order Soma WITHOUT SCRIPT A Christmas Yet To Come">‘Tis the Season: A Japanese pressing of Joseph Byrd http___www.bigleaguekickball.com_advertise_ Soma WITH CASH ON DELIVERY ~ Soma COD NO PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED A Christmas Yet To Come

2020 has been a strange year, to say the least, but we still have the holiday season to end the year and take us into a hopefully more normal 2021. This holiday season, we consider a rather obscure holiday album. It is the 1975 synthesizer compilation by Joseph Byrd titled, A Christmas Yet To Come.

For those unfamiliar with Byrd, allmusic.com says the following (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/joseph-byrd-mn0000266123/biography):

“Joseph Byrd studied ethnomusicology and composition before becoming a member of the New Music Workshop in Los Angeles, California. In 1967 he sought to blend the avant garde with rock by forming United States Of America. He also wrote the arrangement for the title track on Phil Ochs’ Pleasures Of The Harbour. His band broke up in 1968, after which Byrd formed Joe Byrd And The Field Hippies. Their debut set, The American Metaphysical Circus, took its title from a track by the United States Of America. Byrd took some time out for studying before re-emerging with Yankee Transcendoodle, a quirky set revolving around its creator’s dexterity on the synthesizer. Xmas Yet To Come followed a similar pattern, but neither release boasted much imaginative depth.”

Although not so flattering towards the featured album, A Christmas Yet To Come, 14 tracks in all, offers a relaxing listen to familiar holiday songs such as “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells”.

A Christmas Yet To Come was first released on CD in 1986 on the Takoma Records label and distributed by Allegiance Records under catalog number CDP 72746. The disc was pressed in Japan by Daio Kosan. The matrix code is simply “577”, which is typical of a Daio Kosan pressing. The disc has a rather plain label design with black text and no paint coating.

The inserts with A Christmas Yet To Come were printed in the U.S. and show the original copyright date of 1975 and the phonogram date for the CD release of 1986. The back insert has a barcode.

Shown below is the cover and back insert for A Christmas Yet To Come, along with the Japanese pressing. If you are looking for something different for a holiday listen, A Christmas Yet To Come is definitely worth tracking down.

Have a safe holiday season!

 

The cover for the Japanese pressing of Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come (Takoma Records, catalog number CDP 72746). The Takoma logo is printed in the bottom right corner. This is the standard cover artwork for this album.

 

The back insert for the Japanese pressing of Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come (Takoma Records, catalog number CDP 72746). This insert was printed in the U.S., and there is a barcode. Note the original copyright date for the album of 1975 and the phonogram date for the CD of 1986 printed in the bottom left corner.

 

The Japanese pressing of Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come (Takoma Records, catalog number CDP 72746). “Made in Japan” is printed along the perimeter at 4 o’clock. The disc was pressed by Daio Kosan, and the matrix code is “577”.

Comments are closed.

-->