Posted in Press Releases on 05 October 2014
Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of 'Holiday' - the first ever holiday album for the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire - released October 20th.
'Holiday' - is a spirited celebration of the holiday season, bringing together brand new recordings of seasonal standards ("Winter Wonderland," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bell Rock"), beloved carols ("Joy to the World," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," "What Child Is This?," "Away in a Manger," "The First Noël"), a traditional Japanese winter song ("Snow"), a modern day Christmas song ("Every Day Is Like Christmas") and future Earth, Wind & Fire classics: "Happy Seasons" (inspired by "Happy Feelin'), and "December" (inspired by "September") featuring original vocals from Maurice White.
Lead vocalist and Earth, Wind & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey says, "This album is the band's first and only holiday music project. We are very proud to offer it as a labour of love to all of our fans and soon to be. Enjoy and happy holidays from our families to all of yours."
"The 'Holiday', album was a joy to record, it is a celebration of tradition, love and spirituality, some of the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. From our families to yours, we wish you a happy holiday", said EWF's co-founder Verdine White.
Produced by Philip Bailey and Myron McKinley (the band's Musical Director) - 'Holiday' - Earth Wind & Fire's 21st album and second for Legacy Recordings. The Critically acclaimed album 'Now, Then & Forever - the group's first new album for the label and first new studio material since 2005, debuted in the US at #11 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in September 2013, marking the band's highest -charting album since 'Raise' hit #5 in 1981.
1. Joy to the World
2. Happy Seasons
3. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
4. Winter Wonderland
5. What Child Is This?
6. Away In a Manger
7. The Little Drummer Boy
8. Every Day Is Like Christmas
9. The First Noël
10. Sleigh Ride
12. Jingle Bell Rock