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NEW ALBUM: NORAH JONES | I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS (DELUXE)

Norah Jones has been a steady voice of warmth and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut album Come Away With Me became a familiar musical companion for millions worldwide. The nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist has released a deluxe edition of her first-ever holiday album, "I Dream Of Christmas." The deluxe edition has an additional three new tracks which include, "I Dream Of Christmas," "Last Month Of The Year," and a cover of a holiday favourite, "I'll Be Home For Christmas." The delightful and comforting collection of timeless seasonal favourites and affecting new originals that explore the complicated emotions of our times and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness. “I’ve always loved Christmas music but never had the inclination to make a holiday album until now,” Norah says. “Last year, I found myself listening to 'James Brown’s Funky Christmas and Elvis’s Christmas Album' on Sundays during lockdown for a sense of comfort. In January 2021, I started thinking about making a Christmas album of my own. It gave me something fun to work on and look forward to.” Among the album’s many pleasures is Norah’s playful reinvention of The Chipmunk’s “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian), which is given a languid beat and swaggering horns. Other highlights include sublime versions of “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Christmas Time Is Here.”