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    Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:38:06

    REO Speedwagon Re-Release "Not So Silent Night..." - It will include three bonus tracks

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    Rock gods REO Speedwagon have re-released their Christmas album Not So Silent Night: Christmas with REO Speedwagon through Sony Music/ Legacy. The album features 13 original tracks and three bonus tracks for the new release; it's a bunch of Christmas classics with a unique REO Speedwagon musical twist. I for one am interested.

    "Christmas is a very special time of year for all of us in REO Speedwagon as we have always enjoyed spending the time with our families," said REO's Kevin Cronin in a statement. "Making a Christmas album was an exciting endeavor for us and the three new tracks add to the holiday spirit we've already brought to the fans with classics that everyone loves." At least the band was thoughtful enough to add new songs to the mix.

    After being inspired to create an album unlike anything they have before, original members, Kevin Cronin (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Bruce Hall (bass, vocals), and Neal Doughty (keyboards), and twenty-year REO veterans, Dave Amato (lead guitar, vocals) and Bryan Hitt (drums), were excited to put together the band's first Christmas album. They gave these classics the full REO production treatment, providing a unique spin for the yuletide season. REO Speedwagon's first Christmas album, Not So Silent Night: Christmas With REO Speedwagon, features a total of 16 Christmas classics, Speedwagon style, three of which are previously unreleased bonus tracks: "Sleigh Ride," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and "I Believe in Santa Claus," Kevin Cronin's new acoustic Christmas song. Fans who purchase the album through the band's website, www.reospeedwagon.com, or merch booths at their live shows, receive exclusive autographed copies and an additional exclusive downloadable track, "We Three Kings."

    Not So Silent Night: Christmas With REO Speedwagon is a unique new entry into the classic rock Christmas category. The album is available on both CD and DVD, the latter as part of Legacy's The Yule Log Edition series, which pairs classic Christmas albums with Yule Log and other holiday imagery.

    Full Not So Silent Night Track Listing:
    1. The First Noel
    2. Winter Wonderland
    3. Silent Night
    4. Deck the Halls
    5. Little Drummer Boy
    6. The White Snows of Winter
    7. Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria)
    8. Children Go Where I Send Thee
    9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
    10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    11. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
    12. Blue Christmas
    13. Joy to the World

    Bonus Tracks:

    1. Sleigh Ride
    2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    3. I Believe in Santa Claus

    Are you going to blare this holiday release during your Christmas party?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.11.10




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