Gott, Karel
Vánoce ve zlaté Praze

  • Format: CD
  • Band: Gott, Karel
  • Title: Vánoce ve zlaté Praze
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: Pop
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Recording Year: 1969
  • Production Year: 1969/2016
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 6351-2
  • Color of the Label:
  • Edition:
  • Extras: digipak
  • EAN: 099925635121
  • Weight: 68 g
  • Visual: new
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  • Cover: new

Supraphon Release Information

Supraphon continues its successful CD/LP reissues of fundamentally important catalogue albums!

Christmas ones are often exceptional, but this one is quite special: Gott’s 1969 recording is one of the legendary ones. The superbly selected repertoire features twelve pieces, from Czech and other folk music to works by classical music icons (Händel, Mozart, Schubert or Bizet), and “Tichá noc” (Silent Night) is not to be missed. Prague’s Týn Cathedral has provided a majestic recording space for the chamber orchestra, the Prague Madrigalists of Miroslav Venhoda, the organs of Eva Francová and Rudolf Rokl, the harpsichord of Květoslava Novotná – and above all for the singing soloist. The result is a recording of high musical quality and equally high artistic and commercial durability.

This reissue returns the album to its original packaging (photo by Taras Kuščynskyj), later replaced by a more universal, less sacred cover. On the back of the LP and inside the CD digipak, the stylish “Hradčany ve sněhu” (Castle in the Snow), a painting by Jaromír Stretti-Zamponi from the collections of the “Národní galerie” (National Gallery) in Prague, now reappears. This time the CD and LP also include a set of lyrics for all the songs. The original tape has been remastered for the current vinyl version. The album thus presents a restored sound and appearance of probably the most classic Advent and Christmas theme. It ranks as one of Karel Gott’s enduringly pivotal recordings, successfully defying the passage of time since its original release. Listening to this sumptuous Christmas collection, you will clearly understand why this is so.

The most festive Christmas repertoire in perfect form!


1. Nesem vám noviny (Introdukce na téma české lidové koledy) / Zní nad Betlémem Gloria 4:26
2. Adeste fideles pastores 3:31
3. Caro mio ben 2:46
4. Largo (Ombra mai fu) (z opery Xerxes) 4:29
5. Hurá, alleluja – Směs českých lidových koled (Pásli ovce Valaši – Syn Boží se nám narodil – Hurá, Panna Syna porodila) 3:04
6. Tichá noc (Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) 2:25
7. Ave verum corpus 3:06
8. The First Noël 2:21
9. Ave Maria 2:49
10. Prophetia gotica – Směs anonymních gotických proroctví (Sophia – Danielis Prophetia – Else, Else, Else) 4:08
11. Hajej, můj princi, a spi 3:30
12. Agnus Dei 3:16