THE ICONIC GROUP’S FIRST EVER HOLIDAY ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH
FEATURING SEASONAL STANDARDS, TRADITIONAL CAROLS
AND FUTURE HOLIDAY CLASSICS!
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce HOLIDAY, the first ever holiday album from the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire is set for release on Friday November 7th.
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 said, “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 is Earth, Wind & Fire’s 21st studio album and second for Legacy Recordings. NOW, THEN & FOREVER, the group’s first new album for the label and first new studio material since 2005, debuted 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.
HOLIDAY Track Listing:
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
About Earth, Wind & Fire:
America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time, Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade, making music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. EWF has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is consistently one of the world’s top touring bands.
About Legacy Recordings:
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalogue of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.