Tony Hadley hardly understands which country he remains in when Love Sunday publication finally acquires him after a number of days playing phone tag, and it’s not surprising; after coming out of the jungle in deepest, darkest Australia, he got a whole three days to reunite with his household (wife Alison and children Zara, nine, and Genevieve, three and a half, were there to greet him), before flying off briefly to Dubai, followed by Milan, then onto Rome, for work commitments.
Tony Hadley, legendary Spandau Ballet straw man, presents his first-ever Christmas album taped and produced in Italy. The album includes two brand brand-new songs together with a few of his preferred Christmas classics.
“The Christmas Album” is readily available worldwide from November 27th physically, digitally and through all streaming partners.
Produced by Claudio Guidetti and taped completely in Italy, “The Christmas Album” is an eclectic collection of Christmas tunes consisting of: “White Christmas”, “Let It Snow”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, Bruce Springsteen’s variation of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, “I Believe In Father Christmas” by Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer ), “Shock Christmas” by Train, “Fairytale Of New York (a duet with Nina Zilli)” by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, “Lonesome This Christmas” by Mud, “Driving House For Christmas” by Chris Rea, “Run Rudolph Run” by Chuck Berry and “I Do Not Want To Invest Another Christmas Without You” by N’Sync.
The album also features 2 brand brand-new tunes: “Every Second I’m Away”- written by Tony Hadley, Guidetti & Annalisa Scarrone, and “Snowing All Over The World” written by Tony
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As straw man for Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley led the acclaimed band through the 1980s with 15 Leading 10 songs (consisting of the # 1 smash “True.”) The band took a twenty years hiatus prior to reforming in 2009, again striking the U.K. Top 10 with their reunion album, When More. Following a well-known documentary (directed by Julien Temple) and an effective trip, Hadley stepped out with The Christmas Album, his very first vacation offering, showing the same daring spirit, while doing what he does finest– making every song his own.
Including standards like “White Christmas,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” The Christmas Album moves effortlessly into the ’50s with Chuck Berry’s “Run Run Rudolph,” the ’70s with “I Believe In Father Christmas” (Greg Lake of Emerson Lake & Palmer), The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York” from the ’80s, and into the existing century with Keane’s “Someplace Only We Understand” as well as originals. Previously only available as an import, this 2016 version of The Christmas Album adds 3 brand-new tracks for its intro to the world!
From “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (a duet with Kim Wilde) to “Shake Up Christmas” (co-written by Butch Walker and Pat Monahan of Train), The Christmas Album delivers to the romantic, the brand-new romantic and every generation in-between. A new holiday classic? We understand this much holds true.