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HOLLY COLE ANNOUNCES REISSUE COMBINING TWO HOLIDAY CLASSIC ALBUMS BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE & CHRISTMAS BLUES

 

 

FEATURES RECORDINGS FROM THE HOLLY COLE TRIO & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CHRISTMAS SONGS INCLUDING THE REMASTERED COVER OF CHRISSIE HYNDE’S “TWO THOUSAND MILES”

 

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM ON CD/LP HERE
LISTEN TO “TWO THOUSAND MILES” HERE

 

16 SEPTEMBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Award-winning jazz songstress Holly Cole announces a reissue, combining two of her most beloved holiday albums Baby It’s Cold Outside and Christmas Blues into a comprehensive, remastered release coming out October 21, 2022, through Alert Music, Distributed by Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, for the rest of world. The reissue brings together songs from the Holly Cole Trio’s first-ever recording, the Christmas Blues EP from 1989 together with Holly Cole’s 2001 quintessential Christmas album, Baby It’s Cold Outside. This remastered edition will be released as a 180-gram LP, CD and will be available digitally across all streaming platforms just in time for the holidays. Fans can now pre-order the album HERE and listen to the first featured track “Two Thousand Miles” HERE.

 

The material on the re-release ranges from the very intimate and serious musicianship of a piano and vocal trio that honed its skills playing live together in the Queen West “alternative music” scene of Toronto in the late 80’s to the excitement of the accompaniment a large jazz orchestra, arranged and conducted by pianist Aaron Davis.

 

Musical highlights include Cole’s interpretation of the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmastime is Here," Cole’s intimately impassioned cover from the original Christmas Blues EP and Chrissie Hynde’s “Two Thousand Miles.”  The addition of the intimate Trio tracks from the Christmas Blues EP juxtapose beautifully with the likes of the orchestral versions of “Santa Baby”, "'Zat You Santa Claus,"  Wildwood Carol” and "Christmas Is”,  giving Cole plenty of opportunity to show off her range, vocally and emotionality. Cole playfully scats her way through "Sleigh Ride" (accompanied solely by bassist David Piltch), gets low and sultry for "What About Me," and gives soft, delicate performances on songs like "I'll Be Home for Christmas". As an added present, while researching the original masters, a previously un-released fun version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” which has been added for the first time as a Bonus track. See below for full track listing.

 

Baby It’s Cold Outside and I Have The Christmas Blues Tracklisting

 

Vinyl:

LP SIDE A

The Christmas Blues

Santa Baby

The Christmas Song

I’d Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus

Wildwood Carol

Christmas Is

Christmas Time Is Here

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

 

LP SIDE B

Two Thousand Miles

‘Zat You Santa Claus

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Sleighride

If We Make It Through December

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

What About Me

 

CD/Digital

  1. Santa Clause is Coming To Town
  2. Two Thousand Miles
  3. Santa Baby
  4. Christmas Time Is Here
  5. Baby Its Cold Outside
  6. Christmas Blues
  7. Sleigh Ride
  8. Wildwood Carol
  9. I'd Like To Hitch a Ride w/Santa Claus
  10. If We Make It Through December
  11. Christmas Song
  12. Christmas Is
  13. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  14. What About Me
  15. Zat You Santa Claus
  16. Please Come Home For Christmas

 

 

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