The release is a never-before-released three-track EP that features the soulful holiday tunes “At Christmas Time,” “May Christmas Bring You Happiness,” and a special bonus a cappella mix of “At Christmas Time.” Pre-saves are available today here, and the EP will be released on all DSPs on Friday, November 3, 2023.
Previously, “At Christmas Time” and “May Christmas Bring You Happiness” debuted on the 1976 compilation album “Funky Christmas,” released on Cotillion Records. Now, for the first time, music lovers around the globe can experience these heartfelt recordings as a stand-alone EP. Both tracks were written and produced by Luther Vandross, arranged by Paul Riser, and executive produced by Ceilidh Productions, Inc.
A captivating a cappella rendition of “At Christmas Time” will debut in this musical release – inspired by the luxury brand Waterford and chosen as the musical backdrop for their holiday campaign. The collaboration between Waterford and the Luther Vandross Estate was initiated earlier this year with Waterford supporting the Luther Vandross Foundation luncheon and introducing crystal collections Luther 81 and limited-edition 81X. This Fall, anticipate Luther’s music weaving its magic in Waterford’s Heritage Mastercraft Collection with “Don’t You Know That,” followed by the Lismore Arcus Collection featuring “A House Is Not A Home.”
David Gottlieb, manager of the Luther Vandross Estate, shared his excitement, stating, “Luther’s distinctive voice has been a golden thread in the tapestry of holiday music for decades. This release serves not only as a testament to his remarkable talent but also as a gift that keeps on giving, allowing his enchanting melodies to continue being a cherished part of families’ holiday traditions.”
“This is more than just a Christmas album; it’s a convergence of history, emotion, and the ever-present spirit of the holidays that Luther Vandross encapsulated in his music,” said Sean Lewis, Marketing Manager of Digital Strategy at Primary Wave Music. “In this specially curated EP, we invite listeners to become a part of a cherished journey, where rhythms and lyrics foster a renewed sense of connection and joy in this festive season. It’s a token of remembrance and a tribute to Luther’s everlasting impact.”
For more information, visit www.luthervandross.com.
Photo credit: Luther Vandross (source).
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