:18:26 PM
I actually thought it didn't sound that bad, yes it was a tad bit too low for him but I've heard much worse singers.

That goes without saying!  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2011, 02:20:01 PM
i agree about a delux version of classic so sales are added to classic --- also wish joe had some accoustics too. :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
I don't actually get the "cashing in' criticism.  Isn't that, in reality, what every record company do.  No company is in it just for the prestige or whatever, and, so far anyway, it has been a two way situation.  Joe has got as much out of being signed by Decca, as Decca have out of signing Joe.



Agree though I think those who say this mean that they think Decca are making a few quid out of Joe now and will drop him - of course we know that Joe is already in talks for a new album to start recording in Jan and so far

everything we've heard points to Universal/Decca being thrilled with Joe and having a long term plan. TBH - with what has happened with this album U/D would be mad to not hang to him by every means possible. :cool2:

Of course you always have those who just love people to fail so they can indulge in schadenfreude - especially if they are a fan of another artist they see as being 'in competition' with them how ever silly this is :roll:


That's silly, a label would only bother doing a deluxe album if they were happy with the album released, if the album you are re-releasing wasn't sucessful it would be like flogging a dead horse.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 01, 2011, 04:14:10 PM
For several reasons I don't want Joe to release a whole new album of Xmas songs, main reason is because its beyond cheesy. re Hayley.

My understanding of 'cheesy is 'cheap, tacky, and tasteless'??

Are we the saying then choosing to sing some of the finest classic christmas numbers are this? or is it the fact that Joe is too young?  would lower his standing in peoples eyes?  That somehow releasing a Christmas album based on Christmas is not suitable for Joe?

I would imagine that Michael Buble's Christmas Album will be on the same lines..might even contain the very old  'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas'
certainly not cheap tacky or tasteless..  as its the best selling Christmas song of all time.

Dont want to keep harping on about this and we will have to wait and see, but if we are looking at Christmas sales of a Christmas Classic Album we have to look beyond personal preferences and keep an eye on what will sell best.. and its my unimportant opinion the majority of buyers across all the ages will  not buy it if includes tracks that they already have on Joe's  'original' Classic album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 01, 2011, 04:21:21 PM
I just said this somewhere else, but I don't think that Joe has time to go and record a whole album of songs, rehearse for the tour and actually perform on tour before 28th November.  I know we joke that he is like the Duracell bunny but he is only human.

A lot of Christmas songs are incredibly cheesy so it would really depend on the tracklist - but releasing deluxe albums is quite standard in the industry and if people like the artist enough they will buy.  Talking of Michael Buble, I am sure it was a deluxe version of his album that beat Joe's Wide Awake into 3rd place.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 01, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
It would be ironic if the opposite happened this time.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 01, 2011, 04:40:32 PM
I agree that folk who have classic won't buy this if it has mostly the same songs but I'm hoping it might grab people who  haven't been interested before, or looking for a present or album to get in the xmas mood. So could have a better chance than just classic alone has of keeping sales going once we get into december.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 01, 2011, 04:45:38 PM
I agree that folk who have classic won't buy this if it has mostly the same songs but I'm hoping it might grab people who  haven't been interested before, or looking for a present or album to get in the xmas mood. So could have a better chance than just classic alone has of keeping sales going once we get into december.
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Good point Tessa. It's a good marketing strategy and hopefully they will be clever and give the delux version enough to make those who already have the album want to have this one too.

You're right Carisma - I'm pretty sure it was a delux Buble album that ousted Joe  :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 01, 2011, 04:47:15 PM
I agree that folk who have classic won't buy this if it has mostly the same songs but I'm hoping it might grab people who  haven't been interested before, or looking for a present or album to get in the xmas mood. So could have a better chance than just classic alone has of keeping sales going once we get into december.
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Good point Tessa. It's a good marketing strategy and hopefully they will be clever and give the delux version enough to make those who already have the album want to have this one too.

You're right Carisma - I'm pretty sure it was a delux Buble album that ousted Joe  :cool2:
It was definitely that which happened, hopefully this time it will be the opposite. :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 04:55:36 PM
I just said this somewhere else, but I don't think that Joe has time to go and record a whole album of songs, rehearse for the tour and actually perform on tour before 28th November.  I know we joke that he is like the Duracell bunny but he is only human.

A lot of Christmas songs are incredibly cheesy so it would really depend on the tracklist - but releasing deluxe albums is quite standard in the industry and if people like the artist enough they will buy.  Talking of Michael Buble, I am sure it was a deluxe version of his album that beat Joe's Wide Awake into 3rd place.

Marylou, I don't think cheesy has to be 'cheap, tacky, and tasteless' just cheesy songs and imo the majority of christmas songs are cheesy and I find the whole idea of a Xmas album of Christmas songs very cheesy indeed and I'm sure I'm not the only one, but yes it is only my opinion.  I don't know what would ultimately be best for Joe, I will leave that up to Decca and Joe to decide.

I do however think it would be too soon to be releasing another album, Joe has previously said he will go straight back into recording in January and I don't actually think this Christmas Classic album is that already planned album pushed forward.

Like Carisma and others have said I don't think Joe has enough time to record a whole new album really, what with the tour, although he did record Classic in six days so who knows, I don't really see how Joe will find the time to promote this album though before it's out as he is going to be busy on tour.  I also don't think it would serve Joe that well to be doing his 3rd album, 2nd with Decca full of covers once again, fans included are expecting and hoping for some original tracks on the next album, releasing a deluxe album would allow Joe could get away with it.  Alot of artists release deluxe albums of successful albums and it keeps sales rising. It would imo be a bit silly to release a whole new album so soon when Classic is still doing so well.

Yes all the big Joe fans would buy the album, maybe some people would buy it as a Xmas present etc which I think in fairness is the only audience that a Christmas album would attract it hardly has a massive appeal, it's a Christmas album does what it says on the tin.

Yes Carisma, Michael Buble's album that beat Joe to number 2 last year was a deluxe edition with around 5 new tracks.  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 01, 2011, 06:03:21 PM
One definition of cheesy:

hackneyed and obviously sentimental:an album of cheesy pop hits
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2011, 07:44:30 PM
wouldnt the delux album still be better as it would still keep classic in the charts , it could have some christmas songs  on it but not be a totally new christmas album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 01, 2011, 07:44:55 PM
I'm hoping for deluex abum as well that would surely push Classic to platinum I have a feeling that Imagine will be on it ....  :roll: :)
Noooooooooooooooooo i absolutely hate that song!!!! & i wouldn't think its very Christmassy either...or am i being thick :blush:
Totally agree with Carisma, Hayley, Anne & Tessa too :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 01, 2011, 07:49:12 PM
I'm hoping for deluex abum as well that would surely push Classic to platinum I have a feeling that Imagine will be on it ....  :roll: :)
Noooooooooooooooooo i absolutely hate that song!!!! & i wouldn't think its very Christmassy either...or am i being thick :blush:
Totally agree with Carisma, Hayley, Anne & Tessa too :)

Hee hee Josie - don't go there  :shock1: - calm down Roec - Just keep saying 'Imagine will not be on the album' :rofl2: :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 01, 2011, 07:57:16 PM
I love imagine, but I don't want anyone else sing it, does that make sense?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 01, 2011, 09:41:05 PM
He sang it at judges houses (on xtra factor)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 01, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
He sang it at judges houses (on xtra factor)
How come I never seen that? Do you have a link?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on October 01, 2011, 09:46:46 PM
I agree with what most people are saying.. I REALLY hope its a deluxe album, where its Classic with added tracks so the sales can add to it because its already selling so well.  i really would not be happy if it was a complete new album with christmas songs all over it and i think it would be ridiculous with how good Classic is doing anyways.
Please can the album hes recording in January have some original songs on!  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 01, 2011, 09:48:27 PM
He sang it at judges houses (on xtra factor)

Is that the one where he was accompanied by the camel  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on October 01, 2011, 09:52:14 PM
Alice the camel!  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 01, 2011, 09:57:27 PM
found it,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCPoL6zkX_0
can't believe i missed that one
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2011, 10:03:08 PM
i think joe could sing some lovley christmas  songs-- accoustically. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 10:41:24 PM
found it,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCPoL6zkX_0
can't believe i missed that one

Oh jeez, now I'm all emotional.  Think my XF dvd needs an airing.  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 01, 2011, 11:11:23 PM
I never was a fan of this performance really, never liked the song  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 01, 2011, 11:34:36 PM
I never was a fan of this performance really, never liked the song  :-)

Taco Taco Taco, think I might have to get the  :spank: on you.  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 01, 2011, 11:54:27 PM
I'm kinda with Taco on this :blush:
Its the only performance of Joe's i never watch as i really hate the song....no matter how much i love Joe thats not going to ever change i'm afraid!! :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 01, 2011, 11:58:07 PM
I only don't watch it much because of the flipping camel.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 02, 2011, 12:07:52 AM
i'd love to hear joe sing some christmas songs, he'd be great at them, would love to hear him sing silent night or something like that. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Josie on October 02, 2011, 12:43:48 AM
Aww I only mentioned Imagine cos he has done it before and it was a Christmas #1 for John Lennon  :blush: :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 02, 2011, 01:03:02 AM
Aww I only mentioned Imagine cos he has done it before and it was a Christmas #1 for John Lennon  :blush: :blush:
:lol: Sorry Josie, thats my fault...i was the one started going on about not liking it :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 02, 2011, 01:03:53 AM
Just for interest...here is Michael Buble's Christmas Album......track list..now this is a Christmas album!

 It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Jingle Bells [featuring the Puppini Sisters]
4. White Christmas [duet with Shania Twain]
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You
6. Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Santa Baby
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
10. Silent Night
11. Blue Christmas
12. Cold December Night
13. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14. Ave Maria
15. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad" [duet with Thalia]

Special Edition Bonus Tracks
Winter Wonderland
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells [featuring Naturally 7]

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 02, 2011, 01:39:10 AM
welll these may be great for micheal buble -- but they are not really what we want for  joe  -- hope classic christmas has much better songs than this or is a delux album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 02, 2011, 06:57:49 AM
Michael Buble's sounds very cheesy!  And you can only play it for a couple of months during the year!  :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 02, 2011, 08:00:08 AM
welll these may be great for micheal buble -- but they are not really what we want for  joe  -- hope classic christmas has much better songs than this or is a delux album.

Agree Trudy - this is fine for Buble - he can get away with this now and it's kinda what would be expected of him on an xmas album - BUT not Joe and a brand new album now would make absolutely no sense business wise when they have an album out that's selling well.

We'll get a delux version with a good spate of new xmas tracks on it. :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 02, 2011, 08:37:03 AM
I was going to get Michael's Christmas album until I just saw that track list.   :thumbsdown:  :glum:   
   
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 02, 2011, 08:58:01 AM
Feliz Navidad :D
That was my fave growing up  :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 02, 2011, 10:06:36 AM
Joe would do Beyonce's Ave Maria just grand :-)

The others for MB look a tad cheesy.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 02, 2011, 10:15:36 AM
I am having my doubts about it being a deluxe version as Deane on GJ posted a link to HMV (I think) where it had one of these offers where you could buy Classic and CLassic Christmas together for £15.97
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 02, 2011, 10:22:14 AM
I'm not going to say anything till we know everything for sure, tracklist, whether it's deluxe or a new album etc.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 02, 2011, 10:25:30 AM
Just found out about this!
OMG I am over the moon!
Joe's voice and christmas classics!
How fantastic.
Im hoping its a brand new album - but an update of the old would be great.
Anything that gives me more of Joe and his beautiful voice!
This has made my day!

 :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 02, 2011, 10:41:22 AM
I wouldn't read too much into the partnering thing - I imagine it's done automatically and can't (at the moment at any rate) detect that they are (or could be) two versions of the same album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 02, 2011, 10:45:08 AM
I am having my doubts about it being a deluxe version as Deane on GJ posted a link to HMV (I think) where it had one of these offers where you could buy Classic and CLassic Christmas together for £15.97

Mmn - interesting - we'll just have to see what happens. Just seen your post Jude and it could be something like that. It just would seem an odd move to me when they've got 'Classic' to sell - why split the promo strategy :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 02, 2011, 11:23:22 AM
Here's the link for buying both together

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=-1&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=joe+mcelderry+classic+christmas&primaryID=0
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 02, 2011, 11:36:16 AM
It might be a re-packaged version where they take a few tracks out of the original Classic to make room for the new ones, they might shuffle the order of the songs too, that's just my guess though. Do HMV even know the tracklist yet? If they did, would they have put it up already?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 02, 2011, 11:40:23 AM
It might be a re-packaged version where they take a few tracks out of the original Classic to make room for the new ones, they might shuffle the order of the songs too, that's just my guess though. Do HMV even know the tracklist yet? If they did, would they have put it up already?

Get ya - and if they actually remove some of the tracks from Classic then it is effectively a different album as you'd have to buy both to get all the tracks :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 02, 2011, 11:46:37 AM
It might be a re-packaged version where they take a few tracks out of the original Classic to make room for the new ones, they might shuffle the order of the songs too, that's just my guess though. Do HMV even know the tracklist yet? If they did, would they have put it up already?

Get ya - and if they actually remove some of the tracks from Classic then it is effectively a different album as you'd have to buy both to get all the tracks :wink:
Oh my! I didn't even think of it like that, I really hope that's what it will be now. :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 02, 2011, 12:08:40 PM
Just for interest...here is Michael Buble's Christmas Album......track list..now this is a Christmas album!

 It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Jingle Bells [featuring the Puppini Sisters]
4. White Christmas [duet with Shania Twain]
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You
6. Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Santa Baby
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
10. Silent Night
11. Blue Christmas
12. Cold December Night
13. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14. Ave Maria
15. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad" [duet with Thalia]

Special Edition Bonus Tracks
Winter Wonderland
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells [featuring Naturally 7]



I smell cheese.  :lol:

Thanks Marylou for the list, only one I would be happy for Joe to sing on here is Ave Maria.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 02, 2011, 12:12:13 PM
Here's the link for buying both together

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=-1&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=joe+mcelderry+classic+christmas&primaryID=0

I have deffo seen this before where a deluxe album will be put as a buy both together package and it always makes me think, well most people buying the lastest edition will have the older album, but obviously it's designed for those that don't.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 02, 2011, 12:54:51 PM
I have always been partial to a bit of cheese...especially at Christmas time along with a few crackers!! :tease:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 02, 2011, 01:36:20 PM
Yeah - a bit of cheese at Christmas is good  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 02, 2011, 01:44:19 PM
I have always been partial to a bit of cheese...especially at Christmas time along with a few crackers!! :tease:

True. I like a bit of mature cheddar on crackers, but no cheese in my music.  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 02, 2011, 02:22:46 PM
just think if its not a delux  album of classic with xmas songs added it is going to split joes  album sales of classic -- obviously decca know what their doing -- dont they??? hope so as so far joes been doing well with classic. but a christmas album is only for a short time -- i always thought joe is for FOREVER -- NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS . :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 02, 2011, 02:28:05 PM
Let's say it is not a deluxe album, I can see the strategy in it.
- It keeps Joe in the picture until he can create an album of originals
- It can generate a new interest for Classic, because if people buy this album they might want to buy Classic too
- Christmas cd's usually sell well, so they can be used to market Joe in other places(new interest for Classic too)
- It generates money, and that money can be put in producing a world class album in January
- It is long term, every christmas people will buy it, so it generates long term sales
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 02, 2011, 02:37:57 PM
OKAY -- WELL JUST HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.--- i do see xmas albums are more for older people tho -- just have to see what happens really -- just hope it doesnt spoil things for classic as a whole.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 02, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
really excited to see what tracks will be on this album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 03, 2011, 09:20:30 AM
i'm wondering whether to wait and get classic christmas for my birthday? I might ask mum and dad to get it for me, although i'll be so tempted to get it on itunes on the release date, my birthday's not until 20 deecember.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 03, 2011, 09:22:21 AM
i'm wondering whether to wait and get classic christmas for my birthday? I might ask mum and dad to get it for me, although i'll be so tempted to get it on itunes on the release date, my birthday's not until 20 deecember.

I would not be able to wait for a month. Can they not pre order it so you get it when it's out, but count as an early birthday present?  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 03, 2011, 04:25:52 PM
that sandy, is a brilliant idea! :) :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 03, 2011, 05:09:56 PM
that sandy, is a brilliant idea! :) :)

i'm full of good ideas when it comes to get Joe stuff early!!! haha
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on October 03, 2011, 09:58:41 PM
I was on the understanding it's a separate album of Christmas classics which will be released every Christmas
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 03, 2011, 10:06:42 PM
well some  say its maybe its a delux  version  of classic with xmas songs added -- hopefully  it is as it will add to classic -- if its a new  album will it spoil classics chance of a platinum disc.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 03, 2011, 10:46:26 PM
whatever it is, I just know it's going to be fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 03, 2011, 10:51:43 PM
but i really dont want to spoil classics chances by bringing out a xmas album which will spoil classics chances -- im sure decca know what there doing  :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 04, 2011, 08:24:43 AM
hopefully Classic will in platinum before it-s released anyway.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 04, 2011, 12:02:09 PM
the irish will be lucky again, they'll be able to get the album on the friday!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 04, 2011, 01:03:30 PM
some lucky ones who pre-order will get their early too, never me though. :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on October 04, 2011, 01:22:51 PM
I wonder if Joe has already recorded the new tracks? I know someone pointed out that he must have done so a couple of weeks ago but he must have done them exceptionally quickly.  I thought he may be heading to the studio this week?  So many questions - as usual?!!!!!!!  :roll:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 04, 2011, 01:26:31 PM
I think he could get them recorded in October. I'm sure he didn't do all of them (I'm guessing a minimum of three new tracks) with the original recording as they were so pushed for time then.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 04, 2011, 02:42:23 PM
He will need to get into the studio there's no way he has recorded them all for it to be a decent delux with actual xmas songs on it :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 04, 2011, 11:01:44 PM
classic Christmas available from amazon too: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1317753318&sr=1-8
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 04, 2011, 11:02:43 PM
Hefty price tag  :glum:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 04, 2011, 11:04:42 PM
Hefty price tag  :glum:

Wow thats expensive, hope they put the price down.  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 04, 2011, 11:06:35 PM
he's worth it though  :haha:
amazon are always more expensive than Play.com....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 04, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
No they're not :-)

He's also on Zavvi :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 04, 2011, 11:16:17 PM
Isn't HMV selling Classic and Classic Christmas together for 15.99 so you get two cds for an extra pound compared to Amazon?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 04, 2011, 11:25:04 PM
Isn't HMV selling Classic and Classic Christmas together for 15.99 so you get two cds for an extra pound compared to Amazon?

for £17.98 including postage!!!  :-) http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=-1&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=joe+mcelderry+classic+christmas&primaryID=music
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 04, 2011, 11:29:26 PM
Isn't HMV selling Classic and Classic Christmas together for 15.99 so you get two cds for an extra pound compared to Amazon?

for £17.98 including postage!!!  :-) http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=-1&adultFlag=false&simpleSearchString=joe+mcelderry+classic+christmas&primaryID=music

Thanks Sandy. Still a better bargain than Amazon.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jonsmile on October 04, 2011, 11:31:17 PM
I am not sure this is a good idea to release another separate album, when the current one is still selling if this is true.

A re-release is very logical and so appropriate. It will also add to the sales of the current one bring it to platinum hopefully.  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 04, 2011, 11:33:42 PM
I am not sure this is a good idea to release another separate album, when the current one is still selling if this is true.

A re-release is very logical and so appropriate. It will also add to the sales of the current one bring it to platinum hopefully.  ;)

if they sell them together, it means it's a complete separate album right? they wouldn't sell 2 versions of the same album together in a pack would they??? or would they?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 04, 2011, 11:37:20 PM
Amazon's price will come down -  it is just listed at full price at the moment.
I wouldn't read too much into the "buy these two together"
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 04, 2011, 11:38:06 PM
Amazon's price will come down -  it is just listed at full price at the moment.
I wouldn't read too much into the "buy these two together"

oh. is it me over-analysing again?  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 05, 2011, 12:31:26 AM
no one knows  whats happening  with this christmas album if its a  delux album or a completly new xmas album???? joe hasnt confirmed it anyway,
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 08:42:35 AM
Amazon prices always go down, and if anyone pre-order's it now, they'll get it for the lowest price from now until the release date. Not really much point making it expensive to begin with as no one will even pay that much in the end.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 05, 2011, 09:44:17 AM
Pre-ordered my copy from Amazon!!!  :goofy:
Amazon price always comes down from what it starts at.
I paid £8 something for Classic with them  - Classic Christmas will come down to the same.
So excited to have another album from Joe for Christmas.  :goofy:
Hope we get some news about tracklist etc soon...

I cant believe that Classic - a crossover album - has sold over 150K!!!
That's fantastic sales for a crossover album. And in only 6 weeks!  :ten:


Love Arabella x x

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 05, 2011, 01:12:42 PM
I'm sure he will have his "third" album in the same timeframe as originally planned - ie. recording in the new year.
I think someone else was saying the crossover artists tend to produce an album a year, which would be great for us.
Not saying that he will remain in crossover of course.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 01:34:00 PM
I don't think christmas albums usually count as a official studio album, so Joe's third album will be what he releases after classic christmas
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 05, 2011, 01:57:57 PM
great im happy that joes 3rd album  the one in the new year -- will be still scheduled --- i still know alot of people want this christmas one to be a delux album ( i know anne wants it too )  but ill just see what happens with the  christmas album --- hope all goes  well for joe. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 05, 2011, 02:11:20 PM
I don't think christmas albums usually count as a official studio album, so Joe's third album will be what he releases after classic christmas

This is what I think too, Mew.   I am certain that the Christmas disc is part of the original Classic one.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on October 05, 2011, 03:00:47 PM
Whether it's a deluxe or a separate album we'll all still buy it  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 03:06:40 PM
Whether it's a deluxe or a separate album we'll all still buy it  :)
Same

But don't you think if it was a separate album, he would have said something already?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 05, 2011, 03:15:22 PM
Whether it's a deluxe or a separate album we'll all still buy it  :)
Same

But don't you think if it was a separate album, he would have said something already?

Exactly! Well....I would hope so at any rate  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 05, 2011, 03:57:17 PM
exactly -- why hasnt joe said anything about christmas album yet????

 this is random -- but -- ive heard justin beiber will have a christmas album too.( dont know if true tho)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 04:11:08 PM
I also remember when Joe answered me on ustream, he said if he released a christmas album, he might need some original songs to make it worth while, I'm not sure if he still thinks that though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 05, 2011, 04:13:40 PM
DECCA may have changed his mind
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 05, 2011, 04:20:48 PM
An original joe xmas song or two You never KNOW!  ;) :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 05, 2011, 04:28:53 PM
I want it to be the same album but with Christmas songs added and maybe some others taken out.  Is that what you all want or am I getting confused?  The thing is, what would you take out? 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 04:38:52 PM
I want it to be the same album but with Christmas songs added and maybe some others taken out.  Is that what you all want or am I getting confused?  The thing is, what would you take out? 
Yeah that's what I want, I wouldn't know what to take out either though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 05, 2011, 09:44:12 PM
just worked out it's 54 days until the release of classic christmas!!! :) :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 05, 2011, 09:49:07 PM
Do we need a countdown thread? ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 09:11:48 PM
Have you all checked your emails?

Sounds like a completely new Christmas album ... hmmm.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 06, 2011, 09:13:33 PM
Why? Carisma... I never get emails!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 09:14:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbHC41FRNqM
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 06, 2011, 09:15:15 PM
http://www.umusicemails.com/2395/6252_188400.html
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 06, 2011, 09:15:53 PM
Just had my email!
Yes! It's a brand new album!  :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:

Cant wait to see the tracklisting.

Joe's voice and christmas music is a match made in heaven!  :goofy:

Love Arabella xx
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 06, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
The "And don't forget, the original Classic is still riding high in the charts" and he calls it his second album in the video. :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 09:18:22 PM
The "And don't forget, the original Classic is still riding high in the charts" and he calls it his second album in the video. :lol:

That bit made me laugh too Mew, - he really isn't very good with numbers is he?  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 06, 2011, 09:19:36 PM
Yikes - jeeze is it bad to be scared about the track list :( I'm disappointed and confused to be honest about what the label are at :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 06, 2011, 09:20:12 PM
O.M.G.!
I don't understand what is Decca doing, if it's a brand new album it's going to cut the sales of Classic.

Did Joe say that he is recording his second album or am I wrong?? It's your third album, Joey!!  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 06, 2011, 09:22:46 PM
I'm abit confused and disapointed too tbh...really don't get it
Like classic is still doing well, why aren't they contuining with it :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 06, 2011, 09:26:54 PM
Don't be disappointed guys, I wanted it to be a re-packaged version too and it's OK if your worried but Christmas will come early for us, the 28th of November. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 06, 2011, 09:28:24 PM
Perhaps because a christmas album is something seasonal,and they expect people who like CC to buy the Classic one too. Or it is a case of getting some nice headlines for our boy, imagine not one album in the charts but two!
If Classic continues this way and CC is as successful as Classic he has a very real chance of having 2 albums in the top 40
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 06, 2011, 09:32:35 PM
I think that Classic Christmas could bring more sales for Classic.
People buy Christmas albums specifically - and if they like what they hear they buy other albums from the artist.
And Decca can promote both albums together - on adverts etc.
Besides which Joe can do another round of promotion on all the tv shows - singing the Christmas songs!
And mentioning he has two albums out!  :goofy:

And Classic has another two months yet in which to sell more copies before Classic Christmas comes out.

I just hope the Christmas tracklisting is a good one. Fingers crossed!

Love Arabella xx


Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 06, 2011, 09:33:50 PM
I think it's time to start biting my nails ... at the tracklisting and at the inevitable comments that will be made *girds loins*  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 06, 2011, 09:34:01 PM
Im confused as well.

Its not that I dont have faith in Joe, its not that I dont like Christmas, but .... :shock1:
It actually makes me feel a but guilty is that the word? I mean seeing Joe exciting as ever and Im like....oh no....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 09:34:16 PM
The "And don't forget, the original Classic is still riding high in the charts" and he calls it his second album in the video. :lol:

haha. surely he means 2nd album with Decca.  :rofl3: no concept of time and doesn't know how to count to 3...  :rofl3:  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 09:35:27 PM
I'll be the first to admit when this was announced I was a bit worried. But seeing Joe so happy and excited, I can tell it's the right thing :thumbsup: Remember how doubtful some of us were about classic? And look how well that's doing!

If he does as many Xmas lights as last year that'll be brilliant promo ;) And lots of Xmas special TV shows! And Xmas albums are never really expected to do brilliantly are they? But Joe is the sort of person who people will see his album and go "that'll make a great present" which will get him a bucketload of sales on top of fans (or the ones who like Xmas music anyways :P )

I'm a sap for Xmas music so I'm awfully excited  :goofy:

3 albums in 13 months................wow  :goofy: :thumbsup: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 06, 2011, 09:35:43 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 09:37:12 PM
Im confused as well.

Its not that I dont have faith in Joe, its not that I dont like Christmas, but .... :shock1:
It actually makes me feel a but guilty is that the word? I mean seeing Joe exciting as ever and Im like....oh no....

Thats exactly my feelings too Tacom.

It actually seems quite a strange decision by Decca.  I am interested in hearing the tracklist though.  

I agree Anne.  Joe is so much better than that. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 09:38:24 PM
I was worried about Classic being all covers, and look what happened, or what is still happening. I am not worried about Classic Christmas. but i am disappointed that it is the big exciting news of the moment though. I'm not worried about Classic Christmas, but i'm not dead excited either.
Just have to wait for the january news now....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 06, 2011, 09:38:36 PM
I was not worried about Classic. I felt it was good and it would do well...still surprised at how well...

but Christmas Album? I dont know, I dont have one christmas album, and I dont think I want one. :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 09:39:43 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

who said there was a valentine's album?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 09:40:24 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 06, 2011, 09:40:59 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

who said there was a valentine's album?

No one - I'm saying that I'm worried about the direction of the label :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 06, 2011, 09:42:12 PM
Yikes - jeeze is it bad to be scared about the track list :( I'm disappointed and confused to be honest about what the label are at :wacko:

Me too, I'm disappointed.

I'm scared to see the tracklisting too.

Please don't let it be cheesy.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 06, 2011, 09:42:55 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:

But thats what we thought he would do after Classic...and see..in no more then 7/8 weeks after Classic being released he is recording already...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 09:43:24 PM
I have massive deja vu right now  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 06, 2011, 09:45:08 PM
It is actually the first time I am worried about his choice....not a good feeling. :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 06, 2011, 09:45:22 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:

But thats what we thought he would do after Classic...and see..in no more then 7/8 weeks after Classic being released he is recording already...
Exactly Taco :nervous: i share Anne's concerns bout the label tbh
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 06, 2011, 09:46:26 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:

Exactly and as Arabella says he will be able to do all the promotional appearances again on TV/radio shows in December with hopefully also some Christmas lights switch ons and gigs.  Hey, it's more than the other bunch ever did for him. I'm interested how Universal/Decca are playing this.  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 06, 2011, 09:48:11 PM
It is actually the first time I am worried about his choice....not a good feeling. :sorry:

I hear ya - Joe is so positive about everything and sees the good in everything -I don't know what to say really :glum: He deserves Time and original material and artistry - so yeah really worried :cry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 06, 2011, 09:49:03 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:

Exactly and as Arabella says he will be able to do all the promotional appearances again on TV/radio shows in December with hopefully also some Christmas lights switch ons and gigs.  Hey, it's more than the other bunch ever did for him. I'm interested how Universal/Decca are playing this.  :goofy:

TBH - he could have done those with a 'delux' album too just like Buble did.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 06, 2011, 09:49:17 PM
Ok gonna post this and take some time to think. I'm worried. Bang out a 'classic'album, bang out a xmas album then in Jan bang out a Valentine's album and then a Mother's day one etc etc etc :sigh: Hope he's just not a 'hallmark' artist to them :sigh: I wanted more for him. :sigh:

I think after this album he'll spend a long time working on the next, hopefully full of original material (Joe said in the OCC interview he's started a bit of writing)

but a Xmas album will keep him very much in the public eye in the meantime.  :thumbsup:

I hope so.

I was worried about PSTOS and Classic being all covers and I was wrong, both were fantastic decisions, so maybe I'm wrong about this, but yep I'm worried.

Hope this isn't the only news to come.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 09:50:09 PM
I'm really interested about how he's going to interpret the tracks. Being a (mostly) classical singer myself I can think of so many beautiful xmas songs he could perform!  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 06, 2011, 10:03:04 PM
i'm feeling a little nervous, but i don't want to start worrying and getting down again, i'm sure the album will be fantastic! maybe we'll get a taster of some of the tracks on tour! JJ loving your positive posts, i'm going to try and look at this situation in that way too!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 06, 2011, 10:04:34 PM
I don't often post, but I'm really excited that were going to get more beautiful songs to listen to from Joe. Something we never dreamed about a few months ago.

I can't believe theres so much doom and gloom on here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on October 06, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
Every christmas I think about buying an album of christmas songs but never do  - this year I will  :hurrah:  :hurrah:

As I said on the tweet thread I am worried Joe is doing too much and will not be fresh and in tip top form for the tour.

I am really pleased it is a completely new album though and can't wait to hear Joe's interpretation of his fav songs - will have it blasting out in my car on christmas day car journey.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on October 06, 2011, 10:09:22 PM
forgot to say - maybe some of it will be acoustic   :hurrah:   :goofy:   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on October 06, 2011, 10:15:08 PM
It is lovely for us fans to be able to hear lots of Joe but is it good for his long term career :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 06, 2011, 10:15:27 PM
I really had a feeling that this was the exciting news and I was right.   I think sales of the Christmas Classic might even boost sales of Classic.  Will Young's The Hits has had a massive surge in sales since Echoes came out and hopefully, this will happen with Joe's new album.  

However, I can imagine there will be some snide remarks from other quarters.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 10:16:52 PM
there will always be snide remarks, so we might as well be happy for this album I think. Ok, it's rapidly growing on me now!!!!  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 10:24:15 PM
The promo for classic christmas will deffo boost Classics sales!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 06, 2011, 10:28:11 PM
It is lovely for us fans to be able to hear lots of Joe but is it good for his long term career :ilovejoe:

Who knows.

What I do know, is I'm getting to hear more songs, thats why I follow Joe. Everything else is out of our hands, so why worry about it.

I would rather have this, than Joe being hidden away for 3 tears not getting a peep of music out of him.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 10:29:18 PM
I kind of resigned myself to it a couple of days ago and now, because there is no point in fighting it - it is going to happen, I am looking forward to hearing the track list.  I know I will enjoy anything that Joe sings.  I am a bit disappointed that this is his exciting news that he couldn't tell us about, when we already knew anyway.

What it means for the future though is far more of a worry.  I wish Joe would do a ustream soon so we could ask if he was still going back into the studio in January (or is this it) and is there any chance that Decca will source original material for him any time soon.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Louise on October 06, 2011, 10:32:59 PM
I Actually Cant Wait 4 This Album !!! Its Out The Day Be4 I Go 2 London 2 See Joe On Tour  :goofy: Cant Get Any Better  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 10:36:34 PM
I Actually Cant Wait 4 This Album !!! Its Out The Day Be4 I Go 2 London 2 See Joe On Tour  :goofy: Cant Get Any Better  :hurrah:

is it not out the day after the London date? on the 28th?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 06, 2011, 10:37:54 PM
Cds come out in Ireland on Friday though Sandy...so will be out here before we leave for the UK :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 06, 2011, 10:38:33 PM
I would rather have this, than Joe being hidden away for 3 tears not getting a peep of music out of him.

Definitely.

The early soundings on DigitalSpy seem surprisingly positive: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1548736
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 06, 2011, 10:38:41 PM
This is just pure speculation on my part,
but could it be that this album will be used to market him in countries outside the UK
a christmas album is ideal for doing that and it will generate a lot of interest for classic and it will generate interest for his 4th album
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 06, 2011, 10:39:53 PM
This is just pure speculation on my part,
but could it be that this album will be used to market him in countries outside the UK
a christmas album is ideal for doing that and it will generate a lot of interest for classic and it will generate interest for his 4th album

I went  :shock1:  :excite: :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: when I read that  :haha:  :decca:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 06, 2011, 10:43:35 PM
I don't understand what Decca (and Joe) are doing, but I'm gonna try to keep an open mind and just wait and see what happens.

Joe looks happy and I trust him.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Louise on October 06, 2011, 10:47:52 PM
I Actually Cant Wait 4 This Album !!! Its Out The Day Be4 I Go 2 London 2 See Joe On Tour  :goofy: Cant Get Any Better  :hurrah:

is it not out the day after the London date? on the 28th?

In Ireland Cd's Come Out On The Friday  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 10:51:38 PM
I Actually Cant Wait 4 This Album !!! Its Out The Day Be4 I Go 2 London 2 See Joe On Tour  :goofy: Cant Get Any Better  :hurrah:

is it not out the day after the London date? on the 28th?

In Ireland Cd's Come Out On The Friday  :hurrah:

oh you lucky [dimples]!!! haha. hopefully mine will be delivered on the friday again!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Louise on October 06, 2011, 10:52:38 PM
I Actually Cant Wait 4 This Album !!! Its Out The Day Be4 I Go 2 London 2 See Joe On Tour  :goofy: Cant Get Any Better  :hurrah:

is it not out the day after the London date? on the 28th?

In Ireland Cd's Come Out On The Friday  :hurrah:

oh you lucky [dimples]!!! haha. hopefully mine will be delivered on the friday again!!!

If Not I'll Put It On My Ipod Be4 I Come Over And U Can All Listen  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 06, 2011, 10:57:34 PM
I'll pre-order it in a few places - one of them gotta come early  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on October 06, 2011, 11:03:20 PM
This is just pure speculation on my part,
but could it be that this album will be used to market him in countries outside the UK
a christmas album is ideal for doing that and it will generate a lot of interest for classic and it will generate interest for his 4th album

I do have my reservations about this album but think you have made a really good observation. We think something is happening for Joe in January, Decca obviously do know what that is, it may be that this is a very useful tool for keeping Joe in the limelight whilst that is unveiled ( that is assuming it is still in place ).

What interests me is that the success of Classic has actually cost Decca a lot of money, the adverts don't come cheap, they know there is an issue with radio airplay here but they are going full pelt towards another album. I hope that there is a longer term plan, yes Decca can be accused of cashing in while the going is good but so far Joe must have cost them as much as he has made them.

Life in Joeland is always a white knuckle ride that's for sure.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 06, 2011, 11:21:16 PM
glad things are looking a bit more positive! this will be a great album to listen to on christmas day whilst opening presents! it will also introduce my family to joe's voice and hopefully they'll like it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on October 06, 2011, 11:29:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VzEfS-Dsltk
love this
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 06, 2011, 11:36:06 PM
This is just pure speculation on my part,
but could it be that this album will be used to market him in countries outside the UK
a christmas album is ideal for doing that and it will generate a lot of interest for classic and it will generate interest for his 4th album

I do have my reservations about this album but think you have made a really good observation. We think something is happening for Joe in January, Decca obviously do know what that is, it may be that this is a very useful tool for keeping Joe in the limelight whilst that is unveiled ( that is assuming it is still in place ).

What interests me is that the success of Classic has actually cost Decca a lot of money, the adverts don't come cheap, they know there is an issue with radio airplay here but they are going full pelt towards another album. I hope that there is a longer term plan, yes Decca can be accused of cashing in while the going is good but so far Joe must have cost them as much as he has made them.

Life in Joeland is always a white knuckle ride that's for sure.

You have made a really good point there kanga.  Obviously Decca are far more aware of sales, airplay etc than we are and whilst, I am not in anyway knocking Joe's sales so far, they would probably still not be good enough for Syco (yet).  They are prepared to invest quite heavily in Joe as far as advertising goes and so far Joe has had as much benefit from being with Decca, if not more so, than Decca have had from Joe.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on October 06, 2011, 11:43:12 PM
 I have been looking on youtube for some lovely but not well known xmas songs. I really love the Luther Vandross one i posted earlier and also like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VzEfS-Dsltk
Oops posted the same one. First time i have tried this (not going well) was supposed to be an Elvis song will try to find again.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on October 06, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
As soon as I saw JoeNuts post on facebook I knew this thread would be busy

I'm looking forward to the Christmas Album from Joe and can't wait to see what tracks he has recorded  :hurrah:  :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 06, 2011, 11:46:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VzEfS-Dsltk
love this

ok! this could actually work. his mum loves luther vandross and he probably knows this one and it's not very famous, is it? interesting. thank you very much for posting this!!!! really growing on me this...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on October 06, 2011, 11:59:10 PM
Oo its confirmed. And its a new album. He seems excited and happy about it. Erm, I dont know if its a good thing or not. I remember being sooooo dissapointed when classic was originally announced and was even wondering if i was going to buy it  :blush: (I bought it.. obviously ANDD I have to say, I think, actually I KNOW its been played more then WA ever was.. that sounds bad and i really love it (I do like WA too, haha) But what i'm trying to say is i've been proven wrong before and so if this is the right thing and most importantly this is what Joe wants then cool.  :cool:

Hopefully there is a plan in this.   :)

I always feel bad when Joes really excited about something and im not feeling it, :/ lol
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 07, 2011, 12:02:04 AM
I agree Laura. i think i have listened to classic more than wide awake too so far. and i wasn't sure at all when it was announced as i thought it was time for some new material. but what a success. I think the new material will come in january. he's writing stuff, so it's coming!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 07, 2011, 12:14:03 AM
I also think, were Joe doesn't have a single to promote, like other artists, he will now have Christmas classic to promote, so gives him a reason to get on all the shows again.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 12:21:07 AM
the  christmas album is just a stop gap  after the tour and only for the christmas period  anyway ---  so  theres not much we can  do  about it -- joes happy about christmas album --- so lets see what happens --- hoping that joe will have a successful  christmas album.-- and an original album  new year ( hopefully) :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 07, 2011, 12:34:27 AM
This is just pure speculation on my part,
but could it be that this album will be used to market him in countries outside the UK
a christmas album is ideal for doing that and it will generate a lot of interest for classic and it will generate interest for his 4th album

I do have my reservations about this album but think you have made a really good observation. We think something is happening for Joe in January, Decca obviously do know what that is, it may be that this is a very useful tool for keeping Joe in the limelight whilst that is unveiled ( that is assuming it is still in place ).

What interests me is that the success of Classic has actually cost Decca a lot of money, the adverts don't come cheap, they know there is an issue with radio airplay here but they are going full pelt towards another album. I hope that there is a longer term plan, yes Decca can be accused of cashing in while the going is good but so far Joe must have cost them as much as he has made them.

Life in Joeland is always a white knuckle ride that's for sure.

You have made a really good point there kanga.  Obviously Decca are far more aware of sales, airplay etc than we are and whilst, I am not in anyway knocking Joe's sales so far, they would probably still not be good enough for Syco (yet).  They are prepared to invest quite heavily in Joe as far as advertising goes and so far Joe has had as much benefit from being with Decca, if not more so, than Decca have had from Joe.

You have a good point there Kanga and Carisma.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on October 07, 2011, 07:30:40 AM
I think Joe has been very important for DECCA. A young, fresh, popular talent signed to them and being promoted on prime time TV? Joe is an excellent promotional tool. DECCA need this as much as Joe as he is allowing them a platform too for so many reasons.

This Christmas album will even draw those who are averse to Classic with its classical musical genre. Christmas songs appeal to all demographics. Who doesn't want to hear a beautiful voice at Christmastime? (Whoops! RATM campaigners  :haha:)! Joe needs to be No 1 on Christmas Day and played all over the airwaves. Now wouldn't that be something?

I feel Joe is being prepared for something and it surely is the world market? Joe is very youthful with a far advanced singing talent and that has to be exploited. Excellence always grabs attention.

I hope he shows off that talent to the world, but still want him to be shown as credible in a current Pop Market. I hope he can achieve this.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 07, 2011, 08:08:06 AM
I wonder if a single will be released in time to compete for the No.1 slot!   I am torn between wanting this and not wanting Joe to go through all that hassle again.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on October 07, 2011, 08:48:54 AM
Logged on late last night - past midnight - while plugging my phone in to recharge - big mistake as I read a few comments and then went to bed worrying-and not sleeping - something us Joenuts tend to do too much I think!!!!!!!!! (Sometimes I think its a shame we analyse Joes career and musical direction so much).  Anyhow, I like many of you have my reservations about this album - especially as it will be pitched against so many big releases in this last quarter.  However, on reflection, if you take away thoughts of competition and chart positions, I have to say that you can't blame Decca - or Joe, for that matter, on 'striking while the iron is hot'.  If the tracks are not too chessy (I'm a lot like Hayley on that score!!!) and the album is readily available on the day of release (unlike Classic which took weeks to stock) it could sell relatively well.  I also believe that if it is available in outlets/stores such as BHS, WH Smith etc where many people will have begun their Christmas shopping that will help immensely.  Also many people will be trawling the Amazon, Play.com sites for Xmas pressies and ideas - even a visit or two on QVCfor Joe  should go down well.  Of course, the critics will be out in force - but many artists have done Christmas Albums in the past, and Michael Buble has his on the way out - so they will just have to be ignored!!!! (I know that is hard to do for most of us!!)  Who knows what is in store for Joe next year (I was hoping his announcement was going to be in addition to this but nevermind - recording a new album is actually pretty 'mega' in the scheme of things) we will just have to take things as they come.  At least Joe is out there producing his music and we can hear his voice - I often think of Leon Jackson and how his fans must have felt (I never watched x factor then and can only imagine the dissappointment they must have felt). Many artists never go on to record a second let alone third album- so lets be positive!!  :-) Joe's happy so we should be too. He has realised that the 'pop' world is not there for him right now - but he does have a market as Classic has proved.  Anyway, looking forward to seeing him next month and hoping he takes care of that wonderful voice of his. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 08:58:01 AM
I wonder if a single will be released in time to compete for the No.1 slot!   I am torn between wanting this and not wanting Joe to go through all that hassle again.
Against this years XF winner? I'm hoping not. Lets just hope this album does better than Olly's really well. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 07, 2011, 09:07:17 AM
i'm feeling a lot more positive this morning! i've been listening to classic, really listening to it, and i think decca know what they're doing. I think no matter what the tracklist is some of us will find it cheesy, others won't. but if you look beneath all of that, once the orchestra is recorded, once joe is recorded and the 2 are then mixed together i think it will be a fantastic album! It might do well, it might not, but i can't see decca dropping joe just like that in the new year! come on guys, let's try and have some positivity! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 07, 2011, 09:26:39 AM
I think it could be an album which might possibly be re-released year after year!  With, perhaps, a few tweeks here and there.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on October 07, 2011, 09:36:19 AM
Just checked Joe's little video out why does he always sound so rushed when he gived his announcements...bless  :ilovejoe:

and....what about those pecs :hot: think he spends quite a bit of time in the gym.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bryder on October 07, 2011, 09:37:11 AM
I love all the Christmas songs, although they are played far too early in my opinion, but would love to do my shopping at Christmas listening to Joe singing in all the stores and hope that this will happen as more people will hear his voice. Wishing Joe good luck with this album and we know how easy it is for him to produce an excellent album in the shortest time.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 09:48:16 AM
Pecs?  :swoon: Scurries off for a second look :blush1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 09:48:54 AM
Pecs?  :swoon: Scurries off for a second look :blush1:
Sames :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 07, 2011, 09:51:11 AM
I also had reservations about this album but seeing Joe so happy I am just going to sit back and relax.  I think it will sell pretty well, people that bought classic will also buy this hopefully.  When I think back to the beginning of the year and it was all doom and gloom, we were all worrying about Joe's career what a turnaround, the last few months have been fantastic.  Long may it continue. :hurrah: :hurrah: :ilovejoe: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 07, 2011, 09:52:42 AM
Pecs?  :swoon: Scurries off for a second look :blush1:

Wow Jude you didn't notice them pecs? I had a hard time concentrating on what he was saying because of them and as usual norky and morky made an appearance too. :rofl2: :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 09:55:53 AM
Be off with you litcar - back where you belong :spank:

You seem I am instantly drawn in by those eyes .... but now you mention it ......  :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 07, 2011, 10:01:37 AM
You've got the stick out because you're just jealous that you didn't notice the pecs first. :snigger: After watching that video again well listening to it with my eyes closed so I don't get distracted with norky and morky moving with every hand movement Joe was making, I noticed that Joe said he can't wait to perform some of the tracks for us. So does that mean that he's going to do some of them on tour or does he mean that he's going to be on telly again as a guest on some shows or are we going to get more videos like we had for the Classic? 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 07, 2011, 10:25:04 AM
Logged on late last night - past midnight - while plugging my phone in to recharge - big mistake as I read a few comments and then went to bed worrying-and not sleeping - something us Joenuts tend to do too much I think!!!!!!!!! (Sometimes I think its a shame we analyse Joes career and musical direction so much).  Anyhow, I like many of you have my reservations about this album - especially as it will be pitched against so many big releases in this last quarter.  However, on reflection, if you take away thoughts of competition and chart positions, I have to say that you can't blame Decca - or Joe, for that matter, on 'striking while the iron is hot'.  If the tracks are not too chessy (I'm a lot like Hayley on that score!!!) and the album is readily available on the day of release (unlike Classic which took weeks to stock) it could sell relatively well.  I also believe that if it is available in outlets/stores such as BHS, WH Smith etc where many people will have begun their Christmas shopping that will help immensely.  Also many people will be trawling the Amazon, Play.com sites for Xmas pressies and ideas - even a visit or two on QVCfor Joe  should go down well.  Of course, the critics will be out in force - but many artists have done Christmas Albums in the past, and Michael Buble has his on the way out - so they will just have to be ignored!!!! (I know that is hard to do for most of us!!)  Who knows what is in store for Joe next year (I was hoping his announcement was going to be in addition to this but nevermind - recording a new album is actually pretty 'mega' in the scheme of things) we will just have to take things as they come.  At least Joe is out there producing his music and we can hear his voice - I often think of Leon Jackson and how his fans must have felt (I never watched x factor then and can only imagine the dissappointment they must have felt). Many artists never go on to record a second let alone third album- so lets be positive!!  :-) Joe's happy so we should be too. He has realised that the 'pop' world is not there for him right now - but he does have a market as Classic has proved.  Anyway, looking forward to seeing him next month and hoping he takes care of that wonderful voice of his. :-)

Ditto! Big mistake,first sleepless night I've had worrying about Joe for some time. Anyway, I logged on to Twitter this morning and saw this tweet


 
Markloveskylie Mark Richards
@joemcelderry91 if christmas classics goes top 5 you will officially be the first x factor winner to have 3 albums to go top 5!!!! :) xx

It's a got a certain ring don't you think? Anyway I'm putting aside my reservations for a while and am going to WILL this to happen  :pray:   :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
omg omg omg, this neeeeeeeds to happen!! :clap: :excite:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 07, 2011, 10:34:22 AM
Wooooooow come on Joe everything crossed that would be amazing  :pray:  :pray:  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 07, 2011, 10:42:28 AM
I think Joe has been very important for DECCA. A young, fresh, popular talent signed to them and being promoted on prime time TV? Joe is an excellent promotional tool. DECCA need this as much as Joe as he is allowing them a platform too for so many reasons.

This Christmas album will even draw those who are averse to Classic with its classical musical genre. Christmas songs appeal to all demographics. Who doesn't want to hear a beautiful voice at Christmastime? (Whoops! RATM campaigners  :haha:)! Joe needs to be No 1 on Christmas Day and played all over the airwaves. Now wouldn't that be something?

I feel Joe is being prepared for something and it surely is the world market? Joe is very youthful with a far advanced singing talent and that has to be exploited. Excellence always grabs attention.

I hope he shows off that talent to the world, but still want him to be shown as credible in a current Pop Market. I hope he can achieve this.  :thumbsup:



Iagree wholeheartedly  :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: shymike on October 07, 2011, 10:46:51 AM
Like others on here, really am not sure about this move.  Really, really want an album of original music - this really is going to give haters much. much  more fuel for fire - joe is a cheesy singer who only sings covers etc etc.  So want to hear some good, contempary songs from him - so hope in new year this will happen but will it be too late by then? God i hope not a rushed valentines album etc.  NO NO  :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 07, 2011, 10:50:47 AM
I think we are all hoping for original songs on his next one, I think that this may just be a filler inbetween now and then .  :pray:  :pray: :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 11:18:55 AM
Anyway, I logged on to Twitter this morning and saw this tweet

Markloveskylie Mark Richards
@joemcelderry91 if christmas classics goes top 5 you will officially be the first x factor winner to have 3 albums to go top 5!!!! :) xx

It's a got a certain ring don't you think? Anyway I'm putting aside my reservations for a while and am going to WILL this to happen  :pray:   :)

Well - when you put it like that  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 12:51:00 PM
Looks like All I Want For Christmas Is You will be on it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 07, 2011, 12:53:01 PM
Looks like All I Want For Christmas Is You will be on it.

what makes you say that?

I love that song  :blush: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 01:17:23 PM
i am praying joe is 1st x factor winner with 3 albums top 5 --- really praying :pray: :pray: :pray: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 07, 2011, 01:50:23 PM
Logged on late last night - past midnight - while plugging my phone in to recharge - big mistake as I read a few comments and then went to bed worrying-and not sleeping - something us Joenuts tend to do too much I think!!!!!!!!! (Sometimes I think its a shame we analyse Joes career and musical direction so much).  Anyhow, I like many of you have my reservations about this album - especially as it will be pitched against so many big releases in this last quarter.  However, on reflection, if you take away thoughts of competition and chart positions, I have to say that you can't blame Decca - or Joe, for that matter, on 'striking while the iron is hot'.  If the tracks are not too chessy (I'm a lot like Hayley on that score!!!) and the album is readily available on the day of release (unlike Classic which took weeks to stock) it could sell relatively well.  I also believe that if it is available in outlets/stores such as BHS, WH Smith etc where many people will have begun their Christmas shopping that will help immensely.  Also many people will be trawling the Amazon, Play.com sites for Xmas pressies and ideas - even a visit or two on QVCfor Joe  should go down well.  Of course, the critics will be out in force - but many artists have done Christmas Albums in the past, and Michael Buble has his on the way out - so they will just have to be ignored!!!! (I know that is hard to do for most of us!!)  Who knows what is in store for Joe next year (I was hoping his announcement was going to be in addition to this but nevermind - recording a new album is actually pretty 'mega' in the scheme of things) we will just have to take things as they come.  At least Joe is out there producing his music and we can hear his voice - I often think of Leon Jackson and how his fans must have felt (I never watched x factor then and can only imagine the dissappointment they must have felt). Many artists never go on to record a second let alone third album- so lets be positive!!  :-) Joe's happy so we should be too. He has realised that the 'pop' world is not there for him right now - but he does have a market as Classic has proved.  Anyway, looking forward to seeing him next month and hoping he takes care of that wonderful voice of his. :-)

Ditto! Big mistake,first sleepless night I've had worrying about Joe for some time. Anyway, I logged on to Twitter this morning and saw this tweet


 
Markloveskylie Mark Richards
@joemcelderry91 if christmas classics goes top 5 you will officially be the first x factor winner to have 3 albums to go top 5!!!! :) xx

It's a got a certain ring don't you think? Anyway I'm putting aside my reservations for a while and am going to WILL this to happen  :pray:   :)

He will be the first X Factor winner to release 3 albums regardless of position. :unsure:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
Well it may not be - was in response to @lisa_in_music tweet - but then she kind of denied it - but perhaps to put us off the scent. Apparently will be a press release tomorrow.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 01:52:49 PM
thats TRUE carisma -- leonas 3rd albums been put back until next year.--- so joe is only x factor winner with 3 albums  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 01:56:47 PM
press release about what jude ( sorry im  a bit senile -- wondered  what press release was about ???)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 07, 2011, 01:59:11 PM
Well it may not be - was in response to @lisa_in_music tweet - but then she kind of denied it - but perhaps to put us off the scent. Apparently will be a press release tomorrow.

Well now Lisa_in_music is hinting that Joe might need his coat for his promo video. Does that mean that he might be going to a colder country to video it?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 02:01:55 PM
not skiing in usa again / or austria/ switzerland --- lovley snowy videos would be nice.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 07, 2011, 02:12:36 PM
Is that why he has his coat on today perhaps?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 07, 2011, 02:14:33 PM
Is that why he has his coat on today perhaps?

Do you think he is trying it out for size? To see if its too tight on the chest or the sleeves are too long?  :lol: :snigger: ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 07, 2011, 02:43:44 PM
maybe he's off to lapland again?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 07, 2011, 02:47:15 PM
Is that why he has his coat on today perhaps?

Do you think he is trying it out for size? To see if its too tight on the chest or the sleeves are too long?  :lol: :snigger: ;)

He did say it was BIG so we can guarantee it's sleeve's are too long  :rofl2: :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 07, 2011, 03:00:21 PM
Is that why he has his coat on today perhaps?

Do you think he is trying it out for size? To see if its too tight on the chest or the sleeves are too long?  :lol: :snigger: ;)

He did say it was BIG so we can guarantee it's sleeve's are too long  :rofl2: :rofl2:

can just see him now :rofl2: :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 07, 2011, 03:12:05 PM
Is that why he has his coat on today perhaps?

Do you think he is trying it out for size? To see if its too tight on the chest or the sleeves are too long?  :lol: :snigger: ;)

He did say it was BIG so we can guarantee it's sleeve's are too long  :rofl2: :rofl2:

can just see him now :rofl2: :rofl2:

Me too, can just see him smiling and looking so cute and snugly, with his sleeves coming down to his knuckles.aaaaaaa
All I want to do is cuddle him so tight!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on October 07, 2011, 03:18:35 PM
No I think all cuddles and kisses must be banned from now on sorrrrry  :sorry:  :(  must keep the germs at bay Joe cannot afford to catch a cold he has 2-3 months of full on singing ahead of him.  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 04:01:54 PM
shayne has released 3 albums too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 07, 2011, 06:20:06 PM
Well it may not be - was in response to @lisa_in_music tweet - but then she kind of denied it - but perhaps to put us off the scent. Apparently will be a press release tomorrow.

Well now Lisa_in_music is hinting that Joe might need his coat for his promo video. Does that mean that he might be going to a colder country to video it?

Interesting. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on October 07, 2011, 06:52:30 PM
Yes Shayne has released 3 albums but the last one didn't even make the top 10 So if Classic Christmas does reach top 5 position then Joe will be the 1st XF winner to have 3 top 5 albums even beating Leona who won the show 3 years before him
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 07:37:44 PM
Yes Shayne has released 3 albums but the last one didn't even make the top 10 So if Classic Christmas does reach top 5 position then Joe will be the 1st XF winner to have 3 top 5 albums even beating Leona who won the show 3 years before him
I know, I was actually replying to carisma saying Joe would be the 1st winner to release 3 albums regardless of position, but I was on my phone so I couldn't quote her post.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 07, 2011, 07:44:56 PM
god if joe gets another 3rd album in top 5 and beats leona  :hurrah: :hurrah:--- my dear what will simon think????
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 07, 2011, 07:45:22 PM
Yes Shayne has released 3 albums but the last one didn't even make the top 10 So if Classic Christmas does reach top 5 position then Joe will be the 1st XF winner to have 3 top 5 albums even beating Leona who won the show 3 years before him
I know, I was actually replying to carisma saying Joe would be the 1st winner to release 3 albums regardless of position, but I was on my phone so I couldn't quote her post.

Oh I forgot about Shayne  :blush:  Oops  :-)  Thanks for keeping me right Mew :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 07:48:34 PM
Yes Shayne has released 3 albums but the last one didn't even make the top 10 So if Classic Christmas does reach top 5 position then Joe will be the 1st XF winner to have 3 top 5 albums even beating Leona who won the show 3 years before him
I know, I was actually replying to carisma saying Joe would be the 1st winner to release 3 albums regardless of position, but I was on my phone so I couldn't quote her post.

Oh I forgot about Shayne  :blush:  Oops  :-)  Thanks for keeping me right Mew :thumbsup:
Can I blame you? That third album was just so forgettable.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 07, 2011, 10:32:33 PM
When I was at my painting class today I told one of the women there that Joe was releasing a Christmas album and she said she would definitely buy it.  So that is one more sold!    :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 07, 2011, 10:44:56 PM
that's great gill! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 07, 2011, 11:03:23 PM
I'm hoping they'll sell it on QVC, people might want to get christmas gifts there.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Josie on October 08, 2011, 12:47:39 AM
Not sure where to post this Press Release on Classic Christmas, note the christmas single

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/214760/Joe-McElderry-eyes-number-one-with-Christmas-classic/
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ann67 on October 08, 2011, 12:51:06 AM
Not sure where to post this Press Release on Classic Christmas, note the christmas single

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/214760/Joe-McElderry-eyes-number-one-with-Christmas-classic/

What Last Christmas to be a single nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!  :jawdrop:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 08, 2011, 12:52:49 AM
 :jawdrop:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 08, 2011, 02:30:49 AM
Not sure where to post this Press Release on Classic Christmas, note the christmas single

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/214760/Joe-McElderry-eyes-number-one-with-Christmas-classic/

Is this deffo the press release Josie?  Its just there is no frigging info on it.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 08, 2011, 11:04:19 AM
Fantastic that Joe will have Rolando on the album too :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 08, 2011, 11:15:22 AM
Fantastic that Joe will have Rolando on the album too :-)

They may sing O holy night a bit like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8&feature=related

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ann67 on October 08, 2011, 12:17:16 PM
Fantastic that Joe will have Rolando on the album too :-)

Really looking forward to hearing the duet with Rolando  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 08, 2011, 12:56:19 PM
Oh yes!!! It's going to be great!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 08, 2011, 01:01:36 PM
Fantastic that Joe will have Rolando on the album too :-)

Really looking forward to hearing the duet with Rolando  :-)

Ditto! Classicfm have got NO EXCUSE not to play it either!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on October 08, 2011, 01:19:02 PM
Jolando duet!!!  :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: :decca: :ten: :ilovejoe:

I'm sooooo excited!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 08, 2011, 02:41:50 PM
I'm really looking forward to the duet with Rolando too :cool2:
& great that Rolando is willing to duet with Joe :cool: should be class!!! :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 08, 2011, 02:42:57 PM
I think that shows how much rolando believes in Joe
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 08, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
I think that shows how much rolando believes in Joe

I agree. I think that is a very public show of support and respect from Rolando to Joe. I love Rolando and his eyebrows.  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 08, 2011, 02:46:32 PM
Looking forward to this CHACKA CHACKA duet! :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 08, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
Wish I could be happy about this but I'm a million miles from it.  :cry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 08, 2011, 03:02:39 PM
Wish I could be happy about this but I'm a million miles from it.  :cry:


I know it's hard not to worry - but it's probably best to put those on hold if you can until we see what is planned for Joe next year. Maybe Joe is so happy because he knows that down the line he's gonna get that original material and time to work on it. So far his track list looks miles better than Buble or Bieber and the collaboration with Rolando will add a good bit of credibility.

I wouldn't buy a christmas album as I look at the tracklists and usually say 'No thank you' but I would be a bit tempted by this one from what I've seen so far. :)

Would it make you feel better if I really promise to blow up Universal if they don't deliver :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 08, 2011, 03:04:33 PM
You always know what to say anne :rofl2: :rofl2:
and if decca delivers you can always try your explosives on SC's building
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 08, 2011, 03:26:17 PM
Wish I could be happy about this but I'm a million miles from it.  :cry:


I know it's hard not to worry - but it's probably best to put those on hold if you can until we see what is planned for Joe next year. Maybe Joe is so happy because he knows that down the line he's gonna get that original material and time to work on it. So far his track list looks miles better than Buble or Bieber and the collaboration with Rolando will add a good bit of credibility.

I wouldn't buy a christmas album as I look at the tracklists and usually say 'No thank you' but I would be a bit tempted by this one from what I've seen so far. :)

Would it make you feel better if I really promise to blow up Universal if they don't deliver :rofl2:

No sorry. You guys know me by now, I don't do "wait and see".  I'm kind of gutted about this and can't stand feeling like this, I spent so much of the last two years being worried about Joe and I felt like I had only just got to that point where I had stopped worrying so much, Classic is selling well without us "loyal" fans buying a thousand copies, Joe is going on tour which is fantastic and I mangaed to get over obsessively checking ticket availability and now I feel like I'm back at square on again.  I can't deal with 3 months of stress!  :bash:

Even if Joe does do an album of original material next year, and I sincerely hope he does it does not take away my worry about doing an album of Xmas songs and even more so a single a month after the album is out. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 08, 2011, 03:32:09 PM
I understand where you are coming from Hayley, you know I do, but really what is the alternative.  We cannot stop it happening so we have to try and chill out about it and not worry too much.  One consolation I have is that Joe himself has lived through these two years of worry too - he must have been gutted with SWMU performance, for example, so why would he put himself through it all again unless there was an something that we are not seeing yet.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 08, 2011, 03:33:01 PM
Wish I could be happy about this but I'm a million miles from it.  :cry:


I know it's hard not to worry - but it's probably best to put those on hold if you can until we see what is planned for Joe next year. Maybe Joe is so happy because he knows that down the line he's gonna get that original material and time to work on it. So far his track list looks miles better than Buble or Bieber and the collaboration with Rolando will add a good bit of credibility.

I wouldn't buy a christmas album as I look at the tracklists and usually say 'No thank you' but I would be a bit tempted by this one from what I've seen so far. :)

Would it make you feel better if I really promise to blow up Universal if they don't deliver :rofl2:

No sorry. You guys know me by now, I don't do "wait and see".  I'm kind of gutted about this and can't stand feeling like this, I spent so much of the last two years being worried about Joe and I felt like I had only just got to that point where I had stopped worrying so much, Classic is selling well without us "loyal" fans buying a thousand copies, Joe is going on tour which is fantastic and I mangaed to get over obsessively checking ticket availability and now I feel like I'm back at square on again.  I can't deal with 3 months of stress!  :bash:

Even if Joe does do an album of original material next year, and I sincerely hope he does it does not take away my worry about doing an album of Xmas songs and even more so a single a month after the album is out.  

But what are you worrying about in particular. What do you think this album means - that the label is cashing in and is gonna turn him into a 'cover' artisit who does 'occasion' albums - well join the club that's what a lot of us are worried about but what can we do? We can only wait and see what happens next? And you can do it because you and me and all of us have been through 2 years of hellish worry that was way way worse than this. Joe has a label and his stuff is selling. He has a future as a recording artist- we are actually in a more normal situation where we worry about 'what' he records rather than 'if' he records. Surely that's an improvement. :hug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 08, 2011, 04:15:04 PM
Wish I could be happy about this but I'm a million miles from it.  :cry:


I know it's hard not to worry - but it's probably best to put those on hold if you can until we see what is planned for Joe next year. Maybe Joe is so happy because he knows that down the line he's gonna get that original material and time to work on it. So far his track list looks miles better than Buble or Bieber and the collaboration with Rolando will add a good bit of credibility.

I wouldn't buy a christmas album as I look at the tracklists and usually say 'No thank you' but I would be a bit tempted by this one from what I've seen so far. :)

Would it make you feel better if I really promise to blow up Universal if they don't deliver :rofl2:

No sorry. You guys know me by now, I don't do "wait and see".  I'm kind of gutted about this and can't stand feeling like this, I spent so much of the last two years being worried about Joe and I felt like I had only just got to that point where I had stopped worrying so much, Classic is selling well without us "loyal" fans buying a thousand copies, Joe is going on tour which is fantastic and I mangaed to get over obsessively checking ticket availability and now I feel like I'm back at square on again.  I can't deal with 3 months of stress!  :bash:

Even if Joe does do an album of original material next year, and I sincerely hope he does it does not take away my worry about doing an album of Xmas songs and even more so a single a month after the album is out.  

But what are you worrying about in particular. What do you think this album means - that the label is cashing in and is gonna turn him into a 'cover' artisit who does 'occasion' albums - well join the club that's what a lot of us are worried about but what can we do? We can only wait and see what happens next? And you can do it because you and me and all of us have been through 2 years of hellish worry that was way way worse than this. Joe has a label and his stuff is selling. He has a future as a recording artist- we are actually in a more normal situation where we worry about 'what' he records rather than 'if' he records. Surely that's an improvement. :hug:

It's not really the album so much i'm worried about it's the single not charting and ending up giving Joe the failure tag again like after Someone Wake Me Up.

You are right though Anne and so are you Carisma.  But I can't help feel down about this, sorry I will leave it with the negavity now.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 08, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
I'm more worried about the single than the album. :nervous:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 08, 2011, 04:25:54 PM
I'd rather you were able to express your negativity (although I don't see it as negativity either - you are a realist) than suppress it Hayley.  I wish I could be wholeheartedly celebrating everything that Joe does like some can, but I have been proven wrong twice now, with PSTOS and with the Classic tracklist (although I still feel it could have been more inspired) so this time I am going to wait and see.
 
However, I have no expectations of Joe reaching #1 with either the album or the single.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 08, 2011, 04:50:10 PM
I have just read a post on Joe's announcement video saying that it will be released on 6 December for US by Amazon so I checked Amazon Japan site and it is available!!!!!!! It will be released on 6 December too. It seems Classic Christmas is available worldwide!!  :clap: :hurrah:

I am wondering if Last Christmas single will be available worldwide too????  It could be Joe's debut to the world. I hope Decca/Universal has good promotion strategy worldwide!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 08, 2011, 04:51:37 PM
Now that is fantastic news  :ilovejoe:  :decca:  :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 08, 2011, 05:00:54 PM
Some good news! :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 08, 2011, 05:04:11 PM
oh god  .... now we have the whole world to worry about  :shock1:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 08, 2011, 05:05:54 PM
that's great! i'm worried about the single too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 08, 2011, 05:14:48 PM
goode post  :goodpost: carisma -- think hayley is just  being a realist too , we hope  his album and single do well but  i cant see  joe being no1 -- and dont understand the  logic of joe wanting  to do a xmas chart battle with all the  other  x factor and pop stars trying to do xmas battle. i really feel for  joe  aswell as all his fans  going for the  xmas battle. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 08, 2011, 05:16:53 PM
Great news. :ilovejoe: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 08, 2011, 05:20:53 PM
Maybe they're not thinking of it in terms of no.1 - perhaps it has some other function?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 08, 2011, 05:24:49 PM
oh god  .... now we have the whole world to worry about  :shock1:  :lol:  :lol:

My poor nerves.  :nervous:

This is good news though, thanks Hitomi.  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 08, 2011, 05:28:21 PM
great post  :goodpost: hitomi -- glad if it goes world wide --- maybe it is  meant to   give  joe a worldwide show case more  than just a no1  battle -- i hope joe goes worldwide. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on October 08, 2011, 05:36:15 PM
Ooh that's cool! And interesting.. Was classic not available worldwide?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 08, 2011, 05:36:43 PM
Don't think classic was, no
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 08, 2011, 05:40:30 PM
oh god  .... now we have the whole world to worry about  :shock1:  :lol:  :lol:

 :rofl2: :rofl3:

This is very interesting - wonder what the promo plot is :rofl2: Sorry have no idea why I find that funny - hysteria perhaps :autumn:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on October 08, 2011, 05:41:22 PM
Don't think classic was, no
I see :P
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 08, 2011, 05:52:37 PM
Great news Hitomi.
That is actually making it a bit better for me. Does not stop me worrying, but its great news

Thank you :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on October 08, 2011, 06:01:16 PM
Yes, thank you Hitomi for that news.

Carisma you made me LOL - now we have the whole world to worry about!!!!!!

but.... may be there is a reason why Joe is so happy and excited we can only watch, enjoy and  :pray:      :decca:  but not quite as much as  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on October 08, 2011, 06:19:42 PM
So pleased to hearat least  Classic Christmas is going worldwide I think people away from home love a bit of nostalgia  :thumbsup: ,

Do feel Joe (or Decca on his behalf) is putting his neck on the line with the single though - made my stomach drop when I read the Gazette article. :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 08, 2011, 06:40:31 PM
glad its going worldwide but still worried about  the xmas battle  for no 1 -- it makes no sense. :ilovejoe: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 08, 2011, 06:47:21 PM
So pleased to hearat least  Classic Christmas is going worldwide I think people away from home love a bit of nostalgia  :thumbsup: ,

Do feel Joe (or Decca on his behalf) is putting his neck on the line with the single though - made my stomach drop when I read the Gazette article. :shock1:

I'm not so worried as I was because they've made it a talking point - come 19th December the whole country will know Joe is releasing a Christmas single but as for going world wide I think we need to set up 'worry zones' Euro , North American & Far East.  :-)

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 08, 2011, 06:50:33 PM
Should we be appointing representatives for each?  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 08, 2011, 06:53:48 PM
I'm just about to buy my 2012 diary so please could someone let me know the official 'commence worrying whether anyone will like the next album full of original songs' date so I can make sure it doesn't clash with anything else.  :lol:    :lol:      :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 08, 2011, 10:30:47 PM
If he does get a hit worldwide it will be one in the eye for Simon Cowell!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 08, 2011, 10:34:44 PM
It doesn't really have to be a battle though does it.  In effect anyone who releases music at any time is in a "battle" with everyone else.  I am not so worried even if it doesn't have huge chart success because I don't think Decca operate on the same "achieve a hit or you out" mentality as Syco do
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 08, 2011, 10:36:08 PM
I haven't found it on Amazon Spain :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 08, 2011, 10:40:33 PM
Oh :hug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on October 08, 2011, 10:49:32 PM
I'm just about to buy my 2012 diary so please could someone let me know the official 'commence worrying whether anyone will like the next album full of original songs' date so I can make sure it doesn't clash with anything else.  :lol:    :lol:      :lol:

thanks sandy you made me give up worrying with just saying this  :rofl2: :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 08, 2011, 11:01:24 PM
you have a good point carisma, i can't see decca getting rid of joe in the new year if this single doesn't do well!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 08, 2011, 11:06:36 PM
I haven't found it on Amazon Spain :sorry:

Isn't it because you can order from Amazon.UK as part of Europe? Was it the same for Classic?
Although I saw Classic Christmas on Amazon Japan, the price is quite high (almost twice as much as other CDs). So it needs a lot of good promotion to sell it. I just hope Decca/Universal has a good plan.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 08, 2011, 11:16:18 PM
Amazon has opened a Spanish store recently. If I search "Joe McElderry" on Amazon.es I can see Classic, Wide Awake, SWMU, Ambitions and The Climb, but not Christmas Classic.

I can order from Amazon UK, but I was hoping for a release here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 08, 2011, 11:19:12 PM
If the price is twice as much it probably means it's an import.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 09, 2011, 12:56:09 AM
If the price is twice as much it probably means it's an import.

In that case we 'stand down' the Euro Worry Team then  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 09, 2011, 09:46:46 AM
If the price is twice as much it probably means it's an import.

Good point MEW - and if it's an import well that's not a release there.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 09, 2011, 10:30:25 AM
Both US and Japan are imports but it's good that they already have it on their sites. I believe this didn't happen at all for Wide Awake but not sure about Classic.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 09, 2011, 10:38:12 AM
MEW, you are right. It says 'import from US' and I checked other albums and they are all 'import from US'.
I am sorry if I excited everyone prematurely but Classic Christmas is there for pre-order (I don't think any other album was available for pre-order but I might be wrong). Also I don't think Joe is marketed in Japan yet. Just hoping to see worldwide marketing to start.  :pray:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 09, 2011, 10:41:52 AM
The rest of the world is beginning to wake up to him ...... :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 09, 2011, 10:54:07 AM
The rest of the world is beginning to wake up to him ...... :pray:

Hopefully, I keep thinking about Joe mentioning in at least one interview (E Entertainment I think) when talking about his plans for next year saying about taking his music around the world.  I hope Joe says that as there is a plan for next year to take him to different countries.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 09, 2011, 12:06:13 PM
The rest of the world is beginning to wake up to him ...... :pray:

Hopefully, I keep thinking about Joe mentioning in at least one interview (E Entertainment I think) when talking about his plans for next year saying about taking his music around the world.  I hope Joe says that as there is a plan for next year to take him to different countries.  :pray:


Oh meeeeeeeeeeeeee toooooooooooooo  :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 09, 2011, 12:30:48 PM
And me three , I so hope this comes true ,Joe really really deserves that to happen . :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 09, 2011, 01:56:41 PM
me four --- i hope joe goes  around te world  too and is known worldwide.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 09, 2011, 08:45:36 PM
I just looked on amazon.com and yep its an import in the US
All of Joe's cd's are on there as imports, including Wide Awake.....but maybe you mean wasn't available for pre-order Jude....i'm not sure :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 09, 2011, 09:02:10 PM
My recollection with Wide Awake is that people were having to be sent their copies by friends in the UK.

Also with Classic, don't forget Bonita was waiting ages - maybe a month - after the rest of us to get her copy. Not sure why that was.

This time the delay only seems about a week.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 09, 2011, 09:36:07 PM
Oh yeah yer right Jude but Wide Awake is deffo on there now, as are Joe's singles
I wonder when Wide Awake appeared on there first?? :search:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 10, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
really hope joe gets to go worldwide!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 11, 2011, 08:25:23 AM
CookieCorky Courtney McElderry
This was on the music channel about #classicchristmas !!!!!! @joemcelderry91 <333333 yfrog.com/oc4inxj
17 minutes ago

At least there is some acknowledgement of the album

http://yfrog.com/oc4inxj

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 11, 2011, 08:27:41 AM
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg876/scaled.php?tn=0&server=876&filename=4inx.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

to save C&P the link

Thanks litcar  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 11, 2011, 08:29:17 AM
thanx Carisma.I was just about to do it.  :haha:
waow! you're fast.  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 11, 2011, 08:55:13 AM
Sorry Carisma I'm going to sound stupid now but what's C&P?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 11, 2011, 09:47:46 AM
Copy & paste :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 11, 2011, 09:53:11 AM
Copy & paste :lol:

 :rofl2: :rofl3: :rofl2: :rofl3:  Thanks Carisma, there's me thinking it was a person!!!!!! I'll go now!!! :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 11, 2011, 10:13:09 AM
what was the picture of that was tweeted?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on October 11, 2011, 10:23:20 AM
Hi Jade,

Its not really a photo but a written piece across the tv screen which said-

We've Got The Goss
Joe gets ready for Christmas.....already.
The lovely Joe Mcelderry revealed he is nearly ready to releasse his third album! This one will be slightly different to the previous two as its going to be packed with festive numbers. Get ready to dance to Joe around the Christmas tree!


Karin  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 11, 2011, 12:29:52 PM
at least it looks like some advertising -- i bet joe will be on lots of  shows at xmas on the tv---- i wish paul o grady was still on -- im sure he would have had joe on it. but i think its axed -- maybe  alan titchmarsh/ this morning  etc
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 11, 2011, 04:39:35 PM
I don't like the "already" bit, some people release Christmas albums in early October.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 11, 2011, 10:34:46 PM
I think justin bieber has a christmas single out next week. I wonder how well his album will do over here?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 11, 2011, 11:02:04 PM
A Christmas single out next week?? next week?? seriously??

People is going to be fed up of the song long before December!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 11, 2011, 11:43:12 PM
So he was in the studio today but Juliette doesn't see him till Thursday (reading between the lines of her blog).
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 12, 2011, 06:06:03 PM
addiction_entAddiction Ent.
We're looking for countries that have guaranteed snow in October and are quick and cheap to get to. Any ideas?
2 hours agoFavoriteRetweetReply

Joe's album promo perhaps?

EDIT: Pah, they've just tweeted it's not for Joe :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JoeMegaFan on October 12, 2011, 07:13:43 PM
 Addiction have tweeted that it is NOT for Joe this time.
Nice to have companies involved who respond to fan queries.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 12, 2011, 07:19:44 PM
maybe they are lying because they know we won't leave them alone!!!  :rofl3:  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 12, 2011, 07:24:13 PM
you maybe right sandy maybe they think if they say its joe theyll be spammed with questions all day long ----- so say its not joe-- i wonder who else would want snow in oct to do a xmas video then ????????? seemed  like joe didnt it.?????
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 12, 2011, 07:27:11 PM
now they are tweeting this:
addiction_ent Addiction Ent.
We had a shoot with a lovely young man today..watch this space for more details
2 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

i only know 1 lovely young man. And they don't tweet often. Only when Joe is involved!!!  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on October 12, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
If they don't want people to tweet them they shouldn't have tweeted about the "lovely young man"!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 12, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
its deffo going to be JOE   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 12, 2011, 07:48:57 PM
its deffo going to be JOE   :ilovejoe:

ok, i doubt it now. It may have been Peter, the one who directed TTSG, on the other side of the screeen and he replied to me:

@addiction_ent I only know ONE lovely young man!!!!! Hopefully he is the one because last time you did a fab job!!! :D xx
25 minutes ago via web
Favorite Reply Delete

replies ↓ 
» addiction_ent Addiction Ent.
@ @Sandypandy74 not every job we do we do is for @joemcelderry91 ;) although that would be nice wouldn't it


damn it! I don't think he would keep tweeting if it was Joe. he would be saying nothing more...  :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 12, 2011, 07:52:16 PM
shame hoped it was joe
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Dave Hawk on October 15, 2011, 10:18:18 PM
Can't :hurrah: wait  :hurrah:  for :hurrah: it  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 15, 2011, 10:51:53 PM
i know dave, i'm getting excited too! seeing all the christmas stuff on my walk this afternoon has really made the excitement kick in!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 17, 2011, 11:55:39 AM
I can hardly contain myself waiting for Classic Christmas!  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:

Every day I'm on Amazon checking for a full tracklisting!

Cant wait to have the album in my player!

Love Arabella x x
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 17, 2011, 11:59:42 AM
woooopy  waiting for album :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 17, 2011, 12:43:35 PM
The excitements building. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 18, 2011, 08:38:29 PM
excitement is definitely building! before classics release, how much in advance did we hear the tracklist?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: shymike on October 18, 2011, 09:14:05 PM
still not sure about releasing another Album of covers.  Ah well suppose cant do anything about it so will have to enjoy ythe ride, hope it goes well and PLEASE an album of good original songs SOOOOOOON!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 18, 2011, 09:30:12 PM
Most christmas albums have covers on them, there's always the next album too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 19, 2011, 12:13:20 AM
chistmas albums are always covers so next album we want new original songs :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on October 20, 2011, 01:41:48 AM
Im not gonna pre-order yet :p Im hoping they will sell signed copies, then Ill have a set!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 20, 2011, 03:03:19 PM
I have pre ordered but wondered whether there would be signed copies, if there is will just have to order another. Have signed Wide Awake and Classic so like you say Jaiden would be nice to add another to the collection. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 20, 2011, 03:49:53 PM
so so excited for this album!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 20, 2011, 05:10:35 PM
I'm kind of hoping for signed copies too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 22, 2011, 05:11:59 PM
BrtnFstvlChorus Brighton Fsvl Chorus
@
@joemcelderry91 Hi! We're the choir on your Christmas album. I hope you like what we recorded for you the other night! :)
1 minute ago

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 22, 2011, 05:18:09 PM
BrtnFstvlChorus Brighton Fsvl Chorus
@
@joemcelderry91 Hi! We're the choir on your Christmas album. I hope you like what we recorded for you the other night! :)
1 minute ago

that's them singing Va Pensiero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x2ryNl22k8
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 22, 2011, 05:39:49 PM
 i bet the choir will be great   on  joes album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 22, 2011, 07:38:15 PM
They were on Classic too :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 23, 2011, 10:07:28 PM
really hoping we get to hear previews soon!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 23, 2011, 10:49:26 PM
hopefully hear joes preveiws  of xmas album :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 24, 2011, 08:30:13 AM
Saw the advert for Michael Buble's album this morning and I thought it looked really cheesy ....  :shock:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on October 24, 2011, 08:39:38 AM
Thanks for the link to the choir.
Lovely to know there will be choir on the album with him again.
I cant wait to hear a preview and see the tracklisting.

 :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 24, 2011, 09:24:39 AM
yay, great that there will be a choir with joe again!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 24, 2011, 09:35:37 AM
Saw the advert for Michael Buble's album this morning and I thought it looked really cheesy ....  :shock:

I really hope Joe's ad is not too cheesy.  :pray:
When is Michael's album going to be released?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: orchid on October 24, 2011, 09:53:38 AM
I believe Michael's album is out today.  I don't think he is releasing a single to help promote it though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 24, 2011, 10:09:32 AM
Thanks Orchid. :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 24, 2011, 10:22:34 AM
yes, Michael Buble's album is out now. You can buy it straight away from the usual sites (it doesn't say pre-order anymore).  :)
It's quite early, but then it gives a lot of time for people to buy it, while Joe's one is coming out end of November and to sell it, I think they will need to do a lot of promo to make sure every single person in the country knows it's available... They cannot wait until the single Last Christmas is out, that's for sure.
For once, the album will do the promo for the single. That's a first!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on October 24, 2011, 10:31:29 AM
My one concern is the early Christmas shoppers. If they are too buy an xmas album and MB's is available now and they buy it are they going to buy another one when Joe's comes out ?(Unless there Joe fans of course). You really wouldn't buy two xmas albums even if they are different artists as most songs on there will be the same.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 24, 2011, 10:34:38 AM
i'm wondering how songs like i wish it could be christmas every day, are going to be done classically? it'll be interesting to see if that's on the album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 24, 2011, 10:36:45 AM
Not really, no. I wouldn't even buy a xmas album at all to be honest. You only listen to it for about a month in the year and I don't entertain for xmas, so I don't need xmas music at home. If i go to my parents, they won't listen to it because it's in english and they don't understand, so it doesnt feel the same as if it's in French for them.
I don't see this album selling really well, but they probably have thought of that. It's got only 1 month shelf life, then it will be discounted for the shops to get rid of the stock. Really don't see how good that is.
they are the only ones to know for now... there must be a plan, or they wouldn't do it  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 24, 2011, 10:57:47 AM
I think there has to be a plan for the album and the single as you say they have limited shelf life.  Decca seem to have got things right upto now so I put my faith in them. :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 24, 2011, 11:14:16 AM
i'm wondering how songs like i wish it could be christmas every day, are going to be done classically? it'll be interesting to see if that's on the album!

yes, Jade, I think musically it is going to be interesting.
I am really happy that Joe decided to do something different, because it opens up my view in music. I was very uninterested in what artists were doing in that area of art, but now I want to know how they work on their albums and what they go through the different stages of recording and also the arrangements. I was really not interested in the arrangements before and was just going by "i like it" or "I don't like it". I didn't try to understand why they were recording their songs the way they do.
I will listen to Classic Christmas very carefully to hear all the different instruments, like i did for Classic. And everytime you listen to a song, you hear somethin else and you think: how did I not hear that last time?
It's great!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 24, 2011, 12:32:19 PM
completely agree! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 24, 2011, 12:45:45 PM
i saw micheal bubles advert --- really cheesey --- i know joes is more classic with orchestra ---- im hoping aswell as joes fans -- people who like a classier xmas will buy joes album -- remember joes doing the songs of praise we think and durham cathedral too -- so a much classier  xmas album than  BUBLE/ BEIBER.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 24, 2011, 05:14:34 PM
Signed Copies For Lucky Customers
Order Classic Christmas from Amazon.co.uk and be in with the chance of receiving one of just 1000 copies of the album personally signed by Joe McElderry himself.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0/ref=zg_bs_712822_9
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 24, 2011, 05:15:26 PM
Signed Copies For Lucky Customers
Order Classic Christmas from Amazon.co.uk and be in with the chance of receiving one of just 1000 copies of the album personally signed by Joe McElderry himself.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0/ref=zg_bs_712822_9

his hand will hurt again... ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 24, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
Poor love, the things he does for us :hug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 24, 2011, 05:17:29 PM
Perhaps he needs a massage :rofl1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 24, 2011, 05:18:34 PM
awwww. i know you would love to give Joe a hug for real. would you actually ask him for one if there wasn't a stupid big fence between you?


A MASSAGE????? MIHI???? YES, I AM HERE!!!!!!! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 24, 2011, 07:23:12 PM
i'd also love to give joe's lovely soft hands a massage!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 29, 2011, 06:29:55 PM
I've only just seen this because Hayley retweeted it:

lisa_in_music Lisa
by Hubz1988
So @joemcelderry91 Classic Xmas album inc. Driving Home For Xmas, White Xmas, Silent Night, Last Xmas. Duet with Rolando is O Holy Night
8 Oct Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 29, 2011, 06:30:48 PM
Sounds decent so far.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 29, 2011, 06:31:25 PM
sounds very Christmassy and very classic too!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 29, 2011, 06:38:33 PM
Ok nothing too cheesy so far and I am really happy Driving Home for Christmas is on there  :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 29, 2011, 06:39:54 PM
Ok nothing too cheesy so far and I am really happy Driving Home for Christmas is on there  :cool2:

I think someone posted earlier that they would shoot themselves if this song was on it... oops!!!
:hunter:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 29, 2011, 06:46:38 PM
We knew all those tracks from quite a while back SandyPandy. In fact, need I refer you to the home page again - watch the news scroller, or find it further down the page - 8.10.2011 item  :roll:  :tease:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 29, 2011, 06:48:05 PM
We knew all those tracks from quite a while back SandyPandy. In fact, need I refer you to the home page again - watch the news scroller, or find it further down the page - 8.20.2011 item  :roll:

 :blush:  :sorry:  :cry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 29, 2011, 06:49:30 PM
Here, you might need these  :tissue: :comfort:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 29, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
I don't remember seeing them before either  :blush:   :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 29, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
I remember seeing them but I couldn't remember all of them.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on October 29, 2011, 07:25:09 PM
I didn't see them before...
But yay! White Christmas is on there! :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 29, 2011, 07:25:49 PM
:phew: i'm glad I wasn't the only one....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 29, 2011, 08:08:08 PM
hope joes album is classy
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on October 31, 2011, 01:40:56 PM
Has anyone had the e-mail about the album cover yet? Supposed to be getting today I think.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on October 31, 2011, 01:41:44 PM
no, no email yet, but they usually send them when it's about school finishing time. so probably around 3:30pm ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on October 31, 2011, 01:43:35 PM
Thanks Sandy, I have an appointment soon so hopefully it will be there when I get back.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 04:01:07 PM
NOT the official one I think, but I found this one online ;)
(http://www.joemcelderry.info/uploads/JM-Classic-Christmas-v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 31, 2011, 04:04:21 PM
Hope its not that one it makes the end of his nose look big!!  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 04:04:52 PM
Hope its not that one it makes the end of his nose look big!!  :shock1:
No it is just fanmade art ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on October 31, 2011, 04:09:50 PM
Chris Rea (born in Middlesbrough) made Driving Home for Christmas a hit many years ago, would Joe have needed permission to record this song. Chris is now 60yrs old but is touring in the UK & Europe starting March 2012, actually most of his success in the industry was in Europe, don't think he made in the US.
Great singer, think I will check out YT see if any videos of his hits are available. Looking forward to hearing Joe's version, good choice for the album.

 :winner:

   
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 31, 2011, 05:04:18 PM
Still no email  :cry: is it definately today? :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 05:14:43 PM
It's definitely today.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 31, 2011, 05:19:07 PM
no email yet -- ive been out to shop  thinking when i come back maybe the email for joes album cover. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 06:14:57 PM
Me too, went and did the food shopping but couldn't wait to come back thinking that the email will be waiting for me. But no email :cry: The good thing is that the food bill is a lot less than usual as I forgot half the stuff I usually get!!!! :rofl2: :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on October 31, 2011, 06:16:53 PM
I have to go out and take minutes at a meeting tonight :bored: I know it will happen either just before I leave or whilst I am out.  :bash:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on October 31, 2011, 06:18:24 PM
Still no sign of the e-mail. Hope they don't keep us waiting much longer!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 06:19:49 PM
If it's not sent while I'm watching Hollyoaks then I'm gonna start to worry, I'm really surprised they didn't send it while I was in college.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 06:22:50 PM
If it's not sent while I'm watching Hollyoaks then I'm gonna start to worry, I'm really surprised they didn't send it while I was in college.
they did that for you ;) :bighug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 07:52:25 PM
I just realized, Classic Christmas is for sale in the Netherlands :D
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/muziek/classic-christmas/1000004011770018/index.html
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 08:09:03 PM
 :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on October 31, 2011, 08:16:54 PM
Brilliant!!  :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 31, 2011, 08:23:55 PM
Still no email  :cry: is it definately today? :pray:

Missed this; what email are we looking out for?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 08:24:59 PM
Still no email  :cry: is it definately today? :pray:

Missed this; what email are we looking out for?
One with the Classic Christmas cover and a behind the scenes of the LC video. We're STILL waiting. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 08:28:17 PM
Nothing in my inbox yet  :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 08:30:39 PM
Well I've been shopping and no email been to  :runner: :training: and still no email.   
                                         
                                              WHY?????????
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 08:31:19 PM
JUst got it
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 08:32:53 PM
OMG the track list is beautiful.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 08:33:36 PM
*Presses send/receive button many times* - still nothing  :jump: :aggressive:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 31, 2011, 08:35:46 PM
*Presses send/receive button many times* - still nothing  :jump: :aggressive:

Your not the only one, and I only won't to look at it through my e-mail, how daft is that.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 08:40:07 PM
 :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: The video is brilliant and Joe is gorgeous and the singing :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on October 31, 2011, 08:41:22 PM
Have'nt got mine yet :cry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 08:43:07 PM
Took it's [dimples] time but I got it in the end.
Here it is http://www.umusicemails.com/2395/6486_190974.html
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 08:43:13 PM
can you link Litcar???
pretty please?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 08:43:26 PM
My heart is ready to explode with excitement, pride and happiness.  :excite: :swoon: :hot:

Oh Mew beat me to it!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 08:43:48 PM
O My God THAT PICTURE :hot: :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
Still not got mine  :cry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 08:46:21 PM
Thank god the e-mails provide us with sharing links.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 08:48:03 PM
(http://assets.umusic.co.uk/ucj/mailer/joemcelderry/111031/images/coverart.jpg)
thats gotta be my fave album cover ever :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 08:51:09 PM
I LOVE IT!!

The cover, the video, the previews of the songs, the track list!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!
 :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
Thank you Mew for posting! :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 08:51:28 PM
First cover with that famous smile. :snigger: (although he was sort of smiling on Classic)

Is it me or has his dimples died? :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on October 31, 2011, 08:54:35 PM
I received my e-mail 20 minutes ago.
I love the cover picture too mihi! 

We can hear Last Christmas during the video. So LC is used to promote the album, right?

I still don't understand the logic of releasing the single 3 weeks after the album release.  :wacko:

The music video seems to be for Last Christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Pauline m on October 31, 2011, 08:57:32 PM
Sp love the Classic Christmas Album Cover!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 08:58:12 PM
When did Joe START recording Classic Christmas?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 09:01:50 PM
:tap: :twiddle:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on October 31, 2011, 09:04:35 PM
Gorgeous picture. I love it. Waited all day for this and was it worth it! Love the tracklist but I don't understand why LC should be a single released 3 weeks after the album. Maybe some people will download the single and not buy the album. Anyway we shall see. Think it is his best album cover so far - at last we have got that beautiful smile!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 31, 2011, 09:05:27 PM
OMG I think I have died and gone to heaven  :sigh: how fantastic is this andI love love love last xmas but then I knew I would,they all sound amazing ,I can't wait to receive this, roll on November  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Josie on October 31, 2011, 09:05:46 PM
Ohhh Love love love the new album cover

and the video's not bad either  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 31, 2011, 09:07:57 PM
I CANNOT BELIEVE I'M GOING TO SAY THIS BUT..........................................................................................





I think I may just like Joe's Christmas album, his voice just sounds gorgeous on it.

LOVE the album cover, love it love it love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the backstage video and I *may* even like the Last Xmas video.

Joe looks hot too.  :hot: Gorgeous boy, gorgeous, gorgeous, talented, amazing boy.  I love him I do.  :airkiss:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 31, 2011, 09:09:06 PM
Took it's [dimples] time but I got it in the end.
Here it is http://www.umusicemails.com/2395/6486_190974.html

Big thanks Mew, I just couldn't wait for my e-mail. How beautiful was that. :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 31, 2011, 09:09:22 PM
This is seriously classy stuff!   :swoon:   :goofy:    :ilovejoe:   
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 31, 2011, 09:10:38 PM
Classy stuff for a super classy gorgeous guy  :hot:  :hot:  :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 09:16:40 PM
Still not got my email  :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 31, 2011, 09:19:06 PM
just seen  the classic christmas  album cover --- its beautiful ---- my favourite  album cover  ever ever --- and i love lots of the songs classy christmas --- and the behind the scenes  video  was brilliant ----- love last christmas  video --- its absolutly BRILLIANT  JOE ( for xmas no 1)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on October 31, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Took it's [dimples] time but I got it in the end.
Here it is http://www.umusicemails.com/2395/6486_190974.html

Thank you for posting MEW.
Of Course I did not get my email, and probably never will.

OK Firstly, This is the best Album cover yet. I liked Classic, I never liked the cover of Wide Awake, but this one....LOVE it!

Secondly...eehmm well....I think I m going to buy my first ever christmas album  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on October 31, 2011, 09:20:56 PM
Aw Jude prepare yourself for this, I am as proud as punch, beaming from ear to ear .I always knew it would be good because anything Joe does is never anything else but fantastic, but WoooooooooooooooW  :ten:  :ten:  :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 09:24:34 PM
Jude you have seen it though haven't you from Mew's link. I feel bad now that i got all excited before. :sorry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on October 31, 2011, 09:25:22 PM
Well I have gooesbumps - what an album this is going to be superb

Den  :  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 09:28:14 PM
I was planning to wait for the email but then another email from a forum I subscribe to sent the track listing  - so yes I have seen it and it is fantastic - a really classy selection of carols with a couple of pop songs thrown in. I wasn't expecting it to be so traditionally oriented so I am  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:

(although still wondering where my email has got to - is anyone else from UK still waiting? It seems they have been going out at different times)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on October 31, 2011, 09:29:52 PM
WOW!!!!! we are being spoilt arn't we.

What a beautiful album cover - beautiful pic   :excite:   :swoon:

Luv the vid and all its teasers and Joe looks  :hot:   :hot:   :hot:

Tracklist - I will luv it if Joe is singing it and as long as it has White Christmas I don't care. I am about to own my first Christmas recording and will play it at full volume in my car with the windows down on Christmas morning as I drive to family for lunch!!!!!!!!!!!         :universal:        :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on October 31, 2011, 09:31:22 PM
Still waiting  :angry: Thankyou Mew for the link so I'm not missing out in all the excitement. Love the cover, gorgeous, think thats the best photo of Joe yet  :hot:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 09:40:43 PM
The stately home is Boughton Monchelsea Place:

http://www.boughtonmonchelseaplace.co.uk/
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Nuttienat on October 31, 2011, 09:43:40 PM
Wow, just picked myself up off the floor!!!  Love the album cover, love the video, love all the tracks, actually just love everything about Joe!  Can't think of anything better to listen to than Classic Christmas whilst sitting in front of the log fire sipping ( well knocking back  :haha:) mulled wine and wrapping all my pressies up!!!!! Roll on the 28th!! Class, class class!! :yahoo: :ten: :yahoo:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 31, 2011, 09:53:28 PM
Well... hows that for pure class! It is just perfect... the camera doesn't lie he is the most gorgeous young man, and with a voice to match..well done Decca you have done our Joe proud again. :ten:

Oh Come all ye faithful fans and adore our Joe, because he is SO worth it !!! :ilovejoe:


I think i will have a wee dram to celebrate!!! :excite:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 31, 2011, 09:54:15 PM
Wow, just picked myself up off the floor!!!  Love the album cover, love the video, love all the tracks, actually just love everything about Joe!  Can't think of anything better to listen to than Classic Christmas whilst sitting in front of the log fire sipping ( well knocking back  :haha:) mulled wine and wrapping all my pressies up!!!!! Roll on the 28th!! Class, class class!! :yahoo: :ten: :yahoo:

Haha, nice to see your loving it.  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 31, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
 :universal:most gorgous album  cover EVER--- it is that gorgous --- and im gonna love  this christmas album cos joes voice is brilliant ( ive never bought a christmas album before --- but im buying lots for family)   it should be no 1. :ilovejoe: :winner: :universal: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 31, 2011, 10:00:24 PM
Jude and KR, have you looked in your spam. Just found mine there.

What a cheek for thinking it's spam.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on October 31, 2011, 10:01:50 PM
The stately home is Boughton Monchelsea Place:

http://www.boughtonmonchelseaplace.co.uk/


Wow no expense spared for our joey innit!  :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 10:02:20 PM
lisa_in_music Lisa
Thank the lord @DeccaRecords gave @joemcelderry91 an extremely classy Christmas album cover! yfrog.com/ob7eicj
7 minutes ago
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on October 31, 2011, 10:02:37 PM
Now I want the inside pictures too :jump:
I feel some design ideas coming up...
Well have to wait until tomorrow though
calling it a night, night guys :lazy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 10:15:29 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Under_the_Mistletoe.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/McElderxmas.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/MichaelBuble-Christmas%282011%29-Cover.png)
Just makes you wonder why the other's even bother. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 31, 2011, 10:18:21 PM
Night mihi.

Finally I have my email.
It wasn't in my compute's spam and silly Virgin wasn't letting me log in to the online email area earlier. But I've just got in and there it was in the spam section. I told it in no uncertain terms, never ever again to do that  :angry:
Does seem odd as all the previous ones got through :unsure:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Under_the_Mistletoe.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/McElderxmas.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/MichaelBuble-Christmas%282011%29-Cover.png)
Just makes you wonder why the other's even bother. :snigger:

You are so right!!! :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on October 31, 2011, 10:21:25 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Under_the_Mistletoe.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/McElderxmas.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/MichaelBuble-Christmas%282011%29-Cover.png)
Just makes you wonder why the other's even bother. :snigger:

Others? What others?  :swoon:  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on October 31, 2011, 10:25:05 PM
Just got in from shopping - e-mail awaiting - WOW OMG what a stunning album cover,love it. The tracklist just brings back so many memories - Joes voice is absolutely going to shine on this (nothing new there though).  Can't wait to hear him sing Santo Notale (David Whitfield sang this , who happened to be one of my fathers favourite singers - oh the memories - getting all emotional just thinking about this) Oh how I love Joe McElderry!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 10:30:38 PM
 :rofl2: :rofl3: good one Mew. To me Justin looks like he's been caught stealing something in that photo and Michael seems to be changing his mind whether to go ahead or not whereas Joe looks gorgeous not that I'm biased or anything.  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 10:32:20 PM
I'm not picking on Justin Bieber, but whoever did that cover should be ashamed, it looks like it was taken on the street by the paparazzi, red eyes, seriously?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 10:33:07 PM
Biased? who? we? naaahh!
 :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 31, 2011, 10:39:48 PM
god  i remember david whitfield  years ago ----- showing my age ---- queenie ------- but this joe  classic christmas has made people go WOW --- hayleys still on a high  from yesterdays secret gig -- and shes all gushy about joe.

 and also  compared to joes classic christmas album cover  look  at beiber/ buble ------ may aswell not have bothered ------JOES IS TOOO BEAUTIFUL :universal: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 10:40:52 PM
Just suddenly occurred to me... how the hell am I supposed to sleep now?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on October 31, 2011, 10:42:06 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Universal/Decca

Fab video, gorgeous album cover

                               :winner:
 Christmas Classic                 all the way. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on October 31, 2011, 10:43:10 PM
Looking at those other album covers...
Joe's is the only one which doesn#t have that snowy effect added on, which is why I love Joe's album cover. It seems so much more classier.
Did I mention that I LOVE the album cover?! And that White Christmas is on there?! And the video...  :swoon:
Joe is so cute when he yawns!  :-) And I love how LC is sounding!!  :-) :-) :goofy: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 10:43:46 PM
Just suddenly occurred to me... how the hell am I supposed to sleep now?

I'm very lucky, tomorrow is a bank holiday here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on October 31, 2011, 10:45:20 PM
Can I just say, Joe is rolling with the big boys now.

No Mr. [dimples] in Bulgaria, oh no!!!  Mr. James flipping Bond! BOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The best for the best.  :yourock:  :ten:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on October 31, 2011, 10:48:44 PM
Late to the party, and what a party this is. (Was working late) couldn't wait to get home. What can i say that you all haven't said, this is amazing, the cover, the song list the video, everything.  :ten:  :ten:  :ten:  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 10:49:59 PM
As he said, we're amongst the best in the business. :snigger: Also loved the little yawn he did.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 10:50:42 PM
The only song off the album that I didn't know of that tracklist was Santo Natale. I've just had a listen now and the only Italian words in it is Santo Natale the rest is in English but I'm sure Joe will pronounce those two words much better than the version I've just heard.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JoeMegaFan on October 31, 2011, 10:52:33 PM
Still not got the email despite re- registering.
Fed up.

 :tissue:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on October 31, 2011, 10:55:13 PM
Awww! I didn't receive the email either.
But you have seen it, haven't you?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 31, 2011, 11:06:36 PM
Ah i've been missing all the excitement :(
I absolutely adore the album cover...kinda went ah god out loud when i saw it :blush: i just thought it was soooo perfect!!
Think Bubbles is quite nice too but Justin Beibers is terrible!!
I was just going to say the same about the people making the video Hayley, James Bond & they done that famous scene in Briget Joens....how cool is that!!!!
Like the sound of the tracklist too...there is a few songs i don't think i know though :blush:
Love the video, Joe's yawn is very cute :swoon: Love what the director dude says about Joe aswell :) & really like Joe's clothes.....so very happy bunny me!!! :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JoeMegaFan on October 31, 2011, 11:07:23 PM
No still haven't seen it -Apple not allowing it to be seen.
By the time that was confirmed by a Twitter friend and I knew it was Apple and not me I had gone to bed.
Will watch it on my PC tomorrow. Luckily it is NOT Apple or it would be going out to the rubbish bin.
Apple's policy of not allowing Flash is sooo annoying.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on October 31, 2011, 11:14:01 PM
I like how they didn't go for the predictable red or green but still make it look so Christmasy.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on October 31, 2011, 11:19:59 PM
It all looks wonderful, didn't think I was going to get excited about a Christmas album, but I think it is going to brilliant.

I am amazed that Decca seem to be taping into my personal library of fave songs - first with the Isreal K's version of Over the Rainbow and now I believe in Father Christmas - I absolutely adored this song when i was about 13 and played it all the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCEdrnaFlY
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on October 31, 2011, 11:26:32 PM
Ah thanks for the link Kanga, i was thinking i didn't know that song but when you posted it it hit me i do...really love that one too :)
Meant to say like Joe's dance in the video.....doubt that will be making it into the offical video though :cool: ....didn't look to be really corrigraphed :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jmalltheway on October 31, 2011, 11:28:53 PM
Me too! I signed up but didn't get an e-mail when they were releasing the cover for Joe's Christmas album! Wonder why?? Hmmmmmm!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 31, 2011, 11:36:45 PM
omg, i'm so so excited for this album! the tracklist is great! what does the album cover look like? and what happens in the video? sorry for all the questions! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on October 31, 2011, 11:47:18 PM
omg, i'm so so excited for this album! the tracklist is great! what does the album cover look like? and what happens in the video? sorry for all the questions! :)

The album cover: Its a pic of Joe down to his middle of his chest. He is looking sideways towards his left shoulder. He is smiling but his smile is not enough to show his dimples. He is wearing a navy blue coat and he's got a dusting of snow on his shoulders. You can also see just a glimpse of his shirt he's wearing underneath which is checked. The background is kind of out of focus but looks all white and snowy.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 31, 2011, 11:49:17 PM
ah, thanks litcar! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 01, 2011, 12:28:25 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Under_the_Mistletoe.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/McElderxmas.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/MichaelBuble-Christmas%282011%29-Cover.png)
Just makes you wonder why the other's even bother. :snigger:

Joe's is the best album cover out of the 3 I took a listen to Justin's Christmas song the other day and didn't go much on it

Joe's will be the best sounding as well  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 12:41:56 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i just came back from the acupuncture session and i open the forum and the first thread to come up is Classic Christmas and the cover!!!!  :hot:  :swoon:  :excite:  :wacko:  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jlovesjoe on November 01, 2011, 12:45:30 AM
Oh how I love the tracklist, so classy, so beautiful, so very Joe. The guy doesn't have a cheesy bone in his body. When has Joe ever done anything that hasn't been pure class. Is it any wonder we adore him as we do, and will the day ever come when I don't blubb like a fool with every new gift Joe gives us!. ( No is the answer to that one). I think this is the most precious thing that Joe could give to us, and to the world for Christmas, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart.  :thankyou: Joe.  :universal: :decca: :ilovejoe:......... and OMG I love, love love that cover, He is just so beautiful
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 12:51:52 AM
i just saw the behind the scenes video!!!!!  :tissue:
it's going to be the best christmas ever!!!i'm going to listen to christmas song all day long for the whole of december!!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 01, 2011, 02:41:56 AM
IM BUYING MY MUM/DAD/ SISTERS ETC A JOEMCELDERRY CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM FOR CRIMBO --- LAST CHRISTMAS FOR NO 1( x factor song  will be rubbish) :ilovejoe: :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 07:24:19 AM
Just suddenly occurred to me... how the hell am I supposed to sleep now?

well said Mew! i couldn't sleep until 3am... it's 7am now... i'm not happy about the lack of sleep, but i'm smiling anyway! gone nuts!!!!!  :teadunk:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 01, 2011, 08:20:17 AM
I'm a bit behind just caught up now. didn't get the email but so glad you guys and Mew are here to post it. Makes it even more special being shared around a bit like at xmas already the atmosphere is so happy and festive.

Like everyone love, love the album cover think its good enough to stop people in their tracks in the shop and take a second look.
Joe's version of last xmas sounds the same as GMs but we were expecting that and it sounds great.  I feel Joe is one of the few around who could make it sound as good as the original
They even did a fab job of the behind the scenes vid definitely some classy people working with Joe!!!!!

 :autumn: :thankyou: DECCA this album is a  :winner:

just read on the LC thread that Joe's version isn't quite the same as GMs its better yay!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on November 01, 2011, 08:26:10 AM
Glad its not just me who couldn't sleep! Dont usually have a problem, but found myself caught up with the great buzz on here and all the positive comments. The journey has been a long one with lots of worries and doubts. But it does seem that Joe is really moving on to another level now, he is looking so good as he matures and his voice just exudes the feel good factor to his listeners every time he sings.
I predict an absolute melt down when this hits the market... Im so happy for him,I could 'pop'. :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 01, 2011, 08:31:17 AM
Just watched the behind the scenes video again  :snigger: Just can't get enough of it, the video for LC is going to be beautiful. :decca:

Still have'nt received my email, checked with virgin and its not in my spam folder, so come on Decca sort it. Did everyone register again when it was announced or did'nt bother as you were already registered from when Classic was announced. Just wondering.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 08:37:09 AM
Eventually I fell asleep but this morning I woke up and 'Last Christmas' was singing in my head. I just can't get it out of my mind and all I can see is Joe singing on that video. I just can't wait for the cd to get to me. I'm really seriously thinking of going to Durham because I can imagine what Joe is going to sound like there.  :goofy: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 01, 2011, 08:40:51 AM
Just suddenly occurred to me... how the hell am I supposed to sleep now?

well said Mew! i couldn't sleep until 3am... it's 7am now... i'm not happy about the lack of sleep, but i'm smiling anyway! gone nuts!!!!!  :teadunk:
I had more sleep that you (midnight - 7:20am) but I'm still exsausted. :lazy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on November 01, 2011, 08:42:27 AM
Litcar, I'm ordering you to go to Durham. GO!!!!!  :cupcake:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 08:47:36 AM
Litcar, I'm ordering you to go to Durham. GO!!!!!  :cupcake:

 :lol: :lol: I'm waiting on Ann67 to come back to me but I think she's fainted after watching Joe's video because I haven't heard from her yet. Any other NE people off here want to go? I know David is going with his Mam.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 01, 2011, 08:50:26 AM
Just catching up before work, never got the email for some reason.  The album cover is fantastic what a beautiful picture of Joe with that gorgeous smile, love the tracklisting and LC sounds amazing.  All in all I am one happy bunny.  :hurrah: :hurrah: :swoon: :hot: :excite: :wacko: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 01, 2011, 09:08:07 AM
Just found the email in my inbox when I switched on the computer this morning.
What can I say -FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

I love the album cover - love the snowy scene - love the tracklisting so much!

And Silent Night, Last christmas and Adeste Fideles were sounding wonderful.

Especially Adeste Fideles!!!!

So excited this morning!

So pleased and proud for Joe!  :winner:

Love Arabella xx
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 01, 2011, 09:42:56 AM
Very restless nights sleep for me too! Kept thinking of that fabulous album cover and Joe singing Christms songs on the video. Goodness can't believe what this young man does to us. So excited for Christmas, Joe will make it the best one ever! What a wonderful Christmas present he has given to us all. Beautiful face, beautiful songs, beautiful voice, beautiful Joe!!!   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 01, 2011, 09:51:09 AM
i'm exhausted too, but happy! can't wait for this album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 01, 2011, 10:08:24 AM
Well i am another one that did not sleep well so i am only just catching up and WOW what a fantastic morning - the album cover is stunning and one of the best ever. Loved the video of the shoot how good did Joe look so handsome and that voice of my gosh i thought i had died and gone to heaven.  Love the tracklist like everyone of the songs on it. This guy is going to make this the best Christmas ever for all us Joe fans cannot wait until the 28th this album will be on non stop so my neighbour had better get in the xmas mood as Joe's magical voice will be heard all over my house. Well i am so stunned by it all i am now going to calm down and make myself a cuppa  :teadunk: and chill with CLASSIC.

 :ten: :ten: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 10:21:29 AM
Hiya Jade, sorry I'm a bit late in describing the video for you but I had to watch it a few more times and make some notes so that I don't forget anything so here it goes.

We first see the writing    Joe McElderry
                                         Classic Christmas
                                         Video Shoot
                                         Behind the Scenes   

Then we see the sunrise amongst the trees, a shot of a sundail and then a shot of a silhuette of three people, one of them Joe.

Then there are people working in front of the stately home pushing wheel barrows and moving film stuff, men pumping snow amongst the trees from big pipes. We get a shot of Joe singing LC while the snow is falling (a man has a sort of a cannon from which the snow is coming out). Away from the shade of the trees the sun is shining.

Now we come inside the house and Joe walks in smiling broadly carrying a big tray of mince pies, then we see his hand stirring a big glass bowl of mulled wine. After that we see another pair of hands wrapping a christmas present. These are not Joe's hands as they have red varnish on unless Joe is starting a new trend :lol: .

Now we're outside again and Joe is seen talking to a guy going through the scene and Joe is smiling and laughing (if you can believe that, very unusual) :snigger: We see the guy on his own now saying how good Joe is and just gets on with it. We see Joe singing and smiling while the snow is falling.

We're back in the house now and while everybody is sitting at the table Joe is dancing away to himself with his back to the log fire. I call this his trance dance because he seems to be oblivious of anybody around him  :snigger: .He's waving his hands and arms from left to right and moving his feet aswell. Soooo cute.

Outside again, the sun is shining and Joe is having a big yawn.

We see a scene of the stately home now and then we see 2 men arriving on foot and Joe is waiting oustside the door and he gives them his lovely warm hug and a little back rub. Then more people come, women and men and Joe keeps on hugging everybody (soooo jealous) with his big smile and at times going on his tiptoes as some of the men are quite tall soo cute :bighug: :bighug:

Now we have a beautiful close up of Joe singing 'O Come all Ye Faithfull' while snow is falling.

We're inside the house in a red dining room and there are guests sitting at the table talking. When Joe says that he's going to sing to the cmaera outside this window you can see a man with a sieve probably making a dusting of snow ( looks funny :lol: ). The guests are pouring mulled wine from a ladle into their wine glasses. Again we get a close up of Joe still singing 'O Come All Ye Faithfull' with the lights dimmed down and surrounded by lit red candles and there are shots of the Christmas tree, the guests giving presents, Joe talking and when Joe sings the last loooong note of 'The Lord' he's sitting on a big old fashioned chair then the picture goes out of focus and we get the picture of the Album cover. The End.

And all through this Joe looks soooo gorgeous and happy. I'm soooo happy for him. I hope that didn't bore you too much Jade.

 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 01, 2011, 10:32:49 AM
Still have'nt received my email, checked with virgin and its not in my spam folder, so come on Decca sort it. Did everyone register again when it was announced or did'nt bother as you were already registered from when Classic was announced. Just wondering.

I didn't register again and I am with Virgin. It was in my spam area on the Virgin site.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 01, 2011, 10:35:50 AM
Great description of the video Litcar.

I am wondering if Joe is likely to sing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at all.  I know he sings it in English but the title makes me think he might.  We learnt this at school in Latin and also Stille Nacht in German!

"Adeste fideles laeti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus
Dominum."
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bryder on November 01, 2011, 10:36:56 AM
That is a beautiful description Litcar and although I have seen the video many times could still see it in my head from your description.  Will be playing my first Christmas album ever bought throughout December and have never felt more Christmassy. Just love everything about this and what an album cover, fantastic songs and of course Joe's singing.  As the guy said on the video he is a pro, and people just love working with him.  Just can't describe exactly how I feel about this but just love everything. Well done Joe.  :ten:  :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
Great description of the video Litcar.

I am wondering if Joe is likely to sing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at all.  I know he sings it in English but the title makes me think he might.  We learnt this at school in Latin and also Stille Nacht in German!

"Adeste fideles laeti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus, Venite adoremus
Dominum."

Oh Gill that brought so many memories, we used to sing it in Latin aswell at school and as soon as I saw the words it all came back to me and started singing it, thank goodness nobody is in the house to hear me. :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 01, 2011, 10:43:53 AM
So your voice is as good as mine then Litcar  :rofl2:  :rofl2:  :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 01, 2011, 11:01:36 AM
And mine!  :singer1: :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 01, 2011, 11:14:24 AM
I'm hopeful that we will get some Latin on Adeste Fideles - after all it's not that far from Italian so hopefully Joe would be able to pick it up quite quickly.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 11:26:05 AM
I'm hopeful that we will get some Latin on Adeste Fideles - after all it's not that far from Italian so hopefully Joe would be able to pick it up quite quickly.

Well I'm hoping so too and why would they write the Latin name on the track list if he wasn't. There's quite a few rolling rrrrrrs in that piece that Gill posted.  ;)  I'm also assuming that those shots of him singing 'O Come All Ye Faithful' are going to be in the ad for Classic Christmas as that is not coming out as a single. I would have loved to see Joe sing with Rolando too but doubt we'll see that.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 01, 2011, 12:16:04 PM
beautiful description of  joe christmas video LITCAR+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--- and behind  scenes  of LC video --- it was lovley and so good that joe has so many classic christmas songs instead of cheesey ones on other albums ---- joes looooooooong  note on come all ye faithful is beautiful ---- and we all seem to love it.  love joe love decca  :ilovejoe: :decca:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 01, 2011, 12:27:45 PM
wow, thanks for the description litcar, it's great!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 01, 2011, 05:30:56 PM
I did get the email after all, must have been half asleep when I checked otherwise better get to specsavers.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 01, 2011, 06:53:49 PM
Amazon is now showing the new album cover, but no track listings yet or previews. Play is still showing the Classic photo.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 01, 2011, 06:55:21 PM
Progress at least. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 07:05:47 PM
Amazon is now showing the new album cover, but no track listings yet or previews. Play is still showing the Classic photo.

Play HMV and Amazon are all showing the new pic of Christmas Classic in their listings but when you go to see the info on the cd Play still have the old one .!!!!!

Joe is no:1 on Amazon's Christmas chart!!!!  :hurrah: :hurrah: and its gone up to45 in the main list.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 01, 2011, 07:10:22 PM
joes on christmas list  amazon no 1 ----- wowser --- is that beating buble and beiber ?????? litcar.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 07:16:32 PM
Joe is number one on the xmas pre order list on amazon.
on their christmas best selling he is at number 7 and is going up. Thing is, Justin Bieber has 2 albums: the normal version and the deluxe edition... so he is 2nd and 3rd, just behind Buble.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 01, 2011, 07:20:06 PM
joes on christmas list  amazon no 1 ----- wowser --- is that beating buble and beiber ?????? litcar.


Wowser indeed :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 01, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
joes on christmas list  amazon no 1 ----- wowser --- is that beating buble and beiber ?????? litcar.
MB's was out in October and JB's is out today.. :roll:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on November 01, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
Wow Litcar what a description. Thank you.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 01, 2011, 07:38:25 PM
I'm a bit behind just caught up now. didn't get the email but so glad you guys and Mew are here to post it. Makes it even more special being shared around a bit like at xmas already the atmosphere is so happy and festive.

Like everyone love, love the album cover think its good enough to stop people in their tracks in the shop and take a second look.
Joe's version of last xmas sounds the same as GMs but we were expecting that and it sounds great.  I feel Joe is one of the few around who could make it sound as good as the original
They even did a fab job of the behind the scenes vid definitely some classy people working with Joe!!!!!

 :autumn: :thankyou: DECCA this album is a  :winner:

just read on the LC thread that Joe's version isn't quite the same as GMs its better yay!!!!

I totally agree with you, Tessa. The cover is good enough as to make people look twice and maybe get closer to the shelves, take the cd in their hands, read the track list and then they buy it. Easy plan! :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 01, 2011, 08:00:15 PM
Yes indeed I couldnt have marketed it better myself - 1st Class - a lot of thought has gone into Joe's Advertising - and about time too .

Den  :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 08:00:50 PM
Wow Litcar what a description. Thank you.

Oh thank you and you're wlecome, Hayley.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 01, 2011, 08:28:10 PM
great joe is at number 1, hope he continues to beat bieber!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
Classic Christmas is not at number 1. it's number one on the Amazon Pre-Order chart Jade, but not on the actual Christmas Chart. number 1 is on Amazon is Michael Buble's then second is Bieber with the normal edition and 3rd is his deluxe edition. Joe is number 7 on the Amazon Christmas Chart, although it will keep going up and it is only out in 4 weeks, so it's a good position there I guess.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 01, 2011, 09:12:58 PM
I think I have charts whirling round in my brain all going in different directions.
So there's

a pre-order chart
a christmas pre-order chart
a christmas chart
..................... any others

And what do they all mean? :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 09:33:34 PM
I think I have charts whirling round in my brain all going in different directions.
So there's

a pre-order chart
a christmas pre-order chart
a christmas chart
..................... any others

And what do they all mean? :wacko:

well they mean what it says on the box. haha.
that is Amazon only by the way, so here it goes:
pre-order chart is the general order of the albums that will be released in the future. that is for all genres.
xmas pre-order chart is only for the xmas albums. Joe is number one on this one, but the others are like compilations of xmas songs. But there is Jackie Evancho there somewhere too ;)
Xmas chart is for the xmas albums that are already out. so Michael buble's and J.bieber's are there as they are now on sale, not on pre order anymore. But Joe is also on there at number 7, so his xmas album is already doing well although it is not on sale yet, but on preorder.
and then there is the general chart, where it's for all genres. and on this one, Coldplay is at number one and Buble's xmas album is number 2, and with Adele at number 3. Matt Cardle is at 14, Susan boyle at 16, Will Young at 31, Bieber at 49, and Classic at 63 (going up apparently) just behind the deluxe edition of Bieber.

confused.com????
:snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 01, 2011, 09:46:13 PM
Ah, I didn't realise JB could figure if he wasn't out until today.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 01, 2011, 10:23:41 PM
thanks for explaining sandy!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 01, 2011, 10:52:18 PM
It gets very confusing but thanks for explaining Sandy. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 11:04:33 PM
just a simple article in the Shields Gazette about Classic Christmas. Nothing much, nothing that we don't know, but it's to announce the track listing!

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/music/joe_reveals_christmas_album_tracklist_1_3925237
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 11:27:39 PM
just a simple article in the Shields Gazette about Classic Christmas. Nothing much, nothing that we don't know, but it's to announce the track listing!

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/music/joe_reveals_christmas_album_tracklist_1_3925237
That's been posted in the press thread this morning aswell. :tongue:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 11:32:44 PM
i thought so. but i decided to be lazy and not check and just post it here, because we never post any article in the other threads.  :rofl3:  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 01, 2011, 11:37:20 PM
i thought so. but i decided to be lazy and not check and just post it here, because we never post any article in the other threads.  :rofl3:  :rofl3:

 :rofl2: :rofl3: :rofl2: :rofl3: Do you think the other threads are feeling a bit jealous that we don't post articles on them?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 01, 2011, 11:41:30 PM
well I thought they might! so I also posted some articles in the thread for the Christmas light at Cheshire Oaks
 :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 02, 2011, 12:45:01 AM
slightly jealous of everyone in ireland, they get to hear the album on the friday!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 02, 2011, 02:27:40 AM
jade sometimes you get preordered albums early.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 02, 2011, 06:21:55 AM
I got Classic on the Friday!  Hope this happens again.  Then I will have it before I go to the RFH!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 02, 2011, 08:34:02 AM
Yes I'm hoping the cd is sent from Amazon very promptly, don't want to wait to have to download it on the Monday.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 02, 2011, 08:48:53 AM
I have college on the day so I'll have to wait until I get back to hear it. :roll: Not fair.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on November 02, 2011, 09:48:33 AM

Re: Joes Christmas Classic.

"Loving this and going to be our Album of the Month right through December on Gay Radio UK".
ShoppingTelly 10 hours ago

Well thats one radio station sorted!!! :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 02, 2011, 09:51:17 AM
Yaaaaaaaaay hope the rest of the radio stations get on board   :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 02, 2011, 10:33:32 AM
Thats brilliant news, lets hope all the stations love it  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 02, 2011, 12:42:32 PM
3 cheers  for gay radio  playing joey --- :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 02, 2011, 01:17:22 PM
Great they are playing Joe's music. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 02, 2011, 02:17:05 PM
yay, great they are going to play oe!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Laura on November 02, 2011, 02:59:01 PM
Ee I love the album cover :) so much nicer than the Previous one! And how CUTE is his little yawn in the video, awww!
Also the songs sound absolutely stunning especially the one towards the end, I don't know why I always doubt Joe, I did for classic and I did for the Christmas album, and judging by the previews it sounds beautiful!  Wooo, I'm allowed to be excited for Christmas now- it's november, haha.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 02, 2011, 03:21:30 PM
I am looking forward to listening to all the songs on the album and I know I am going to love the album. It will be my first Christmas album. I don't play Christmas songs usually but I will this year.

I think Joe's album is going to be classy and I think it will do well. I still don't know how well LC will do as a single but I have to wait and see.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 02, 2011, 03:41:58 PM


I had'nt realised that there are to be 2 duets on Joe's new album. According to this link on DS he is to duet with Kathryn Tickell. I've never heard of her, has anyone?

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a348790/joe-mcelderry-reveals-classic-christmas-album-artwork-tracklist.html
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 02, 2011, 04:21:54 PM
wonder what song kathryn tickell sings with joe.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 02, 2011, 04:22:44 PM
wonder what song kathryn tickell sings with joe.

according to that link its in the bleak midwinter and little drummer boy
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 02, 2011, 04:23:48 PM
So it's 3 duets.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 02, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
But her name isn't on the tracklist we got sent which was the official one so I'm not so sure
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 02, 2011, 04:27:10 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Tickell
She plays Northumbrian smallpipes and the fiddle.

She's also on the amazon tracklist now.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 02, 2011, 04:33:53 PM
So she's a featured instrumentalist rather than singer? That makes sense
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 02, 2011, 04:37:01 PM
Yeah, like Milos was on SWB.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 02, 2011, 04:37:41 PM
thanks mew / JJ for all info.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 05:35:04 PM
Oh Northumbrian pipes are so lovely and dare I say sound nicer than Scottish ones, sorry JJ!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 02, 2011, 05:42:37 PM
Oh Northumbrian pipes are so lovely and dare I say sound nicer than Scottish ones, sorry JJ!!!!! ;)

 :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 02, 2011, 05:44:41 PM
Wonder if Joe knows her, as they both come from the same neck of the woods. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 02, 2011, 05:59:05 PM
Love the Northumbrian pipes - it will  be one hell of a hauting melody - Kathryn is great - seen her on North  East programmes before  . :)Den
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 02, 2011, 06:49:56 PM
The cover is now on play and HMV.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 02, 2011, 07:56:23 PM
That will be an interesting spin on things, putting pipes (are these like bagpipes or panpipes?) on In The Bleak Midwinter  :shock1:

It reminds me that I really feel at some point in his career Joe should record an album or at least a few song of Northumbrian folk songs. His voice is perfect for folk.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 02, 2011, 08:44:05 PM
I can't wait to hear this one with the pipes  :sigh: Although mind I can't wait to hear them all  :lol: No surprise there  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 02, 2011, 08:53:19 PM
That will be an interesting spin on things, putting pipes (are these like bagpipes or panpipes?) on In The Bleak Midwinter  :shock1:

It reminds me that I really feel at some point in his career Joe should record an album or at least a few song of Northumbrian folk songs. His voice is perfect for folk.

Hmmm.... perfect for a lot of  styles. Just a beautiful voice. :singer1:  :ten:

Would love to hear him sing in all these different styles, it is what makes following Joe so interesting. I never have to change my ipod to another singer Joe does it all, I am the worst when it comes to radio hopping, can't listen to two tracks straight, but all sorted with Joe! :cupcake:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 02, 2011, 09:09:29 PM
can't wait to hear all the album!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 02, 2011, 09:17:10 PM
Sounds like this is going to be another CLASSIC album and with these pipes it is going to sound fantastic its no wonder Joe has been so excited these last few weeks - cannot imagine what he is
 like on Christmas morning no doubt one very excited young man as he loves Christmas bless him.

 :winner: :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 09:22:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuMwskhsGk

Kathryn Tickell
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 02, 2011, 10:13:54 PM
Thank you for the link, Litcar!
I have never seen this kind of pipe before. I think I prefer the Scottish bagpipe though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 10:24:10 PM
Thank you for the link, Litcar!
I have never seen this kind of pipe before. I think I prefer the Scottish bagpipe though.

I prefer the Northumbrian pipes to the Scottish ones because the latter sound a little whiney.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 02, 2011, 10:37:38 PM
I really don't like bagpipes  :blush: :shock1:   :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 02, 2011, 10:41:51 PM
Humm... interesting your point, Litcar.
Maybe it's just that I'm more used to the sound of our bagpipes here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdDSqu9MA18
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 10:44:50 PM
Still sound whiney!!!! :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 02, 2011, 10:48:50 PM
This album is sounding more and more classy.  Who but Joe (and his producers) would include the Northumbrian pipes?  No-one can now say he is doing "covers"!

By the way, after all the grief I got from some Will fans, it turns out that his new single is a cover!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 02, 2011, 10:50:32 PM
Still sound whiney!!!! :snigger:

Oh but there's a few songs that don't sound right without bagpipes  :lol: I need to find examples for you
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 02, 2011, 11:24:57 PM
i'm just so so excited to hear this album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 11:28:36 PM
Still sound whiney!!!! :snigger:

Oh but there's a few songs that don't sound right without bagpipes  :lol: I need to find examples for you

 No hurry whatsoever JJ. :snigger: :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 02, 2011, 11:29:46 PM
You're talking about the drone I think litcar?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 02, 2011, 11:46:21 PM
one of the boys at college plays the bagpipes, he was playing them outside the other day. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 02, 2011, 11:48:21 PM
You're talking about the drone I think litcar?

That too Jude!!! :snigger: :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 03, 2011, 01:34:52 AM
Just had a listen to the song samples from Michael Buble's Christmas album and was very impressed.  Immaculate voice, very high standard of production, and not cheezy at all.  Absolutely first class.  Justin Bieber's album is also very well produced, in fact I feel a little bit embarrassed to say I like it.

Buble samples -  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas/dp/B005UBFUA4/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320281749&sr=301-1

Bieber sambles -  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-The-Mistletoe-Deluxe-Edition/dp/B005XYY2MA/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320282195&sr=301-2
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 03, 2011, 02:23:37 AM
well mr wombat -- what weve seen/ heard of joes album it also sounds very  classy too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 03, 2011, 09:54:20 AM
Hi Mr Wombat.

I've listened to some of Michael Bubles album - agree it is a quality recording but it's all a bit too jazzy for me...I'm not into that sort of style. I do like his Feliz Navidad though - may download that one track.

Justin Bieber is not for me - I'm not keen on his voice and I hate what he has done with the little Drummer boy.

Classic Christmas is going to be much more to my taste - more classical/crossover in style.  :winner:

Love Arabella xx

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 03, 2011, 12:23:13 PM
i have heard both micheal buble  and justin beiber  and both of them are NOT for me i agree with arabella --- MB is rather jazzy and also quite dated and reminded me of andy williams xmas shows of my youth --- i really  dont mind MB BUT DID FIND THIS  BIT CHEESEY --- sorry .


 as for  justin beiber --- i had to really push myself to listen to his album ---- wasnt keen on any of JB songs and it wasnt a good version of  drummer boy ----- i really dont like JB voice ----- and i agree with arabella more than mr wombat .

 im waiting for joes  classic christmas  album even more  now ive heard  MB/ JB /----- the bits that i heard of joes  classic christmas are so much more classy --- and cant wait to hear joes beautiful voice. :ilovejoe: :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 03, 2011, 03:31:41 PM
Joe's is the only xmas album I am buying although I like Micheal Buble not too keen on this album and as for Justin always though that he was very overated, when he appeared on xfactor he mimed. Joe for me all the way. :ilovejoe: :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 03, 2011, 03:40:02 PM
No offense to any of the MB fans but I cried when I heard what he did to feliz navidad, it should be festive, not that slow :bash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihW56Xa3XGQ
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 03, 2011, 06:43:28 PM
Agree with Arabella too, although MB is good sounds to "Rat Pack" for me, not a fan of that style and as for JB too modernised one of the songs sound like Craig David sort of singing crossed with Cher Lloyd.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 03, 2011, 07:06:14 PM
Thanks for the links Mr Wombat.
I haven't heard all the songs but it was interesting to compare Silent Night as it was sung by all three.
Each version is different and I thought both MB's and JB's albums are well produced and their fans will be happy.
Luckily, I feel all three are targeting different markets.

I am hoping that all the people who bought Classic will buy Classic Christmas and many more who love Christmas songs.
Although it might be a seasonal sale, Christmas comes every year so I am hoping that Joe's album will sell in the coming years too.

What I noticed was MB and JB's albums have about 15/16 songs compared to Joe's 12.
I am also wondering if Joe's tracks are available individually like theirs.
If that's the case, I hope those who like Last Christmas will wait for the single release rather than buying from the album track.  :pray:



Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 03, 2011, 07:38:41 PM
I really hope they make Last Christmas an album only track on iTunes. :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 03, 2011, 07:43:18 PM
I really hope they make Last Christmas an album only track on iTunes. :pray:

Me too  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 03, 2011, 07:44:00 PM
On all the digital stores actually. :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 03, 2011, 07:46:02 PM
so do i
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 03, 2011, 07:48:26 PM
I have just had a quick listen ,and it was quick   :rofl2: not a patch on what we have heard from Joes  album .Joe is a   :ten:  :ten:  :winner:  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 03, 2011, 07:56:58 PM
Listening to Michael Buble's previews now... it's quite different. They dont feel Christmassy, which can be a good thing. Yes, they are quite jazzy.
I am biaised anyway... Think Michael Buble will never win over Joe for me. I like some of his versions on other songs, but I like bigger voices, powerful ones. His voice is quite soft. But I understand that people like him and his style. He seems like a nice guy too.
I won't be buying this though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 03, 2011, 07:59:21 PM
Justin Bieber's one... errr... what can i say???? I will shut up so I don't need to make a big effort to be politically correct...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 03, 2011, 08:13:27 PM
i felt MB WAS RATHER JAZZY -- ANDY WILLIAMS  OR RAT PACK  SINATRA/ DEAN MARTIN/  TYPES --- A BIT DATED --- JUSTIN BEIBERS -- I COULD BARELY LISTEN TO --- AND JOES  LITTLE TEASER WAS BEAUTIFUL ----- NO COMPARISON REALLY.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 03, 2011, 08:19:24 PM
yes, I agree Trudy. But at least there is a bit for everyone this year, with Jazzy Christmas, R&B Christmas (i hate R&B) and Classic Christmas ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 03, 2011, 08:21:55 PM
Pfffft, that's if you can even call JB R&B. :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 03, 2011, 08:23:46 PM
Pfffft, that's if you can even call JB R&B. :blush:

oh sorry if i offended R&B style. I like the old R&B, not this type that they call R&B nowadays... i makes me cringe, it's the whole rythm that gets on my nerves..  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 03, 2011, 08:26:59 PM
Pfffft, that's if you can even call JB R&B. :blush:

oh sorry if i offended R&B style. I like the old R&B, not this type that they call R&B nowadays... i makes me cringe, it's the whole rythm that gets on my nerves..  :rofl3:
Had to :snigger: at that bit.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 03, 2011, 08:28:37 PM
why Mew? did i use the word the wrong way? haha
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 03, 2011, 09:29:16 PM
Thank you very much for the links, Mr Wombat.

What have done MB to "All I want for Crishtmas"? I love this carol in "Love Actually" but I don't like MB's cover.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 03, 2011, 11:33:05 PM
not a fan of biebers, buble's is ok, but joe's is gonna be much better!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 03, 2011, 11:44:13 PM
ill have to get hayleys opinion of MB/ JB / TOMOZ
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 04, 2011, 12:38:59 AM
Having listened to MB/JB previews I think Joe's will be better by miles although I did like a bit of both MB is more rat pack style and JB is current sounding so their fans will be happy I'll only be buying Joe's album
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 04, 2011, 12:47:43 AM
i doubt hayley will like jb. i didn't like how autotuned he is on the album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 04, 2011, 08:14:42 AM
I listened to The Christmas Song on JB's album and thought it was awful.  It is my very favourite for this time of year but he has ruined it with all the warbling and extra notes (a la Mariah, Leona etc)

I also heard MB's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  Not bad but a bit slow.  He has a nice voice.

Slightly off topic - did you see that some girl has claimed that JB has fathered her baby!  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 04, 2011, 08:27:58 AM
Thankyou for posting the clips Mr Wambat, i won't be buying it after listening to them. He is sounding more and more like Bing Crosby on this album  :rofl2: and I don't like what he''s done with some of the songs. Joe's is much more to my taste  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 04, 2011, 12:16:15 PM
i liked bits of both MB abd JB. MB does sound like dean martin on this. Great recording  but doesn't seem to add anything to the previous recordings of these songs.
I thought JB would have upped his game a bit and he has but is it enough?. couple of songs I really liked but everything he does is becoming a bit similar. Its coming up to 2 years since his last proper album its like their trying to delay him having to come up with original material.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 04, 2011, 01:48:15 PM
These are the scheduled releases on 28th November (from BJ)


28th November

Glee Cast – Glee The Music: Volume 7
Gorillaz – The Singles Collection 2001-2011
Il Divo – Wicked Game
Joe McElderry – Classic Christmas
Kelly Rowland - Here I Am [International Version]
Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London
N-Dubz - Greatest Hits
Olly Murs – In Case You Didn't Know
Smith And Arrows - Funny Looking Angels
Take That – Progress Live
Now Disney
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 04, 2011, 02:00:50 PM
Looks like Joe might have to compete with Olly for no 1 album that week Gotta laugh   :lol:can't believe it here we go again. No doubt Olly will get to No1 as he has a bigger fan base. But fortunarely Joe will be happy with doing well.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 04, 2011, 03:35:35 PM
really hope classic christmas does well!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 04, 2011, 03:39:22 PM
im just gonna --- put olly out of my head ----- dont want him to spoil all the fun of joes album --- really like the sound of joes christmas  album from bits ive heard and  will concentrate on that --- olly not really bothered wether his king of the world wont buy it anyway ----- like what bits of joes ive heard  alot --- and yes gill beiber has a girl saying his her babies dad --- well do a DNA test then .
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 04, 2011, 04:02:25 PM
I agree Tudy I am not interested in olly ,for me Joe is number 1 all the way .We know who has the most talent, and the best voice .I love Joe's Classic Christmas it sounds amazing the snippets we have heard, I can't wait to hear the whole album . :ilovejoe:  :winner:  :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 04, 2011, 04:12:53 PM
Joe's got a lot of competition that week and I don't think it will OM at the top it'll be Take That probably
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 04, 2011, 04:14:34 PM
Joe's got a lot of competition that week and I don't think it will OM at the top it'll be Take That probably



I think you are right there joefan43 :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 04, 2011, 05:31:53 PM
Looks like Joe might have to compete with Olly for no 1 album that week Gotta laugh   :lol:can't believe it here we go again. No doubt Olly will get to No1 as he has a bigger fan base. But fortunarely Joe will be happy with doing well.
Eeuuuuggghhh!! You can just see it coming can't you? :roll:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 04, 2011, 05:50:30 PM
im just gonna --- put olly out of my head ----- dont want him to spoil all the fun of joes album --- really like the sound of joes christmas  album from bits ive heard and  will concentrate on that --- olly not really bothered wether his king of the world wont buy it anyway ----- like what bits of joes ive heard  alot --- and yes gill beiber has a girl saying his her babies dad --- well do a DNA test then .

I'm doing the same Trudy, not even going to think about it otherwise it will spoil the feeling I have at the moment of happiness.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 04, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
litcar --- ollys never gonna spoil anything joe -- even if hes the most popular ever --- i dont want to let olly beat me so lets pretend he doesnt exist -- at least for xmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 04, 2011, 06:30:15 PM
Great idea Trudy and Lictar.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 04, 2011, 06:37:22 PM
I'm not interested in Olly either. There is no doubt as to who has the more talent. Joe far outshines all the others as far as I am concerned. He will have lots of tough competition but personally I think it will be Take That who will be No1 that week. However Joe will always be No 1 for me.   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 04, 2011, 06:44:18 PM
I'm not interested in Olly either. There is no doubt as to who has the more talent. Joe far outshines all the others as far as I am concerned. He will have lots of tough competition but personally I think it will be Take That who will be No1 that week. However Joe will always be No 1 for me.   :ilovejoe:



 :goodpost:  :yourock:  thats the way I feel about Joe as well  our   :winner: always   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 04, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
Same here Joe is no.1 for me and always will be.  :ilovejoe: :winner: :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 04, 2011, 07:42:28 PM
Joe has more talent in his little finger than Olly there is no comparison and Joe is my No. 1 has been since i first saw him and always will be  :winner: :winner: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on November 04, 2011, 07:59:47 PM
Ooh tough competition. Now I'm scared.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on November 04, 2011, 10:05:07 PM
Oh don't be scared Hayles :) or at least try not to be...and i'll try too!!! :rofl2:
I haven't listened to the previews of MB or JB...i really don't like JB & MB isn't really my thing either....i'm not surprised his album is jazzy or sounding like Dean Martin though, since big band is his thing & he does it very well (its just not really for me), i would have been surprised if it wasn't!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 05, 2011, 12:27:41 AM
i'm gonna try not to be scared and worry! 23 days until we can have our hands on the album, i'll be downloading at midnight! we should all have a huge party on here!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 07, 2011, 06:55:21 AM
On the American Amazon site, Classic Christmas is not available until 27th December.  It really will be last Christmas by then.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 07, 2011, 09:04:55 AM
On the American Amazon site, Classic Christmas is not available until 27th December.  It really will be last Christmas by then.

Could somone pop into universal and make sure they have a 2011 calender :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 07, 2011, 09:20:45 AM
ah no, that's not good!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 07, 2011, 03:32:39 PM

HayleighPullenHayleigh Pullen

can't believe only way is essex is aiming to get christmas number 1 with their cover version of LAST CHRISTMAS! That's for @joemcelderry91 !

Just seen this tweet. Maybe this is why Joe's version is not being released for Xmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 08, 2011, 08:02:50 AM
Christmas songs lyrics:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joe+mcelderry/santo+natale_20987971.html
courtesy of Primus Protect protection on their tweet this morning.

They are up early today, all of them, even Billy  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 08, 2011, 01:12:48 PM
I am really looking forward to hearing the tracks with Kathryn Tickell=- she is very well known and highly respected in the Northumbrian Folk Music scene- along with Alistair Anderson.

She was or is involved in the Folk Music Degree available at The Sage and she was also a founder member of a charity to help less well off talented youngsters get a musical education .Members of Lindisfarne are involved in that as well .

Kathryn is also a composer and a member of my family took part in the Woirld Premiere of a recent composition of hers for the violin at The Sage
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 08, 2011, 01:13:32 PM
I wonder if she will lead Joe into Northumbrian folk music  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 08, 2011, 01:17:48 PM
I would not object if she does- I am learning folk fiddle myself and am playing in a band at The Sage.

Perhaps I could be in Joe's band :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 08, 2011, 01:19:19 PM
Can I play recorder? Do they have special Northumbrian ones? - might have to brush up some different fingerings :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 08, 2011, 01:22:59 PM
Not as far as I aware Jude but they do have the whistle.

Our band has guitars ,fiddles,flutes,a banjo,a whistle, 2 accordions, sometimes a piano and and an appalachian dulcimer.

meanwhile other family members are off elsewhere getting the rhythm going with the steel pan band.

I tell you it's music all the way in this house :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 08, 2011, 01:25:43 PM
Oh, I'll do the flute then :) Or the whistle, I can play a penny whistle :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 08, 2011, 01:28:56 PM
Perhaps I should invite Joe to the Christmas Ceilidh - get a few drinks down him . :shock1: :lol:

Sorry -wildly off topic here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on November 08, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
  :glum: :glum:

After seeing the list of album releases for the 28th November, I fear Joe's album will not be in the top ten. Beginning to lose my trust in Universal, especially with the mess that has been created with LC single.
Maybe they will look at Joe just as Syco did, no number 1 album or single so he becomes surplus to requirements. I know Joe wants to be a pop/rock artist, but the music industry seem intent on denying him the opportunity.
If he gets no publicity during the tour, then I simply don't know how the public in general get to see what the Rhyl & Margate audience where privy to.
I was hoping Universal would be in a position to take Joe to Europe & eventually US but I don't think this is going to happen any time soon. Joe has a duet with Rolando on the album, maybe depending what Universal have in store for him in 2012 he may decide to take a break & spend some time taking more classical training.
In my opinion only, to many top artists releasing albums on the same date as "Classic Christmas" for it to be a sucess, Universal for me have messed up with release dates. If Olly Murs album charts higher than Joe's then the media will no doubt make a compasison, once again resulting in negative articles by the usual journalists.

Feeling  :( today, need to watch some of the video's from the Rhyl & Margate gigs to rid me of these negitive thoughts.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 08, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
  :glum: :glum:

After seeing the list of album releases for the 28th November, I fear Joe's album will not be in the top ten. Beginning to lose my trust in Universal, especially with the mess that has been created with LC single.
Maybe they will look at Joe just as Syco did, no number 1 album or single so he becomes surplus to requirements. I know Joe wants to be a pop/rock artist, but the music industry seem intent on denying him the opportunity.
If he gets no publicity during the tour, then I simply don't know how the public in general get to see what the Rhyl & Margate audience where privy to.
I was hoping Universal would be in a position to take Joe to Europe & eventually US but I don't think this is going to happen any time soon. Joe has a duet with Rolando on the album, maybe depending what Universal have in store for him in 2012 he may decide to take a break & spend some time taking more classical training.
In my opinion only, to many top artists releasing albums on the same date as "Classic Christmas" for it to be a sucess, Universal for me have messed up with release dates. If Olly Murs album charts higher than Joe's then the media will no doubt make a compasison, once again resulting in negative articles by the usual journalists.

Feeling  :( today, need to watch some of the video's from the Rhyl & Margate gigs to rid me of these negitive thoughts.

 :hug:
Try not to worry too much - I know it's hard after all we went through with Syco but I really don't think they will be worried about position so much as sales and being released on the 28th gives it a good run of weeks to do very well for them. Others who he releases with with may do better week 1 but not as well as we get closer to xmas - unlike Joe who will be able to specifically cash in on that market. :)

To be honest I really don't think Universal will give Olly a second thought - they've moved on from that even if some in the media haven't. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 08, 2011, 04:10:22 PM
Piyusha I am sorry you are feeling so downhearted today. :comfort:

I am not entirely sure whether chart postions are more important to us or Decca.

I would not really expect the type of album that is Classic Christmas to get into the top 10 especially looking at the pre Christmas competition but that does not concern me.

What I have been observing are all the peripheral things Joe has been doing -' Chorister of the Year' , 'Remembrance Service' and not forgetting the Gadget Show - who else could sound better than a recording and sing acapella like that.

It is obvious to me that Joe has been recognized within the world of 'Music' as opposed to 'Celebrity' as having a rare and exceptional talent and there is no way this is going to be lost.

Well that is just my opinion.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 08, 2011, 05:16:41 PM
 :goodpost: Eleanor!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 08, 2011, 05:24:26 PM
Great post Eleanor so great that joe is building an amazing reputation as a talented singer.

 :goofy: :winner:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 08, 2011, 05:28:00 PM
 :goodpost: Eleanor!

Decided that I'm going to stop fretting and look forward, this weekend is my first full Joe gig plus there's the Remembrance service as you say - that is such a huge deal

Onwards and Onwards with Joey !  :clap:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on November 08, 2011, 05:58:27 PM
 :thankyou:
                   Eleanor, gradually losing the negative thoughts which seem to have engulfed me since the news about the release of LC available for download.



 

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on November 08, 2011, 07:32:28 PM
:thankyou:
                   Eleanor, gradually losing the negative thoughts which seem to have engulfed me since the news about the release of LC available for download.

I know it's easy to get down piyusha but my take on it is that I don't do ifs buts and maybe because a lot of the time things don't turn out how you think, especially when we're not in possession of all the facts yet.

I'm going to enjoy every single day of Joe's musical adventure and when I know for certain what's going on then I'll deal with that then too whether it's good bad or somewhere in between. In the meantime, wait until you see him perform live and see the total and absolute joy on this man's face when he performs to his audience. He's living his dream and I'm nearly beside myself with joy for him as well.  :goofy:   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 08, 2011, 07:36:50 PM
I'm with you sandyrose. Until I know more about the situation I refuse to let it bother me. Especially as Joe is having the time of his life on his first solo tour. He's living his dream and I'm living it with him and refuse to be despondent about anything.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 08, 2011, 07:40:06 PM
I am with you Sandyrose102 Joe is living his dream and is so happy with everything and I am so proud and happy for him and with him. We will wait and see what time will bring but until then I am just going to enjoy the moment .The video's are amazing from Rhyl and Margate.My turn to see him live is at Newcastle next week and I can't wait  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:  :winner:  :winner: Our super-star  :sigh:  :sigh:  :sigh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 08, 2011, 07:49:17 PM
Yeah Eleanor and Sandyrose, ye are right- Joe's having the time of his life and though I will worry about labels and their motives we all know at the end of the day Joe is unstoppable! :beach:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on November 08, 2011, 08:38:10 PM
Im happy to just get more of Joe singing :D <3 And he seems happy so Im glad!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on November 08, 2011, 09:33:12 PM
:thankyou:
                   Eleanor, gradually losing the negative thoughts which seem to have engulfed me since the news about the release of LC available for download.

I know it's easy to get down piyusha but my take on it is that I don't do ifs buts and maybe because a lot of the time things don't turn out how you think, especially when we're not in possession of all the facts yet.

I'm going to enjoy every single day of Joe's musical adventure and when I know for certain what's going on then I'll deal with that then too whether it's good bad or somewhere in between. In the meantime, wait until you see him perform live and see the total and absolute joy on this man's face when he performs to his audience. He's living his dream and I'm nearly beside myself with joy for him as well.  :goofy:   :ilovejoe:

Thank you SandyRose.
I agree, lately I got sidetracked from my own positve beliefs. You just reminded me of how I should feel about it.
 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 08, 2011, 10:21:20 PM
so excited for this album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 08, 2011, 10:41:45 PM
Thank you all for the positive vibes. I do believe that Joe is on course now and agree he is unstoppable - his voice is improving all the time. I don't know where all this will lead, but I refuse to let myself worry about his future. I have always believed that Joe isn't in this for the status, celebrity or stardom, but for the love of music and experiencing music alongside other musicians and an audience.
So... as long as Joe is able to continue doing gigs and continue developing  - I see a happy fulfilled Joe, which is all I am really concerned about.

I want to see him treated well and respected by the media but he has proved to me that he is more than capable of looking after himself in that regard, unfortunately there are always going to be haters - even if less and less people agree with them - and I can only say onwards and upwards from now on. :ilovejoe:


Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 09, 2011, 04:23:55 AM
I AGREE WITH JUDE / SANDYROSE-------- piyusha ----------- please dont feel negative about joe ------ we have seen joe at tooah  ryhl/ margate / southend --- there are queues to see joe and his show is brilliant -- his getting more popular every day -------- we are all so proud of joe ------ and living joes dream with him ----- joes a little star and soooooo positive -- and we need to be positive too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 09, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
yeah, feeling really positive at the moment, can't wait for tonight!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on November 09, 2011, 02:00:30 PM
OMG amazon have the songs up to listen to.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 09, 2011, 02:18:12 PM
could someone post a link please?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 09, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on November 09, 2011, 02:20:58 PM
 :swoon:    :swoon:     :swoon:     :swoon:     :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on November 09, 2011, 02:22:04 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Christmas-Joe-McElderry/dp/B005SCWKX0
Thanks Jude, sorry on iPod, so couldn't do the link.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 09, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
OMG!!!!!!! I love the album!!!  :tissue: I can't wait to hear all the songs.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 09, 2011, 02:33:03 PM
Hitomi -It isn't half bad is it .

So happy you like it after feeling a bit confused . :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 09, 2011, 02:37:24 PM
They sound superb. Really looking forward to the album. :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 09, 2011, 03:02:01 PM


Its stunning, inspirational, emotional, soft, family, simple, ooooooooooooooooooooo.................. Happy Christmas Joe - we get your present early..... & what a gift................. :ten: :winner: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 09, 2011, 03:15:26 PM
Fantastic I can't wait to receive this album .Joe once again has taken these songs to another level , I love love love the previews.  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:  :winner:  :ten:  :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 09, 2011, 03:40:32 PM
O M G the boys just finished me off  :swoon: :swoon: :swoon: :swoon: stunning - He knows just how to go straight to your heart  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 09, 2011, 04:55:07 PM
I'm gonna love Christmas this year, even if I get no presents at all, I'll have THIS!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 09, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
im gonna love classic christmas album sounds beautiful
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 09, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Well exactly. Hubby asked what I wanted for Christmas. I didn't dare say that all I want is Classic Christmas. That's enough for me.  :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Nuttienat on November 09, 2011, 05:02:23 PM
My heart has just melted again!  He sings everything to perfection, pure bliss! :ilovejoe: :ten: :inlove:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 09, 2011, 05:03:44 PM
Jude -would he not be happy .That would surely be the cheapest Christmas ever for him!

Or am I unfairly accusing him of being a skinflint, but just going by persoinal experience :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 09, 2011, 05:12:28 PM
Just listened to the previews and I'm really excited for xmas now :snigger: Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 09, 2011, 05:13:27 PM
 :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 09, 2011, 05:14:15 PM
I have just seen on amazon.com-USA -it is scheduled for release on 27 December :doh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 09, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
The Holy Night duet sounds STUNNING! But for me,  I think Driving Home for Christmas is going to be the Solitaire of this album - yep it's definitely NOT Wensleydale with Cranberries  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 09, 2011, 05:40:27 PM
I have just seen on amazon.com-USA -it is scheduled for release on 27 December :doh:

Is'nt that a bit late for Christmas :glum:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 09, 2011, 05:43:57 PM
I have just seen on amazon.com-USA -it is scheduled for release on 27 December :doh:

Is'nt that a bit late for Christmas :glum:

I have just checked Amazon Japan and release date is 6th December. It's an import from USA so it's strange.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 09, 2011, 06:47:33 PM
Whoop! Love love love Driving home for Christmas' you can tell he really sells the emotional message of this song - can't wait. :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 09, 2011, 08:58:03 PM
Been listening to the clips!
Fab-u-lous!

Adeste Fideles is gorgeous - and I love The little Drummer boy - and Santa Natale - and O Holy Night and - well all the rest!  :hurrah:

Just like Classic - not one bad song amongst them - all brilliant...pure class!  :winner:

Love Arabella x x

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 09, 2011, 09:16:43 PM
Just been listening to the clips and once again I am reaching for the tissues. This album is going to be wonderful - can't wait for it to drop through my letterbox!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on November 09, 2011, 11:58:33 PM
Whoop! Love love love Driving home for Christmas' you can tell he really sells the emotional message of this song - can't wait. :goofy:

Loved Chris Rea's version of this song recorded quite a few years ago, so looking forward to hearing it again sung by Joe.

 :singer1: :singer1: :singer1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 10, 2011, 02:08:53 AM
I love the previews CC is gonna be a wonderful album  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:

Sorry Jude Got a bit carried away with the excitement
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on November 10, 2011, 02:40:49 AM
Just listened to the samples, looking forward to hearing Silent Night.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 10, 2011, 02:52:53 AM
wow, love all the clips!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 10, 2011, 11:52:37 AM
Oh my goodness ..... just listened to the first two clips and already the tears are there  :tissue:  :tissue:  :tissue:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 10, 2011, 11:55:47 AM
i like silent night and come all ye faithful and  marys boy child.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 10, 2011, 02:26:50 PM
Does anyone know if you can send gifts from Amazon anonymously?

I ask because I would love to send a copy of Classic Christmas to my in-laws. They very much enjoy music but are more classically inclined and always have been but I think they would like it .Only thing is their son would not be very impressed as he has little opinion of Joe .So I thought about gifting it anonymously.
Then again -they would ask him straight away if he knew anything about it and he would know it was me.

These are folk who sort out Birthday and Christmas presents 6 months in advance and to get what you want it has to be e-mailed with the amazon link and everything -No surprises :(

So I fancy bucking the trend

Any answers or should I just ask Amazon
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 10, 2011, 02:30:59 PM
just send it eleanor --- let them see how brilliantly  joe sings------- bother what son says --- why has he such a low opinion of joe ?????? joes a brilliant singer be proud.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 10, 2011, 03:03:33 PM
I sense an even bigger antipathy to Joe from Eleanor's OH than I get from mine  :glum:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 10, 2011, 03:12:58 PM
yes i  can see eleanors   hubby doesnt like joe ------ but --- my hubby ( when he was alive) didnt like queen when i was a fan -- i still went to see queen ---- actually i hate to see people being controlling ----- its a pop star -=== who is  a 20 yr old gay boy. why are hubbys jelous ---- its silly .-- and id still say  tell them how great joe is eleanor  send the album as a gift.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 10, 2011, 07:56:04 PM
Nice new little page on Joe's facebook
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/joemcelderryofficial?sk=app_239664549399346
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 10, 2011, 08:57:22 PM
my family aren't big fans, but i'm gonna make sure we play cc while opening our christmas presents this year!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on November 10, 2011, 10:39:51 PM
Really like the previews :)
Love the sound of 'When i child is born' 'in the bleak midwinter' 'little drummer boy' & 'Driving home for Christmas' especially i think....but can't wait to hear them all!!!! :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 11, 2011, 12:16:27 AM
I am loving Santo Natale can't wait to hear it in full. Just finished making a pressie for Joe, that I will be taking to the venue (St David's hall) on Monday afternoon sometime and leaving it with the staff there, so they can give to Joe.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 11, 2011, 12:55:05 AM
Been listening to the clips!
Fab-u-lous!

Adeste Fideles is gorgeous - and I love The little Drummer boy - and Santa Natale - and O Holy Night and - well all the rest!  :hurrah:

Just like Classic - not one bad song amongst them - all brilliant...pure class!  :winner:

Love Arabella x x



Seconded......... I started off with one then another & another - give up I love them all..... :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 11, 2011, 08:40:07 AM
I have just seen on amazon.com-USA -it is scheduled for release on 27 December :doh:

Amazon's a bit lazy.  CD Universe has it available from Tuesday 6th December.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 11, 2011, 08:43:15 AM
yes i  can see eleanors   hubby doesnt like joe ------ but --- my hubby ( when he was alive) didnt like queen when i was a fan -- i still went to see queen ---- actually i hate to see people being controlling ----- its a pop star -=== who is  a 20 yr old gay boy. why are hubbys jelous ---- its silly .-- and id still say  tell them how great joe is eleanor  send the album as a gift.

I know exactly what you mean Trudy.  My husband was very much like that when I went to see Will Young.  He doesn't seem to be so silly about Joe though which is a good thing I suppose.   

I told him about my friend going from the Isle of Wight to Newcastle to see Will and said I thought it was a bit too far to travel.  To which he said "Well you went to Manchester to see Will"!  I explained that I went because I got a VERY cheap air fare from Southampton to Manchester - £5.38 return!   I travelled there, saw Will in a play, met him personally, travelled back and all for under £60 including the ticket and ferry fare!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 09:27:42 AM
When I heard the previews I just wanted to hear the whole songs. I looooove them all. I really want to hear Driving home for Christmas because to me it seems as if Joe has made it into a whole new song, it sounds so different and beautiful. I want the album now!!!!!

Is it just me or is there another song that starts off like The Climb with the piano?

As for husbands, mine seems alright about the whole Joe thing. Bless him, he comes home sometimes and says if I know about certain events that are happening that Joe's in as he'd seen them in the paper and I look at him with that look of 'Do you think I wouldn't know' And he says ' Well just incase your Joe friends hadn't told you' I've already booked him for Thursday so he can come and pick me up from the tour in Newcastle. I'll leave the Durham one for later on, that's not till December. :snigger: :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 11, 2011, 09:55:49 AM
Decca have just tweeted about classic christmas but I am not sure what their hashtag is all about #joedaresyou.   ???
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 11, 2011, 09:58:28 AM
I was on Twitter when it arrived.

http://pic.twitter.com/b6u1XckN (http://pic.twitter.com/b6u1XckN)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 11, 2011, 10:53:09 AM
no idea what joe dares you is all about at all.???????? confused dot com ( maybe it will be a taliking point as were all confused)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 11, 2011, 10:57:50 AM
My favourite is "Driving Home for Christmas", a relaxing song without any beat.  If he sings a song on telly other than LC, I hope it's this one.  It will seduce people who don't normally like Christmas songs and should have a shelf-life beyond Christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 11:12:52 AM
Has anyone just seen the ad for CC on ITV? People on twitter are saying they have just seen it but I have ITV on and the ad hasn't been on here in the NE so I wonder where it has been shown!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 11, 2011, 11:24:33 AM
i didnt see it in london either litcar.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 11, 2011, 11:31:21 AM

Is it just me or is there another song that starts off like The Climb with the piano?

A Child Was Born :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 11:41:22 AM

Is it just me or is there another song that starts off like The Climb with the piano?

A Child Was Born :)

Thanks Jude. That's the one.

You seem to be having some trouble with the verb 'to be' this week aren't you? :snigger: Yesterday you asked someone 'Which one IS you' and today you said 'A Child WAS Born' Its When a Child Is Born, isn't it? :snigger: :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 11, 2011, 11:44:49 AM
Ah you see I were never taught grammar at school so it be all double Dutch to me, made up as I go along :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 11:50:23 AM
Ah you see I were never taught grammar at school so it be all double Dutch to me, made up as I go along :-)

 :rofl2: :rofl3: :rofl2: :rofl3: yaeh right!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 11, 2011, 12:48:19 PM
no idea what joe dares you is all about at all.???????? confused dot com ( maybe it will be a taliking point as were all confused)
It might be hinting on a mini web-series?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on November 11, 2011, 02:21:03 PM
Classic Christmas has just gone into the Bestsellers list at 100.  21 in release section.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 11, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
That is great Bumble bee . Last time I looked i.e last night at Amazon it was number 32.

OOOHHH EXCITE EXCITE :hurrah: :hurrah: :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 02:40:42 PM
That means that Joe has got two albums in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon

Classic is at 57
C Classic at 100

He's at Number 1 for pre orders for Christmas Music

and at number 4 for best selling  for Christmas Music.

:goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 11, 2011, 03:31:35 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaay it all looking good for our super-star   :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 11, 2011, 04:43:02 PM
yay, this is all great!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 11, 2011, 04:59:41 PM
On Amazon at 16.58

Classic Christmas number 86 in bestsellers

number 16 in pre orders - hot new releases
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 11, 2011, 05:08:48 PM
On Amazon at 16.58

Classic Christmas number 86 in bestsellers

number 16 in pre orders - hot new releases

Wow that's good!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 11, 2011, 05:16:38 PM
HMV 17:16

number 25 in pre order chart
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 11, 2011, 06:54:15 PM
Joe is doing good hope he keeps getting higher only 2 weeks on Monday and hopefully our copies will be dropping through our letter boxes  :excite: :excite:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 11, 2011, 09:20:33 PM
wow, is it only 2 weeks! that's come round quick!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 11, 2011, 09:40:32 PM
i will buy some in shops too
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 11, 2011, 09:56:58 PM
wonder if mum got the hint on my facebook, i said that i want this album on my christmas list and put a link up to cc!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 11, 2011, 10:53:08 PM
Two more weeks for CC. Great news about pre order charts. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 12, 2011, 12:11:26 AM
now, don't faint in shock everyone, although i almost did, i was showing samantha the previews of cc earlier, and there's actually one song that she likes! only 1 though, i think it's i believe in father christmas? the one after oh holy night. :) she likes oh holy night because rolando is in it, but thinks it's too slow. i'm looking forward to hearing joe when he sings this, because no offence to samantha, but i think she uses too much vibrato, so it'll be lovely to hear the words properly from joe!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jmalltheway on November 12, 2011, 01:28:37 AM
Woulnd't be great in the week of the release Joe's Christmas Classic at any HMV stores in Canada. Decca/Universal records company will stacking up the shelves of Joe Mcelderry infront of the door when you enter. By just watching behind the scene of Christmas Classic.....definetly people will be buy his album because he has the most angleic voice and loved to listen to all of his songs. Will let you know in 2 weeks time...Please I hoped and this will be on my x'mas list:o)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on November 12, 2011, 01:29:12 AM
For more information about the twitter, you need to check out Joe's official website, it has all the details on how to enter the competition.

 :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on November 12, 2011, 01:34:09 AM
Michael Buble's christmas album advert has been shown on ITV1 here in the NE, but not seen anything of Joe's.

 :singer1:

 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 12, 2011, 01:39:37 AM
i havent seen joes advert :ilovejoe:  in london either ----- but -- hope we do  soon
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jmalltheway on November 12, 2011, 02:17:14 AM
Wouldn't be great in the week of the release Joe's Christmas Classic at any HMV stores in Canada. Decca/Universal records company will stacking up the shelves of Joe Mcelderry infront of the door as you enter the store. By just watching behind the scene of Christmas Classic.....definitely people will be buying his album because he has the most angelic voice and I loved listening to all of his songs.....very soothing voice Will let you know in 2 weeks time... hoped Santa is listening or reading this note and this will be on my x'mas list:o) Dream do come true! Right guys??
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 12, 2011, 09:10:51 AM
16 days to go! Only 13 for those in ireland!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 12, 2011, 09:54:34 AM
16 days to go! Only 13 for those in ireland!

Crikey Jade you nearly gave me a heart attack - eek! :shock1: :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 12, 2011, 10:20:15 AM
Michael Buble typically sells at least 5 million copies of an album worldwide which provides plenty of cash to promote the next album.  Profits from Classic's 180,000 sales simply won't stretch very far.  Decca needs to crack open North America somehow to increase sales, and Toronto sounds like a good place to start.

There seems to be some unwritten law that prohibits talent show winners around the world from being promoted beyond their own borders.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 12, 2011, 10:28:43 AM
:) anne, not long for you now!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 12, 2011, 10:36:34 AM
I had a question from a friend in Australia on FB asking who 'Joe' was she thought I was talking about my son ha ha - I explanined ect and directed her to my wall to listen to Joe - she was gobsmacked loved him - I offered to send her a copy of 'Christmas Classic' yes another one I will be skint at this rate but thankfully  :hot:her mam is flying to Oz from UK so she is going to ask her to bring over a copy - I have since reminded her that she needs 2 CD's as she has to have 'Classic' in her collection.

Den  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 12, 2011, 10:44:51 AM
Michael Buble typically sells at least 5 million copies of an album worldwide which provides plenty of cash to promote the next album.  Profits from Classic's 180,000 sales simply won't stretch very far.  Decca needs to crack open North America somehow to increase sales, and Toronto sounds like a good place to start.

There seems to be some unwritten law that prohibits talent show winners around the world from being promoted beyond their own borders.

Buble though was doing the rounds for years - like 8 or something before making it big and his label stuck with him until he finally broke out big time internationally. I hope Universal do the same for Joe  and to be honest I think Joe's impact is more immediate than Bubles - vocally Joe has a real wow factor.

It's possible that the label are in the early stages of pushing Joe beyond the U.K but they want to build the foundations first at home which they are on the road to doing.

I believe that its only a matter of 'WHEN' Joe goes global not 'if' and I think the label think this too and are building towards that.

On a personal note the moment I heard and saw Joe I thought 'States' :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 12, 2011, 10:48:06 AM
 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on November 12, 2011, 10:49:56 AM
Michael Buble typically sells at least 5 million copies of an album worldwide which provides plenty of cash to promote the next album.  Profits from Classic's 180,000 sales simply won't stretch very far.  Decca needs to crack open North America somehow to increase sales, and Toronto sounds like a good place to start.

There seems to be some unwritten law that prohibits talent show winners around the world from being promoted beyond their own borders.

Buble though was doing the rounds for years - like 8 or something before making it big and his label stuck with him until he finally broke out big time internationally. I hope Universal do the same for Joe  and to be honest I think Joe's impact is more immediate than Bubles - vocally Joe has a real wow factor.

It's possible that the label are in the early stages of pushing Joe beyond the U.K but they want to build the foundations first at home which they are on the road to doing.

I believe that its only a matter of 'WHEN' Joe goes global not 'if' and I think the label think this too and are building towards that.

On a personal note the moment I heard and saw Joe I thought 'States' :haha:

 :goodpost:  Hiya Anne  :wave:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 12, 2011, 10:53:15 AM
Hi ya Sandyrose - it's good to be back :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 12, 2011, 07:31:55 PM
good post anne ---  :goodpost:--- i agree --- deffo its WHEN joe goes GLOBAL - not  if. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on November 12, 2011, 09:11:14 PM
Michael Buble typically sells at least 5 million copies of an album worldwide which provides plenty of cash to promote the next album.  Profits from Classic's 180,000 sales simply won't stretch very far.  Decca needs to crack open North America somehow to increase sales, and Toronto sounds like a good place to start.

There seems to be some unwritten law that prohibits talent show winners around the world from being promoted beyond their own borders.

Buble though was doing the rounds for years - like 8 or something before making it big and his label stuck with him until he finally broke out big time internationally. I hope Universal do the same for Joe  and to be honest I think Joe's impact is more immediate than Bubles - vocally Joe has a real wow factor.

It's possible that the label are in the early stages of pushing Joe beyond the U.K but they want to build the foundations first at home which they are on the road to doing.

I believe that its only a matter of 'WHEN' Joe goes global not 'if' and I think the label think this too and are building towards that.

On a personal note the moment I heard and saw Joe I thought 'States' :haha:

 :goodpost: Anne.  It is still very early days, Joe hasn't even been signed to Decca for 6 months yet, and it would probably be best to establish Joe in his home country first, give it time.

I hope Joe will eventually be promoted globally.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 12, 2011, 11:27:35 PM
Fingers crossed joe will be promoted globally!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 13, 2011, 06:22:14 PM
saintgerrard kim
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Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 13, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
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Whoop!! :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 13, 2011, 06:30:05 PM
Looks like the advert is paying off. :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 13, 2011, 06:32:10 PM
  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah: FANTASTIC
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 13, 2011, 06:57:18 PM
yay, this is great!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 13, 2011, 07:44:35 PM
yay  brilliant  :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 13, 2011, 10:17:31 PM
think mandy's preordered it! she listened to the previews through the link on my facebook page and loved them!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 14, 2011, 01:16:56 PM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a350762/joe-mcelderry-previews-o-come-all-ye-faithful-music-video-watch.html

Includes a preview of Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 14, 2011, 02:43:05 PM
thanks for posting carisma!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 14, 2011, 03:34:30 PM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a350762/joe-mcelderry-previews-o-come-all-ye-faithful-music-video-watch.html

Includes a preview of Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Thanks for posting. Loved reading that he has sold 'just a little under' 200,000  :-) (Why did I look at the comments?  Always tell myself not too. Aaghhhhhh!! Mind you, some of those people post negatively all day long on many articles - so who cares? ME :angry:)

I did pop into my local Tescos  earlier and had a peep for Classic - no sign.  Sadly they have a deal for buy any chart CD and get a traditional Christmas album for £2.00 which was including all the original artists.  On thinking about it I guess its like this every Christmas I have just never noticed the competition before - on the other hand there are more people out there buying.  I guess the recession will hit all record sales this Christmas though.

However Joe's album fares I beleive that Decca are not being unrealistic in their expectations of Joe's album (and don't espect it to do as well as Classic) and there is something else in the pipeline for next year.  We have still to hear about Joe's January project.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 14, 2011, 04:20:14 PM
SuzieD feel the same way about these idiots that post nasty comments ,I have been over there and added one in support of Joe .They make me so angry ,have they nothing better to do with their time  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 14, 2011, 06:29:38 PM
Well done Joan!  I really should do that too.  I only ever post on here - and thats a challenge for me - I'm such a technophobe  :-) not sure that is a word!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 14, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
You do very well Susie - you got a smilie in - that's more than many manage ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 14, 2011, 06:32:06 PM
Well done Joan!  I really should do that too.  I only ever post on here - and thats a challenge for me - I'm such a technophobe  :-) not sure that is a word!!
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Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 14, 2011, 06:36:31 PM
I don't know what it is about DS - but I can never seem to successfully comment on their articles - what am I doing wrong :wacko:

Yet another technophobe :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 14, 2011, 06:56:36 PM
WellI am the worst technophobe ever ,I don't always manage to leave a comment ,but if I can I do, I surprise myself sometimes  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 14, 2011, 07:12:15 PM
WellI am the worst technophobe ever ,I don't always manage to leave a comment ,but if I can I do, I surprise myself sometimes  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I think it's because they give options for commenting but I don't have any of them :wacko:

I think this vid convinces me even more that the airplay situation has made them put operation T.V and Video into effect. This is basically an ad - it's not the track. If they've done this for a few tracks then they've decided to put vid clips out there to get exposure as radio is just not going to happen - fair play to them for trying. I'm really not worried about the album but still don't get the single thing at all - ahh well - que sera sera :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 14, 2011, 07:18:16 PM
just commented im not on facebook but it was under hayleys name -------- not one intelligent thing said by the joe hater --- they dont know how to put words together .
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 14, 2011, 07:29:59 PM
Good for you Trudy ,I presume that lot with the stupid nasty comments are probablely into rap some other rot.They would'nt know talent if it came and bit them on the bum  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 14, 2011, 07:33:57 PM
 so true -- go see my comment joan.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 14, 2011, 07:40:38 PM
Good for you Trudy .They don't mess with the Joe-Nuts and get away with it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 14, 2011, 09:41:25 PM
just been having a listen to the previews, can't wait for this album!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 14, 2011, 09:53:13 PM
Well this certainly gave me a heart attack, I thought the full album was available to listen to for a second. :shock1:
(http://p.twimg.com/AePejmfCAAErMpv.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 14, 2011, 10:10:14 PM
need to show georgia the previews tomorrow. uh oh, if she's hyper now, what on earth is she going to be like after hearing them?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 14, 2011, 10:28:27 PM
didnt think id say i love to hear a christmas album but im so looking forward to lovley joes christmas classics--- its going to be so christmassy --- and a  very JOEY XMAS TO YOU ALL :santa2: :santa: :santa4: :sledge: :xmastree2: :rudolph3: :rudolph2: :merryxmas: :xmastree2: :xmastree2: :santa2: :santa: :sledge: :santa4: :snowball:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 14, 2011, 11:02:03 PM
Hi Trudy, see you found where Jude hid (?) the Christmas Smileys then! Lots of love to you.

This is my fave at the moment.... :moose:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 14, 2011, 11:10:30 PM
Good for you Trudy have just seen your comment.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 14, 2011, 11:13:08 PM
 my fave is======= :merryxmas: to joey and the joenuts<<<<<<<<< joes backing band  and i love :hohoho: :sledge: :santa3: :carol:<<<<<<< joey singing
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 15, 2011, 12:24:45 AM
so pleased with how cc is doing with the preorders!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: wellwishertt on November 15, 2011, 08:18:48 AM
Those fans who buy multiple copies of Joe's albums need to remember to buy them individually. If they do not the EPOS system in the stores which links to the central data base registering sales for inclusion in the chartm, counts a multiple sale as a single copy.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JoeMegaFan on November 15, 2011, 08:37:33 AM
Those fans who buy multiple copies of Joe's albums need to remember to buy them individually. If they do not the EPOS system in the stores which links to the central data base registering sales for inclusion in the chartm, counts a multiple sale as a single copy.

Thanks for the reminder -still to order my lot.
Love these Christmas smileys! 

:snow:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 15, 2011, 09:17:48 AM
Those fans who buy multiple copies of Joe's albums need to remember to buy them individually. If they do not the EPOS system in the stores which links to the central data base registering sales for inclusion in the chartm, counts a multiple sale as a single copy.

Thanks for the reminder -still to order my lot.
Love these Christmas smileys! 

:snow:

Hi Jacq - good to see ya - that's my fave one too  :snow:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 15, 2011, 09:26:44 AM
Those fans who buy multiple copies of Joe's albums need to remember to buy them individually. If they do not the EPOS system in the stores which links to the central data base registering sales for inclusion in the chartm, counts a multiple sale as a single copy.

That is for shop purchases only so multiple orders from Amazon for example will count.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 15, 2011, 09:40:13 AM
I just buy from different places

one from Amazon
one from Asda
one fron i-tunes and so on
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 15, 2011, 09:43:37 AM
So looking forward to Classic Christmas i have already been playing the ep none stop and love all 3 songs on it and i have a feeling this album will be played well into the new year. We are at relations on Xmas day but i dont think they will let me have Joe playing   :( but never mind it will be on full blast until we go out.  :xmastree: :xmastree: :hohoho: :hohoho:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 15, 2011, 11:57:45 AM
I've just my five penn'orth in on that ds article

You could always listen in the car on the way Sug60
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on November 16, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/box-sets/joe-mcelderry-christmas-gift-edition/invt/0602527897240/

(http://store.universal-music.co.uk/content/ebiz/universalmusic/invt/r./V./R./0602527897240/0602527897240_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 16, 2011, 01:24:09 PM
Thats a lovely idea for a christmas gift, might have to treat myself to one.  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 16, 2011, 01:32:24 PM
http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/box-sets/joe-mcelderry-christmas-gift-edition/invt/0602527897240/

(http://store.universal-music.co.uk/content/ebiz/universalmusic/invt/r./V./R./0602527897240/0602527897240_medium.jpg)

oh there's a keyring!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 16, 2011, 01:32:47 PM
and that's where the signed cards are gone!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 16, 2011, 03:19:17 PM
ah wow, sounds great! Might get someone to help me order one later!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 16, 2011, 05:01:20 PM
WellI am the worst technophobe ever ,I don't always manage to leave a comment ,but if I can I do, I surprise myself sometimes  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I think it's because they give options for commenting but I don't have any of them :wacko:

I think this vid convinces me even more that the airplay situation has made them put operation T.V and Video into effect. This is basically an ad - it's not the track. If they've done this for a few tracks then they've decided to put vid clips out there to get exposure as radio is just not going to happen - fair play to them for trying. I'm really not worried about the album but still don't get the single thing at all - ahh well - que sera sera :cool:

I agree.  I wonder if they may back track a bit on the single since TOWIE are doing one for charity?  I really wish they would just scrap that idea and pull out all the stops for the album. Still hoping Joe might get to perferm on SCD nearer Christmas.  That would be fab. :pray:

I'm loving the box set.  What a lovely gift idea :present:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 16, 2011, 05:38:28 PM
Just saw this tweet

DeccaRecords Decca Records
Congratulations @TM_McElderry_97 for winning the first #JoeDaresYou dare! Get in touch for details of your prize at contact@decca.com
27 minutes ago

Well done  :confetti:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 16, 2011, 05:42:27 PM
I have just ordered myself the box set. My hubby's gonna go nuts I've already got 2 copies of Classic and ordered a classic Christmas from play and was planning on buying one in asda too. I may be eating my Christmas dinner alone this year.  :champagne2:  I have some serious grovelling to do.  :mistletoe: Or it may just be me and the snowman  :snowman:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 16, 2011, 06:29:56 PM
It does seem like a nice little set, I think I'll give it a miss though as I've just spent £46 on merchandise, and that's allot of money for me. :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 16, 2011, 06:33:49 PM
£46 is a lot even for me Mew... :haha:
but i have a tshirt, a mug and a scarf from the tour.
and i bought this set as well so I also have the keyring!!!!  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 16, 2011, 06:36:38 PM
I only bought the program on at Rhyl, and I had to borrow money from my friend, she wasn't impressed but I'm glad I got it now.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 16, 2011, 09:26:01 PM
just bought classic christmas on amazon as if i'd bought the box set, i think mum would go mad with me buying something joe related that was that much, even though it is my own money.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 16, 2011, 10:55:16 PM
I kept seeing comments about the box set and couldn't find anything in the firebrand shop and now I know why it Universal selling it
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 16, 2011, 11:13:32 PM
I'm happy that iTune has Classic Christmas for pre-order. Classic wasn't available for pre-order IIRC.
Also, all the tracks are 'album only', which is good.  :thumbsup: :carol:

 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 16, 2011, 11:16:27 PM
I'm happy that iTune has Classic Christmas for pre-order. Classic wasn't available for pre-order IIRC.
Also, all the tracks are 'album only', which is good.  :thumbsup: :carol:

Thanks for the heads up  Hitomi  :thankyou:  :santa3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 17, 2011, 12:34:10 AM
A couple of nice comments from the description for Classic Christmas on CDWOW.  It refers to Joe as "the nation's best-loved winner" and that Classic "has already achieved double gold". 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 17, 2011, 01:09:21 AM
ooo, thanks hitomy, will go and preorder now!  11 days to go for us, 8 for the irish!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 17, 2011, 08:25:20 AM
yay! the minute and a half previews are up! Love love love them!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 08:44:42 AM
I'm happy that iTune has Classic Christmas for pre-order. Classic wasn't available for pre-order IIRC.
Also, all the tracks are 'album only', which is good.  :thumbsup: :carol:
They're always album only when  they're on pre-order.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 17, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
White Christmas is another fairyland song... so sweet!!!
i so love his voice!!!! there must be subliminal messages coming out of this voice... telling us to love it so much we could burst! Not sure why the message doesn't work with everyone, but i feel special that it works on me  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 08:52:45 AM
I really wish I could hear the previews in college. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: :depressed:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 17, 2011, 08:54:31 AM
and the duet with Rolando is gorgeous: the deep voice of Rolando with the sweet voice of Joe!!! superb. We can hear them both very well on the recorded version, at the same volume.

dont worry Mew, they will still be available tonight!!!!  :haha: xx
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 08:59:51 AM
I know, but you know what I'm like when college distracts me from anything Joe related. :angry: :tissue: :cry: :depressed: :bash: :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:00:05 AM
Oh this is great :goofy: :present: :snowman: :xmastree2:

I love In the Bleak Midwinter

Guess what will be playing in the waiting room in my surgery in the week uo to Christmas!

My receptionists have already agreed Yippeee :lights: :carol:

O Holy Night - oh what can I say
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:02:14 AM
Oh it just gets better and better

I so feel for you MEW . I would wish you a smart phone with 3G
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 17, 2011, 09:03:24 AM
I'm happy that iTune has Classic Christmas for pre-order. Classic wasn't available for pre-order IIRC.
Also, all the tracks are 'album only', which is good.  :thumbsup: :carol:
They're always album only when  they're on pre-order.

Thanks MEW, I didn't realise that.  :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 09:05:51 AM
I even tried downloading iTunes, college security settings won't allow it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:06:59 AM
Santo Natale - I love the violin

My son and I were playing Christmas carols together on our violins last night - great fun
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:10:45 AM
Oh I'm so sorry about this but I am crying with the gorgeousness of it all .
 The Little Drummer Boy - Wow -Joe really gets to go for it .

MEW -tonight will be here before you know it.

You are in for such a treat  :heartcake: :rudolph3: :moose: :santa4:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 09:20:25 AM
I even tried downloading iTunes, college security settings won't allow it.

One of the reasons why I hate iTunes  :angry:

For those that have the software downloaded the previews are here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/classic-christmas/id478945182
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:25:04 AM
Why would you hate I tunes if it is the security settings ? I am really curious as to why windows security systems don't seem to like Apple /i-tunes .
Is it some rivalry thing ?

I have an i-phone and use i-tunes on there but I don't connect it to the PC at home 'cos it doesn't like it
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 09:31:42 AM
For iTunes you need a whole set of software which is hugely non-intuitive and prone to hissy fits (as you have discovered from your PC).

Just about everywhere else just uses a website.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:34:24 AM
Well it is more the problem that the security and virus software on the pc does not like my i=phone so I just download on the phone and don't use itunes on the computer at all really .

I rarely use the pc- I'm fine with my phone -Too busy really.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 09:37:34 AM
But that's so sloooooowwwwww. Can't imagine running everything from the phone. Just getting around this site from it takes ten times as long.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 09:43:07 AM
Well Jude -I know it does but I just multitask . Whilst I am waiting for a new page to upload I chop another carrot or write another Christmas card or practice another tune on the violin or something

I tell you -one thing I am grateful to Joe for is that I have become supoer effcient at everything I do or I would not be able to fit it all in :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 12:23:02 PM
Today's going too slow, I wish it was 4:10 already so I can just go home and listen to this. :depressed:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 01:13:47 PM
Oh and just to reassure you all there is not as far as I can so far detect a hint or even a whiff of CHEESE :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 01:37:59 PM
My two absolute favourites so far  are O Holy Night and The Little Drummer Boy

That of course may change
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 01:53:46 PM
I agree with you about cheese - I really was quite surprised at how classically oriented this album is.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 17, 2011, 02:00:49 PM
I think there is actually quite a variety of musical styles and rhythms but they are not in your face.

That is what i am enjoying about Joe's recordings and interpretations of classic songs . There just often seems to be a hint of a certain musical style without letting that take over
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 17, 2011, 03:57:11 PM
what do you think.....I not sure yet about White Christmas it sounds like a number from a 1930's musical movie maybe need to hear the full version to appreciate it.
love joe's voice on driving home for christmas, really suits him although the big band sound I think it is ..not what I was expecting thought it would be something more modern so its just taking a bit of getting used to.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 03:59:18 PM
I have fallen head over heels in love with White Christmas, which I didn't expect - I do love the song, just didn't expect Joe's voice to capture and yet enhance the Bing Crosby version quite so amazingly.

Driving Home For Christmas is one of my least favourites on the previews but that only means it scores a 9/10 rather than a  :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 17, 2011, 05:15:23 PM
mmm wouldn't mind falling head over in love .. :excite:
going back to have another listen to white christmas Jude
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 17, 2011, 05:56:50 PM
Previews for those without iTunes
http://snd.sc/s2cNS8
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: orchid on November 17, 2011, 06:01:15 PM
 :thankyou:  Mew,   You're a star.  :bighug: :santa2:




 :carol: :xmastree2: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 06:14:34 PM
You're a star MEW :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on November 17, 2011, 06:50:24 PM
I was not worried about Classic. I felt it was good and it would do well...still surprised at how well...

but Christmas Album? I dont know, I dont have one christmas album, and I dont think I want one. :sorry:

OK really cheesy to quote yourself, sorry, but I just have to.

PSTOS was announced and I was instantly excited about that.
Classic was announced and I was instantly excited about that, I was very curious about the tracklist, but it turned out to be great... and it is still selling well.
Classic Christmas was announced and ...I was like..oh no.. a christmas album? How cheesy, that is not what I want for Joe...even saying I did not want one.
I have to correct myself, thanks to MEW I can listen to every track, and....

its GORGEOUS! very classy and not cheesy AT ALL!
Bring it on..I want my first ever Christmas album EVER  WOOOHOOOOO !!!
 :moose: :xmastree2: :snow: :carol: :lights: :santa4:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on November 17, 2011, 06:58:07 PM
Thats made my day Mew...most gratefully received..and so beautiful.. still love Driving Home for Christmas bestest!!  Wouldnt be surprised to see him on with Jools Holland with that number!! :thankyou: :moose: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 17, 2011, 07:17:04 PM
O Holy Night! :jawdrop:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 07:19:32 PM
 :hurrah:  :goofy:  :hurrah: So happy that Tacom is happy  :hurrah:  :goofy:  :hurrah:

 :carol:  :moose:  :confetti:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 17, 2011, 07:23:49 PM
Last Christmas! :party:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 17, 2011, 07:50:30 PM
I knew it. I knew White Christmas would be amazing. It suits Joe's voice to a T. Bring on Christmas (hopefully a white one too!  :snowman: )
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 17, 2011, 08:09:32 PM
My favourite is different to everyone else's so far but When A Child is Born is just wonderful  :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 17, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
thanks for posting that mew! I can't stop listening, love them! One tiny thing that i've noticed, this is just probably me bringing out my technical, editing side of things, in oh holy night, when joe and rolando are singing together, one of them starts a tiny second before the other, but then after that the timing is great. I love this song and it's great to be able to understand the words, because although sam sings it well, i can never understand all the words.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on November 17, 2011, 08:29:50 PM
I agree Carisma, thats my favourite so far  :santa2:

Yes Jude, who would have thought I would be happy with a christmas album? :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 17, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
 :thankyou: Mew  :yourock: I am so glad my son has put (not sure of the technical term downloaded? You know what I mean anyway) itunes on my laptop. Classic Christmas is pure class. O Holy Night had my in tears, Joe and Rolando together are magical, I also love Santo Natale it's quite old fashioned 50's sounding, but I LOVE that style of music, reminds me of when I was very young. I again really can't pick a favourite. Love every single track.  :ten:
 :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 17, 2011, 08:39:43 PM
When A Child Is Born is another :ten: track for me.

@Jade - the perils of not being in the same room (recording studio) to do the track. If they were together that would never have happened.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 17, 2011, 08:40:28 PM
Downloaded is getting it off the internet
Installing is what you do to get your download to work on your pc ;)

I love MBC but he has one note in it he cuts too short imo, I'm now listening to the rest of the previews, more from me later ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 17, 2011, 09:02:26 PM
Downloaded is getting it off the internet
Installing is what you do to get your download to work on your pc ;)

I love MBC but he has one note in it he cuts too short imo, I'm now listening to the rest of the previews, more from me later ;)
Thanks Mihi, learning something everyday.  :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 17, 2011, 09:20:54 PM
MEW thank you so much for the soundcloud clips. Really enjoyed listening to those. Can't wait to hear the full versions. :carol:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 17, 2011, 09:55:38 PM
can't stop listening to the clips, love them!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on November 17, 2011, 11:00:33 PM
 :wave: got another When i Child is born fan here :) Think i mentioned it when the previews appeared on Amazon...or i thought i did anyway :blush:
Really liking the sound of In the Bleak Midwinter & O holy Night with Rolando too...so 3 in a row for me :-)
 :merryxmas: eeek
Oh and really looking forward to hearing all of Little Drummer Boy sounds great & its one of my fave Christmas songs :santa3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 18, 2011, 12:29:09 AM
i'm also loving I believe in father christmas, and the little drummer boy, wow! I love all of it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 18, 2011, 02:20:42 AM
What a difference a minute makes.  After listening to the 30 second samples, I liked them but I'm not a Christmassy person and hadn't decided to buy the album.  After playing the 90 second samples continuously for hours I've now placed an order.  Joe's converted me.  I reckon Decca's had those lush background sounds sitting around for years waiting for the right voice to come along.  I don't think they could put them together in a hurry.

We've already seen him take on opera and endear himself to classical music lovers.  Now if "Driving Home for Christmas" gets some media attention, the UK will have found a new jazz star.  I was hoping he would try some jazz but wasn't expecting him to be so good, so quickly.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 18, 2011, 05:16:26 AM
Yes, Mr Wombat, I absolutely loved what I heard from all of them. Too soon and early to pick a favourite, but the arrangement for Driving home for Christmas
surprised me as it was different again from any songs Joe has tackled.

I absolutely love In the Bleak Midwinter, but knew that was special when I heard it the other day on Young Choristers of the Year. Looking forward to I believe in Father Christmas, which is one of my favourite Christmas songs, but it is all yummy.

The icing on the cake for me is that I will be able to play these songs at work for our Christmas festivities - which will put a  smile on my face. Last year I included 'There's a Place for Us and Someone Wake Me up on my playlist by mistake, oops... cheered me up no end. :partypopper: :partypopper: :partypopper:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 18, 2011, 09:58:22 AM
Thank you so much MEW.
I dont have itunes and I was longing to hear the clips.
What a fabulous album this is!
I love every song - just like Classic...
I think my big favourites will be:

O Holy Night
Santo Natale
Adeste Fideles
Silent Night
When A child
In the bleak midwinter
The little drummer boy .....
Marys Boy Child

But loving them all! :ten:

Love Arabella xx  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 18, 2011, 10:09:00 AM
it's a week today for everyone in ireland!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 18, 2011, 10:09:32 AM
Thank you so much MEW.
I dont have itunes and I was longing to hear the clips.
What a fabulous album this is!
I love every song - just like Classic...
I think my big favourites will be:

O Holy Night
Santo Natale
Adeste Fideles
Silent Night
When A child
In the bleak midwinter
The little drummer boy .....
Marys Boy Child

But loving them all! :ten:

Love Arabella xx  :carol:

Well that's most of the album then :haha:

Can't believe you left White Christmas off though - an accidental omission surely  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 18, 2011, 10:28:31 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Mew you are in my top five men list for sure :yourock: you're in good company Joe is in that list aswell!!!!!!! :D

I love all the songs because they are all so different and Joe just seems to change with everyone of them. Usually I hardly even play Christmas songs on Christmas day let alone in the middle of November but now I'm writing this while listening to this angelic voice. :carol: :hohoho: :hohoho:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: orchid on November 18, 2011, 10:45:59 AM
Do you know I just can't make up my mind which Carols I like best. Each time I listen to the set I change my mind. :hohoho:

 
The Christmas albums I have at home I'm  just happy to having playing in the background , but with Joe's album that going to be a bit difficult to do,  I know I'll just want to sit down and listen  to it without any distractions.  :)

 I'm just thrilled it's going to be such a beautiful "Classy" album. :carol:

 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 18, 2011, 10:55:19 AM
That will be my problem too - I usually have Christmas music playing in the background on quite a few days in the run up to Christmas but nothing is going to get done if I have Joe on.

And I dread Christmas Day - the turkey will get burnt, the veggies will be soggy and I'll completely forget the mince pies  :shock1:  :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 18, 2011, 10:58:51 AM
Jude -delegate Christmas this year 

You deserve a break :celebrate: :xmastree2: :santa3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 18, 2011, 01:22:09 PM
it's going to be a great christmas this year!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 18, 2011, 03:24:36 PM
Thank you so much MEW.
I dont have itunes and I was longing to hear the clips.
What a fabulous album this is!
I love every song - just like Classic...
I think my big favourites will be:

O Holy Night
Santo Natale
Adeste Fideles
Silent Night
When A child
In the bleak midwinter
The little drummer boy .....
Marys Boy Child

But loving them all! :ten:

Love Arabella xx  :carol:

Well that's most of the album then :haha:

Can't believe you left White Christmas off though - an accidental omission surely  ;)

Oh yes - cant believe I forgot White Christmas - its gorgeous!  :carol:

Love Arabella x x
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 18, 2011, 04:11:36 PM
:phew:  :snow:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on November 18, 2011, 04:38:45 PM
it's going to be a great christmas this year!

I agree with you, Jade! It's going to be special!
 :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 18, 2011, 06:02:40 PM
I just cannot pick a favourite they are all brilliant and Joe sings them in only a way Joe can do. I always have had Christmas CD's on in the weeks leading up to Xmas but this year i will be starting on the 28th November and so looking forward to when my tree will be up in the conservatory and i can have light's on low and Joe's chilling voice ringing round the room and sending me to heaven. I will not have to worry about  burning the turkey Jude as we are at relatives for the day so i will have to put Joe on all morning before we go. I have a couple of Xmas cd's already but they dont come close to Joe's so roll on 28th November cannot wait. :ten:

 :xmastree2: :hohoho: :xmastree: :hohoho: :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 18, 2011, 07:06:16 PM
Looks like When A Child Is Born is someone else's favourite too

luciejones1 Lucie Jones
when u go on @joemcelderry91 site it plays xmas song. Joe- plz come to mine at xmas and feed me mince pies and sing "when a child is born" x

 :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 18, 2011, 07:08:32 PM
Looks like When A Child Is Born is someone else's favourite too

luciejones1 Lucie Jones
when u go on @joemcelderry91 site it plays xmas song. Joe- plz come to mine at xmas and feed me mince pies and sing "when a child is born" x

 :cool:
that is nice :-D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 18, 2011, 07:09:20 PM
Awww - she came to look at his website  :turn:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 18, 2011, 08:42:22 PM
that's lovely! I want classic christmas, like now!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on November 18, 2011, 08:53:26 PM
Awww - she came to look at his website  :turn:
Yeah isn't it lovely :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 18, 2011, 11:03:51 PM
It's nice to see Joe's old X Factor friends liking his music too. Good one of Lucie for checking his website.  :turn:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 19, 2011, 12:04:02 AM
georgia's fallen in love with the previews, she absolutely loves them all!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 19, 2011, 09:42:40 PM
"When a Child is Born" reminds me of a child who was born 20 years ago as much as one who was born 2,000 years ago.  Both are one-offs.  Both are of exemplary character ......................
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 19, 2011, 10:12:26 PM
yes i love when a child is born --- wether its jesus  2011 years  ago ----- or joey 20 yrs ago --- they are both kinda special -------- and happy lucie looked at joes website -- lucie was always  nice.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 19, 2011, 11:37:47 PM
yay, 9 days to go!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 20, 2011, 12:01:20 AM
 :cool:
http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/box-sets/joe-mcelderry-christmas-gift-edition/invt/0602527897240/

(http://store.universal-music.co.uk/content/ebiz/universalmusic/invt/r./V./R./0602527897240/0602527897240_medium.jpg)

oh there's a keyring!!!!!!!!!

I'll have the two cds, got the Joe signed card, must buy the keyring at the next show, then all I  need is the box for my do-it-yerself kit!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 20, 2011, 12:28:18 AM
that's lovely! I want classic christmas, like now!!!

I think I'll be playing this album in March, June, August, November & December 2012!

I will want to hear the Little Drummer Boy every day!!!!! :universal: :decca: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 20, 2011, 12:32:16 AM
Little Drummer Boy made the hair stand up on the back of my head! what a lush sound - oh thankyou Joe - I can have my very own happy Christmas listening to this stunning album! Different from any other Christmas album I've ever heard. Crazy good!!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 20, 2011, 12:32:33 AM
8 days to go!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: wellwishertt on November 21, 2011, 06:58:53 PM
I need to get a grip, everytime I see the little fella' being interviewed or singing, tears well up in me which I can do nothing to prevent. Is it the voice, is it Joe or is it the fact that as a human being he touches my psyche in a way that no other singer or entertainer has ever done before or will ever do again?. Any fan who does not buy 'Classic Christmas' needs shooting. Only joking.



 :xmastree2: :carol: :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 21, 2011, 06:59:28 PM
Is this another one I missed :lol: Sorry if posting again :blush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiD8aTfvc_A
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 21, 2011, 07:00:16 PM
I think we saw it at the same time - it was only uploaded to that YouTube today :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 21, 2011, 07:15:50 PM
I need to get a grip, everytime I see the little fella' being interviewed or singing, tears well up in me which I can do nothing to prevent. Is it the voice, is it Joe or is it the fact that as a human being he touches my psyche in a way that no other singer or entertainer has ever done before or will ever do again?. Any fan who does not buy 'Classic Christmas' needs shooting. Only joking.



 :xmastree2: :carol: :xmastree2:


I know the feeling Wellwishertt everything to do with Joe makes me so emotional too .I am so proud when I see him up on stage and singing on the Big Rivers Songs DVD  the tears started because it was about our area the tyne, and I was so proud to be a geordie with Joe singing on it  made me even prouder .  :tissue:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 21, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
im buying classic christmas for my dad this year and getting a program of tour  and getting it signed by joe at york hopefully as hayley has met joe most nights i will try to get program for dad signed on wed at york.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 21, 2011, 08:05:58 PM
im buying classic christmas for my dad this year and getting a program of tour  and getting it signed by joe at york hopefully as hayley has met joe most nights i will try to get program for dad signed on wed at york.

Lovely Idea - I'm sure you will get it signed - deffo! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 21, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
love the video! only a week to go now!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 21, 2011, 10:14:48 PM
yes deffo --- if not york --- at brighton/ london/ newcastle.--- its for my dad -- he and mum loved joe on PSTOS --- and i want to get it signed for my dad --- he cant travel he can barely walk. anne. :hohoho:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 21, 2011, 10:53:36 PM
that's lovely! I want classic christmas, like now!!!

I think I'll be playing this album in March, June, August, November & December 2012!

I will want to hear the Little Drummer Boy every day!!!!! :universal: :decca: :merryxmas:

Me too - We will all be playing this all through the year and at full belt - pity the poor neighbours ha ha - Picture it June - your sitting under your Parisole in the sun with Joe blasting out - "Driving Home For Xmas " the neighbourhhod will think they have gone mad ha ha Den
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 21, 2011, 10:56:47 PM
I think the neighbours know that all ready  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 21, 2011, 11:08:12 PM
Yeh Jude they already do ha  ha - dont care i am proud to be a Joe Fan - thank god they are easy going people and its help the live in South Shields and they love him too  ha ha

Den :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 21, 2011, 11:27:22 PM
i've converted my friend mandy into a fan! Her room is next door to mine, so she has to put up with me blaring joe, but she doesn't mind, in her words, Joe's voice is fabulous!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 22, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
I'm hoping I get CC on Saturday then I can listen to it on the train to London on Sunday  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on November 22, 2011, 11:42:13 AM
I am at last winding down with work.  :wacko: Joe CC has been ordered and hope to receive soon.  :ilovejoe: First grandchild's pressies all ordered.  :santa3: I suppose I better get everyone else's now.  :santa4:

I am now looking forward to Christmas.  :rudolph3: Family, Pressies, Christmas dinner and Joe playing in the background. Ahhhhhhhhhh!  :carol: :xmaswreath2:

You cannot ask for more than that.  :santa2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 22, 2011, 11:44:38 AM
Will try to buy it on my way home, might dust off my old disc man to listen to it on the plane
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 22, 2011, 11:49:09 AM
Eek - will have it on Friday :shock1: :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 22, 2011, 11:57:51 AM
Eek - will have it on Friday :shock1: :swoon:
Jealous.com
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 22, 2011, 06:54:37 PM
So far, I've received Joe's albums on the Friday before the release. Fingers crossed that happens again! Would so love to have the Christmas album in my hands and listen to it, especially White Christmas!  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 23, 2011, 12:08:16 AM
only 5 days to go now!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 23, 2011, 08:06:09 AM
So far, I've received Joe's albums on the Friday before the release. Fingers crossed that happens again! Would so love to have the Christmas album in my hands and listen to it, especially White Christmas!  :hurrah:

Same here - I'll be disappointed of I don't get it on Friday.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 08:08:00 AM
you lot are so used to luxury!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 23, 2011, 08:11:23 AM
you lot are so used to luxury!!!!  :D
I know right? Nothing I've ever pre-ordered has ever arrived early. :roll:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 23, 2011, 08:13:23 AM
I ll be à very happy girl if i get to touch it on monday
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 23, 2011, 09:07:26 AM
Woohoo, just had an email from Play, my cd is on its way. Can't wait :hurrah:  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Baishel on November 23, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
Ive just check play this morning and I have no outstanding orders  :goofy: :goofy:

It states it's being despatched today so hopefully will get it by Monday.....  :confetti:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 23, 2011, 09:30:49 AM
Had my email from play this morning, CC on its way. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 23, 2011, 09:47:07 AM
 :carol:  I'm going to have my own very special mini Christmas this week-end- had notification that both Classic Christmas and Big River DVD have been dispatched  and  RFH on Sunday - Father Christmas treating me well this year!!!!   :celebrate:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 23, 2011, 10:11:31 AM
Really looking forward to getting my copy too!  Fingers crossed the advert will be shown more over the weekend and the promotion for this album can be well underway - really hoping it sells relatively well.  Its so hard to tell which way things will go.  (Think I'm having my usual pre-release panic for Joe - I did last time and all was well - really hoping he can get some TV performances in as well.

He has been so busy 'blowing people' away on his tour I'm hopeful they will all buy a copy. Note to self - just stop worrying and all will be well. :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 12:45:29 PM
Joe will be on QVC on friday morning. Considering how they sold Classic when he was there and had to call him back for more, Classic Chrismas should do really well there too. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 23, 2011, 02:13:24 PM
oh wow, where did you order your copy from that's been dispatched already?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 02:27:12 PM
I thought I could try and ask for Joe for xmas, but that's the answer I got:


Sandypandy74
@asktheelves for Christmas, I want a box with ClassicChristmas and Classic in it!!! & @joemcelderry91 wrapped with a nice red ribbon!! :D

@asktheelves

@sandypandy74 We can't deliver Joe, but u can get Classic Christmas @ bit.ly/vLVaHE Use code MCELDERRY1 & save £1 #asktheelves

I will ask Santa!!! maybe he can get me Joe for xmas (wrapped in a nice red ribbon)  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 02:43:12 PM

Sandypandy74
@asktheelves thanx.I'll ask Santa if he can deliver Joe ;)
25 minutes ago
in reply to ↑

@asktheelves
@sandypandy74 Worth a try Sandy - the elves wish you a very merry Christmas! #asktheelves

 :rofl3:  :rofl2:  :lol:  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 23, 2011, 05:02:36 PM
I got an e-mail from play.com saying "Your order has been posted‏" but I was like eeeehh I ordered it from amazon, I clicked the e-mail and remembered I ordered N-Dubz's greatest hits, so I'm gonna be quite spoilt on Monday. Now I just need that e-mail from amazon.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 23, 2011, 05:03:53 PM
I have to wait and download from itunes but I have no classes monday so I can listen AAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL day :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 05:20:31 PM
i didn't get an email from play.com. so i guess i won't have the cd on friday as i usually do. maybe universal will deliver on friday though, with the box set!!! wooop!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 23, 2011, 06:35:16 PM
i've ordered from amazon. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Baishel on November 23, 2011, 07:21:16 PM
 I haven't had my email from play either but then realised they had my old email address.  :blush:
Check my order status & quickly updated my records ready for next time..."

 :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 23, 2011, 08:49:46 PM
I haven't received an email from HMV yet  :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 23, 2011, 09:25:02 PM
damn! Play.com tried to take the payment from my registered card yesterday, but of course, my card was expiring this month and it actually got blocked a couple of weeks ago because of a risk of fraud. So instead of sending me an email yesterday to say that my transaction was declined, they said nothing and I only discovered by going to my account tonight...
that's a bit silly of them. I could have been waiting for a while for Classic Christmas. I have changed my card details on my account now, so My order status says: "processing", so hopefully I will have the cd on monday. I really hope that Universal will be very fast and that they will deliver the gift box on Friday as they did for my signed copy of classic ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 23, 2011, 09:46:28 PM
fingers crossed you'll get it on friday sandy!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 23, 2011, 09:58:06 PM
Had an e-mail from Play.com my order has been posted. :goofy: But  it does say to expect
3-5 working days delivery.  :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 24, 2011, 09:10:22 AM
Has the amazon e-mail's been sent yet?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 24, 2011, 10:35:22 AM
nope, mine hasn't yet.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 24, 2011, 03:04:13 PM
Received an email from HMV this morning CC is on its way  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 24, 2011, 03:40:17 PM
I to have received an email from HMV so say CC has been sent out. Hope it arrives sooon!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 24, 2011, 07:34:28 PM
I don't think amazon will be sending them out until monday!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 24, 2011, 08:36:41 PM
I hope not, that's just stupid and really unfair. :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 24, 2011, 09:04:11 PM
i think it said it's not to be dispatched until monday. :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 24, 2011, 09:09:15 PM
So angry, I paid an extra £6 for it and I'm gonna be sitting there on Monday thinking "why the [dimples] did I order it of Amazon?"
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 24, 2011, 10:38:29 PM
yep, i'm completely the same! not long for everyone in ireland to wait now!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 25, 2011, 10:22:52 AM
wonder what Anne and Roec think of the album and what their favourite tracks are?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 25, 2011, 12:12:48 PM
havent got  CC DELIVERED YET BUT WILL BUY A FEW COPIES IN SHOPS ON MONDAY. :hohoho: :santa:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 25, 2011, 04:48:02 PM
interesting review on trashlounge website .
The reviewer seems to like Joe and loves some of the tracks but seems to dismiss the whole album as cheesy and rushed out for the Christmas market .

BUT he does say he is desperate for Joe to really show us what he is capable of in the future .

Difficult to know what I think about this- I agree LC has really no chance of Christmas number one -I wouldn't be at all surprised if it does not make the top 40.

BUT what is so wrong with an album of gorgeous Christmas songs sung beautifully which can be brought out and played year afteer year - I want to have this explained to me .

Joe is not trying to say he is better than anyone else -he has just done an album to make people smile and feel Christmassy and happy
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 25, 2011, 04:55:40 PM
yes eleanor --- agree -- good post  :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 25, 2011, 05:01:19 PM
agree with you neleanor and trudy!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 25, 2011, 05:05:30 PM
You know -0ne of the things I really like and admire about Joe is that he does what he feels is right for him and what will make us -his fans happy without worrying about what the the so called ' cognoscenti' might think .

He is so there for US and whar we would like -not some random person who thinks they know it all
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 25, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
thats 2 great posts eleanor  :goodpost:-- your on a roll today --- and im glad joe does what he and his fans like and not other cool people who wont bother about joe --- joe knows were his loyaltys lie -- in the fans that support him. :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 25, 2011, 05:56:44 PM
Thank you Trudy -I have my moments :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 25, 2011, 05:58:55 PM
SOME GREAT MOMENTS ELEANOR.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 25, 2011, 07:07:13 PM
interesting review on trashlounge website .
The reviewer seems to like Joe and loves some of the tracks but seems to dismiss the whole album as cheesy and rushed out for the Christmas market .

BUT he does say he is desperate for Joe to really show us what he is capable of in the future .

Difficult to know what I think about this- I agree LC has really no chance of Christmas number one -I wouldn't be at all surprised if it does not make the top 40.

BUT what is so wrong with an album of gorgeous Christmas songs sung beautifully which can be brought out and played year afteer year - I want to have this explained to me .

Joe is not trying to say he is better than anyone else -he has just done an album to make people smile and feel Christmassy and happy

Thanks. I have just read the review. Just in case it has not been posted, here is a link

http://trashlounge.co.uk/2011/11/24/album-review-joe-mcelderry-classic-christmas/

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 25, 2011, 07:11:30 PM
Yikes! 2 Stars? Wonder how much they gave MB and JB's.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 25, 2011, 07:13:25 PM
Tbh I agree with some of what he says in the review and to be fair to the reviewer he has said he is a fiercely loyal fan of Joe's so at least we know he is coming from the right place.  I love nearly everything Joe sings and I will buy CC, and as Eleanor says, nothing really wrong with beautiful songs sung beautifully, but for me there is still a but ... I honestly wouldn't have huge expectations of chart positions or sales ....

.... but as ever hoping to be proved totally wrong :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on November 25, 2011, 07:29:53 PM
I downloaded Classic Christmas last night, so listened before bed & on the way to and from work :)
I really like When a Child is Born, In the Bleak Midwinter, O Holy night, I Believe in Father Christmas & little Drummer Boy
I've only listened 1 and a half times though :blush: I still feel its abit early to be listening to it the whole time so trying not to too much :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 25, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
I like the "fiercely loyal fanbase" <<< that's us :haha:

In the context of pop music and the charts, I can't disagree with what he says.
I still hope it is part of the necessary process of re-engaging him with his largest fanbase and then side-stepping into more critically acclaimed pastures :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 25, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
well lets take it as what eleanor said beautiful songs sang beautifully  and with joes beautiful voice it sounds great--- its a christmas album --- for a few weeks of festive season --- and hope that next year joe can  write a few original tunes for the 4th album --- last year we neverr thought wede have an album and weve had 2  in a few months -- classic that should go platinum for christmas and classic christmas --- merry christmas  :merryxmas: thats my dads present sorted now --- and hope for more original album next year. :hohoho: :santa: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 25, 2011, 07:57:00 PM
Oh yes - I'll be buying a few copies for me and for presents :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 25, 2011, 10:48:52 PM
To be honest, I do kind of disagree with this review. I don't think any of the songs are cheesy (not like MB's and JB's, anyway...), and he is saying that Wide Awake was better than Classic, which I find quite absurd. He can say what he likes, but still... I think he's someone who prefers pop stuff to ballads and classics.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 25, 2011, 10:54:16 PM
glad you enjoyed the album roec!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 26, 2011, 09:24:05 AM
mew, you might have your amazon email, mine got dispatched at 2 this morning! so if you're in luck, you should have cc on monday!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 10:24:10 AM
I haven't had my e-mail.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 10:26:56 AM
Guess what's just come through my letter box CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :hurrah: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 26, 2011, 10:29:05 AM
Yaaaaaaaaay Litcar good for you   :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 10:33:05 AM
OK that's it, how do I complain to amazon? This is [dimples] ridiculous!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ann67 on November 26, 2011, 10:36:08 AM
Guess what's just come through my letter box CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :hurrah: :goofy:

Can I come round for a  :teadunk:   :-)

Enjoy Litcar!!!!!

 :goofy:  :hurrah:  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 10:41:35 AM
Oh I'm so sorry Mew I hadn't read the previous posts, I feel bad now for going hyper about receiving my cd.  :sorry: But I think you should complain to Amazon if you don't get it by Monday if you paid extra. I bought from HMV.


Ann I haven't listened to it yet, just drooling over the pictures. I'm going to need a cuppa soon to revive myself!!!! :hot: :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 10:47:07 AM
I don't think I'm even gonna complain, I just won't order anything from there anymore. They've always been slow with me and I was a fool to even consider buying the album off them. I pre-ordered a DVD of there once, it came out on a Monday, didn't arrive until the Friday.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 26, 2011, 10:50:34 AM
glad you've got your copy litcar! shame you've not got your email mew!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 26, 2011, 11:12:49 AM
Amazon have always been A1 for me - either arrive on the day of release or early. No point complaining about them until Monday as Monday is the day of release.

With Classic, Amazon were the ones who got them out early and it was HMV and Play who were the slackers.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 26, 2011, 11:18:47 AM
Well I can't fault Play, my classic christmas came today  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: Still have'nt even had an email yet from Amazon. They have usually been very prompt.

Away to listen to joe now. :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 11:28:17 AM
Fine, but if it's not here on Monday then prepare for some huffing and puffing and a couple of houses blowing down.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 11:29:58 AM
Oh I remember getting really pissed off when this happened with classic :snigger: I payed extra to get it quicker and you lot all got it on friday!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 11:57:07 AM
I've just pre-ordered on iTunes, there's no [dimples] way I'm gonna sit there on Monday without listening to this.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 26, 2011, 12:04:52 PM
Guess what the postman has just pushed through my letterbox! Yaaay!! Christmas Classic has arrived from HMV so off now to play it - over and over and over again!!! And some more!   :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on November 26, 2011, 12:10:33 PM
This is probably not going to be a popular view but I don't like this version of DHFC  :blush:- to me the vocal and orchestra don't bind. It sounds as if it needed more post production on this score and for me hightlights the rushed nature of the album.

I would have liked a more emotional version as the lyric screams for this and it's never been done and Joe would have delivered it perfectly - which is why I love the start and then............... err don't.

I think this will work really well live but the producer should have done better - sorry :rudolph:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 26, 2011, 12:18:30 PM
I've just checked my orders, and CC has been dispatched from amazon!  :)
I should get it on Monday then.  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 26, 2011, 12:25:07 PM
Haven't listened yet! Started at the back of the booklet and am working my way forward - love it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 12:27:41 PM
Can someone please help me? I got his email from Joe's official site, to order the giftset box with 2 cd's at Universal store.
Can you see the tracklist of the Classic?

copy:
Limited edition signed photo + Keyring + Handwrapped deluxe giftbox + full tracklisting:

CD1 - Classic Christmas
1. Mary's Boy Child
2. White Christmas
3. When A Child Is Born
4. In The Bleak Midwinter
5. O Holy Night
6. I Believe In Father Christmas
7. Silent Night
8. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
9. Santo Natale
10. Last Christmas
11. The Little Drummer Boy
12. Driving Home For Christmas


CD2 - Classic
1. Bring Him Home
2. Pure Imagination
3. Come What May featuring Kerry Ellis
4. On The Street Where You Live
5. We Have All The Time In The World
6. The Impossible Dream featuring Matt Lucas
7. Hushabye Mountain
8. Tell Me It's Not True
9. Some Enchanted Evening
10. As If We Never Said Goodbye
11. If I Loved You
12. If I Ruled The World


Stay tuned for more exciting Joe news!
[/copy]

So I know if Im the only one getting this, or maybe its been discussed already, but Im confused, if its a mistake that has been made, well.. its a major one I think.
It's a mistake, that's the tracklist for Alfie Boe's album. They sent out a second e-mail with just the tracklist of Classic Christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Addicted2Joe on November 26, 2011, 12:28:12 PM
Well I can't fault Play, my classic christmas came today  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: Still have'nt even had an email yet from Amazon. They have usually been very prompt.

Away to listen to joe now. :merryxmas:

Can't fault Play either. Amazon have always delivered late for me, so went through Play.com this time & CD arrived today  :confetti:
4 of us on crowded train on our way to Brighton listening to album on 2 laptops & sharing 2 sets of headphones. Biggest problem is trying not to sing random words (looking a bit 'special' while singing that bit & trying not to bop along too lol)

Gorgeous album, esp Santo Natale, Driving Home for Christmas, o Holy Night, White Christmas ..
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 12:28:56 PM
Tacom I am so sorry! I accidentally deleted your post when I meant to quote it  :blush: Sorry, not quite with it today
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 12:30:04 PM
Tacom I am so sorry! I accidentally deleted your post when I meant to quote it  :blush: Sorry, not quite with it today
I quoted his post, it's all good :thumbsup: ...sort of.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on November 26, 2011, 12:31:47 PM
Tacom I am so sorry! I accidentally deleted your post when I meant to quote it  :blush: Sorry, not quite with it today

Hahaha as long as its not personal  :-)

@ MEW thank you for clarify that, sound like a very stupid mistake to me. Especially since thats the only email I got. Outrageous in my opinion.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 12:32:31 PM
Tacom I am so sorry! I accidentally deleted your post when I meant to quote it  :blush: Sorry, not quite with it today

 :snigger: I was wondering how I missed a post like that. I was thinking, surely I would  have seen that post but where is it?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 12:33:22 PM
Tacom I am so sorry! I accidentally deleted your post when I meant to quote it  :blush: Sorry, not quite with it today

Hahaha as long as its not personal  :-)

@ MEW thank you for clarify that, sound like a very stupid mistake to me. Especially since thats the only email I got. Outrageous in my opinion.
It's strange because it's the one e-mail that people outside the UK got.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on November 26, 2011, 12:51:28 PM
This is probably not going to be a popular view but I don't like this version of DHFC  :blush:- to me the vocal and orchestra don't bind. It sounds as if it needed more post production on this score and for me hightlights the rushed nature of the album.

I would have liked a more emotional version as the lyric screams for this and it's never been done and Joe would have delivered it perfectly - which is why I love the start and then............... err don't.

I think this will work really well live but the producer should have done better - sorry 

Don't think this version will suit everyone either Anne. really loved the first short preview of the start but when we got the longer ones I wasn't so sure anymore.  not a fan of the big band sound and as you say its really crying out for the joe treatment with a lovely emotional  feel.
Think it will grow on people though  :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 12:55:24 PM
Well it doesn't have to grow on me because I love it already. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
Play has definitely upped their game, my copy of N-Dubz's greatest hits has arrived early.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 26, 2011, 01:41:35 PM
My copy of CC arrived  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: now on I Believe in Father Christmas, I absolutely love love love it! WC just so beautiful. I'm over the moon made my day. :ilovejoe: :ten: :partypopper: :confetti: :celebrate: :champagne2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 26, 2011, 01:45:20 PM
OMG just love Silent Night. :ten: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 26, 2011, 01:56:45 PM
Oh all you lucky people with your copies of Classic Christmas  I can see there is not going to be much work done round your homes today. I am only jealous as i have not had mine but roll on Monday. I can see you all listening to it with cups of tea in your Joe mugs and being in seventh heaven. Enjoy everyone. :hurrah: :hurrah:

 :carol: :sledge: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 26, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
Oh all you lucky people with your copies of Classic Christmas  I can see there is not going to be much work done round your homes today. I am only jealous as i have not had mine but roll on Monday. I can see you all listening to it with cups of tea in your Joe mugs and being in seventh heaven. Enjoy everyone. :hurrah: :hurrah:

 :carol: :sledge: :carol:

Have now heard all the songs and I can honestly say I love every track, Joe's voice is out of this world. Hope yours arrives soon Sug60. :ilovejoe: :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on November 26, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
 :thankyou:    :thankyou:  Play.com  got my CC today!!!!!!!!!!!   :goofy:    :hurrah:

Off to play it    :run:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on November 26, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
Have now played CC several times and I can honestly say I don't know which is my favourite. They are all brilliant as we would expect. Maybe at the mo Santo Natale and O Holy Night but my views will probably change the more I listen. Hope you get your copy soon Sue, but it certainly is well worth waiting for!! :ten: :ilovejoe: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Pam on November 26, 2011, 04:07:27 PM
play delivered CC this morning just about to start playing, just what I need to lift my spirits. :celebrate:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 26, 2011, 04:08:30 PM
Well damn me,  I've been sitting here reading everyone had received their CD's from play.com feeling sorry for myself and thinking  so where's mine-  and blow me its just dropped through my letter box  :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:- off to listen :carol: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 04:41:34 PM
Me=jealous. I have to wait till tommorow midnight
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 26, 2011, 05:34:29 PM
Loving Joe's thank you notes ( which incidentally, reinforce his thanks for 'nothing' to the Modest crew on Classic  :rofl2: )

He's very happy with Decca  :-) and Angie  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
Loving Joe's thank you notes ( which incidentally, reinforce his thanks for 'nothing' to the Modest crew on Classic  :rofl2: )

He's very happy with Decca  :-) and Angie  :-)

That's exactly what I thought when I read his thanks.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 26, 2011, 05:55:58 PM
Just got home from work and I couldn't wait to come on here to tell you just as I was leaving for work this morning the postman came and delivered my Classic Christmas CD  :goofy: luckily I was getting a lift in from my hubby so took it with me to listen to in the car. I didn't have time to listen to all the tracks as it's not a very long journey, so I picked the tracks I was eager to hear first. I ended up going to work with a tear stained face and panda eyes but VERY HAPPY. This album is HEAVENLY  :angel: I LOVE the duet with Rolando in fact everything  about it is just stunning from the vocals, the music, production, arrangement the orchestra everything. Pure class and if anyone says it's cheesy they out to be shot. Well done Joe and Decca.  :merryxmas: :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 26, 2011, 06:04:05 PM
Forgot to say I absolutely LOVE LOVE Santo Natale. I going off to listen to the rest of it now.
  :excite:  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on November 26, 2011, 06:08:02 PM
Oh Tinnabee - you have wet me whistle now - i cannot wait till Monday - i know it will be fab - got 4 mates in OZ < S Africa eagerly awaiting their album

Den  :rudolph:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on November 26, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Can't wait for my copies - :snowball: :snowball: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 26, 2011, 07:02:30 PM
I am dead jealous because I have 'nt received mine yet ,but I know I will love it,Joe's amazing voice and xmas carol's  a marriage made in heaven .Roll on Monday and please Mr. postman bring my little package for me .  :carol:  :carol:  :carol:  :snow:  :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
I have lost count how many times I've listened to CC since I got it this morning. It is just beautiful and definitely not cheesy at all. My neighbours must think I've totally lost it, playing Christmas carols in November!!!! Who cares I'm HAPPY!!!!!! :merryxmas: :merryxmas: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 26, 2011, 07:11:33 PM
Joe does'nt do cheesy Litcar .But I know a bloke who does  :snigger:  :snigger:  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 26, 2011, 07:21:48 PM
I'm so happy for all of you who have received CC. You all sound so poetics and enthusiastic.

I shall wait patiently for mine because being. Joe supporter has taught me that patience is definitely a virtue.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 26, 2011, 07:23:13 PM
Eleanor unfortunately thats one virtue I don't have  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 26, 2011, 07:28:38 PM
Loving Classic Christmas, I've never heard Santo Natale before but i absolutely love love love it. If there's one that does'nt do it for me its Little Drummer Boy, its never one I would choose to listen to. Its a very classy album just like Joe and would'nt expect anything less from him and Decca. They certainly know how to put an album together. The orchestration is simply beautifull.  :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 26, 2011, 07:32:18 PM
Poetic? I meant positive - sounds good though!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 26, 2011, 07:36:51 PM
Poetic? I meant positive - sounds good though!


 :lol: :lol: I was wondering when we were being poetic.  I thought I must be poetic and didn't even know it!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on November 26, 2011, 08:19:39 PM
Can't wait for my copies - :snowball: :snowball: :ilovejoe:

 :hurrah:  Carm is back!  :hurrah:

How was your long holiday? Have u missed us? We missed you!  :yourock:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on November 26, 2011, 08:21:09 PM
Well it doesn't have to grow on me because I love it already. :-)

I love DHFC too - didn't like the beginning but love the swing band!!!!!! :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: catty on November 26, 2011, 10:38:23 PM
Hi guys, been a while :). I bought classic Christmas at BHS today, its not out till Monday is it? X
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 26, 2011, 10:50:18 PM
Hi guys, been a while :). I bought classic Christmas at BHS today, its not out till Monday is it? X

Hi Catty, nice to see you posting. That's great that BHS is selling Classic Christmas. What do you think of the album?
By the way, I am still waiting for the last half of Classic review if I remember correctly.  :cool:

Are you going to do the review of Classic Christmas?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 10:50:29 PM
Hi guys, been a while :). I bought classic Christmas at BHS today, its not out till Monday is it? X

No...........................what was it on the shelf?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 26, 2011, 10:53:07 PM
Hi guys, been a while :). I bought classic Christmas at BHS today, its not out till Monday is it? X
Which BHS store? Might have to travel there. :sarky:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 26, 2011, 10:53:48 PM
Hi Catty ... good to see you  :wave:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: catty on November 26, 2011, 10:54:43 PM
Haha hitomi I no, I think i will skip the review and just do classic christmas instead, haven't listened to it yet. I no its crazy, but I'm not so obsessed anymore, still love Joe but not so suffocating bad now.

Yeah jj, there were loads, I didn't think at the time coz I haven't been keeping an eye on release dates but they had a special buy something get something else half price so I got rihanna and joes albums. Should we tell someone?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 10:56:31 PM
Thats great that they had loads catty :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: catty on November 26, 2011, 10:58:56 PM
They had about 10 left, maybe 5 had sold. Surely tho its bad that its out before release? I mean I'm happy lol but still. X
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 26, 2011, 11:01:58 PM
They had about 10 left, maybe 5 had sold. Surely tho its bad that its out before release? I mean I'm happy lol but still. X

Any sales after tonight (and pre-orders) count towards the weeks sales so yeah, bad they were out today
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: catty on November 26, 2011, 11:04:44 PM
Can someone email his manager or something? I tweeted it but he won't see it. Woolworths got fined before for it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 26, 2011, 11:10:46 PM
Guess what the postman has just pushed through my letterbox! Yaaay!! Christmas Classic has arrived from HMV so off now to play it - over and over and over again!!! And some more!   :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

Your lucky Anette I was hoping I'd get a package from HMV this morning no such luck Will just wait until Monday
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Xcharlene83X on November 27, 2011, 12:33:05 AM
looks like lots of u guys got ur classic christmas 2day got mine 2 its amazing so proud and happy of him 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 27, 2011, 07:07:09 AM
Hi guys, been a while :). I bought classic Christmas at BHS today, its not out till Monday is it? X

I guess (hope)  it counts as a 'pre-sale' for chart purposes,  does anyone know?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on November 27, 2011, 09:36:11 AM
Haven't't got mine yet..but will pick one up in London before I come home tomorrow just in case it doesnt come Monday either!!
 :depressed:

Off in mo to see Joe so happy happy..   :goofy:

Had an e mail back from Universal regarding the listing of AF's numbers instead of Joes..right narked I was!!
Would have sacked the wazzock who did it if I was in charge!!

at least they got back to me:

Thanks for your e-mail.

I have forwarded your message onto Joe McElderry's management who will hopefully amend the mistake.

Thanks,

William Westerside.

Universal Music Direct Support Team
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 09:45:48 AM
can't wait to download cc at midnight tonight!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 10:14:06 AM
Still no e-mail from amazon. Not bothered though, I've pre-ordered it on iTunes, N-Dubz greatest hits came yesterday and Flippy liked my picture. Can't possibly complain.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 27, 2011, 10:27:51 AM
Still no e-mail from amazon. Not bothered though, I've pre-ordered it on iTunes, N-Dubz greatest hits came yesterday and Flippy liked my picture. Can't possibly complain.

Mew nice to hear that you sound happier today than you were yesterday.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 10:33:44 AM
Still no e-mail from amazon. Not bothered though, I've pre-ordered it on iTunes, N-Dubz greatest hits came yesterday and Flippy liked my picture. Can't possibly complain.

Mew nice to hear that you sound happier today than you were yesterday.
Oh yeah, sorry for being a grumpy [dimples] yesterday. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 27, 2011, 10:38:06 AM
Still no e-mail from amazon. Not bothered though, I've pre-ordered it on iTunes, N-Dubz greatest hits came yesterday and Flippy liked my picture. Can't possibly complain.

Mew nice to hear that you sound happier today than you were yesterday.
Oh yeah, sorry for being a grumpy [dimples] yesterday. :snigger:

No need to apologise Mew, you had a right to be annoyed, I was annoyed for you but I hate knowing that  you're upset.  :bighug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 10:40:41 AM
i was annoyed for you as well! can't wait to download tonight! is it bad i'm wishing it was midnight already? I don't normally wish the weekend away!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 10:44:56 AM
That's not bad Jade, I was actually struggling to have a lie in because I was that excited! Not like me at all. :snigger: Another 13 hours to go.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 10:50:05 AM
that's aaaaaaages!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 27, 2011, 10:55:03 AM
That's not bad Jade, I was actually struggling to have a lie in because I was that excited! Not like me at all. :snigger: Another 13 hours to go.

WOW Mew you ARE excited if you struggled to have a lie in. You are the king of lie ins!!!!!  :lazy:  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 03:22:43 PM
It's finally been sent, won't be able to touch it until I get back from college though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 05:50:42 PM
yay, glad it's been sent mew! Only just over 6 hours to go! times dragging! i'm gonna have a long chat with a friend on msn tonight to pass the time I think!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 05:52:05 PM
I'm listening to loads of other albums on spotify.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 06:00:46 PM
6 Hours to go!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: catty on November 27, 2011, 08:07:17 PM
Driving home for Christmas joes version, :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 27, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
CC advert on now inbetween I'm a Celeb :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 27, 2011, 09:32:51 PM
Oh damn i missed it not watching the Jungle and i have been waiting for it to come on  :angry:  :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 09:39:12 PM
I saw it at ten to eight before x factor, i was just out by my room and could hear the telly in the lounge. I think everyone thought i was mad cos i ran down the corridor and was like, that's joe! that's joe! and aisling was like, yeah, it's the classic christmas advert!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 10:56:05 PM
1 more hour! (just realized we don't have a countdown thread) :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 11:43:30 PM
the times slowly passing!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 27, 2011, 11:54:54 PM
5 minutes!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 27, 2011, 11:59:37 PM
1 minute!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 28, 2011, 12:03:46 AM
Happy Classic Christmas everyone. Let's get Joe to number 1  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 28, 2011, 12:05:40 AM
ITS DOWNLOADING  :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 12:09:03 AM
Had to restart my computer to get it to download. :angry:

Playing now. :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 28, 2011, 12:10:05 AM
Mine's just downloading now, can't wait to start listening!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 28, 2011, 02:07:22 AM
HMV don't seem to have the mp3 download yet :(

I've downloaded from Play.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 08:16:22 AM
listening at the bus stop, it's so uplifting. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 28, 2011, 08:16:50 AM
I'm absolutely loving this album! It's breathtaking, it's fantastic, it's just pure wow, wow, wow! I can't choose a favourite track!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 28, 2011, 08:31:07 AM
Well even if I wasn't 100% sure about a Christmas album, for me it was worth it for When a Child is Born alone.

Wonderful  :sigh:  :sigh:


(although most of the tracks are fantastic)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 08:50:54 AM
On DHFC (the last song) :( It's weird having a Joe album with no bonus tracks.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 28, 2011, 12:22:26 PM
 :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: Yes ive got my copy of Classic Christmas and Wow i absolutely love it  what a voice i cannot pick a favourite they are all great and i really love 'O Holy Night' but its just fantastic and will be played so much in my house these next weeks i will probably be still playing it in January but what the hell and who cares. Well done Decca and Joe its a cracker. I was shopping in my local Asda this morning and Joe was No. 3 in there and you now who was at No. 4 so 'Come on Joe'  :ilovejoe:  :ilovejoe:

 :carol: :xmastree: :hohoho: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ann67 on November 28, 2011, 12:51:47 PM
Yay just received my CC - off to listen now :run:


 :carol:  :xmastree2:  :snow:   :santa4:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 28, 2011, 12:55:18 PM
Love this entire album. At the moment my favourites are white Xmas and silent night (they just make me think of an old black and white romantic movie) Little drummer boy (I've always loved this carol and joe just brings something special to it) and O holy night (another one I've always loved and the harmonies are amazing. Its just magical)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 28, 2011, 01:13:48 PM
It hasn't come through the post box today. :(
I shall wait patiently, however! *determined look* (I can't download as I don't have Itunes, and Mum would kill me if I download off Amazon because I'm already getting the physical copy...)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 28, 2011, 01:18:21 PM
I'm off to see if tescos or morrsions has any physical copies  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Craftie16 on November 28, 2011, 01:19:29 PM
It hasn't come through the post box today. :(
I shall wait patiently, however! *determined look* (I can't download as I don't have Itunes, and Mum would kill me if I download off Amazon because I'm already getting the physical copy...)

I will gift it to you Cydo if you can pm me your email address
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 28, 2011, 01:23:08 PM
It hasn't come through the post box today. :(
I shall wait patiently, however! *determined look* (I can't download as I don't have Itunes, and Mum would kill me if I download off Amazon because I'm already getting the physical copy...)

I will gift it to you Cydo if you can pm me your email address
Oh, really? Thank you so much! *made ten times happier*
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on November 28, 2011, 02:12:51 PM
Guess what is album of the week in my tescos? :hurrah:

and I saw a shop assistant covertly pick up CC to do a price check thing.....and put it down in front of ollys :snigger: doing my job for me!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on November 28, 2011, 02:20:08 PM
Guess what is album of the week in my tescos? :hurrah:

and I saw a shop assistant covertly pick up CC to do a price check thing.....and put it down in front of ollys :snigger: doing my job for me!

Class  :rofl2: Give that assistant a Joe   :bighug: for  :santa3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 28, 2011, 03:25:04 PM
Downloaded - am on White Christmas - heavenly -what can I say - sniffle sniffle :tissue: :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Gem of an Album!, 28 Nov 2011
By Marylou "J strong" (UK) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Classic Christmas (Audio CD)
The perfect 'Must Have' accompaniment to your Christmas!
Many Christmas albums are brought out at this time of year but this is really special,, Joe has already proved to be an accomplished and highly talented vocalist..far from the 'run of the mill, here today gone tomorrow' type of artist..This album is heads above others of this ilk and stands testimony of young Joe Mcelderry's amazing and incredible talent.. and he is only twenty..and for me,by far the best singer to have come out of the X Factor stable! 


Got mine in !!!!  :ilovejoe: :carol: :hohoho: :rudolph3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
Has anyone had a signed copy of Amazon? They said 1000 lucky buyers will get a signed one at some point.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 28, 2011, 04:58:21 PM
Still waiting for my copy from Amazon, maybe it will be a signed copy, here's hoping.  :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 28, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
I have had a right faff on today getting this downloaded-I tried to get in on my phone but nothing was happening so I went into i-Tunes on the computer and it downloaded fine but because I don't synch my phone I had to buy it again on my phone!!!!!


Well he is worth it :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 05:13:20 PM
Mine wasn't signed, I deffo should have got it of Play, oh well at least it's here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 28, 2011, 05:14:13 PM
Has anyone had a signed copy of Amazon? They said 1000 lucky buyers will get a signed one at some point.

I ordered one Mew but not received it yet so don't know if i've managed to get a signed one. :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 28, 2011, 05:16:52 PM
Same here.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 28, 2011, 05:34:10 PM
Oh my goodness  :swoon:

I decided I couldn't wait till the kids had gone to bed. So I got the headphones out, iPod on and started it up with the intention of listening while I get tea made. Mary's Boy Child came on. Oh my goodness. I had shivers all over and I mean all over - arms, legs, back, neck. Tears rolling down my cheeks. I can't cook and listen. It will just have to wait.

I'd like to say it is the tea that has to wait but sadly it is Joe - I will give him undivided attention - the only way I can do it it seems - later :sigh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on November 28, 2011, 05:40:07 PM
My CD from Amazon is not here yet either. 
I pre-ordered on iTune and waited for midnight last night, expecting that it would automatically download but there was no sign so I ended up buying another one. Then this morning, my pre-ordered album was ready to download  :wacko:.
I don't want two copies on my iPod but the second lot did start downloading and I stopped half way on the first song.
I assume I will be charged for two. I would have rather bought another physical CD than paying for two on iTune.
I later found out that I didn't set it to automatically download. Silly me.  :blush:

My favourite is Little Drummer Boy and O Holy Night at the moment.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 05:53:18 PM
My CD from Amazon is not here yet either. 
I pre-ordered on iTune and waited for midnight last night, expecting that it would automatically download but there was no sign so I ended up buying another one. Then this morning, my pre-ordered album was ready to download  :wacko:.
I don't want two copies on my iPod but the second lot did start downloading and I stopped half way on the first song.
I assume I will be charged for two. I would have rather bought another physical CD than paying for two on iTune.
I later found out that I didn't set it to automatically download. Silly me.  :blush:

My favourite is Little Drummer Boy and O Holy Night at the moment.
I nearly did that, and I did set it to automatic. I restarted my computer and opened iTunes then it finally did it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: shymike on November 28, 2011, 05:54:36 PM
Just bought it in HMV in york.  Only about 6 copys on display - dimples loads of dimples OM!!  :angry: :bash:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 28, 2011, 06:00:51 PM
Well that's great - means they are selling well :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: shymike on November 28, 2011, 06:06:38 PM
Oh yeah - good point!!  :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 28, 2011, 06:51:10 PM
I don't know what my postman/woman thought this morning I was at the letterbox as CC was pushed through I couldn't wait to listen to it and love the album Joe's vocals get better all the time  :)  :ten: :ten: :ten: :ten: :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on November 28, 2011, 08:36:50 PM
Well I was at Asda today with my daughter and the first lovely surprise was seeing a poster saying that Joe is artist of the week with a pic of CC. Then loads of CC on the shelves but they looked like they were selling fast as compared to om there were a lot less and I pointed it out to my daughter who just  :roll3:

BTW hubby has got a new name for me now, he's calling his teenage wife!!!! :lol:

And all because the lady loves JM!!!! :inlove2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 28, 2011, 09:22:53 PM
Still waiting for my Classic Christmas from amazon .  :( Maybe I might get lucky and get a signed one   :sigh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 28, 2011, 09:26:04 PM
Looks like amazon lost their mojo. :roll3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 28, 2011, 09:35:20 PM
Hmmm... still waiting for mine too.. and universal  :jump:

Thank goodness for downloads - it's beautiful :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 28, 2011, 09:40:44 PM
Thought I'd listen to CC while on here on my laptop but my cd is upstairs and I can't be bothered to go and get it 'cos my feet are throbbing ( just finished work) and the old knees are playing up (gonna need a stenner stair lift soon  :D), then had a brainwave i'll download it from itunes then it's handy whenever i'm on the laptop plus it's another sale for Joe.  :wink: I've never downloaded anything before and i'm pleased to say i've done it. :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sarah on November 28, 2011, 09:48:11 PM
I couldn't wait to buy the Classic Christmas CD today. Had to wait till I was on my lunchbreak but can't think of a better way of spending my time than listening to Joe. Another flawless album. Pure genius  :champagne2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 28, 2011, 09:58:56 PM
Oh well done tinabee :clap:

Yup - for the first time ever, Amazon have let me down but I'm :pray: that it's because I have a signed one  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 28, 2011, 10:00:49 PM
Oh well done tinabee :clap:

Yup - for the first time ever, Amazon have let me down but I'm :pray: that it's because I have a signed one  :pray:

Same. Amazon are usually prompt with deliveries.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on November 28, 2011, 10:10:47 PM
Got mine from Amazon today - hoped for a signed one but arrived without signature.  I am being greedy though as Joe signed my other copy, that arrived on Saturday, at RFH.   :hurrah:   :goofy: 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 28, 2011, 10:31:17 PM
got a copy of CCtoday get it signed at newcastle hopefully :hurrah: :hurrah:

 hayley also downloaded classic christmas. :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 12:38:38 AM
had such an enjoyable evening with georgia! classic christmas blasting out on my big speaker! No one complained either which was great! we absolutely love it! Oh holy night, stunning! I love little drummer boy, mary's boyy child, i believe in father christmas has been in my head all day today!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 29, 2011, 09:31:35 AM
I have had to stop doing the housework and sit and listen to O Holy Night - I adore it .That bit in the middle when Joe is singing alone and his voice is so pure - like a perfect diamond :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 09:40:45 AM
have any of you ordered the signed giftset? if you have, let me know when yours arrives as i've ordered one for georgia. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jlovesjoe on November 29, 2011, 11:23:15 AM
Arrived back home from wonderful weekend in London, and fabulous time at RFH, to find card from postlady to say 'we have items too large to deliver'. That'll be my three copies of CC, two from play.com and one from Amazon. Clothears, otherwise known as husband, had not heard postlady knock. As killing him is not an option, I did restrain myself and sweetly say 'never mind, I will get them to re-deliver', but now I have to wait and I DONT WANT TO!!!.  Am I allowed to say '[dimples] it!' on this forum?. Well anyway I just did!. I so want to listen to it, maybe just once (or twice), and then put it away for a little while 'til nearer Christmas, but now I have to wait. I hope they can get it here by tomorrow, please,please, please.  :pray: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 29, 2011, 11:55:27 AM
Uh oh - there goes another word for the censored list ...... will be back in a mo  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 12:10:34 PM
hope you get your copy soon!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 29, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
I have my copy from Amazon but I note it was shipped by Amazon fron Fife and not by Indigo Starfish from whom I have previously received all my audio CDs.

I wonder if that has been the issue as Indigo Starfish were always very quick off the mark.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 29, 2011, 01:17:32 PM
found an hmv on my way home listen to it for the first time on my way to UNI.
My fave is I believe in father xmas but that is subject to change lol
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 29, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
My copy from Amazon arrived   :hurrah:

Not signed though which is a bit  :glum: (although I'm not a big one for signatures etc. - I may ask him to sign it next time I see him) but is also  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah: cos that means he's sold loads through Amazon already  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on November 29, 2011, 01:51:27 PM
I wish I couldve gotten my signed too! wouldve loved to get a whole set (as I got Wide Awake signed too and two Classic signed copies! Oh well! :D Im glad he sold so many! :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 02:47:11 PM
i'm determined to get cc playing for the family for some point on christmas day, but my brother and sister will probably moan.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 29, 2011, 04:53:30 PM
I love it, love it, love it and love it- tried playing it several times now - and only now have I managed to listen to all the tracks - as each time I've tried my throat constricts and the tears fall :tissue:  as each and every track on the album brings back certain memories from my childhood, my parents (David Whitfield sang Santa Natale one of my fathers' favourite singers) and my adulthood - and Joes voice just makes it even more poignant!!  I won't even go there with my memories of last christmas :mistletoe:            ( I have only one little criticism during When a Child is Born I feel the backing singers are to loud and overpower Joe's beautiful vocal- omo - I preferred the live vocal onQVC.) :-) Jude I hope is the right place for this?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 29, 2011, 05:01:53 PM
Getting my copy signed can be my next little mission. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 29, 2011, 05:16:55 PM
Just got home, Listening to Mary's Boy Child now. I played White Christmas first though (because I love it. :snigger: )
I. Love. It. And Mary's Boy Child sounds amazing. Especially the top notes!  :inlove:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on November 29, 2011, 05:35:08 PM
I love it, love it, love it and love it- tried playing it several times now - and only now have I managed to listen to all the tracks - as each time I've tried my throat constricts and the tears fall :tissue:  as each and every track on the album brings back certain memories from my childhood, my parents (David Whitfield sang Santa Natale one of my fathers' favourite singers) and my adulthood - and Joes voice just makes it even more poignant!!  I won't even go there with my memories of last christmas :mistletoe:            ( I have only one little criticism during When a Child is Born I feel the backing singers are to loud and overpower Joe's beautiful vocal- omo - I preferred the live vocal onQVC.) :-) Jude I hope is the right place for this?

I know exactly what you mean. I am listening to In the Bleak Mid Winter. I had to perform this solo on my recorder when I was tiny. My mother was so proud. It reminds you of every carol festival you did as a child and your parents were in tears.

I can even sing some of the carols in latin as my father was a trained tenor and sang often in latin and I remember.

A part of my life which is gone now and Joe has made me remember.  :cry:

Never mind. I am trying to do the same for my beautiful grandson.  :sigh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on November 29, 2011, 07:55:06 PM
Necara - I only hope that the youngsters of today will have classic music in their senior years to look back on and remember fondly, and even maybe some of their sad times - we're very lucky to have Joe to put his stamp on this for us now- maybe they will have him to remind them in years to come!! (hope this makes sense, I know what I'm trying to say)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 29, 2011, 08:38:42 PM
Just got an e-mail of Amazon, they've refunded me £0.02. :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on November 29, 2011, 08:48:04 PM
Just got an e-mail of Amazon, they've refunded me £0.02. :D
why is that?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 29, 2011, 09:13:36 PM
I had that email too  :roll3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Cydo112 on November 29, 2011, 09:29:45 PM
I had that email too  :roll3:

I wonder if Mum got that email aswell... :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: orchid on November 29, 2011, 09:34:59 PM
I got that e-mail as well.  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on November 29, 2011, 09:37:58 PM
Had my CD today.
Playing it has brought tears to my eyes.
It is just beautiful.
I love every song but O Holy Night is spectacular.
Joe's voice is so beautiful on it.
Rolando is great too and the two of them together are absolutely wonderful.
Their voices blend so fabulously.
It's the best ever version of O Holy Night that I have heard.
Up to now my favourite was Jonathan Ansells version - but Joe and Rolando have taken the crown.
Classic was fantastic but Classic Christmas has surpassed it for me.
I just wish my sister could have lived to have heard Joe sing these songs.
She would have been so happy for him.
She was a singer herself and she loved Joes voice.

Silent Night is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.   

Joe's voice is so so so beautiful - wonderful album.


Love Arabella x x  :carol:



Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on November 29, 2011, 10:48:50 PM
My copy arrived this morning.  However my sister had already bought herself a copy in HMV Picadilly Circus as she wanted one for herself!  We listened to hers in the car this morning.  It is gorgeous and so classy with no cheesy songs. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 10:52:18 PM
I got the nemail too! so happy that cc has already gone gold!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on November 29, 2011, 10:52:30 PM
Brilliant Gill - was your sister a fan before ?

Sad I didn't get to say hi at RFH, it was just such a fantastic experience - in it's own little whirlwind - still thinking about it now!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 29, 2011, 11:51:06 PM
got an order from universal earlier sayng that the gift set is on its way, so georgia should have her pressie hopefully by the end of the week! although if it comes on saturday i won't be able to get it until monday as the post comes to the main reception of the college, which isn't open on weekends! I can't wait to see georgia's reaction! I think those of you in newcastle, or maybe ireland might be able to hear her...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: dai on November 30, 2011, 10:17:17 AM
Some news from Juliette Pochin who , with her husband James, had a big part to play in Classic Christmas:

http://www.juliettepochin.co.uk/blog/2011/11/29/classic-christmas/

regards and good luck Joe,
Dai
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 30, 2011, 11:07:09 AM
Thank you dai. I have nipped across and left my thanks for Juliette for the wonderful work they have done with Joe.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 30, 2011, 12:01:40 PM
thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 01, 2011, 12:06:36 AM
Love, love, love the album.  I am trying not to listen to it too much until it gets closer to Christmas but when it comes to DHFC I can't help myself - its an amazing version and it just makes me smile and want to dance so much.  Joe sings beautifully on every track and the biggest bonus of all is knowing that its going to be around every Christmas from now. Bliss. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jonsmile on December 01, 2011, 12:09:05 AM
Some news from Juliette Pochin who , with her husband James, had a big part to play in Classic Christmas:

http://www.juliettepochin.co.uk/blog/2011/11/29/classic-christmas/

regards and good luck Joe,
Dai

Kinda of worried about this album now if it doesn't meet the sales.  :pray:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Pauline m on December 01, 2011, 12:31:15 AM
According to the Shields Gazette (Weds, I think) Classic Christmas is selling well at HMV in S Shields. They sold 150 in 1 day, considering it is just a small Store, unable to say if that is above or below normal?  Hope more folk will be buying C Christmas in the lead up to Christmas  :present:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 01, 2011, 08:18:39 AM
According to the Shields Gazette (Weds, I think) Classic Christmas is selling well at HMV in S Shields. They sold 150 in 1 day, considering it is just a small Store, unable to say if that is above or below normal?  Hope more folk will be buying C Christmas in the lead up to Christmas  :present:
Think they dont even sell that in one day with all THE artists combined
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: wellwishertt on December 01, 2011, 12:36:37 PM
If Joe already has a gold disc this must indicate very good sales, however I read that in the mid- week official chart a certain gentleman has already reached number one. I hope that Joe can achieve a number one with 'Classic Christmas' as this would be a fantastic achievement. This album appears to be a multi sale item as so many fans seem to be purchasing more than one copy to enable them to give it as a gift. I hope they realize that they need to buy each one seperately in order to maximise Epos sales pick up.






 :xmastree2: :carol: :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 01, 2011, 12:43:38 PM
I really doubt this album will go to number one .

I know album sales are ,of course ,important but I cannot get over the feeling I have that this album is Joe's Christmas present to us all and is his way of saying ThankYou to us all for supporting him through all the times he has had -good and bad .And as such I love it for that reason -as well as it is brilliant


I do think 2012 will be the next challenge .I agree with lots of you -Joe needs to take some time now -think a bit -where does he want to go next ,write a bit ,learn etc

We have 3 great albums to enjoy -tons of brill vids to drool over .loads of interviews to listen to that luscious accent and of course memories.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on December 01, 2011, 03:53:59 PM
I really doubt this album will go to number one .

I know album sales are ,of course ,important but I cannot get over the feeling I have that this album is Joe's Christmas present to us all and is his way of saying ThankYou to us all for supporting him through all the times he has had -good and bad .And as such I love it for that reason -as well as it is brilliant


I do think 2012 will be the next challenge .I agree with lots of you -Joe needs to take some time now -think a bit -where does he want to go next ,write a bit ,learn etc

We have 3 great albums to enjoy -tons of brill vids to drool over .loads of interviews to listen to that luscious accent and of course memories.

I was thinking that to Eleanor. His Christmas present to us.  :santa2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 01, 2011, 04:17:54 PM
i bought a copy of CC and had joe sign it at newcastle finale --- hayleys copy hasnt come she ordered it from hmv i think.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 01, 2011, 07:26:47 PM
my friend aisling told me she was shopping in morisons last night and they were playing cc! she loved the sound of it and picked up a copy!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 01, 2011, 09:36:48 PM
Yaaaaaay good for your friend Jade ,I like the sound of her .Another Joe fan   :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on December 02, 2011, 12:33:23 AM
I just received an email from CDWOW saying "we have experienced a delay in receiving this product from our suppliers ...." and then once that's been sorted out it will take 7-10 days.  It looks like I might be in for a miserable Christmas.

It must be selling so fast in the UK there's nothing left for other countries.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on December 02, 2011, 09:30:35 AM
I just received an email from CDWOW saying "we have experienced a delay in receiving this product from our suppliers ...." and then once that's been sorted out it will take 7-10 days.  It looks like I might be in for a miserable Christmas.

It must be selling so fast in the UK there's nothing left for other countries.


Oh sorry to hear that - it's because they were prepared this time & shipped 100,000 copies on release day.  PM me your address and I'll post you one of mine  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 02, 2011, 10:43:32 AM
oh no, that's not good, hope you get your copy soon!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 02, 2011, 12:32:19 PM
Interesting review - I post it because although it says some negative things it recognises Joe's talent:

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/reviews/65667/Joe-McElderry-Classic-Christmas

ANother one:

http://myfizzypop.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-2011-pop-goes-christmas-joe.html

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 02, 2011, 01:15:50 PM
yeah the review from entertainment wise is not great... but i am happy with the comment that it is a gift to his fan base!! If this is what it is, then that's the best Christmas gift we have ever had! THANK YOU SANTA JOE!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 02, 2011, 02:01:02 PM
georgia's gift box arrived today! good job I checked student services to see if I had any post! she's in lectures until 3.40 so will give it to her after then. Think I might need the earplugs when she opens the box!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 02, 2011, 02:20:34 PM
i got my gift box too yesterday. there is a little present tag where it says: Merry Christmas from Joe McElderry. Love it!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 02, 2011, 02:27:58 PM
oh wow, georgia is gonna love it! are the albums signed/ I wanted to order one for myself, but that'd be £5- and i've already got a signed copy of classic. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 02, 2011, 02:41:05 PM
there is a picture signed. but the cd booklet itself isn't signed. it's the picture of the album cover!
it's nice to have a separate picture signed too. and there is a keyring in the box!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 02, 2011, 02:42:11 PM
i got classic christmas signed at newcastle  finale  by joe  its great:carol: :xmastree2: :xmastree: :hohoho: :santa: --- which is great
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 02, 2011, 03:27:48 PM
cool, georgia is going to love it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 02, 2011, 05:51:35 PM
http://rolandovillazon.com/news#nid7221
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 02, 2011, 05:53:38 PM
Today I have received my Classic Christmas CD. I’m over the moon.
It’s spectacular. It’s classy. It’s brilliant.  I do love Joe McElderry. His voice is something else.
.
But… I was listening to all the songs with a big smile in my face, totally enjoying them when I Believe in Father Christmas went in.
Always happens the same to me, when Joe sings a song I listen the lyrics. I do listen the lyrics, I mean. When other singers sing in English I don’t pay too much attention, but with Joe is different. Well, IBIFC was on and then the lyrics said: “I wish you a hopeful christmas I wish you a brave new year”. This evening I’m going to a goodbye party. Two of my workmates have been fired. Two weeks ago happened the same, I went to another goodbye party for another workmate. And the power of the words in the song has touched me.
I wish you all a hopeful Christmas, I wish you all a brave new year. We are going to need it. At least here in Spain we are going to need it.

Sorry for the sad thoughts.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 02, 2011, 05:56:01 PM
Aw SpanishJoeFan  :bighug: from the Joe-Nuts
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 02, 2011, 06:04:47 PM
:bighug: glad you got the cd though
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 02, 2011, 06:05:52 PM
http://rolandovillazon.com/news#nid7221
Euughh, did they have to put 2 completely different things in the same news entry? There I was thinking Joe will be performing with Rolando at the RVP. :bash: :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 02, 2011, 06:10:03 PM
Just went to the hmv in glasgow opposite the royal concert hall and no sign if classic christmas :( they had all the other new releases and a christmas music section with both mb and jb but no joe :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 02, 2011, 06:10:55 PM
I know Mew my heart jumped for joy ,I thought it he was going to be appearing on the RVS , until I read the rest of it .  :glum:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 02, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
Just went to the hmv in glasgow opposite the royal concert hall and no sign if classic christmas :( they had all the other new releases and a christmas music section with both mb and jb but no joe :jump:

did they have no stock at all or was it sold out? did you ask?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on December 02, 2011, 06:22:37 PM
Today I have received my Classic Christmas CD. I’m over the moon.
It’s spectacular. It’s classy. It’s brilliant.  I do love Joe McElderry. His voice is something else.
.
But… I was listening to all the songs with a big smile in my face, totally enjoying them when I Believe in Father Christmas went in.
Always happens the same to me, when Joe sings a song I listen the lyrics. I do listen the lyrics, I mean. When other singers sing in English I don’t pay too much attention, but with Joe is different. Well, IBIFC was on and then the lyrics said: “I wish you a hopeful christmas I wish you a brave new year”. This evening I’m going to a goodbye party. Two of my workmates have been fired. Two weeks ago happened the same, I went to another goodbye party for another workmate. And the power of the words in the song has touched me.
I wish you all a hopeful Christmas, I wish you all a brave new year. We are going to need it. At least here in Spain we are going to need it.

Sorry for the sad thoughts.

Thinking of you and your friends. There are tough times ahead for us all, but I know it has been like that for some time in Spain.   :heartcake:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 02, 2011, 06:35:29 PM
They had no stock at all sandy ... Plenty of anyone else u care to mention but no joe :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 02, 2011, 06:40:43 PM
SpanishJoeFan  so glad you have your copy of Classic Christmas and yes it is brilliant. Sorry to hear about your workmates times are hard but lets hope the new year will improve and bring better prospects. Of course we have the gorgeous Joe to help us through everything try and enjoy the party takecare  :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:

 :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 02, 2011, 06:56:18 PM
Thank you very much for all your kind words and for cheering me up.
I'm off now, I'm going to get ready for the party.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 02, 2011, 07:36:24 PM
SpanishJoefan so glad you got your copy of the CC I am sure your loving it - sorry to hear about your workmate. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on December 02, 2011, 07:51:55 PM
Thank you very much for all your kind words and for cheering me up.
I'm off now, I'm going to get ready for the party.

I will be thinking of you Pilar.
I can absolutely understand what made you sad, yes unfortunately there will be tough times ahead of us. Voices like Joe's do exactly what you need from them...if you feel happy, every word he sings will make you smile, and when you feel sad, every word he sings will make you wanna cry. He is such a great performer, putting so much feeling into each song, I am really happy he is in my life.
 :bighug: Pilar!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 02, 2011, 08:18:10 PM
to pilar big hugs :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 03, 2011, 01:28:30 AM
georgia absolutely loves her present, we've not stopped listening to it all evening and singing along!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 03, 2011, 11:00:57 AM
Finally got Classic Christmas delivered .I love all the tracks but I must admit to liking the pop versions because I was bopping around the room to them .Then I like the more traditional ones to relax and sit and listen to as well .So all in all a happy bunny today .The only thing I would say is I would like the  backing music on some of them to be a bit quieter and let Joe's voice be heard more . Having said that I love ,love ,love it .  :ilovejoe:  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 03, 2011, 11:05:37 AM
georgia absolutely loves her present, we've not stopped listening to it all evening and singing along!!!

Did she scream Jade?! :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on December 03, 2011, 12:09:58 PM
Great to see Rolando's twitter account doing their bit to promote Classic Christmas:


@RolandoVillazon

Rolando sings “Oh Holy Night” with @joemcelderry91 on the X-Factor winner’s new album, “Classic Christmas.” http://bit.ly/uMwsZi


@RolandoVillazon
Last season Rolando dueted w/ @joemcelderry9 on @itv_operastar. Now they pair up on “Classic Christmas.” http://bit.ly/vEMbwT

 :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 03, 2011, 02:46:52 PM
Moved some posts to Speculation thread.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 03, 2011, 03:00:23 PM
oh yeah, georgia screamed! she couldn't quite read the writing on the tag, so Aisling read it for her and she just screamed! :) we're gonna listen to them both tonight and try and convert her sister!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 03, 2011, 03:58:34 PM
I think my friend is struggling to find a copy, she texted me asking if it's out yet.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 03, 2011, 04:01:23 PM
I am wondering if they are playing the same game as with Classic: not too much available for the first week, let people talk about it and look for it, do the promo and hit hard with the sales. And they know that Olly Murs' album will most probably be #1 first week then go down quite a bit, and then they can keep going up all the way to christmas, until Last Christmas comes out and they both hit bars, clubs, shops etc...
at least, that's what i would do ;)
:haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 03, 2011, 04:17:53 PM
I care not one jot what they think of me.. so I just go up and ask, politely of course, why they have no Christmas Classic on the shelves, and when they expect them in  and when can I come in and get a copy!! I think you have to bite the bullet and dont accept being fobbed off..we are 'THE Joe Nuts!!! nothing fazes us..I've even started e mailing all my local radio stations as well wanting to know when they are putting Joe on their play list!! :angry:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 03, 2011, 04:23:14 PM
I care not one jot what they think of me.. so I just go up and ask, politely of course, why they have no Christmas Classic on the shelves, and when they expect them in  and when can I come in and get a copy!! I think you have to bite the bullet and dont accept being fobbed off..we are 'THE Joe Nuts!!! nothing fazes us..I've even started e mailing all my local radio stations as well wanting to know when they are putting Joe on their play list!! :angry:

You go girl!!!!!!! :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 03, 2011, 04:27:28 PM
 :haha: feisty Marylou!!!! woooo!
There are no cds sold in my area at all: not in waitrose, which is the biggest supermarket, and nothing in the 2 small tescos either. And there is no cd shop!!!
so if people around here want to buy any music, they have to go to another area of London... :doh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 03, 2011, 05:44:19 PM
An update to hmv in glasgow - went back in today and they had loads
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on December 03, 2011, 06:17:29 PM
An update to hmv in glasgow - went back in today and they had loads

Was that after you had them up against the wall by the throat yesterday carisma?
 :D     :goofy:   
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on December 03, 2011, 06:26:10 PM
I played O holy night to my nana, and she had tears in her eyes at the end and said "that was beautiful". Shes seen the ad a few times and is going to pick up the album tomorrow
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 03, 2011, 06:50:01 PM
Got my boxed CC and Classic set today from Universal, It is really beautifully wrapped with a little gift tag on the gold ribbon saying Merry Christmas from Joe McElderry. My grand daughter stayed over last night after taking her to see Joe in Hmv and when this arrived this morning, she asked what was written on the gift tag, and now she thinks Joe personally sent this to us this morning as a thank you for the cup cakes we gave him yesterday.  :D I didn't put her right 'cos I thought why spoil her dreams.  :hohoho:  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tessa on December 03, 2011, 07:45:14 PM
I think we'd all like to dream something like that Tina.
She's lucky to have such a lovely Nan who lets her have her dreams.
 
I used to think of my Nan as the wicked witch of the west although she was nice really :rofl2: just not cuddly type
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: YorkshireLass7 on December 03, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
In our Asda today they had Classic Christmas at No3 in their charts (ahead of Olly Murs!) and Joe as artist of the week  :celebrate:

And in our HMV they still have Classic in their Top 40 chart and a big section of Classic Christmas in the new releases section at the front and side of the store  :champagne2:

And now X Factor just showed a long lingering shot of one of the contestants in HMV talking about the XF charity single in front of a big display of Classic Christmas  :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 03, 2011, 10:23:47 PM
In our Asda today they had Classic Christmas at No3 in their charts (ahead of Olly Murs!) and Joe as artist of the week  :celebrate:

And in our HMV they still have Classic in their Top 40 chart and a big section of Classic Christmas in the new releases section at the front and side of the store  :champagne2:

And now X Factor just showed a long lingering shot of one of the contestants in HMV talking about the XF charity single in front of a big display of Classic Christmas  :swoon:

Fab.

Yes, I wonder if they realised that when they shot the clip haha.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: piyusha on December 03, 2011, 11:08:16 PM
 :carol: :carol:

Classic Christmas was only 27th in Morrison's in Morpeth, a lge market town north of Newcastle, all other christmas albums were also ahead, even "Il Divo" which I believe was released after Joe's.

The other disappointing thing was, not only were 1D, MC, OM,  MB, JB & SB higher but the XF charity single & Cher Loyd were much higher also. I'm beginning to think Joe is better supported in other parts of the country than he is here in Newcastle, maybe sales are better south of the river where Joe lives, because I don't think here on the north side they are doing very well at all.

Has any one seen the advert for the album, not seen it on any channel here in the NE. No airplay, no tv promotion equal no sales, come on Decca get things moving please.

 :xmastree: :xmastree: :xmastree: 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 03, 2011, 11:13:53 PM
Maybe that's just a store chart (I've been in that store!!!) - not sure how big a "player" Morrisons is - there's not many of them down south.

You lost me with SB - was doing well up until then ;)

The advert has been on a little but I really think this is out at a very competitive time of year and it's sales rather than chart positions that Decca will be looking at.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 03, 2011, 11:19:01 PM
SB Susan Boyle?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 03, 2011, 11:20:52 PM
 :thankyou: litcar.  :celebrate:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 03, 2011, 11:22:23 PM
Loads of Morrisons near me Jude lol.

One store chart matters very little in the grand scheme of things, it's the position in the official charts that has any kind of importance and even then I agree with Jude and think it's sales that are important not chart position.  It's such a competitive time of year for albums that even if Joe sold the same amont as Classic in the first we would not end up at number 2.

I think this album is something people are more liking to pick up when they are shopping then actually go out specificially to buy, Joe also sees it like that. I must admit I have not seen the Classic Xmas advert on tv, but then I have hardly been home to watch tv.  :D and I'm at work all day.

Hold tight re promo more is coming.  Joe hasn't done much this first week, but I think it's proven with Classic that continuing promo over a few weeks is a good way to sell Joe's music. CC has a very limited shelf life yes, but the closer it gets to Christmas, last minute Xmas shopping and people getting into the festive spirit could mean he sells more in the run up to Christmas.

I'm officially not stressed about this album.  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 03, 2011, 11:23:49 PM
And that must be a first  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 03, 2011, 11:27:21 PM
Joe was 11 at my big Tesco's and album of the week..all very good but none left!!**!! So asked if they had any left..assisitant looked in huge draw plenty of others including..OM.. but none of Classic Christmas...Had to go to customer service to be told that they would be getting some more on Monday ... Great I thought.. busy weekend plenty of shoppers around lots of opportunity for impulse buying, stocking fillers, fans wishing to buy who dont have access to on line and can they buy one ??can they****!!So emailed customer service and told them yet again they have been caught with their trousers down and perhaps they ought to get a new buyer as evidently they didnt know their A.... from their Elbow about what will sell well!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 04, 2011, 12:17:12 AM
And that must be a first  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:

I know, quite liking the more relaxed me.  I was nervous at the start of the week, but I just don't see this album as a deal breaker.  The next album is the big fish, this is just a shrimp in a very large sea, holds no revelance to Joe's future I don't think.

I'm worried about Last Christmas though I must say.  :snowman:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 04, 2011, 12:22:51 AM
Well I don't think you'd be complete without a little something to worry about :hug:

I'm intrigued more than worried. It comes out so late for a Christmas single - no chance to get sales as such .....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 04, 2011, 12:23:41 AM
really wanna hear the club remix of that one!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 04, 2011, 11:30:08 AM
2 and a half stars for this review
http://allmusic.com/album/classic-christmas-r2333777
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 04, 2011, 12:19:42 PM
2 and a half stars for this review
http://allmusic.com/album/classic-christmas-r2333777

Well they say that its released on the 6th Dec which is wrong but I'm not good at writing on these things maybe Mew you could correct them.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 04, 2011, 12:22:09 PM
2 and a half stars for this review
http://allmusic.com/album/classic-christmas-r2333777

Lightweight and characterless?????!!!!!!! :jawdrop:

Are they listening to the right album???
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 04, 2011, 12:33:37 PM
2 and a half stars for this review
http://allmusic.com/album/classic-christmas-r2333777

Well they say that its released on the 6th Dec which is wrong but I'm not good at writing on these things maybe Mew you could correct them.
Oh there are quite allot of things I'd like to change about that page. :roll3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 04, 2011, 12:44:11 PM
2 and a half stars for this review
http://allmusic.com/album/classic-christmas-r2333777

Well they say that its released on the 6th Dec which is wrong but I'm not good at writing on these things maybe Mew you could correct them.
Oh there are quite allot of things I'd like to change about that page. :roll3:

Well that's true, rewrite it from start to finish for a start.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 04, 2011, 12:53:15 PM
Well I don't think you'd be complete without a little something to worry about :hug:

I'm intrigued more than worried. It comes out so late for a Christmas single - no chance to get sales as such .....

Your right, I'm never happy unless I'm worrying sadly, does my head in but it's me.

I'm really curious about the reason why, I get the idea of the album & what Joe has said, fun album to release before starting serious work on the next one etc makes sense. But the single, I'm baffled. Should ask Joe that question if I get the chance, probably won't though the tour is over.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on December 04, 2011, 01:00:13 PM
I'd rather not read these reviews as I find them so upsetting.  :tissue:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 04, 2011, 01:14:35 PM
Those reviews are hard enough for us to find.... the vast majority of Joe's potential audience will never read a review in their entire lives.

Its irrelevant.... the ones the public see in the their local paper are much more likely to have an impact - and so far they are weighted towards good or even great..... I'm getting more & more relaxed about Joe & his career.... onwards & upwards Joe!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on December 04, 2011, 01:58:09 PM
I'd agree - I don't think we should worry too much about reviews. If people are thinking about buying it is so easy to listen to previews or spotify, they don't really need a reviewer, especially when it comes so laden with a particular point of view that anyone reading it - not just us, is going 'hang on a minute'.

Looking at the work that Joe had booked in for December it is obvious that people believe he can sing beautifully and that he would do justice to a Christmas album.

So far we have had the 'young choristers', 'durham cathedral' 'songs of praise' the santa text competition, 'the virtual choir' and the 'O2 introduction to the Nutcracker' . Apokogies if I've missed anything - I know he has other promo appearances. I think if all these people are saying we want Joe to sing Christmas songs for us we can ignore a pretty lightweight review.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on December 04, 2011, 02:04:07 PM
I'd agree - I don't think we should worry too much about reviews. If people are thinking about buying it is so easy to listen to previews or spotify, they don't really need a reviewer, especially when it comes so laden with a particular point of view that anyone reading it - not just us, is going 'hang on a minute'.

Looking at the work that Joe had booked in for December it is obvious that people believe he can sing beautifully and that he would do justice to a Christmas album.

So far we have had the 'young choristers', 'durham cathedral' 'songs of praise' the santa text competition, 'the virtual choir' and the 'O2 introduction to the Nutcracker' . Apokogies if I've missed anything - I know he has other promo appearances. I think if all these people are saying we want Joe to sing Christmas songs for us we can ignore a pretty lightweight review.

 :goodpost: 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 04, 2011, 03:08:18 PM
There are Wazzocks in every walk of life and the Music industry has more than its fair share.. Like he wouldnt want the same degree of success as Joe himself?? not ever likely to, when he writes such tripe.. another dead in the water review..the buying public will prove other wise.. Git! (I need a punch on the nose smiley here please) :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 04, 2011, 03:49:44 PM
i have posted a correction for the release date and also commented on the fact that the only thing I agreed with was that Wide Awake was underrated...
I'm thinking this album will do a come back at some point and people will really say: how the hell did we not hear about this when it was released...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 04, 2011, 11:12:56 PM
Joe's tweet made me really happy earlier, glad this is selling well!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 05, 2011, 01:11:15 AM
I'd agree - I don't think we should worry too much about reviews. If people are thinking about buying it is so easy to listen to previews or spotify, they don't really need a reviewer, especially when it comes so laden with a particular point of view that anyone reading it - not just us, is going 'hang on a minute'.

Looking at the work that Joe had booked in for December it is obvious that people believe he can sing beautifully and that he would do justice to a Christmas album.

So far we have had the 'young choristers', 'durham cathedral' 'songs of praise' the santa text competition, 'the virtual choir' and the 'O2 introduction to the Nutcracker' . Apokogies if I've missed anything - I know he has other promo appearances. I think if all these people are saying we want Joe to sing Christmas songs for us we can ignore a pretty lightweight review.

Good point and  :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 06, 2011, 01:35:11 PM
I was enjoying listening to this on my iPod in town today when i suddenly realised I was dancing around Fenwick's food hall to White Christmas . In an old fashioned dancing kind of way.

The food hall is all lovely and Christmassy as well - although I did take a raincheck on the lollies with edible ants and candy bars with edible scorpions .

The chocolate trees and pizzas are more my style :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 07, 2011, 01:11:02 AM
BlissTV372 Bliss TV
We are giving away signed copies of @joemcelderry91 Classic Christmas album! To win 1 tell us a xmas song that is twitpic.com/7p9tdz
11 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Which makes me think again about the get one of 1000 signed copies on the Amazon website. Still think that they misled everyone by pretending that they had 1000 signed copies but they only had 1 out of the 1000 copies originally signed by Joe.. :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on December 07, 2011, 01:33:47 PM
Just for the other non English people.. its uk based only.. :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 07, 2011, 03:15:40 PM
A little while back I was umming and aahing about sending a copy of CC to my in-laws. Well in the end I did with a covering note. They have just been on the phone to say thank you -they love it and think he has a wonderful voice and a great future .

Here's hoping they tell their friends as well :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 07, 2011, 03:45:02 PM
Does your hubby know? :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 07, 2011, 03:49:07 PM
Just for the other non English people.. its uk based only.. :(
I decided to enter any wat i might make one of THE Joe nuts happy if I win ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on December 07, 2011, 03:56:31 PM
I think youll get disqualified Kayleigh if they find out :P
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 07, 2011, 03:58:04 PM
I think youll get disqualified Kayleigh if they find out :P
A well, that doesn't matter either way ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 07, 2011, 04:39:06 PM
No Jude -he doesn't and they have agreed to keep quiet. They accepy he has his liitle quirks -hubby that is :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 07, 2011, 11:47:59 PM
i can't stop listening to cc!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 07, 2011, 11:54:29 PM
No Jude -he doesn't and they have agreed to keep quiet. They accepy he has his liitle quirks -hubby that is :snigger:

Excellent ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 08, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
we won copies of signed classic christmas:

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Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on December 08, 2011, 07:22:05 PM
we won copies of signed classic christmas:

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 :celebrate:  :confetti:  :goofy:

Congrats - it's great to know joenuts won these!!!! :partypopper:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on December 08, 2011, 07:31:23 PM
Ohh wow congratulations!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 08, 2011, 07:33:51 PM
Wow, congratulations. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 08, 2011, 07:35:30 PM
 :hurrah:  :goofy:  :hurrah:

Makes up for the Amazon fiasco ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on December 08, 2011, 07:40:21 PM
Im always happy when its Joe Nuts that are really involved :D Its like the universe thanks them for their devotion!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 08, 2011, 07:46:29 PM
we won copies of signed classic christmas:

BlissTV372 Bliss TV
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@Sandypandy74 Congrats! You have won a signed copy of Joe McElderry Classic Christmas! DM us your address please. #MerryBlissmas
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@JoeMusicJoeNuts Congrats! You have won a signed copy of Joe McElderry Classic Christmas! DM us your address please. #MerryBlissmas
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@themewdenator Congrats! You have won a signed copy of Joe McElderry Classic Christmas! DM us your address please. #MerryBlissmas
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 :celebrate:  :confetti:  :goofy:
Haha, thanks, I wouldn't have noticed this tweet if you didn't post. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on December 08, 2011, 07:48:21 PM
That is great! Congratulations! :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 08, 2011, 07:53:52 PM
I've noticed in the picture there's 8 copies, but they've only sent tweets to 7 people, meaning there could be 1 more winner.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 08, 2011, 07:55:57 PM
I've noticed in the picture there's 8 copies, but they've only sent tweets to 7 people, meaning there could be 1 more winner.

maybe they are keeping one for themselves... :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 08, 2011, 07:57:30 PM
I've noticed in the picture there's 8 copies, but they've only sent tweets to 7 people, meaning there could be 1 more winner.

maybe they are keeping one for themselves... :haha:
That did spring to my mind too. :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 08, 2011, 08:52:10 PM
Many congratultions the smileys are going mad tonight

 :goofy:  :hurrah:  :hurrah: :xmastree2:  :partypopper:  :hurrah:
 :party:  :party:  :hug: :lights:  :high5:  :firework: :xmaswreath1:  :xmastree2:  :snowman:  :santa2:  :carol:  :rudolph3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: roec on December 08, 2011, 09:29:27 PM
Well done guys!!!! :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 08, 2011, 10:15:13 PM
Oooohhh Congrats!!! :confetti: :celebrate: :champagne2: :confetti:

 :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 08, 2011, 10:45:55 PM
well done everyone! really happy for you all!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 09, 2011, 02:52:32 PM
Well done to everyone that won It's good to see forum members winning  :santa: :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 09, 2011, 04:39:37 PM
Well done everyone  :celebrate: :champagne2: :snowman: :xmastree: :carol: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 09, 2011, 05:39:29 PM
BlissTV372 Bliss TV
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Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 09, 2011, 05:55:18 PM
oh!!! the signed copy is on its way. I actually have an undelivered parcel so maybe that's the one...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 09, 2011, 06:02:38 PM
I got all excited when I got back from college, it was my bad college report.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 09, 2011, 06:03:04 PM
ooops!!!! :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 09, 2011, 08:17:18 PM
are you serious? you can download Stacey's version of Driving Home From Christmas? it's so unfair, she has it on the add for Iceland!!!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/driving-home-for-christmas/id485387553m
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 09, 2011, 09:49:07 PM
are you serious? you can download Stacey's version of Driving Home From Christmas? it's so unfair, she has it on the add for Iceland!!!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/driving-home-for-christmas/id485387553m
Is this a hidden sign Sandy? :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 09, 2011, 09:50:51 PM
are you serious? you can download Stacey's version of Driving Home From Christmas? it's so unfair, she has it on the add for Iceland!!!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/driving-home-for-christmas/id485387553m
Is this a hidden sign Sandy? :snigger:
:rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 09, 2011, 10:49:06 PM
:doh:



FOR!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 10, 2011, 09:57:03 AM
hope you guys get your copies soon!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 10, 2011, 11:25:23 AM
Mine arrived today, along with the tour dvd. :hurrah: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Siam4joe on December 10, 2011, 12:40:20 PM
we won copies of signed classic christmas:

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Congratulation everyone!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 10, 2011, 01:01:20 PM
QVC love Joe:

nanto3 Joan Sharp
@joemcelderry91 Just watching QVC who are selling a music system and guess what's playing Classic Christmas Whoop x
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 :goofy:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 10, 2011, 01:44:31 PM
ah, that's great!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 10, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
Thought I'd share it with you
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9783/p111210001.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 10, 2011, 03:08:28 PM
Thank you for that Mew and well done  :confetti: :partypopper:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 10, 2011, 03:09:45 PM
I like their note ;) may have to keep it in the cd box as a souvenir ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 10, 2011, 03:11:00 PM
I might put mine on my wall, and stick another photo on the blank space.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 10, 2011, 03:22:28 PM
OMG, the signature still smells of sharpie. :champagne2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 10, 2011, 04:33:17 PM
something i've been wondering is what does the thank you note say? cos when i got classic jess read the thank you note to me. :) but not sure what the classic christmas one says.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 10, 2011, 04:49:26 PM
something i've been wondering is what does the thank you note say? cos when i got classic jess read the thank you note to me. :) but not sure what the classic christmas one says.

I'll type it up for you later Jade, will try and do it this evening, ok :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 10, 2011, 04:56:56 PM
something i've been wondering is what does the thank you note say? cos when i got classic jess read the thank you note to me. :) but not sure what the classic christmas one says.

Jade do you mean on the album cover? If it is here it is.

                                                 THANK YOU

Hey Guys.I'm so excited you finally get to hear this. I love Christmas and its one of my favourite times of the year so to be able to record an album with all my favourite Christmas songs is amazing!! I would like to thank everyone at Decca Records. You truly are a fantastic team!! You guys are so hardworking and I am so proud to work alongside you!! I am learning new and exciting things from working with you all everyday!! And can't contain my excitement of what we are producing together! :D

I would also like to thank Claire Newsham for being my little roadie on the road!!
Thank you for your continued hard work and support and for keeping my company on the long journeys! :P

Angie Jenkison! you have been absolutely outstanding in these past months and I do apologise for probably taking over your life but I love working with you and appreciate everything you do!

The fans! To see you in the audience of wherever I perform my songs makes my job so worthwhile!! I love you all and i love meeting every one of you along the way! Once again you are the reason this album is here. Your support and love drives me to produce something I love doing soo much!! I can't thank you enough.

I hope all you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
 And here's something for the stocking! Love as always !! Joe xx

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 10, 2011, 05:04:08 PM
thanks! awww, that's lovely! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 10, 2011, 05:08:28 PM
Oh well I could have saved myself 10 minutes if I knew litcar was going to do it :rofl2:

 :lol: As I was typing I was praying that once I pressed the post button I wouldn't find that somebody else had already done it. It is quite small writing isn't it? Sorry Carisma.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 10, 2011, 05:11:15 PM
Och I deleted my post in case you thought I was being mean - the main thing is Jade got to read it.   :rofl3:

Counting the exclamation marks was fun!!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on December 10, 2011, 05:19:32 PM
I'm ashamed to say thats the first time I've read it. Its lovely and well written.  :ten: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 10, 2011, 05:35:42 PM
Och I deleted my post in case you thought I was being mean - the main thing is Jade got to read it.   :rofl3:

Counting the exclamation marks was fun!!!!  :lol:

Not at all Carisma.Great minds think alike and all that!!! :snigger: I felt bad that you had typed it for nothing as when you said you'll do it later I thought 'Oh well I've saved Carisma the job.' Yes the exclamation marks were fun, didn't want to type one when he had done 2!! :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on December 10, 2011, 05:43:11 PM
Reading it made me tear up. He really is so grateful for the support. Thanks for posting. :snowman:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 10, 2011, 06:38:06 PM
 :thankyou: for this. Only our Joe could write something so lovely and meaningful.  :tender: So many artist forget who got them to where they are today, not Joe he will never forget his fans  :ilovejoe:  :yourock:           :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 11, 2011, 12:20:41 AM
 loved  joes  thank yous --- there  reallly lovley  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 11, 2011, 01:26:48 AM
Aww thanks, love reading it.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 11, 2011, 02:16:08 PM
 :thankyou: Litcar  - Joe  :yourock:  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Siam4joe on December 11, 2011, 02:57:02 PM
 :thankyou: Litcar for typing and posting. :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 11, 2011, 03:36:33 PM
Not impressed with my HMV, CC is no where in the chart, but JB, MB, OM (both albums) and 1D were there. I looked around the back and eventually found CC on... Pop and Rock compilations aisle. :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 11, 2011, 03:45:54 PM
Not impressed with my HMV, CC is no where in the chart, but JB, MB, OM (both albums) and 1D were there. I looked around the back and eventually found CC on... Pop and Rock compilations aisle. :shock1:

Just discovered the same in my local HMV - I'm confused because if 100,000 have been shipped to stores surely its down to those stores to shift their stock? I was forced to move a few of Joe's album to the front of the store today.  In fact, by the time I left there was no sign of JB but I would have needed loads to hide MB's as he has taken over the store!!!  OM strangely went missing in WH Smith somehow :whistle:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 11, 2011, 03:47:57 PM
Oh Suzie D thats a real shame   :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 11, 2011, 03:49:14 PM
Are Decca trying to get us to do this on purpose? :snigger:

On a lighter note, WA was there for £3 and they had loads of copies of Classic.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 11, 2011, 04:24:14 PM
http://twitpic.com/7rxemw

This looks good, wonder which shop has this.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on December 11, 2011, 04:25:10 PM
http://twitpic.com/7rxemw

This looks good, wonder which shop has this.

HMV :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 11, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
I knew it.  :snigger: I was going to say 'I know its HMV but where as Mew said his HMV seem to have CC hidden.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 11, 2011, 04:33:38 PM
http://twitpic.com/7rxemw

This looks good, wonder which shop has this.
Looks like a HMV somewhere.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 11, 2011, 04:40:51 PM
this morning another one of georgia's support workers came round and we were talking about birmingham. she said she thinks he has a nice voice but she prefers olly as he's cheeky. i said Joe can be cheeky too, but sadly we couldn't convert her even when we were playing cc, she prefers om and 1d.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 11, 2011, 06:41:57 PM
My local HMV had 4 stacks of Classic  Christmas on the shelf a lot of other artists only had 2 so cannot fault them cannot understand how it differs in different areas though.

 :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:

 :xmastree: :hohoho: :hohoho:  :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 11, 2011, 08:40:05 PM
she prefers OM and 1D?
I think she needs a new pair of ears. Get her that for christmas... ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 12, 2011, 12:14:34 AM
I know! we even showed her live performances of joe, but sadly couldn't change her mind. oh well, we tried though! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 12, 2011, 12:43:50 AM
not sure i understand well: on amazon, for MP3 dowloads you have a chart of the "movers and shakers" and we have there the 7th heaven remixes for Last Christmas at the following places:
long remix at #3, rank: 214
short remix at #6 rank: 281

but then you have:
O Holy Night from Classic Christmas at #11 previous rank: 15463 now 383 (up 3,937%) - Do I understand well? that this song was at number #15,463 on their download chart and it went to #383 - waow! how did that happen? We never heard it. It must be Rolando's advert/blog/fans, whatever it was...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/dmusic/digital-music-track/ref=zg_bs_tab#1

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 12, 2011, 03:52:24 AM
not sure i understand well: on amazon, for MP3 dowloads you have a chart of the "movers and shakers" and we have there the 7th heaven remixes for Last Christmas at the following places:
long remix at #3, rank: 214
short remix at #6 rank: 281

but then you have:
O Holy Night from Classic Christmas at #11 previous rank: 15463 now 383 (up 3,937%) - Do I understand well? that this song was at number #15,463 on their download chart and it went to #383 - waow! how did that happen? We never heard it. It must be Rolando's advert/blog/fans, whatever it was...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/dmusic/digital-music-track/ref=zg_bs_tab#1

It was also played on Radio 2 yesterday  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 12, 2011, 01:29:46 PM
Estimated sales of Classic Christmas this week - 24K
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 12, 2011, 01:32:02 PM
Estimated sales of Classic Christmas this week - 24K

waow!!!  :shock1: it amazes me how many cds are bought every day...

I don't mean for Joe, but in general. People are really mad for music!  :goofy:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 12, 2011, 09:33:39 PM
 :hurrah: :hurrah: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 12, 2011, 11:00:33 PM
That's good sales, thanks Carisma. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 13, 2011, 08:48:03 AM
that's good!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Arabella on December 13, 2011, 09:13:25 AM
Great sales - thanks!

Does that make nearly 60k in two weeks?

Go Joe!

Love Arabella x x

 :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on December 13, 2011, 09:28:37 AM
Great sales - thanks!

Does that make nearly 60k in two weeks?

Go Joe!

Love Arabella x x

 :merryxmas:

Yep - reckon so which is better than Classic did in 2 weeks if I remember correctly.  :bravo:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on December 13, 2011, 09:48:07 AM
Kim said the sales were 25500 for CC. Classic sold more - just over 30,000 . Nevertheless it's still very good and well on target  for my goal of 100,000 in SALES  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on December 13, 2011, 10:12:06 AM
Kim said the sales were 25500 for CC. Classic sold more - just over 30,000 . Nevertheless it's still very good and well on target  for my goal of 100,000 in SALES  :-)

Oh righty.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 13, 2011, 11:02:15 AM
cool, hope it reaches 1 hundred thousand!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 13, 2011, 03:59:10 PM
My Tesco has ran out today..went up to floor manager (Joe has made us good friends)  and he said to me "I know!... there is none on the racks"& "Dont worry we will have some more in tomorrow" I said "I will pop in tomorrow then" "I know you will" he said   :rofl3:

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 13, 2011, 04:03:34 PM
My Tesco has ran out today..went up to floor manager (Joe has made us good friends)  and he said to me "I know!... there is none on the racks"& "Dont worry we will have some more in tomorrow" I said "I will pop in tomorrow then" "I know you will" he said   :rofl3:

I can just imagine him going 'Oh sh** here she comes just as we've run out of Joe's cd. :rofl2: :rofl3: :rofl2: :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 13, 2011, 05:29:53 PM
Ha ha love it Marylou. :rofl3: :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 13, 2011, 10:13:02 PM
You asked him "what about all the people that come in today for it?" I hope .....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jaiden on December 13, 2011, 10:43:10 PM
My grandma took over my Classic Christmas :(
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 13, 2011, 10:55:51 PM
My Tesco has ran out today..went up to floor manager (Joe has made us good friends)  and he said to me "I know!... there is none on the racks"& "Dont worry we will have some more in tomorrow" I said "I will pop in tomorrow then" "I know you will" he said   :rofl3:

Oh Mary, you have no idea how much this made me laugh.  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 13, 2011, 11:03:31 PM
:) MaryLou that's great!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 14, 2011, 10:09:47 AM
Marylou I hope they get some in today ,because I don't think that bloke will turn up for work if they have'nt . He would know that you will be back   :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 14, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
yes marylou if they dont get  any more joes CC in --- he will be hiding from you today
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 14, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Marylou  :yourock: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on December 16, 2011, 03:23:12 PM
My grandma took over my Classic Christmas :(
aww poor thing
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 16, 2011, 04:20:33 PM
That's great  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on December 16, 2011, 11:08:31 PM
I took my CD player and Classic Christmas to my painting class today.  We had mince pies and cake and a cup of tea (or wine if you wanted it) and played the album through - twice.   Everyone loved it, they all said that he has a beautiful voice and one girl is going to get it immediately! :celebrate:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 16, 2011, 11:40:12 PM
 :thumbsup: Well done, Gill!! :yourock:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 17, 2011, 11:25:28 AM
Yaaaaay the Joe love is spreading .Well done Gill   :merryxmas:  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on December 17, 2011, 11:39:56 AM
Great work Gill!  :thumbsup:

Im going to play Classic Christmas this afternoon, we have 2 friends over, and 1 is a Christmas fan, but hates the cheesy 'Mariah Carey' Xmas songs  :cool2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on December 17, 2011, 11:50:20 AM
Thats great Gill. Joe love is definitely spreading by the day. Yaay!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 17, 2011, 12:25:11 PM
I took a Classic Christmas in to my Chiropractor - hoping they'll play it all day every day til Christmas.  :-)

At least Jacki the receptionist seemed to like the couple of tracks we listened to  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 17, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Well done Gill Joe love is definitely spreading thats what we like to hear.

 :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on December 17, 2011, 02:49:39 PM
A bit more - my sister was playing her cd and her neighbour asked to borrow it!   Hope he gets his own copy!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 17, 2011, 02:50:51 PM
lets hope he does gill  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 17, 2011, 06:17:31 PM
A bit more - my sister was playing her cd and her neighbour asked to borrow it!   Hope he gets his own copy!


Point him in the direction of HMV Gill  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 17, 2011, 08:07:02 PM
My newly Joe fan cousin (who is a nurse) received Classic for her birthday, and she loves it so much she is going to take it to work to play to the patients on the ward she works on.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 17, 2011, 08:22:55 PM
That's great, Tina!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 17, 2011, 08:38:38 PM
great tina :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 17, 2011, 08:59:46 PM
Another Joe Nut in the making   :yahoo:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 17, 2011, 09:21:52 PM
  Well done Tina we have another fan to join us here on Joe-nuts. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 18, 2011, 12:49:57 AM
I have put this on twitter  - but the niece of my wonderful neighbour Stasia has terminal cancer. Stasia came in to see me tonight and she said that the only music she could bear to play was the album I gave her last week.

It is Classic Christmas & she says it lifts her up, and calms her - she is very grateful to Joe for the album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 18, 2011, 01:24:39 AM
ahhhhhh ping thing -- how sad ----- glad joes music makes stasia feel better and it lifts  her up and calms her --- my mum who died also loved joes music alot.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 18, 2011, 09:16:16 AM
great work tina and gill!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 18, 2011, 11:47:59 AM
Gill and Tina  :yourock:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on December 18, 2011, 06:58:17 PM
I have put this on twitter  - but the niece of my wonderful neighbour Stasia has terminal cancer. Stasia came in to see me tonight and she said that the only music she could bear to play was the album I gave her last week.

It is Classic Christmas & she says it lifts her up, and calms her - she is very grateful to Joe for the album.

Oh Ping, this is so sad. At least she can find some comfort listening to Joe.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 18, 2011, 07:10:22 PM
Classic went up in the charts from 76 to 72. Has to be platinum by now no?!????
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 19, 2011, 11:21:58 AM
yay, glad classic went up!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 19, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
Good news that Clkassic went up a few places. :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 19, 2011, 09:01:21 PM
Fingers crossed for platinum  :pray: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on December 20, 2011, 07:18:18 PM
Today I went into a local cardshop to buy cards for the grandchildren.   They were playing an instrumental piece of Last Christmas.  When the lady at the till was working out how much they all were I said, "I keep on hearing Last Christmas, this morning it was Only Men Aloud and recently I heard Joe McElderry sing it live on his tour."   She said that she had been to the tour but at Brighton with her friend who is a mad Joe fan!  Her name is Shirley and is on a website but I am not sure which one.

Apparently they absolutely loved the concert and thought he was brilliant.  She keeps on trying to remember to buy CC so I told her that they had it in Morrisons which is only over the road.

I was, as you can imagine, really chuffed about this. :hurrah:

(Edited to correct the spelling of "chuffed"!)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 20, 2011, 09:24:58 PM
Fingers, toes and everything crossed, lets hope it does

 :ilovejoe:   :ten:   :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sarah on December 20, 2011, 11:21:54 PM
I've been into Morrisons tonight and Joe is number 13 in their own chart. Thought that was brill  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 20, 2011, 11:30:22 PM
I've been into Morrisons tonight and Joe is number 13 in their own chart. Thought that was brill  :goofy:
I can beat that,  :tongue2:  went into That's Entertainment an CC was at no 8.  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 20, 2011, 11:33:27 PM
well, went to HMV westfield and Joe was at 21. I didn't like it, so I moved him in front of Olly's cds at number5 or 6. So I beat you both   :ner:

 :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sarah on December 20, 2011, 11:34:38 PM
Yep....that sure beats mine Tinabee xxxx
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on December 20, 2011, 11:51:12 PM
I split me sides - just the thought of you all switching Joe with Olly ect and Calenders and god knows what - great stuff - I know  Joe will be well amuse with that - ha ha     Den :inlove:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 21, 2011, 12:51:36 AM
well, went to HMV westfield and Joe was at 21. I didn't like it, so I moved him in front of Olly's cds at number5 or 6. So I beat you both   :ner:

 :D

Jenni always moves Joe to the number 1 spot.  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 21, 2011, 12:52:45 AM
she beats us all then ;)
:haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 21, 2011, 12:55:55 AM
Do you remember them bargain bins in woolworths? I'd love to put Olly's album right at the bottom of one of them.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 21, 2011, 10:34:51 AM
Well on Thursdays me and hubby always go to an indoor centre at Harlepool near us .The bloke on the calendars must have me sussed because every week his calendars get rearranged a little and now he always comes to stand near them  :D I think he must have cottened on to my little game  :snigger: Olly justs disappears to be replaced by anyone I get my hands on  :D Hubby walks away and leaves me, ah well I had a good run for my money ,I will just find somewhere else to do my rearranging :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 21, 2011, 12:05:59 PM
yay gill, that's great!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on December 21, 2011, 10:36:48 PM
On Wikipedia, most of the songs on CC have their own page (except for Santo Natale) and most of them have a list of cover versions (except for Bleak Midwinter).  Last Christmas is the only one which indicates Joe has done a cover version.  Would someone, MEW perhaps, be able to put Joe's name on all the others?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 21, 2011, 10:50:47 PM
Done :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 21, 2011, 10:58:13 PM
Very proud to say today, I finally built up the courage to place Joe's CD at number 1, sure I looked like a tomato afterwards, but who cares.  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 21, 2011, 11:00:43 PM
Way to go Hayley  :goofy: Well done !!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 21, 2011, 11:45:11 PM
Well done!!! fans after my own heart... I reckon at my Tesco's they announce my arrival in code as its three times now I have heard exactly the same message ..something like "will the floor manager please go to aisle 7" (where the dvd/cds are)  its a bit like saying "Messerschmitt enemy plane at one o clock"!!!  So I am attempting to be more devious in my approach now,, and send my friend to do the dirty deed!! ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 21, 2011, 11:48:12 PM
Well done!!! fans after my own heart... I reckon at my Tesco's they announce my arrival in code as its three times now I have heard exactly the same message ..something like "will the floor manager please go to aisle 7" (where the dvd/cds are)  its a bit like saying "Messerschmitt enemy plane at one o clock"!!!  So I am attempting to be more devious in my approach now,, and send my friend to do the dirty deed!! ;)

Are you still harrassing that poor guy.  :rofl3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 21, 2011, 11:52:50 PM
Nawh... just like annoying him... hes a lamb really, but he is looking forward to Joe going on holiday..and taking some time off before he starts work on his next album!!

He said he might ask for a transfer to distribution before then :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: LindaW on December 21, 2011, 11:53:17 PM
Alanna is now incapable of passing a cd display without moving Joe up/out/over anyone else.  Go near a store that has a display and she's on a mission, gives anyone looking a big mischevious  :-) and just gets on with it - they always laugh and then look at what she's moved.  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on December 22, 2011, 08:01:03 AM
The thing is that you have to be subtle about it.   You browse the rows of discs, pick up one or two and read them, then pick up Joe's read the info on the back and then - and only then - you put it back higher up, preferably in the eyeline of anyone browsing!

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 22, 2011, 08:40:26 AM
The thing is that you have to be subtle about it.   You browse the rows of discs, pick up one or two and read them, then pick up Joe's read the info on the back and then - and only then - you put it back higher up, preferably in the eyeline of anyone browsing!

I know - its become quite a skill!!  My Tesco's is huge and they have been great at displaying Joe's Classic and CC well upstairs in the CD department but not downstairs where everyone enters - although MB is everywhere in the store- so I have taken to bringing at least three of Joe's CD's down on each of my visits and placing them over MB - well people need to be aware - don't they?!!!!!!!!!!!

(I know this is off subject but I have played MB's album again - and I can't understand what all the fuss is about - I think its rather cheesy :))
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on December 22, 2011, 08:45:47 AM
Aww bless Alanna, no-one would tell her off for doing it, she is way to cute.

Ah Gill, I can't do sutble, browsing first etc. You haven't seen me when I'm nervous, I was almost shaking, I nearly dropped the CD in the process & trust me if someone would have called my name/tapped me I would have screamed & probably confessed to murder rather than tell them I had moved a CD.  :sarky:

Walked away feeling quite proud of myself lol.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 22, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
aww, that's lovely of alanna! well done hayley!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: wellwishertt on December 22, 2011, 09:32:32 AM
I have just watched the the last part of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter series of films, the Deathly Hallows part 2. In this fim there was the mobilization of what is known as Dumbledore's army. Out to right the wrongs other people had created.
Sounds to me like there is something similar out there now which goes by the name of Joe's army which undertakes clandestine missions behind enemy lines in supermarkets etc.. Admittedly not as big as some of the other armies supporting the likes of MB, JB, 1D, OM etc but one day Joe's army will be bigger than all the others put together and it wont just be here in the UK., just you wait and see.   




 :merryxmas: :sledge: :sledge:



Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 22, 2011, 09:34:26 AM
you don't need a bigger army: watch The Lord of The rings and see the army that Saruman created!
they are still defeated!  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 22, 2011, 10:58:48 AM
Oh my goodness - a Lord of the Rings fan  :shock1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on December 22, 2011, 11:24:57 AM
 :-) next year The Hobbit.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 11:38:15 AM
DeccaRecords Decca Records
Don't miss @joemcelderry91 Christmas playlist on Digster. Click here to listen now bit.ly/sSZCGv #classicchristmas #joedaresyou
9 minutes ago

What am i doing wrong its not working for me!!!  :jump:

http://www.digster.co.uk/playlists/christmas-with-joe-mcelderry/
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 22, 2011, 11:39:41 AM
It worked for me but is this link better for you?: http://www.digster.co.uk/playlists/christmas-with-joe-mcelderry/
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 11:44:36 AM
It worked for me but is this link better for you?: http://www.digster.co.uk/playlists/christmas-with-joe-mcelderry/

That's the one I posted  ;) so what are you clicking when on that page to be able to listen. When I click on the button it says blank or am I not waiting long enough?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 22, 2011, 11:46:44 AM
I get a brown page with a picture of Classic Christmas and then underneath a list of Christmassy tracks from various artists including Joe.

If you click the artists then you get linked (in theory) to them on iTunes although the links don't work well in all cases (no surprise there then  :roll:  :haha: )

It also says click on the "playlist" button which I can't see although there's a big green button that links to spotify but that's not working for me either.

So all in all a bit of a mess but at least I can see the page  :lol:

Here's the track listing anyway:

Willie Nelson Deck the Halls
The Pavao Quartet, Hayley Westenra The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Tecwyn Evans, Sioned James, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Bryn Terfel, CôrdyddWade: Oh, come, All Ye Faithful
Joe McElderry When A Child Is Born
Andrea Bocelli Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You - Original Version
Hayley Westenra Corpus Christi Carol
André Rieu Sleighride
Joe McElderry Silent Night
Diana Krall Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
Ella Fitzgerald Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Joe McElderry Last Christmas
Dean Martin Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Bing Crosby It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Elvis Presley Here Comes Sant Right A Claus (down Santa Claus Lane)
Louis Armstrong Christmas In New Orleans
Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Brenda Lee Jingle Bell Rock
Joe McElderry Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
The Andrews Sisters Christmas Candles
Band AidDo They Know It's Christmas?
Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas
Frank Sinatra Mistletoe And Holly
Joe McElderry, Rolando Villazon O Holy Night
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 11:53:23 AM
Oooohhhh right maybe the fact that I haven't got itunes on my laptop might be the reason why its not working for me because when I click on Joe's name nothing happens. :doh:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 22, 2011, 12:01:42 PM
I see what you mean now (after all that copying and pasting :doh: )

Some of the links work and some don't but the big green button doesn't work for me - maybe because I've never used spotify before.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 12:13:29 PM
Oh so sorry Jude I'm sure when I posted my post, the track list wasn't on your post.

That's the button I was clicking at first too and it doesn't work for me either.  :jump:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 22, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
I think you need Spotify to listen to it, I probably could listen but I only have 59 minutes left on my limit so I won't be able to listen to it all, shouldn't have listened to all them albums yesterday. :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 01:26:35 PM
I think you need Spotify to listen to it, I probably could listen but I only have 59 minutes left on my limit so I won't be able to listen to it all, shouldn't have listened to all them albums yesterday. :blush:

Thanks Mew no wonder I couldn't listen.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Gill P on December 22, 2011, 02:26:34 PM
When I went to Morrisons this morning I reversed my car into a tiny space!  Two of the trolley boys made sure I was OK.  I had the window down with Joe blasting out from the speakers with I Believe In Father Christmas!  I said to the men that I like a bit of Christmas singing and that it was Joe McElderry.   One of them said that it was great and that Morrisons had sold thousands and thousands of copies!  :hurrah: :clap:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on December 22, 2011, 06:25:57 PM
I called in local Tesco this afternoon just to check the situation with CC. They had it in a prominent position and number 19 on their chart but I couldn't help picking one up and quickly putting it back over Olly! It was very busy so hopefully they will have sold some more copies. :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: JazDarcy on December 22, 2011, 06:33:48 PM
Lots of copies of CC in the new releases bit in dundee HMV, and classic AND CC still in their chart ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 22, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
We are all very naughty switching CD's around and well done Hayley. I uusually pick a few up and pretend to look at them and then cover either OM of MB up my hubby thinks it is hilarious but needs must when it concerns Joe we will do anything for this wonderful guy.Hoping he has sold quite a lot of copies this week. :) :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 22, 2011, 07:03:41 PM
My daughter just rolls her eyes when I put Joe infront of om :roll3: :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 22, 2011, 07:07:50 PM
Watching Joe singing at the Cancer Connections visit it occured to me that I was more than happy that he has a Christmas album to sing - both there & on TV. etc..... it has kept him in the public eye regardless of the total sales.  They may or may not be more important but I think that having fresh(to Joe) material to sing on recent programmes has been a godsend (or a Deccasend!)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on December 22, 2011, 07:14:47 PM
 :goodpost:  very true
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on December 22, 2011, 07:18:51 PM
I agree ping - Joe must have had so much interest in Christmas bookings including the 02 dates that it made perfect sense to have a Christmas CD. Perfect advert to publicise Joe's phenomenal voice for next year's festivities and the rest. :universal:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 22, 2011, 07:30:46 PM
Maybe the Nutcracker event was the driving force behind the CD? Just a thought.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 22, 2011, 07:36:49 PM
or vice versa - haha - always the same with Joe..... its a mystery.......
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 22, 2011, 09:03:24 PM
Oh I love reading all the post about moving CC in the shops.  I thought I was the only mad one  that does this ah  :hurrah:  keep it up guys   :ilovejoe:   
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 23, 2011, 12:17:29 AM
A few of us have done it  :whistle:

Joe's Christmas playlist is good  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 24, 2011, 01:15:26 AM
sparkys a huge fan of cc!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 24, 2011, 03:05:32 PM
That review in The Independent was so bad it was hilarious.

Has that guy got some issues with Joe or something-?Such vitriol in a national paper .Surely no-one would take that review seriously!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 24, 2011, 03:14:33 PM
This is a problem that Joe will continue to face if he continues with crossover. There are some points in that "review" that I agree with, and some I disagree with. If he wants to be accepted by the purists (which is what this critic is) then he is more than capable of doing it if he wants to.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 24, 2011, 05:22:14 PM
Jude , which points to you agree and disagree with ?

C and CC are not our classical albums and surely should not be reviewed as such. They should be reviewed as classical crossover.

They would not get a rick reviewer to review a pop album surely. Or may be they would.


What I do know is that my Oh would dismiss just about anything R&B or pop as absolute trash and an affront to music. He likes Genesis and Led Zeppelin


Anyhow I am interested in your answer to my initial question ?
Smiley Face - I'm on my phone !
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 24, 2011, 05:26:49 PM
 :haha: I haven't got around to doing my review for Classic Christmas but when I do get it done you will then see :tease: There have been a couple of "bad" reviews which make interesting points and although I don't altogether agree with them, if Joe takes on board some of what they say, he can easily swing some of them round.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on December 24, 2011, 05:40:03 PM
I will wait patiently Jude, I greatly value your opinion
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 24, 2011, 05:52:56 PM
Oh don't :haha: :noway:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on December 24, 2011, 07:21:20 PM
I can't find the link to the review in The Independent. Is there any link?

I look forward to your review as well Jude.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 24, 2011, 07:22:36 PM
Don't bother, it will just annoy you.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: louisew on December 24, 2011, 07:59:49 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/album-joe-mcelderry-classic-christmas-ucj-6280567.html?origin=internalSearch

Think this is it - if you want to be annoyed.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hitomi on December 24, 2011, 08:10:04 PM
Thanks for the link Louise. I will read it now.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on December 24, 2011, 08:19:00 PM
One person hates it, 100,000 people like it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 25, 2011, 11:47:00 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/album-joe-mcelderry-classic-christmas-ucj-6280567.html?origin=internalSearch

Think this is it - if you want to be annoyed.
Nice to see they're getting allot of love for it. :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on December 26, 2011, 12:53:36 PM
 I really like kitkat68's review at the end of this horrid article.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on January 18, 2012, 10:31:56 PM
Finally, I get around to writing my "Classic Christmas" review - or "personal response" as I prefer to call it :)

So, back in the deepest darkest Spring of 2011 we learnt that Joe was no longer signed to Syco, he was singing the odd gig here and there at hotels and gay pride events and we wondered what would happen to our beloved boy. Little did we know that by the end of the year he would have won another TV singing contest and have recorded not one but two albums.

The second of these albums, "Classic Christmas" was a totally unexpected bonus for me. But I had my reservations. Having spent many years in my youth singing in cathedral choirs one of my "first loves" is for hymns and carols sung in four-part harmony, with boy trebles echoing around the cavernous spaces of the cathedral. Joe's version was likely to be very different.

The album contains a mix of traditional carols (In The Bleak MidWinter, Silent Night), modern carols (Mary's Boy Child, Little Drummer Boy) and Christmas pop songs (Last Christmas, I Believe In Father Christmas).

Without any hesitation I can say I love all the pop songs on the album. Joe's vocals are faultless, the arrangements are great. I remember listening to the album for the first time in the car - I had to be sneaky because it was still November and there was no way I was going to get away with playing it in the house. White Christmas came on, such an old favourite of mine, and the tears started rolling down my cheeks. Wonderful orchestration and those beautiful velvety vocals. Perfect. In a different way, Driving Home For Christmas is just as emotional. A fantastic arrangement, real toe-tapping stuff. You've a heart of stone if you can't get caught up in the excitement.

I'm afraid some of the carols don't really do it for me though. For a start, you can tell the album was recorded in a short space of time because on In The Bleak Midwinter, two of the phrases are incorrect. By the time Joe sang this at the BBC Young Chorister competition the second of these was now correct (and he didn't have to sing the first phrase as the trebles sang it). Unfortunately this spoils for me what is a mostly beautiful interpretation vocally. I've got a quibble with the arrangment though. It's over the top. Joe, the Northumbrian pipes, a choir and an organ are all that is needed. It's a bleak midwinter and should be reflected in the music. I could say similar things about some of the other arrangements; for me they are just too cliche-ridden for this kind of music.
Having said that I do listen to all except one track on a regular basis; I just cringe when it gets to the ott verse, the key shift or the "let's sing the last note different" again :roll:

A quick mention for O Holy Night. It's not a great balance. I would have preferred if Joe had been given more of the upper parts than Rolando as that seems to work better than the other way around. Their vibratos pulse at different rates too but then that happens with The Three Tenors and lots of people don't seem to mind. But I love that Rolando is on Joe's album even if they didn't record it together ;)

And finally, Little Drummer Boy. I am *not* a fan of this carol. I find it childish and repetitive. I *love* Joe's version. Biggest wow of the album.

This album will not win over purists - in many ways I am one of them. But it's still beautiful Joe with some wonderful tracks, keeping himself in the public eye, learning his craft, and selling very well too. Which way next for him? If he wants to stay in crossover and win good reviews from the critics he will need to get rid of the cliches but also keep up with the vocal coaching.

SCORES ON THE DOORS

Mary's Boy Child 8
White Christmas 10
When A Child Is Born 8
In The Bleak Midwinter 8
O Holy Night 8
I Believe In Father Christmas 9
Silent Night 9
Adeste Fideles 7
Santo Natale 9
Last Christmas 9
The Little Drummer Boy 10
Driving Home For Christmas 10
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on January 18, 2012, 10:58:32 PM
 good reveiw jude
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on January 18, 2012, 11:07:52 PM
Great review Jude. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: kanga samps on January 18, 2012, 11:12:20 PM
Loved your review too Jude. Was a bit worried that you were disappointed with it, but I understand the reason for your comments.

I'm glad you gave Little Drummer Boy a mention, BJ ( before Joe ) I never would have liked this carol either, but I just adore the way he sings this. Every phrase has the right emphasis and I think it is really addictive!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on January 18, 2012, 11:14:55 PM
Thanks Jude, good review.

Got to say, still don't really like Little Drummer Boy, think it's a stupid song with silly lyrics, but I do like Joe's version.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on January 18, 2012, 11:19:29 PM
great review jude! :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Siam4joe on January 28, 2012, 08:56:08 AM
 :thankyou: for your great review, Jude.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on January 28, 2012, 09:07:27 AM
Your "personal response" made me smile Jude. I wish I had a more musical ear to hear all the things you talk about. Unfortunately, it wasn't trained as I was younger. I have to say, Joe's vocals always take over the music for me. So I have to read comments like yours to be able to listen out for the issues you raised.
Very nice. Thank you
(not sure why I didn't read it before today...)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on January 28, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
Does anyone think he should re-record a few of the songs and try and promote CC in America this year?  I'm hoping he does.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on January 28, 2012, 02:27:27 PM
Does anyone think he should re-record a few of the songs and try and promote CC in America this year?  I'm hoping he does.

It would be a great idea.  Perhaps if Album number 4 is released before then and does well - then that could be a possibility as a follow on. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on January 28, 2012, 03:21:46 PM
Interesting review  :thankyou: Jude
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on January 28, 2012, 04:22:54 PM
Why re-record mr wombat? What would you like to see changed?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on January 28, 2012, 08:15:26 PM
Does anyone think he should re-record a few of the songs and try and promote CC in America this year?  I'm hoping he does.

No I wouldn't.  I would prefer Joe to release an album of original songs that would blow America's socks off, not an album of Christmas songs, as beautiful as I think Classic Xmas is.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on January 28, 2012, 09:45:04 PM
Jude, I mentioned re-recording in view of what you said about cliche-ridden arrangements - I meant the arrangements, not Joe's vocals.  The Americans might also have some different songs that they would like added.

It looks like I'm alone in choosing  CC as my favourite album in the poll.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on January 28, 2012, 10:10:02 PM
Awww - I did wonder who was the lone voice in CC's support  :)

Maybe a few years down the line he could re-release CC in America - after he's taken them by storm with album no.4 :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on January 28, 2012, 10:11:18 PM
I do love CC, but C and WA are more year round albums
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on January 29, 2012, 12:13:27 AM
 i love classic christmas -- but -- think as its only for christmas  that another album like album4 - with  maybe original songs for usa.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on January 29, 2012, 05:30:04 PM
Get number 4 out and promotted in US and then perhaps this christmas they can can have the pleasure of CC I think they will love it
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on January 29, 2012, 06:09:07 PM
yes we need no 4 outr and promoted first  poppet
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on January 30, 2012, 01:16:31 AM
By suggesting they promote CC in America, I didn't mean to ignore Album 4.  I think that will have come and gone by Christmas.

I see Christmas as a separate market from the rest of the year - a time when lots of money results in high sales, even with poor chart positions.  Joe needs to have something happening in December, even if it means re-promoting Album 4 or CC.

At some stage I would like to see him put together a compilation of 2-minute songs like we see on XF and PSTOS.  It sounds karaoke but I wouldn't call "Uma Furtiva Lagrima" or "Praying for Time" karaoke.  Nevertheless, he could still get away with what is percieved as a karaoke album at Christmas while he couldn't get away with it at any other time of year.  I think the technology generation is impatient and has short concentration spans and an album of 20 or so "songlets" would be well received, perhaps in 2013.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on January 30, 2012, 01:28:59 AM
mr wombat --- we are hoping album 4 -- is a great album -- and hasnt come and gone by christmas at all--- we all hope its a killer album with maybe some songs on it  that are written/ co written by joe -- and it will be a popular album 4 --- joe is for foreverr not just for christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on January 30, 2012, 02:31:18 PM
mr wombat --- we are hoping album 4 -- is a great album -- and hasnt come and gone by christmas at all--- we all hope its a killer album with maybe some songs on it  that are written/ co written by joe -- and it will be a popular album 4 --- joe is for foreverr not just for christmas.

Well said Trudy  :goodpost:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on January 30, 2012, 04:31:36 PM
well weve always said since joe won  xmas 2009--- joe is for forever not just for christmas --- we have supported him through 3 xmases now ----- since he wass 18 yrs old -- joe  is 21 yrs old this year --- 3 xmases and we still love joe.--- he is a forever person to us all . :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on January 30, 2012, 08:50:26 PM
-- he is a forever person to us all . :ilovejoe:
:inlove:  love that.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on January 30, 2012, 08:51:49 PM
OMG  doesn't time fly when you are having fun.
Trudy you are right Joe is  a forever person to us all
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on January 31, 2012, 09:09:38 AM
By suggesting they promote CC in America, I didn't mean to ignore Album 4.  I think that will have come and gone by Christmas.

I see Christmas as a separate market from the rest of the year - a time when lots of money results in high sales, even with poor chart positions.  Joe needs to have something happening in December, even if it means re-promoting Album 4 or CC.

At some stage I would like to see him put together a compilation of 2-minute songs like we see on XF and PSTOS.  It sounds karaoke but I wouldn't call "Uma Furtiva Lagrima" or "Praying for Time" karaoke.  Nevertheless, he could still get away with what is percieved as a karaoke album at Christmas while he couldn't get away with it at any other time of year.  I think the technology generation is impatient and has short concentration spans and an album of 20 or so "songlets" would be well received, perhaps in 2013.

I hope album number 4 hasn't come and gone by Christmas.  I would much rather Joe promoted album 4 in America rather than Classic Christmas, would a Christmas album really break Joe into America? And I really don't see Joe having the time to release album 4 in the states before then promoting a Xmas album by the end of next year.  We do not even have an estimation of when the next album will be released in the UK let alone anywhere else.

Seems we are going to disagree on Joe's career here but I can't think of many things worse than a karaoke album for Joe, he is far too good for a karaoke album.  And a 2 minute compilation album, who does that? I haven't heard of that before.   I also don't see how recorded 2 minute cover songs he has sung in either reality show he has appeared on would be a good idea.  :roll2:  If you are going to record it, do the full lenght version!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on January 31, 2012, 01:37:17 PM
I'm a bit confused about the 2mns songs as well... How do you sell 2mn songs to radio stations? Why would anyone buy an album with short songs?
I'm not following the logic in that.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on February 16, 2012, 06:46:04 PM
 :goodpost:  Hayley, I agree.

I never heard of such a thing, and I certainly dont want Joe to have such a 2-minute-song album.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on February 16, 2012, 06:53:32 PM
I agree with Hayley too.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on February 16, 2012, 08:20:04 PM
Agree Hayley no way should that happen
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on February 16, 2012, 10:23:50 PM
I'm with Hayley on this one.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on April 12, 2012, 07:46:30 PM
Vincent Medugno ‏ @VinnieMedugno 
@joemcelderry91 stumbled upon your rendition of driving home for Christmas after YouTube tagged it to mine. Great voice & arrangement! #fan


Recording Artist, Philanthropist and Radio Personality, best known as Mr. Staten Island also a very good DJ!
· http://www.VincentMedugno.com

 :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on April 12, 2012, 07:48:07 PM
yeah, I saw that earlier  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 12, 2012, 07:54:20 PM
Me too - I retweeted it but didn't bother looking at his profile  :blush:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on April 12, 2012, 09:05:51 PM
great his a DJ from staten island --- and lovley he likes joe :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on April 12, 2012, 09:20:38 PM
Lets hope he spreads the love
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on April 13, 2012, 01:29:26 AM
LETS HOPE HE SPREADS JOE LOVE IN USA
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on April 21, 2012, 07:32:14 AM
How about this then, think its the first time Joes got to no 1 on Amazon Christmas chart. :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/music/712822/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_m_h__1_2_last#1
It shot up from about 12,000 to 1,700 last week. Will be interesting to see what will happen with this next Christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on April 21, 2012, 07:37:17 AM
I do wonder who buys Christmas CDs in April   :rofl2:

Seriously though that is great news - I really hope CC is available every Christmas in shops and really does go on to become a Christmas Classic  :cool:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on April 21, 2012, 07:45:58 AM
Yes great news  :wavehat: yes it is a bit strange to buy CC in April, but hey who cares, as long as it keeps selling that great  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 21, 2012, 09:47:32 AM
I put a screenshot in the Gallery:

(http://www.joe-music.net/forum/gallery/1_21_04_12_7_56_31.jpeg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on April 21, 2012, 10:03:12 AM
so when you buy a used CD on Amazon, does it count towards their chart?
Because buying a xmas CD in april for £5.50 when it's usually £7.99 is a bit weird, it's not a huge saving, but if you buy it at £2.25... it's pretty good.
But that doesn't count towards the actual sale of the album unfortunately.


Funny though. Some people prepare early! Or maybe they never got round to buy it at the time, when it was out of stock in the shops and they are grabbing themselves a bargain now  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 21, 2012, 10:50:06 AM
Maybe they only just found out about it.

I wonder how many sales #1 in the Christmas charts at Easter equates to  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on April 21, 2012, 11:02:08 AM
Maybe they only just found out about it.

I wonder how many sales #1 in the Christmas charts at Easter equates to  :haha:

Oh got to be about 100,000.  :rofl2:

Seriously though it's good.  Like Sandy said, some people do start preparing early, or a cheap buy instore.

I too hope that Classic Christmas will be on the shelves again this Christmas and will continue to sell for Christmases to come.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on April 21, 2012, 02:17:20 PM
agree with you hayley, really hope it gets sold again this christmas!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on April 21, 2012, 02:45:32 PM
i also hope  classic christmas  sells well every  year  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on April 24, 2012, 10:16:23 AM
CC back to no 1  :-)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4850/87658159.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: BlueAngel51 on April 24, 2012, 10:56:52 AM
 :goodpost:

Thanks for that Blakenroses - every little helps as they say !
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 24, 2012, 12:04:59 PM
Is it just a general rise in publicity for Joe that's doing the trick? Or is there an outlet that's selling them off?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on April 24, 2012, 12:06:53 PM
Well if its an amazon site I would think Amazon is selling them or did I misunderstood you Jude? Sorry if I did.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 24, 2012, 12:08:19 PM
Oh yes, good point  :rofl2: My brain is all  :excite:  :wacko:  :spasm: for some reason  :blush1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on April 24, 2012, 12:10:20 PM
Fingers crossed it's the publicity and people just wanting to get their hands on anything he's recorded no matter what time of year, it wouldn't bother me it was an xmas album if I'd just discovered Joe now, I'd buy it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Siam4joe on April 24, 2012, 04:14:23 PM
 :thankyou: so happy for Joe and nice to hear this good news  :ilovejoe:.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on April 26, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
It great for Joe that CC is still selling 4 months after Christmas  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on April 26, 2012, 02:04:36 PM
It great for Joe that CC is still selling 4 months after Christmas  :)

good - cos I'm still listening...  :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on April 26, 2012, 02:09:14 PM
I listen to selected tracks :)  :choir3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on May 08, 2012, 07:08:47 AM
CC went back to no 1 in the amazon Christmas chart briefly again yesterday. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on May 08, 2012, 10:44:58 AM
Yaaaaaay love it  :hurrah:  :hurrah:  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on May 08, 2012, 12:02:49 PM
Wonderful  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on May 08, 2012, 01:22:58 PM
brilliant :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on May 08, 2012, 05:35:56 PM
I have to admit I felt a little glum over the weekend and just felt the need for a 'big band' sound - so had a sneaky listed to DHFC - felt so much better afterwards!!! :-) I love that track.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on May 08, 2012, 09:28:50 PM
I love that one as well Suzie D    :bravo:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on May 09, 2012, 12:00:46 AM
I have 3 Christmas Albums to send out in Oct  to South Africa and OZ ( they are tucked away  in me bottom drawer )  - to be sent together with the 4th Album - plus I have 3 requests for Joe's Christmas album to send out  as well - by gum its going to be a busy year ahead   , what with the 4th album and a tour - Den    :zen:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on May 09, 2012, 12:10:57 AM
so busy den --- saving up for tour now  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on May 09, 2012, 01:53:11 AM
Aye me too - as well as those prior orders  to the 4 corners of the earth - Hey man the lad  is costing me an arm and a leg ha ha - next thing you know it will be the 4th album,Tour then -  Crimbo   Den    :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on May 09, 2012, 01:59:47 AM
for sure album 4 -- in sept now ------- tour  oct / nov/ dec /  maybes ------- i have pmd you back  den xx
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on May 09, 2012, 10:00:39 PM
I am saving my pennies for the album and tour  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on May 10, 2012, 12:04:56 AM
We'll be poor but happy  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on May 10, 2012, 12:28:28 AM
was poor but happy after last tour jude :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on May 10, 2012, 09:49:01 AM
I'll be poor as well but what the heck it's Joe and he's so worth it. :wavehat: :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on May 29, 2012, 10:18:08 PM
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,841 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
#1 in Music > Christmas Music
#6 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday & Religious

Joes back to no 1 on the Christmas chart  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on May 29, 2012, 10:29:50 PM
 :rofl2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: SpanishJoeFan on May 29, 2012, 10:35:42 PM
 :-) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on May 29, 2012, 10:37:15 PM
:rofl2:

This is very serious Jude, it's no laughing matter. :rofl1:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on May 29, 2012, 11:17:20 PM
there is something quite weird in buying a christmas album in the middle of the heatwave though... :unsure:

 :snigger:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on May 30, 2012, 12:01:50 AM
yes maybe peeps will buy it more since  RAH
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on May 30, 2012, 10:15:30 AM
 :wavehat:  :wavehat:  :wavehat:Yaaaaaaay
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on June 05, 2012, 11:13:58 PM
wrong time of year, but i'm just listening to joe and rolando's oh holy night, love it!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on June 05, 2012, 11:42:51 PM
holy night reminds me of nutcracker  at O2 -- as joe sang it there  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on June 06, 2012, 10:21:50 PM
It is never the wrong time of year to listen to Joe, whatever he is singing  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on June 06, 2012, 11:43:49 PM
be great to have new songs  soon tho  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on June 30, 2012, 02:52:35 PM
£1.99 on Amazon.  :-)

989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
#1 in Music > Christmas Music
#2 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday & Religious

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on June 30, 2012, 06:21:17 PM
Ooh nice and affordable. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on June 30, 2012, 06:33:54 PM
  very cheap
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on July 02, 2012, 03:26:10 PM
CC is outselling Classic, 818 versus 1,113 on Amazon today.  People are probably thinking why wait, they would just buy it in a few months time anyway.  Here's hoping both of these take off again when Album 4 is being promoted.  Which one will get to platinum first?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on July 02, 2012, 03:28:15 PM
CC is outselling Classic, 818 versus 1,113 on Amazon today.  People are probably thinking why wait, they would just buy it in a few months time anyway.  Here's hoping both of these take off again when Album 4 is being promoted.  Which one will get to platinum first?

£2.49 versus £4.97  :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on July 02, 2012, 04:29:21 PM
thanks  :thankyou: blackenroses for all info
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on July 02, 2012, 04:50:55 PM
What are the numbers you quote mr.wombat? Sales - per week? (surely not) - month??? Or is that chart position?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mihi on July 02, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
chart position me thinks, Jude since it is on amazon ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on July 02, 2012, 06:37:21 PM
£1.99 on Amazon.  :-)

989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
#1 in Music > Christmas Music
#2 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday & Religious

Thanks Blackenroses, Joe keeps going to no 1.  :-)

He's also on the classical bestsellers chart with this at 38.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestsellers-Music-Classical/zgbs/music/697386/ref=pd_ts_zgc_m_h__697386_more?pf_rd_p=235825627&pf_rd_s=right-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=697386&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0K9GQGS2CRTTXAY6SRDF#2

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on July 02, 2012, 06:46:20 PM
no 1 christmas music=== great
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on July 02, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
Joe's music will keep selling the more fans that come on board, Great news  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Hayley on July 02, 2012, 08:40:27 PM
CC is outselling Classic, 818 versus 1,113 on Amazon today.  People are probably thinking why wait, they would just buy it in a few months time anyway.  Here's hoping both of these take off again when Album 4 is being promoted.  Which one will get to platinum first?

I would think Classic would go platinum first as it has sold more copies already. Hopefully Classic Christmas will sell again this Christmas though.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on July 03, 2012, 09:26:28 PM
Maybe people are buying now before the price is hiked back up before Christmas
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on September 12, 2012, 01:20:59 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/music/ref=zg_bs_tab

Classic Christmas has been shooting up there charts all week.
Its got on the movers and shakers chart. It was at 1,000 plus before the release of HWIB.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on September 12, 2012, 02:38:45 PM
CC at #8 on shakers and movers on there..... :) wow  :D   people really are starting to buy into Joe.... and not MM either cos we've all got piles hidden on our shelves etc....  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Xcharlene83X on September 20, 2012, 12:54:12 PM
im hoping as christmas gets closer joe will get lots more sales from cc from new fans and others
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on October 01, 2012, 02:04:33 AM
CC #31 Movers and Shakers in Music  97% sales increase
Sales rank: 390 (was 771)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on October 01, 2012, 02:06:31 AM
Thanks BR - all going the right way eh? Think Joe's albums will be in the charts - up & down - for a loooong time. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: adayseye on October 01, 2012, 09:12:09 AM
CC #31 Movers and Shakers in Music  97% sales increase
Sales rank: 390 (was 771)

This is great - thanks - it could do quite nicely from now on :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 01, 2012, 10:00:22 AM
Would love another one this Christmas! Wonder if there's any chance  of one...as we know it wouldnt take him long to record.   Would certainly help with my Christmas present list...
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on October 01, 2012, 10:17:11 AM
Thanks for the info. BR.  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on October 01, 2012, 10:19:12 AM
Would love another one this Christmas! Wonder if there's any chance  of one...as we know it wouldnt take him long to record.   Would certainly help with my Christmas present list...

Unlikely I would have thought but who knows
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 01, 2012, 12:19:21 PM
i doubt a new christmas album probably try and  re-sell  classic christmas
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on October 30, 2012, 11:09:11 AM
http://www.play.com/Music/CD/6-/TopSellers.html

#7 TOP SELLERS ABOVE LEONA's glassheart  :shock1: :shock1:





 :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on October 30, 2012, 11:15:09 AM
Doesn't cost much does it ;)
I saw a couple of tweets yesterday about people buying it so I wonder if it was mentioned somewhere.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on October 30, 2012, 11:17:04 AM
Doesn't cost much does it ;)
I saw a couple of tweets yesterday about people buying it so I wonder if it was mentioned somewhere.

yep  :haha:

well it's only £2.95 on Amazon UK :snigger: :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on October 30, 2012, 12:39:17 PM
I've bought a couple to send abroad as stocking fillers.. And was given the job of Christmas raffle prizes so another half dozen to buy as well!!! All helps ;) but I must admit would like Volume 2 ... His voice is so lovely to play during the festive season and there is no shortage of material out there + he's far far better than Michael Bubbly!*!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on October 30, 2012, 11:21:39 PM
Not sure were to post this.

http://www.smoothradio.co.uk/music/buzz/smooth-xmas-is-back-for-2012/229f8

We have some exciting news for you... can you hear the sound of jingle bells? Probably, as we're pleased to announce that Smooth Xmas - the UK’s first and only pure Christmas radio station - is set to return for a second year on 01 November.
 
Smooth Xmas will be launched on the digital radio platform Digital One on Thursday. The station will be dedicated to playing Christmas tunes 24/7, providing listeners with the soundtrack to Christmas cheer right from the start of preparations through until the end of Boxing Day. This year, numerous Smooth Radio favourites will be hosting shows in the run up to December 25, including The Overtones, Michael Buble, Joe McElderry and Donny Osmond - plus Santa himself will be counting down his favourite hits in the Festive Forty on Christmas Day.
 
We don’t mean to panic you, but it's eight weeks until Christmas Day so it’s time to start embracing it!
 
We’ll be bringing you lots of Smooth Xmas news, quizzes and videos in the coming weeks, so keep checking back for all the festivities!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on October 30, 2012, 11:28:28 PM
Very nice :) thanks Bumble.....
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on October 31, 2012, 12:01:43 AM
thanks bumblebee -- sounds great for joe  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 04, 2012, 01:15:21 PM
On Amazon UK right now, CC has moved ahead of HWIB at #242.  HWIB is at #259.  On the MP3 list, "When a child is born" has been doing very well over the past week but is now starting to fall back.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on November 04, 2012, 01:45:52 PM
On Amazon UK right now, CC has moved ahead of HWIB at #242.  HWIB is at #259.  On the MP3 list, "When a child is born" has been doing very well over the past week but is now starting to fall back.

That bodes well for some sales in the run up to Christmas considering it is only the 3rd of November  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 06, 2012, 04:34:58 AM
Last Christmas Remix has suddenly shot up Joe's Amazon MP3 list.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on November 06, 2012, 11:06:30 AM
Thanks for the info. Mr. Wombat.  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 06, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
thanks  :thankyou: mr wombat
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on November 06, 2012, 02:49:04 PM
 :thankyou: Thanks for infor Mr. Wombat, it won't be long now and then we will be playing it non stop for Christmas  :hurrah: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 06, 2012, 03:53:46 PM
Thats good news Mr Wombat. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on November 18, 2012, 02:01:26 AM
Taylor Sullivan ‏@taylorsullivanx
Joe McElderry's christmas song already on tv


colin's cheekbones ‏@helen_713
Joe McElderry was just on my TV in an actual music video singing Last Christmas and it was literally 30 seconds long wtf just happened
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 18, 2012, 10:02:41 AM
I've lost track - was there a full length video for Last Christmas?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 18, 2012, 10:12:41 AM
I've lost track - was there a full length video for Last Christmas?

:unsure:
this one is short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_guTQBEFQ
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 18, 2012, 10:14:10 AM
maybe it was the advert rather than a video?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 18, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
I've lost track - was there a full length video for Last Christmas?
No, we just had the advert and 2 short videos Last Christmas and Oh Come Oh Ye Faithful. I thought there was one for Silent Night too but that must have been my imagination.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on November 18, 2012, 11:38:10 AM
the official video for last christmas is the short one I posted. it's on the JMcElderryClassic channel.
I think they filmed the advert and the little snippet of the songs, but not a whole video. it's on his official website as well as one of the 3 videos for Classic Christmas.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 18, 2012, 11:46:51 AM
The third video on the site is a behind the scenes.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: robint57 on November 21, 2012, 07:01:23 PM
I see Michael Buble has released Christmas (The Deluxe Special Edition) this week, which sounds awfully like the Christmas album he put out last year that sold millions of copies.  If he can do it why doesn't Joe release Christmas Classic again and add a few extra songs and call  his Super Deluxe Special Edition. I would buy it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on November 21, 2012, 07:14:50 PM
It's probably too late to do that now, I'd rather he didn't anyway, it's a year old and there will only be a few new songs.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 21, 2012, 07:57:09 PM
I heard MB's Silent Night on the radio yesterday, I think it was. He was on Chris Evans's show. It was nice enough but Joe's has better vocal technique.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on November 21, 2012, 08:49:54 PM
Heard it too Jude, and agree with you. They then played Frosty the snowman also by MB singing with a group called ? sisters and it was very very cheesy.  :thumbsdown:

Edit: I think the group it the Puppini sisters
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: robint57 on November 22, 2012, 06:42:01 PM
I quite like listening to Buble, so I listened to all the samples on i tunes (last year) but found a lot of them were cheesy ,  I much preferred Joe's "Classic Christmas'' so I bought 3 of them instead.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on November 22, 2012, 06:43:51 PM
Way to go..... dedicated fan ..... 3 copies? all for you? :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: mr wombat on November 22, 2012, 08:27:05 PM
Michael Buble and the Puppini Sisters are on the Graham Norton Show this week (Friday?).
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on November 23, 2012, 02:33:25 AM
Just googled the Puppini Sisters. I had never heard of them before. Remind me of the Beverley Sisters.  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on November 23, 2012, 08:39:11 AM
Just googled the Puppini Sisters. I had never heard of them before. Remind me of the Beverley Sisters.  :D

omg!!! :sarky:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on November 23, 2012, 08:49:20 AM
I caught a bit of MB driving to work.  Even though I like him, I much prefer Classic Christmas. 

Joe a thousand time Joe  :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on November 23, 2012, 09:54:59 AM
Just googled the Puppini Sisters. I had never heard of them before. Remind me of the Beverley Sisters.  :D

omg!!! :sarky:

They were on at Hoochie Coochie the same night as Joe . Cant say they are my cup of tea  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on November 23, 2012, 11:29:24 AM
Its such a good album this, have started playing it to get me in the mood for christmas. Went with mum xmas shopping on Tuesday, and played it non stop in the car, we had a great time singing along with Joe.  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on November 23, 2012, 01:47:03 PM
Just received my Classic Christmas albums £8.85 for 3 !!! ... Not much more than a Costa coffee each!! Absolute bargain... And lasts lot longer than my coffee!!  :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on November 23, 2012, 03:48:23 PM
I quite like listening to Buble, so I listened to all the samples on i tunes (last year) but found a lot of them were cheesy ,  I much preferred Joe's "Classic Christmas'' so I bought 3 of them instead.

I love Joe's CC but a friend bought me Michael Buble's after a shopping trip together last Christmas and I had to play it for the whole weekend she stayed - I can honestly say that I didn't listen to it again after that.  I don't mind MB but really didn't like this album - simply too cheesy.

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Eleanor on November 23, 2012, 03:55:32 PM
I am waiting until December before I start listening to CC again :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on November 23, 2012, 04:56:35 PM
I'm not a fan of christmas now the grandchildren have grown up so try to put it off as long as possible so I will wait until after the Variety christmas lunch which hopefully will put me in the christmas spirit.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on November 23, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
I'll have it on a lot from December but every now and then I listen to some of my favourite tracks, no matter what time of year.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Peggysue/Maggs on November 23, 2012, 05:24:40 PM
Christmas comes round so often these days :sarky:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 25, 2012, 06:48:39 PM
feeling really happy, so think i'll listen to a bit of cc!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 02, 2012, 06:39:46 PM
Have to say yes i have played CC twice today and had O Holy Night on repeat a few times. I was doing my jobs singing along with Joe and getting in the Christmas mood, i had forgotten how good the album was. Would of been nice to see it advertised on the tele again instead of Michael Buble   :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 02, 2012, 11:35:21 PM
absolutely love cc! loved hearing a few tracks on dodge radio tonight thanks to sid!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 02, 2012, 11:38:16 PM
absolutely love cc! loved hearing a few tracks on dodge radio tonight thanks to sid!

It was lovely to listen to the tracks but also hearing Sid praising Joe and saying how lovely the songs are.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 03, 2012, 12:06:09 AM
completely agree, sid's definitely a fan!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 09, 2012, 05:23:05 AM
Last Christmas (7th Heaven Radio Edit) - 3:48

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjU8dfXegI
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 09, 2012, 10:28:33 AM
Where is this from? Is something special happening with it?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 09, 2012, 10:45:03 AM
I think it's just the remix from last year has just been put up on youtube.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 09, 2012, 10:49:24 AM
Where is this from? Is something special happening with it?

What? I don't understand??

I don't think i've heard the radio edit of last christmas before so that's why i posted it here...sorry if this has been posted already.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 09, 2012, 10:55:48 AM
I think it's just the remix from last year has just been put up on youtube.
I've only heard the Club Mix but not the radio edit one.. :snigger:

Last Christmas (7th Heaven Club Mix) - 6:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRxsDzAks3I
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: excitedbyjoe on December 09, 2012, 11:11:38 AM
It won't open for me.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 09, 2012, 11:52:41 AM
Both videos aren't available in the UK but we should have downloaded them last year really. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 09, 2012, 12:21:12 PM
I didn't know that was a different one - that's why I was asking - not that I'd probably be able to tell the difference in any case ;)

Does that mean it is going to be released to radio? Still a bit confused, why is a radio edit suddenly available? Come to think of it, I think I did download two last year; isn't one just a longer version?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: excitedbyjoe on December 09, 2012, 12:22:10 PM
I did- but BR implied this was something new. Maybe its something new for non UK residents.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Jenni1 on December 09, 2012, 12:58:33 PM
Time to blow the dust off Classic Christmas and start playing again, :xmastree2:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 09, 2012, 04:32:03 PM
I've been playing it all week - I'm so grateful Joe recorded this album - its certainly a wonderful addition to Christmas.  I can never get enough of DHFC - my favourite. :)

(Looking at what is happening in the charts this year with many artists it has made me appreciate how well it did do last year in December - something for Joe to be very proud of.)
 :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: KR51 on December 09, 2012, 04:37:07 PM
 :goodpost: Susie, I'm sitting here listening to it right now, have put up my xmas tree this afternoon and feeling very festive now.  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Necara on December 10, 2012, 06:42:23 AM
Going to daughter's for Christmas Dinner. She doesn't have Christmas music and asked if I could bring some around to play during the lunch. Guess what I have suggested?

Love Joe's Christmas album. It is what it says it is. Classic Christmas.  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 11, 2012, 10:08:45 AM
i'm gonna bring it down while we have dinner again, just like i did last year!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: TheExiledScouser on December 13, 2012, 04:15:00 PM
Have made a few more videos for Joe's Christmas Classic album to go with the six I did last year - here's the first - Mary's Boy Child. :merryxmas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9lw6YqKAZU

 :carol: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: litcar on December 13, 2012, 04:23:24 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :ten: :ten: :ten:

Does that mean we've got some more to look forward to? :hurrah: :goofy: :hurrah: :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 13, 2012, 04:49:44 PM
thanks  paula :thankyou: love this beautiful video  :merryxmas: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 13, 2012, 05:05:02 PM
Thanks Paula, beautiful.  :thankyou:  :ten: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 13, 2012, 05:12:33 PM
Beautiful.... :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Anetto on December 13, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
Thanks Paula. Love this video :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carm on December 13, 2012, 07:39:30 PM
Thank you Paula  :lights: :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 13, 2012, 09:58:41 PM
Beautiful  :thankyou: Paula.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 13, 2012, 10:23:52 PM
love marys boy child  :thankyou: paula
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: maur on December 13, 2012, 11:01:43 PM

Thank you so very much Paula, your OUR special star!    :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Poppet68 on December 14, 2012, 11:08:36 PM
Brilliant Paula, many thanks x
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 16, 2012, 03:27:23 AM
 :thankyou: Paula I can now add this to my CC playlist on YT  :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 18, 2012, 09:44:25 AM
Vincent Medugno ‏ @VinnieMedugno 
@joemcelderry91 stumbled upon your rendition of driving home for Christmas after YouTube tagged it to mine. Great voice & arrangement! #fan


Recording Artist, Philanthropist and Radio Personality, best known as Mr. Staten Island also a very good DJ!
· http://www.VincentMedugno.com

 :cool:

:D
https://www.facebook.com/joemcelderryofficial/posts/453685818014585

Published on Dec 17, 2012
I was inspired to sing this version of the song when I heard it by the incomparable Joe McElderry. I don't know much about Joe because he is a star in the UK, founded by the X-Factor over there (which he won), but this song, originally performed by Chris Rea, has been a favorite of mine. I recorded the slower more poignant ballad of it on my Christmas album, and shot the video this year, but we added it to the Christmas show for all of those in my hometown of Staten Island NY who were affected, and bounced back like no other from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, just in time for the holidays. I hope you enjoy this! Thanks to Joe and Chris for the inspiration.

Enjoy this as much as I enjoy brining it to you... Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year to all!

Much Love
Vincent


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwnqXmcr_QQ
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 18, 2012, 10:34:39 AM
thanks  :thankyou: BR---- LOVLEY  he was inspired by joe
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 21, 2012, 12:10:32 AM
I love having Joe as my official 'poster boy' over Christmas as I have his album constantly on display -  so I can look at it all the time.  I have the profile picture of Joe with the candle on the front as it is a particular favourite of mine - happy days.  :D :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 21, 2012, 08:51:36 AM
My least favourite of all.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 21, 2012, 10:54:45 AM
 :haha:

I'm often surprised by the pictures some people choose as their favourites - but hey, it takes all sorts. The candle one comes about average for me :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Denzil on December 22, 2012, 10:05:33 PM
Whoo after 2 and a half weeks - My Christmas Classics have finally dropped on my 2 mates mats today in South Africa - My mate Mandy played it on the way to see her daughters final scan (baby due in March ) - they were both delighted - Loved Joes voice   2 more Joe fans on board

Den  :wink:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 22, 2012, 10:08:22 PM
great den  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: TheExiledScouser on December 24, 2012, 07:34:02 AM
Just uploaded a new video to YT - a big thank you once again to Tascha, LIz & David for letting me use their Joe pics over the last year - many of my videos would not have been possible without them.   :thankyou: :yourock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-nmSkHdqlc

 :carol: :xmastree2: :merryxmas: :xmastree2: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: bumblebee on December 24, 2012, 08:47:42 AM
Big thank you Paula, your videos are always amazing.  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 24, 2012, 11:35:13 AM
thanks  :thankyou: paula -- white christmas  :ilovejoe: :ten: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: maur on December 24, 2012, 06:20:42 PM

 :merryxmas: to you Paula. Thank you so much for this and all the videos you have done and shared with us all. What would we do without you?
The photographs are brilliant, that smile, the dimples and oh those eyes, even when they're closed! Did I mention the eyes  :hot:       :ten: :ten: :ten:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joan46 on December 24, 2012, 06:24:16 PM
A very Merry Xmas to you Paula. You really are a star doing these video's for all of us to enjoy  :thankyou: :yourock: :merryxmas: :xmastree: :xmastree2: :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: queenie4joe on December 24, 2012, 07:31:53 PM
Once again thank you very much Paula, for capturing our memories and putting them on record!!  So would just like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Joeful 2013 Xx

        :merryxmas: :turkey: :xmastree2: :snow:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 24, 2012, 07:51:22 PM
thanks  :thankyou:for  all videos paula -- thanks for all the memories of joe  :merryxmas: :xmastree: :xmastree2: :carol: :santa2: :santa4: :turkey: :snow: :santa5: :santa3:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: marylou on December 24, 2012, 10:44:42 PM
My last message before Christmas Day goes to you Paula.. You've been an absolute gem for me.. Filling in the gaps when we can't see Joe live with incredible artistic videos to compliment his voice beautifully!! .. The perception and emotional connections between his words and the photos and video clips you used were spot on.. And for that I thank you  sincerely... Have A Merry Christmas Paula!  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 24, 2012, 11:00:19 PM
white christmas  was  a lovley video  paula  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 24, 2012, 11:16:20 PM
Paula what can I say that has not been said already, so so grateful for all the brilliant work you do all year round just for us to share all the brilliant performances Joe does. You make us feel like we have been there with you all. You give up so much time to do this and it is so appreciated. the great videos and pics you put with them just breathtaking. Hope you have a great Christmas and all the best for 2013 hope it will be a great one for Joe and all the Joe-nuts. you are a star  :ten: :ten: :merryxmas: :carol: :hohoho: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 25, 2012, 02:26:53 AM
 :thankyou: Paula for all your amazing videos You have been a great help with making my Joe album playlists on YT It is one good way for me to get his voice out there

 :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: TheExiledScouser on December 25, 2012, 02:57:09 AM
 :thankyou: for all your kind comments - its been nice meeting so many of you over the last year at Joe gigs.   Way past my bedtime but just time to post one last Classic Christmas video  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsz7e54VI6o

 :xmastree: :xmastree: :merryxmas: :xmastree: :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 25, 2012, 03:07:30 AM
thanks paula :thankyou: :merryxmas:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Liz on December 27, 2012, 11:31:02 PM
 :thankyou: Paula, that was just perfect  :carol:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on October 29, 2013, 11:01:13 AM
Classic Christmas #49 Movers and Shakers in Music  :D

#372 in music

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/music/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsms#3

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8498/7gx8.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 05, 2013, 07:54:48 AM
now I know why I save this album just for christmas time. I listened to the whole thing from start to finish while I was in the bath last night, and I absolutely loved it!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 05, 2013, 04:48:15 PM
Me too Jade!!! Simply love DHFC. It's my Christmas jam!!! It's such a shame he never had the opportunity to perform it on Strictly that year that would have been great. :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 05, 2013, 04:51:40 PM
Maybe this year could be his year  :wishuponastar:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 05, 2013, 04:59:15 PM
Maybe this year could be his year  :wishuponastar:

How I would love that to happen.....it's a perfect rendition of the song, sung beautifully. Joe, a big band and all that wonderful staging....heaven.  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 05, 2013, 05:20:48 PM
 JOE s DHFC   is  a great song for TV  like  for  SCD   --- noone that  great  have  song onn SCD  this year
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 05, 2013, 08:09:03 PM
And maybe a little foxtrot or quickstep or an American smooth  :wishuponastar:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 06, 2013, 12:18:25 AM
I believe in father christmas! I love this one!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 08, 2013, 01:20:19 PM
Just put our tree and decorations up and listening to Joe's Classic Christmas what more do I need on a Sunday afternoon :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 08, 2013, 01:23:17 PM
I'm just listening to it as well Sue, just beautiful. :ten: Hope you are fully recovered now Sue and look forward to seeing you soon, are you going to the panto?  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 08, 2013, 02:07:15 PM
I'm decorating my house on The Sims while listening to it. :)
So Christmassy! :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 08, 2013, 02:08:46 PM
Ah - the difference between the old generation and the young generation  :haha:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 08, 2013, 02:17:48 PM
Nah, just me I think. :-)

I'm so proud of it.
(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/3823853a601311e3bdb61213a23b8cab_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 08, 2013, 04:37:03 PM
Very pretty  :xmastree:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 08, 2013, 09:36:51 PM
Listening while doing jobsearch  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on December 09, 2013, 12:25:57 AM
Listening while i cache up on here before going to bed. :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 10, 2013, 01:08:24 PM
Can anyone (blackenroses  :wink: :-)) tell me what the first week sales were for CC - I know it charted at #15 but couldn't find sales figures for the first week (I have scanned through this thread quickly but keep getting distracted  :blush:)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 10, 2013, 01:11:58 PM
Can anyone (blackenroses  :wink: :-)) tell me what the first week sales were for CC - I know it charted at #15 but couldn't find sales figures for the first week (I have scanned through this thread quickly but keep getting distracted  :blush:)

http://www.joe-music.net/forum/index.php?topic=1121.0  :D

UK Albums Top 100 (4 Wks)
Week / Date / Position / Sales
01 - 04/12/11 - #015 - 34,043
02 - 11/12/11 - #025 ~ 25,400 [~59,500]
03 - 18/12/11 - #026 – 28,149
04 - 25/12/11 - #033 ~ 25,000 [~112,500]
____________________________________
05 - 01/01/12 - #190 ~ 01,300

To Date Sales (UK only): 115,180 (16/09/12)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 10, 2013, 01:15:30 PM
Thank you - I knew it was much quicker to ask you  :bravo: :bravo:  :D

So almost twice what Leona's sold before her XF appearance  (not disparaging Leona - just thought it interesting)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 10, 2013, 01:20:33 PM
I thought that you were going to compare with Leona.
yes, it's interesting. Did she have TV ads for this album? I've seen one at the weekend, but not before.
Maybe there wasn't much promo for it before the performance on xfactor because they knew it was going to help to have her on it.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: carisma on December 10, 2013, 01:23:50 PM
She was on Daybreak last week performing and there have been adverts  - it shows the selling power of XF appearance though when you see her chart positions for this week. 
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 10, 2013, 01:25:36 PM
yes.
Joe really needs to release a song at the time of xfactor. He is back on it now with mentoring and Text Santa sketch and as a guest in the audience. They need to keep this going and make a return on stage!  :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 10, 2013, 01:30:31 PM
It's interesting (and on the wrong thread, sorry  :blush: ) that the three doing Text Santa are Leona, Joe and Shayne - the three best vocalists.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: s on December 10, 2013, 01:34:08 PM
yep!!!
I thought that for mentoring on the xfactor, they just took whoever was available that week. But now they are doing this, and that's almost scary to think they have called Shayne and Joe back for it.
Surprised that Alexandra isn't included but maybe they just wanted a trio. She is also a good singer.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 10, 2013, 02:09:12 PM
It's interesting (and on the wrong thread, sorry  :blush: ) that the three doing Text Santa are Leona, Joe and Shayne - the three best vocalists.

yes -- JOE / LEONA / SHAYNE   the best  3   winners  and  vocalists   from XF ---- and  also   alex bourke   is the  4th   one  aswell ( but  not on text  santa )

 wonder  why   JA / MATT  not  really included ---- or  even  OLLY ---- who  XF   seem to favour ???
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: judetheobscure on December 10, 2013, 03:14:33 PM
Agree about Alexandra. They could make a lovely four-part harmony  :wishuponastar:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 10, 2013, 03:28:39 PM
Agree about Alexandra. They could make a lovely four-part harmony  :wishuponastar:

 they  would  be  a dream group (    with  2  boys /  2 girls  )  combine the fan  base  aswell === a  supergroup to rival  ABBA ====JALS group ( name  initials   like   ABBA) or  a new  JLS (  joe / leona / shayne  trio )
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: tinabee on December 10, 2013, 05:55:46 PM
Love it, Trudy. The new JLS.  :wavehat:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 10, 2013, 06:00:46 PM
Love it, Trudy. The new JLS.  :wavehat:

 i  only   thought  as  JLS  are  splitting  ---- and   they  could be  JLS   trio
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Ping - Annie L on December 10, 2013, 06:46:26 PM
I'd love to have been a fly on the wall for any private snippets of conversation between Joe & Shane.... :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 10, 2013, 10:45:09 PM
Joe (or rather classic Christmas) is jammed in the CD player in my car.....I simply cannot eject it!! No real hardship to me but I did have to download another copy to play back in the house......not sure how I will feel about this in the middle of summer though if I can't fix it!!!

Looking at the sales figures above it did sell well for the four weeks it was in the charts. I just wish it would still feature in stores such as BHS etc, as I'm sure it could still sell a few more.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 12, 2013, 08:05:27 AM
White Christmas was played on Towie as the background last night.

Rochelle Lynch @XxRochellexX
Asif @joemcelderry91 white Xmas is playing on Towie right now lol

Emzza @EmilyCocozza_
Joe McElderry in the background yesss!

Sophie Coates @SophieCoates96
They're totally playing @joemcelderry91 Christmas album in the background on Essexmas😏☺️😘🎅🎄🎁💗

Shelby Howard ‏@shelb_x
JOE MCELDERRY SONG ON TOWIE OMFG CRYINGGGGG FANGIRLING @joemcelderry91
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 12, 2013, 01:03:51 PM
thats  great  ---- i  dont  watch TOWIE   BUT many   do
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 12, 2013, 05:28:25 PM
I don't think it's as popular as it used to be. I don't hear people talk about it as much anyway.
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 12, 2013, 05:32:37 PM
I don't think it's as popular as it used to be. I don't hear people talk about it as much anyway.

 well joey essex didnt  win IACGMOOH  -- so  maybe not    as popular   as  once  thought
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 12, 2013, 05:40:04 PM
Is he still even on TOWIE?
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on December 12, 2013, 05:46:14 PM
dont think  so  mew ?????
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on December 12, 2013, 05:51:13 PM
My 14 year old niece love towie I'm surprised they didn't play their version of LC
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: MEW on December 12, 2013, 06:26:06 PM
It would have been even more surprising if they played Joes version of LC. :-)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: blackenroses on December 26, 2013, 02:27:20 PM
Shona Darley ‏@shona_darley 7m
Listening to Joe Mcelderry Xmas songs (families choice) sort of enjoying it. What have I turned into!!!! #GuiltyPleasure


 :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on December 10, 2014, 02:05:43 PM
What a fabulous album this is. Got it on full blast in the office  :D. (It's ok everyone else loves it too.  :-)  Request from downstairs staff to turn it up so they can hear it too  :goofy:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on December 10, 2014, 02:34:06 PM
Is it?  I will put it on when im home  :-) and give it a try  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on December 10, 2014, 03:37:25 PM
Is it?  I will put it on when im home  :-) and give it a try  ;)

It sure is !  :thumbsup:  A classy album by a classy artist  :wavehat:  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 10, 2014, 04:33:42 PM
 :D I only wish DHFC had received more airplay...it's a fabulous version of the song...just love it. It should be on Strictly.

Love the whole album, in fact, and I'm so glad Joe recorded it as it's something I look forward to every single Christmas.

My iPads playing up and I can't find a festive smiley, other wise I'd stick one in here.  :D

Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: sandyrose102 on December 10, 2014, 05:06:17 PM
It's hard to pick a favourite because it's all wonderful.  :ten:  Workmates love it so much they're going to get it from Amazon  :hurrah:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Tacom on December 10, 2014, 05:25:08 PM
Oh I wish I had such workmates  :zip1:

I love it too, I am not for the cheesy Christmas song...(If I hear Mariah Carey I get shivers...but not the good ones) but the classical songs I do like.

Oh Holy Night.... :swoon:
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: cassi on December 10, 2014, 06:07:46 PM
Whilst out doing my Christmas shopping I have heard various xmas albums being played in the stores but none compare to Joe's, I just love it.   :ten: :D
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Sug60 on December 10, 2014, 10:28:32 PM
Mine is out and playing it just makes me so happy listening to Joe's great voice. They should play it in all of the shops everyone would sing along with Joe  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: jadesharp1992 on November 23, 2015, 11:45:46 PM
I was trying to hold off until December, but now all the christmas shoppings done, I just couldn't resist listening to Classic Christmas today, love it!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: claire b on November 26, 2015, 12:14:33 PM
time to get classic christmas out claire  while putting up the decorations claire
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: joefan43 on November 26, 2015, 06:46:31 PM
I'm listening to Joe's Christmas songs  :)
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Trudy on November 27, 2015, 01:38:13 PM
i  love  driving   home  for   christmas    and on   joes   xmas show    O HOLY  NIGHT    was  brilliant !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Christmas
Post by: Susie D on December 14, 2015, 08:54:37 PM
I can never get enough of Joe's Driving home for Christmas. Oh, how I wish it was played on the radio and in shops. I simply love it. :)