We shared this album last year during the holiday season, and we’ve gotten some requests for it this year so, in the spirit of giving, we present for your listening ‘pleasure’, ‘A Cabbage Patch Christmas’. Produced in 1984, by Steve and Tom Chapin (brothers of Harry Chapin) the album is a mix of traditional carols, original songs, and thinly veiled marketing designed to squeeze every last Christmas dollar out of parents everywhere. The recording is actually very well done. The arrangements are good and well played and the production is impeccable. However, it is also damn annoying. My heart goes out to all the parents who had to listen to this over and over again. Was it really necessary to make Colonel Casey, the official Cabbage Patch delivery stork, sound like Uncle Remus from ‘Song of the South’? My favorite tune of the collection is ‘Gimme Gimme Take Take’ which, appropriately sums up the whole Cabbage Patch hysteria of the early eighties. Have fun listening and as always, Enjoy!
Download all the mp3s and cover art in one 35 MB Zip file.