In late 1967, Barbara Streisand released A Christmas Album. This collection of holiday favorites spent five weeks on the charts at number 1. It was the best-selling holiday album of 1967. It is the pinnacle of what a holiday album should be.
Smile by the Beach Boys is one of the greatest unreleased albums of all time. The album was to be released over 40 years ago. It was never finished. It has become a mythical tapestry in Rock’n Roll history.
This brings us to the Crisp Mass compilation by Cabo Joe & Chop-Chop. The album was abandoned several years ago. Some of the tracks have been bootlegged on the internet. A few have it made onto other Cabo Joe & Chop-Chop albums. But never has the album been heard in all of its Glory. This is the album that Cabo Joe & Chop-Chop had intended.*
But, now, today, Cabo Joe & Chop-Chop are ready to take their place next to Ms. Streisand and allow the world to enjoy a truly magnificent holiday treat.
So, all ye gentlemen prepare for a sonic gift this season. It’s a gift for loved one and enemies alike. It is a gift for future generations. It is a gift of love and compassion. It is a Gift.
* Cabo Joe & Chop-Chop were not consulted on the track selection, nor have they been involved with this project since it was originally abandoned, except that they were allowed to approve cover art.