(New York, NY) – With just five months until Christmas Day and the holiday season fast approaching, GRAMMY® Award Winning musician, producer, author as well as founding member of hard rock bands Alter Bridge, Creed and Tremonti, Mark Tremonti is announcing his first-ever holiday album. Christmas Classics New & Old is Mark’s interpretation of nine holiday classics and one original penned song from the acclaimed songwriter himself. After the success of his interpretation of songs Frank Sinatra made famous on his album Tremonti Sings Sinatra, Mark decided to partner up with the orchestra from that album to work on the holiday album. The album is scheduled for release worldwide on October 27th and is now available for pre-order here: www.tremontichristmas.com.
From the opening horns of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to the slow fade of the Donny Hathaway classic “This Christmas,” Mark Tremonti showcases the music that was the bedrock of his childhood holidays. Mark’s interpretations of songs like “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noel” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” find their place among the many great versions that preceded them. “O Holy Night” is one of Mark’s personal favorites and finds new life in the inspired arrangement by producer Carey Deadman. Mark also took the time to create his own holiday composition called “Christmas Morning.” Piano twinkles as a marching band drum roll picks up the momentum. As if changing from black-and-white to technicolor, horns herald a wonderfully warm picture on the track’s finale, “My lady and me will make sure our children believe in the glory of Christmas morning.” Christmas Classics New & Old will sit alongside the most-cherished holiday albums and continues to showcase the musical diversity inside Mark Tremonti. Music from the album will be released in the coming months and a teaser video for the holiday album can be seen here: https://fb.watch/l-LvquOO-8/.
The track listing for Christmas Classics New & Old is:
1) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2) Jingle Bells
3) The Christmas Song
4) Christmas Morning
5) The First Noel
6) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
7) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8) Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
9) O Holy Night
10) This Christmas
As a GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum musician, Mark Tremonti’s dynamic musical career spans influential bands from Alter Bridge and Creed to his own Tremonti, leaving an indelible imprint on hard rock with over 40 million albums sold, chart-topping debuts, countless television appearances and magazine covers, sold out arenas everywhere, and dozens of other accolades. To say he broadened his horizons with 2022’s Mark Tremonti Sings Sinatra might just be the understatement of the century though. He paid homage to 14 Sinatra classics backed by surviving members of Ol Blue Eye’s band in addition to a cadre of A-list session players. Right out of the gate, it incited widespread audience and tastemaker applause. Beyond features from Billboard, CBS New York, Washington Post, and many more, Carson Daly spotlighted the project on TODAY and raved, “Bar-none the best Frank Sinatra cover I’ve ever heard.” Donating 100% of the album’s proceeds to the National Down Syndrome Society [NDSS] as part of his Take A Chance For Charity Organization, NDSS notably honored Mark and his family at its Annual Gala & Auction in 2023. Moreover, the album hit #1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums Chart, and he would go on to play a handful of sold-out shows in support of the album. However, he has yet to musically contribute to the happiest season of all—until now. Just in time for the holidays, he delivers Christmas Classics New & Old with nine renditions of holiday anthems and one original tailormade to “put a smile on your face, make you feel good, and get you into the Christmas spirit,” according to Mark.