Norah Jones – I Dream of Christmas [Target Exclusive] (2021)

Posted by Green on October 16, 2021
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Norah Jones has announced the release of her first-ever holiday album, I Dream Of Christmas.The nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist has recorded a collection of covers of seasonal classics alongside her own original Christmas-themed songs. The covers featured on the album include “White Christmas”, “Winter Wonderland,” and “Run Rudolph Run.”

“I’ve always loved Christmas music but never had the inclination to make a holiday album until now,” Jones said. “Last year I found myself listening to James Brown’s Funky Christmas and Elvis’s Christmas Album on Sundays during lockdown for a sense of comfort. In January 2021, I started thinking about making a Christmas album of my own. It gave me something fun to work on and look forward to.

“When I was trying to figure out which direction to take, the original songs started popping in my head. 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.”

On I Dream Of Christmas, Jones worked with producer Leon Michels (Aloe Blacc, Hanni el Khatib), who co-wrote some of the original songs and contributed saxophone, flute, percussion, and more to the record. It also features musicians Brian Blade (drums), Tony Scherr and Nick Movshon (bass), Russ Pahl (pedal steel guitar), Marika Hughes (cello), Dave Guy (trumpet), and Raymond Mason (trombone).

Tracks

1. Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones) 3:20
2. Christmas Don’t Be Late 2:40
3. Christmas Glow 2:45
4. White Christmas 3:05
5. Christmastime 4:00
6. Blue Christmas 3:24
7. It’s Only Christmas Once a Year 2:04
8. You’re Not Alone 3:52
9. Winter Wonderland 3:32
10. A Holiday with You 2:40
11. Run Rudolph Run 3:11
12. Christmas Time Is Here 3:45
13. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 4:03
14. O Holy Night (Target Exclusive bonus track)2:18

 

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