Posted by Iris Harrison on August 26, 2009
I know it’ s still Summer…and August…and I’ll admit to a certain amount of Holiday Season dread in the past few years, but I’m trying to get past that. So, I’m embracing this new release from Bob Dylan called “Christmas in the Heart.” You have no idea how happy I am that this is coming out. Seriously. I need to hear this album the minute it’s released on October 13th. The proceeds go to a great cause too.
Here’s the press release information. Check out the songs he’s going to do.
Christmas In The Heart will be the 47th album from Bob Dylan, and follows his worldwide chart-topping Together Through Life, released earlier this year. Songs performed by Dylan on this new album include, “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Must Be Santa.”Bob Dylan commented, “It’s a tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone — 12 million of those children — often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of where their next meal is coming from. I join the good people of Feeding America in the hope that our efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season.”
All of Bob Dylan’s U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year’s holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.
Additionally, Bob Dylan is partnering with two international charities to provide meals during the holidays for millions in need in the United Kingdom and the developing world, and will be donating all of his future international royalties from Christmas In The Heart to those organizations in perpetuity.
Just another reason for me to love Bob.