Eric Clapton Set To Release His First Holiday Album

Eric Clapton is set to release his first ever Christmas album, Happy Xmas, next month. The album, which features a cover illustration of Santa Claus by Clapton, is a mix of Holiday standards, including “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Away in a Manger,” as well as an original new track, “For Love On Christmas Day.” Clapton’s rendition of “Jingle Bells” is dedicated to “the memory Avicii,” due to the singer’s admiration for the late DJ. “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals,” Clapton said. “I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'” Happy Xmas will be released October 12 via Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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