Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet's Christmas album to get domestic release

It's never too early to think about Christmas. Even retail stores have already started getting holiday items in over the past month.

With that in mind, this longtime Spandau Ballet fan and supporter (see my past coverage elsewhere on this blog), highly recommends this CD. I'm anxious to hear the bonus tracks... 

Tony Hadley is the soulful front man for the hugely popular 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. After fifteen Top 10 singles (including the #1 smash “True”) the group took a 20-year hiatus before reforming in 2009, again hitting the U.K. Top 10 with their reunion album, Once More.

Following an acclaimed 2014 documentary about the band (Soul Boys of the Western World, directed by Julien Temple), a successful tour - including a sold out July 2015 gig at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Orange County, Calif. - Hadley stepped out later that year with The Christmas Album, his first holiday offering, showing the same adventurous spirit while doing what he does best — making every song his own.

The album, previously only available as an import, gets a domestic release Oct. 21 via Omnivore Recordings with three new tunes.

Watch the trailer here: 

CD/Digital Track Listing:

1. Shake Up Christmas
2. I Believe In Father Christmas
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Duet with Kim Wilde)
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5. Jingle Bells (Duet with Max Giusti)
6. I Don’t Want To Spend One More Christmas Without You
7. Fairytale Of New York (Duet with Nina Zilli)
8. Somewhere Only We Know
9. Lonely This Christmas
10. Every Second I’m Away
11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
12. White Christmas
13. Silent Christmas
14. Driving Home For Christmas
15. Stay Another Day
16. Snowing All Over The World
17. Run Run Rudolph
18. Ave Maria

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