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
- ‘What Christmas Means to Me’ (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
- ‘Bring Me Love’
- ‘This Christmas’
- ‘My Favorite Things’
- ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
- ‘Christmas in New Orleans’
- ‘Silver Bells’
- ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
- ‘No Place Like Home’
- ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ / ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’
- ‘Christmas Time Is Here’
- ‘By Christmas Eve’
- ‘Purple Snowflakes’
- ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’
- ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’
- ‘Wrap Me Up in Your Love’
- ‘Waiting for Christmas’
- ‘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.