I Dream Of Christmas (Deluxe) (2LP Gold)
Norah Jones has been a steady voice of warmth and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cosy 2002 debut album Come Away With Me became a familiar musical companion for millions of people around the world. Following the release last year of Norah’s first-ever holiday album I Dream Of Christmas, this Christmas brings a deluxe offering expanded to 24 tracks including eight brand new tracks and five live performances recorded atop the Empire State Building.
I Dream Of Christmas is a delightful and comforting collection of timeless seasonal favourites and affecting new originals that explore the complicated emotions of our times and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.
“When I was trying to figure out which direction to take, the original songs started popping in my head,” Norah explains. “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 favourite classics that I knew I could make my own.” Among the album’s many pleasures are Norah’s playful reinvention of The Chipmunk’s “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian), which is given a languid beat and swaggering horns. Other highlights include sublime versions of “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” and and a brand new version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.
- 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 (New version)
- 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)