NORAH JONES I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS (DELUXE) OUT NOW EXPANDED 24-TRACK EDITION OF SINGER’S BELOVED HOLIDAY ALBUM INCLUDES A BRAND-NEW VERSION OF THE SEASONAL FAVOURITE “HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS”
21 OCTOBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Norah Jones has released I Dream Of Christmas (Deluxe), a newly expanded 24-track edition of the 9-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist’s beloved 2021 holiday album, a delightful and comforting collection of timeless seasonal favorites and affecting originals. The Deluxe edition features 11 additional songs including bonus tracks and live performances, as well as a brand-new studio recording of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” I Dream Of Christmas (Deluxe) is available now on 2-LP black, gold, or red vinyl, CD, or digital formats.
“When I was trying to figure out which direction to take, the original songs started popping in my head,” Norah explained. “They were all about trying to find the joys of Christmas, catching that spark, that feeling of love and inclusion that I was longing for during the rest of the year. Then there are all the classics that have that special nostalgia that can hit you no matter who or where you are in life. It was hard to narrow down, but I picked favorite classics that I knew I could make my own.”
The album’s release last year found Norah performing songs including her original “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones),” the Chipmunks’ “Christmas Don’t Be Late,” and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” everywhere from Rockefeller Center to the White House and Disneyland to the top of the Empire State Building. In fact, five of the additional tracks included on the Deluxe edition were taken from that remarkable live performance atop the iconic New York City skyscraper where Norah was joined by bassist Gus Seyffert, drummer Brian Blade, and vocalist Sasha Dobson.
The original studio album was produced by Leon Michels and features an excellent cast of musicians including Blade on drums, Tony Scherr and Nick Movshon on bass, Russ Pahl on pedal steel guitar, Marika Hughes on cello, Dave Guy on trumpet, Raymond Mason on trombone, and Michels on saxophone, flute, percussion, and more.
The track listing for I Dream Of Christmas (Deluxe) is as follows:
- Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)
- Christmas Don’t Be Late
- Christmas Glow
- White Christmas
- Blue Christmas
- It’s Only Christmas Once A Year
- You’re Not Alone
- Winter Wonderland
- A Holiday With You
- Run Rudolph Run
- Christmas Time Is Here
- What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
- Last Month Of the Year
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas
- The Christmas Waltz
- O Holy Night
- I Dream Of Christmas
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Christmas in My Soul / Christmastime (Live From The Empire State Building)
- Run Rudolph Run (Live From The Empire State Building)
- Blue Christmas (Live From The Empire State Building)
- You’re Not Alone (Live From The Empire State Building)
- Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones) (Live From The Empire State Building)
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Norah Jones has been a steady voice of warmth and reassurance since her cozy 2002 debut album Come Away With Me, which marked its 20th Anniversary in 2022 with a Super Deluxe Edition, became a familiar musical companion for millions of people around the world. Jones’ self-described “moody little record” introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Jones has become a nine-time GRAMMY-winner, sold more than 50 million albums, and her songs have been streamed six billion times worldwide. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), Little Broken Hearts (2012), Day Breaks (2016), Pick Me Up Off The Floor (2020), the live album ‘Til We Meet Again (2021), and her holiday album I Dream Of Christmas (2021)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies, El Madmo, and Puss N Boots featuring Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Herbie Hancock. In 2018, Jones began releasing a series of singles including collaborations with artists and friends such as Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Thomas Bartlett, Tarriona Tank Ball, Rodrigo Amarante, and Brian Blade, some of which were compiled on the 2019 singles collection Begin Again. Jones recently launched her own podcast Norah Jones Is Playing Along, each episode of which features her sitting down with one of her favorite musicians for impromptu musical collaborations and candid conversation.
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