V/A – Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving comp

Posted: May 20, 2011 in Vinyl
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Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving is a Christmas compilation that was released by Warner Bros. in 2009 and features a good chunk of their roster performing Christmas carols/songs. This festive double LP comp was pressed on red and green vinyl and was intended to be a promotional release that was never meant to be sold in stores. Even though that was the case there are no markings anywhere on the jacket indicating such,  which is unusual for promo records or gratis copies. This comp was sold digitally however. Physical copies of the comp were only meant to be promos. I have no idea how many copies were pressed. With promo only releases it’s tough to gauge because there could be a very small amount or in the tens of thousands.

The track listing includes bands such as My Chemical Romance, Jack’s Mannequin, The Flaming Lips, R.E.M., The Used, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Relient K, as well as prominent solo artist such as Regina Spektor, Michael Buble and Randy Travis. There is also a second Gift Wrapped compilation that was released this part year. Warner might make this an annual compilation to promote their artists and cash in on the Christmas season.

Right now there are a few copies of this comp listed on ebay for around $20. Around the Christmas season they were listed for a bit more and there were quite a bit more that were put up for auction as well. Now that it’s well into spring the demand for this comp has died down dramatically so this are getting harder to come by in an auction setting. Your best bet of getting one is to check your local record store, as they may have copies lying around and may even give you one for free if you buy something, which was the case for me.

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