Saturday, December 6, 2014
Canadian country rock superstars Blue Rodeo (now with Hamilton's Colin Cripps on guitar) have released a remarkable new holiday album, A Merrie Christmas to You (released through Warner Music Canada). This isn't your usual bland collection of sappy yuletide tunes - these are emotional songs about the happiness and heartbreak of the season. The energy level will also rock your stockings off!
There's rootsy versions of classics like O Come All Ye Faithful and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Then the guys cover great winter tunes from Gordon Lightfoot, Big Star, The Band, Paul Simon and Merle Haggard. The main highlights are the two original tracks: the emotional Glad to be Alive and the amazing Home to You This Christmas.
You can pick up the CD at many brick and mortar stores and online shops or you can order it through the Blue Rodeo online store or download using iTunes.
Videos above courtesy of BurritoDLX
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