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NEW ALBUM: GARY BARLOW | THE DREAM OF CHRISTMAS (DELUXE)
Gary Barlow returned with his first-ever holiday album, "The Dream of Christmas," which has now been released as a deluxe version. The album also features duets with Aled Jones and The Puppini Sisters and comes as a standard 11-track and newly released deluxe 15-track edition. It’s a bit of a surprise after 30 years into a pop career that Gary has only just got around to making a Christmas album—possibly prompted by the success of Robbie’s 2019 Official Albums Chart Number 1, "The Christmas Present." The Take That frontman has also released a new song, "How Christmas Is Supposed to Be," Teaming up with actor and singer Sheridan Smith. Gary also collaborated with Welsh baritone Aled Jones on "A Child’s Christmas in Wales," cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on the spellbinding "The Colder It Feels," and vocal harmony trio The Puppini Sisters on festive classic "Winter Wonderland." He said about the album: “We were all trying to make Christmas feel good last year. “It was a tough Christmas for so many because of the scenario we all found ourselves in. So to try and make things a bit special, I started writing these songs. “I had never listened to those classic Christmas songs with the idea of singing them myself, but as this record evolved, so did my appreciation for these wonderful songs. It all started as a bit of a dalliance in the studio, and before I knew it, I had a whole album!” Gary will support the album with a series of live shows in November and December across the UK, with the support of Leona Lewis.