Grammy Award-winning, two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Rod Stewart has announced 'Merry Christmas, Baby', his first Christmas album of his career, set to arrive in stores on November 12th (October 30th in the US) and is available for pre-order today.
'Merry Christmas, Baby', an album of standards and traditional songs finds Rod Stewart joined by a number of A-list guests, starting with Michael Bublé, who duets with Rod on 'Winter Wonderland'. 'We Three Kings' is a duet with Mary J. Blige; and the title tune 'Merry Christmas, Baby' is a duet with Cee-Lo Green featuring local favorite, Trombone Shorty. 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' features Dave Koz on saxophone and 'What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?' is a very special ‘virtual’ duet with Ella Fitzgerald featuring Chris Botti.
The balance of the tunes on 'Merry Christmas, Baby' comprise 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,' Irving Berlin’s 'White Christmas,' 'Blue Christmas,' 'When You Wish Upon A Star,' 'Silent Night,' and 'Auld Lang Syne.' The album’s one original track, 'Red-Suited Super Man,' is composed by Rod Stewart, David Foster and Amy Foster and features New orleans own Trombone Shorty.