Can it be? Christmas season already? It seems like just yesterday it was March! Well, a time-bending pandemic isn’t going to keep holiday cheer away, at least not when it comes to new yuletide reissues! Real Gone Music has a trio of them coming your way in November and December.
We told you about Season’s Greetings: The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin back in July when it was issued as an online-only product. If you missed out, fear not! The Vatican-endorsed Christmas classic will become widely available on CD on November 6.
Then, on November 27, the label will release a Christmas-green color vinyl edition of Cee Lo’s Magic Moment, the 2012 holiday album by neo-soul icon Cee Lo Green. Boasting an eclectic range of Christmas-themed tunes (among them “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “White Christmas,” Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” and even Joni Mitchell’s “River”) and guest appearances by Rod Stewart, Trombone Shorty, Christina Aguilera, and The Muppets, it’s a joyous album through and through. Now the album comes to vinyl for the first time in a festive green-hued colorway with a printed inner sleeve. With just 1,000 copies pressed up, Christmas music fans will want to hurry to place their orders.
The following week, on December 4, a vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch will arrive on limited-edition coke bottle clear/yellow swirl vinyl. The 2018 reboot of the classic Christmas tale is full of great music – from Danny Elfman’s original score to musical selections by Jackie Wilson, Nat King Cole, The Supremes, Brian Setzer, Run-D.M.C., Tyler The Creator, and more. This edition is exclusive to Urban Outfitters shops. You can order your copy here and find your nearest location at this link.
So, as we enter the end of 2020, hopefully music lovers will be able to find joy and solace in music, whether the retail debut of Felix Slatkin’s Christmas strings, Cee Lo’s reimagined soulful take on holiday classics, or the eclectic soundtrack to a timeless story, rebooted. It’s all due from Real Gone Music this November and December. (And we promise – with any luck, and COVID willing, Second Disc Records will resume its annual Christmas releases in 2021!) You can find track listings and pre-order links below!
- What Christmas Means to Me
- Baby It’s Cold Outside (featuring Christina Aguilera)
- This Christmas
- The Christmas Song
- White Christmas
- All I Need Is Love (featuring The Muppets)
- You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (featuring Straight No Chaser)
- Please Come Home for Christmas
- Run Rudolph Run
- All I Want for Christmas
- Mary, Did You Know?
- Merry Christmas, Baby (featuring Rod Stewart and Trombone Shorty)
- Silent Night
Various Artists, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (originally Columbia CD 19075902592 – reissued Real Gone Music, 2020) (Urban Outfitters)
- You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Tyler the Creator
- I Am the Grinch – Tyler the Creator
- Christmas Is – Run D.M.C.
- Deck the Halls – Jackie Wilson
- Run Rudolph Run – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
- My Favorite Things – The Supremes
- Zat You Santa Claus? – Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue
- Christmas in Hollis – Run D.M.C.
- Jingle Bells – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
- The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) – Nat King Cole
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Pentatonix
- A Wonderful Awful Idea – Danny Elfman
- Stealing Christmas – Danny Elfman
- White Christmas
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Joy To the World
- O Holy Night
- Adeste Fideles
- Deck the Halls
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- The First Noel
- O Come Little Children
- Away In A Manger
- Silent Night