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John Legend unveils deluxe version of ‘A Legendary Christmas’

If you’ve yet to get into the festive spirit then John Legend is on hand to change that with the release of the deluxe edition of his A Legendary Christmas album.

Unveiled on Friday, the mammoth 18-track album includes four new original recordings of holiday classics including ‘This Christmas’, ‘My Favorite Things’ and ‘Christmas in New Orleans.’

The highlight, however, is a reimagined version of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ featuring vocal powerhouse Kelly Clarkson. The track features new lyrics written by John and Natasha Rothwell, and offers a modern take which removes the notoriously controversial elements from the classic holiday song.

Speaking about his Christmas album, John said: “I’ve loved holiday music since I was a kid in Ohio singing with my family every Christmas around my grandmother’s piano. We had so much fun recording, releasing and touring A Legendary Christmas last year. Now we get to make it even Legendary-er with 4 brand new tracks on the Deluxe Edition.

“I’m particularly excited about the new version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” featuring my friend Kelly Clarkson.  I co-wrote a fun reimagined version of the lyrics with Natasha Rothwell, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition Tracklist

  1. ‘What Christmas Means to Me’ (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
  2. ‘Bring Me Love’
  3. ‘This Christmas’
  4. ‘My Favorite Things’
  5. ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
  6. ‘Christmas in New Orleans’
  7. ‘Silver Bells’
  8. ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
  9. ‘No Place Like Home’
  10. ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ / ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’
  11. ‘Christmas Time Is Here’
  12. ‘By Christmas Eve’
  13. ‘Purple Snowflakes’
  14. ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’
  15. ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’
  16. ‘Wrap Me Up in Your Love’
  17. ‘Waiting for Christmas’
  18. ‘Merry Merry Christmas’

Listen to A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition below.

A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition is available to download and stream now.

 

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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