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MUSIC ICON PAUL ANKA TO RELEASE 'SONGS OF DECEMBER' ON 15 NOVEMBER

MUSIC ICON PAUL ANKA TO RELEASE 'SONGS OF DECEMBER' ON 15 NOVEMBER

Paul Anka - Songs Of December

~First Seasonal Recording From Hall Of Fame Artist in More Than 50 years~


Toronto, ON. (19 October 2011) - Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, is delighted to announce the release of Songs of December, the first seasonal recording from music icon Paul Anka in more than 50 years. The announcement was made today by Anka and Randy Lennox, President and CEO, Universal Music Canada. Recorded at both the legendary Capitol Studios and Ocean Way Recording Studio in Los Angeles, California, Songs of December features eleven holiday classics produced by the original 'teen idol', Paul Anka. The album includes guest arrangements by David Foster, Johnny Mandel, Patrick Williams and Chris Walden and was engineered and mixed by the legendary Al Schmitt. "Music has always filled my home, especially around the holidays, and when the idea of recording these seasonal standards came about, I couldn't resist," comments Anka. "I hope that my interpretation of these 'Yuletide' chestnuts will fill your home with joy and good cheer." For many people, winter marks a special period of closeness with family and friends-and the height of the holidays bring with them the bounty of seasonal songs known by heart and sang with joy in living rooms and street corners everywhere. Paul Anka puts his own personal touch to these sentiments with Songs of December. "The holiday season would be incomplete without a soundtrack that brings people together around a fireplace and 'Songs of December' is that soundtrack," commented Lennox. "Paul Anka is in his element on this record and his timeless voice lends itself perfectly to these holiday classics." 'Songs Of December' Track-listing: 1. Let It Snow 2. Christmas Song 3. I'll Be Home For Christmas 4. Winter Wonderland 5. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 6. White Christmas 7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 9. Blue Christmas 10. Silver Bells 11. Silent Night/A Cradle in Bethlehem Beginning his career by entering amateur contests and sneaking into clubs, Paul Anka has gone on to become one of the most prolific, successful songwriters in history. Armed with a sense of tenacity as formidable as his talent, Anka has conquered many challenges over the course of the last five decades, forging a career that's unlike any other in the history of popular music. As he made the transition from '50s teen idol to celebrated songwriter to a contemporary torchbearer for all that swings, he has maintained a commitment to quality, bringing his best to whatever he faces.

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