Heart Celebrates the 2013 Yuletide Season with 2 Newly Recorded Christmas Singles, Produced by Emilio Estefan
"Please Come Home For Christmas," with Ann Wilson and Aaron Neville, and "All Through the Night," with Nancy Wilson and Richard Marx, Coming Tuesday, November 12
Nov 7, 2013
NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart fans will have two new reasons to celebrate this year's holidays with the release of "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "All Through the Night," the double A-sided digital single from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, coming Tuesday, November 12.
Ann and Nancy decided to wrap 2013, a year marked by Heart's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a pair of special holiday recordings, each recorded with a singer they'd always admired and wanted to work with.
Nancy, along with producer Emilio Estefan and pianist Shelly Berg, wrote a new arrangement for "All Through the Night," a traditional Welsh folksong and recorded a sublime contemporary version of the song with backing vocals by Richard Marx.
Ann made one of her own dreams come true with her duet with Aaron Neville on "Please Come Home for Christmas," a holiday rhythm & blues standard originally a hit for Charles Brown in 1961.
"I have loved Aaron Neville's amazing, soulful voice since I was a teenager, and it is a great blessing to get this opportunity to sing a duet with him," Ann said. "He truly has a gift, and is a sweet person. It shows on this track."
The arrival of "All Through the Night" and "Please Come Home for Christmas" caps an amazing year for Heart, who've been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010's Red Velvet Car became the group's first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 co-headliner with Def Leppard) have ensued with 2012 seeing the release of Strange Euphoria, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll, a best-selling autobiography; and the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson's Heart star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Released in October 2012, Fanatic, Heart's 14th studio album became the band's 12th to cross into the Top 25.
Heart was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Chris Cornell on April 18, 2013.
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
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