Legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire has announced they are releasing a Christmas album later this month to be called “Holiday”.
“Holiday” features seasonal standards like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Jingle Bell Rock”, and carols “Joy to the World,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This?,” “Away in a Manger,” “The First Noël”, as well as the traditional Japanese winter song “Snow”, a modern day Christmas song “Every Day Is Like Christmas” and new and original songs “Happy Seasons” (inspired by “Happy Feelin’), and “December” (inspired by “September”) featuring original vocals from Maurice White.
Lead vocalist and Earth, Wind & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey says, ‘This album is the band’s first and only holiday music project. We are very proud to offer it as a labor of love to all of our fans and soon to be. Enjoy and happy holidays from our families to all of yours.’
“The ‘Holiday’, album was a joy to record, it is a celebration of tradition, love and spirituality, some of the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. From our families to yours, we wish you a happy holiday”, said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White.
Produced by Philip Bailey and Myron McKinley (the band’s Musical Director) ‘ ‘Holiday’ – Earth Wind & Fire’s 21st album.
Earth, Wind & Fire ‘Holiday’ Track listing:
1. Joy to the World
2. Happy Seasons
3. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
4. Winter Wonderland
5. What Child Is This?
6. Away In a Manger
7. The Little Drummer Boy
8. Every Day Is Like Christmas
9. The First Noël
10. Sleigh Ride
12. Jingle Bell Rock