Thursday, November 20, 2008

New for the holidays: The Archies Christmas Album

From Archie Comics

One of the most important and successful garage bands of all time, the Archies return for the Christmas season with "The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica"! The Riverdale High quintet scored several top 40 hits, with "Sugar, Sugar" becoming the No. 1 song of the year. The Archies have been named one of the top ten Coolest Cartoon Rockers by AOL Music. Just in time for the Holiday season, band members Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones are pleased to release their new album. The Archies Christmas Party combines the best of their trademark sound with the radio sensibilities of today.

Archie Andrews - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Reggie Mantle - Bass Guitar
Jughead Jones - Drums
Betty Cooper - Vocals, Tambourine, Percussion, Guitar
Veronica Lodge - Vocals, Organ, Keyboard
Hot Dog - mascot

Danielle van Zyl - Vocals
Kelly-Lynn - Vocals
Ron Dante - Vocals
Ted Perlman - Programmer, Keys, Guitar
Scott Erickson - Programmer, Keys
Tim Pierce - Guitar
Bo Donaldson - Keyboards
George Eisaman - Guitar
Rick Thibodeau - Bass
Billy Haarbauer - Drums

New and classic Christmas songs include...

1. Here Comes Santa Claus
2. Up on the Housetop
3. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
4. Holly Jolly Christmas
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
7. Run Rudolph Run
8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10. Sleigh Ride
11. Archies Christmas Party
12. Christmas in Riverdale

Get your CD today at

As a special just for Christmas, is offering THE ARCHIES CHRISTMAS ALBUM FEATURING BETTY & VERONICA, ARCHIE'S CLASSIC CHRISTMAS STORIES VOLUME ONE and THE ARCHIES: GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE at a low price of $29.99 (That price includes the $7.90 shipping and handling), which represents a savings of $10.90. That's more than 25 percent OFF! Hurry; this offer is valid only while supplies last and will expire on December 15, 2008. Available only in the United States and Canada.

The CD on its own is $11.99.

It's been on fans' wish lists for years, and now it's finally here: the ultimate Christmas gift! Since their inception, Archie and his friends have delighted readers with scores of yuletide tales. These stories proved so popular that in 1954, an entire series devoted to stories of holiday cheer and good will to men premiered: Archie's Christmas Stocking! Now you can relive the magic, warmth, and hilarity as Archie and his friends show their holiday spirit in this special collection of classic tales from the first decade of Archie's Christmas Stocking. It's a grab-bag of goodies just for you! Featuring a festive foreword by Santa Claus himself!
96-page, full-color square bound paperback
ISBN #:978-1-879794-10-8
$10.95 U.S.

Everyone’s heard the hit song “Sugar Sugar” and children of the 1970s remember The Archies band from Saturday morning cartoons, but did you know the band actually started in comic books? Inspired by the runaway success of guitar-and-vocal groups like the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, The Archies made their debut in a 1967 issue of “Life with Archie.” But that was only the beginning. Looking for a group to follow-up his mega-successful singing group and TV comedy sensations The Monkees, music producer Don Kirschner found the answer when he spotted The Archies in his child’s comic book. It wasn’t long before a group of studio musicians became The Archies “for real,” and began recording music that would become bubblegum pop standards. Simultaneously, the first series of Saturday morning Archie cartoons was developed and it was decided to have The Archies band in the animation as well. THE ARCHIE SHOW premiered on the CBS network on September 14, 1968. An ARCHIES album followed shortly thereafter and the hit single, "Sugar Sugar," became the top-selling single of 1969. The rest, as they say, is musical history! Now fans can relive that history with some of The Archies’ most tuneful tales. Features painstaking restoration from original publishing elements, and a special foreword by Ron Dante, the famed singing voice of Archie and a successful singer-songwriter, musician and producer of such multi-platinum acts as Barry Manilow, Cher and Pat Benatar.
96-page, full-color square bound paperback
ISBN #: 978-1-879794-37-5
$9.95 U.S.

BRBTV News Blog Note: LOVE IT!!!!! Thanks to the Archies for helping us celebrate the Christmas season!!!!

No comments: