Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bob Dylan to Release Christmas Record 10/13

No really, it's not a joke. Bob Dylan is releasing his first holiday record on 10/13, annd it will include...wait for it..."Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Winter Wonderland," among others. I'd make a crack about scaring the kids and neighbors with it, but that's just too easy.

Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman, famously found Jesus in 1979. Thirty years later, he's found Santa.

Dylan, the author of such iconic songs as "The Times They Are A-Changin'," is releasing "Christmas in the Heart" -- his first holiday album -- on Oct. 13, Columbia Records said yesterday. Among the tunes Dylan will warble on the disc, his 47th, are "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Winter Wonderland," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Must Be Santa." The cover of the album features a Currier and Ives-ish painting of a horse-drawn sleigh.

Perhaps thinking of his Christian-era hit "Gotta Serve Somebody," Dylan is donating royalties on US sales to the nonprofit Feeding America, helping to serve more than 4 million meals to the needy this holiday season. (Source)

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