The new Eric Clapton Happy Xmas album I’m listening to while wrapping presents and still working on Christmas cards. With my Amazon Prime membership, I’m able to listen to the audio streaming for free; I went ahead and ordered the CD too.
On Friday while running errands I heard his rendition of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” on SiriusXM and thought “Wow! I’ll bet that is in a great Christmas album”; discovering the song is in his Eric Clapton Happy Xmas album is fun.
The album was released on October 12, 2018.
I’m really happy to see there is also a paperback with the Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook – Eric Clapton Happy Xmas Album
About the Songbook:
“16 holiday songs presented in Slow Hand’s blues style are presented in this collection which matches Clapton’s October 2018 album release.
Songs: Away in a Manger (Once in Royal David’s City) * Christmas in My Home Town * Christmas Tears * Everyday Will Be like a Holiday * For Love on Christmas Day * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Home for the Holidays * It’s Christmas * Jingle Bells (In Memory of Avicii) * A Little Bit of Christmas Love * Lonesome Christmas * Merry Christmas, Baby * Sentimental Moments * Silent Night * White Christmas * You Always Hurt the One You Love…”
The Eric Clapton Happy Xmas Album is available in MP3 Music, Audio CD, and Vinyl Double LP. Here is a link to it on Amazon (affiliate link).
Listen to his rendition of White Christmas and Away In A Manger – see if you have to check out more on his album! I’m still making my way through all of it, being halfway through.
Here’s to embracing the now with Christmas Eve being tomorrow!
P.S. Today is daily blog post #1397!
P.P.S. Listening to “Sentimental Moments” on his album, I THOUGHT I had heard it, and it was in the Christmas movie I was thinking about this morning – We’re No Angels. In the movie, Joan Bennett sings the song. My AnchoredScraps blog post from 12-05-2015, “We’re No Angels” (1955). If you haven’t seen the movie, it is wonderful!
ADDENDUM December 24, 2018 11:20 am Eastern. The song “For Love on Christmas Day” is a new song. The Track Listing credits is showing it written by Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, and Dennis Morgan. It is beautifully sung and I especially love the lyrics beginning with Wrote myself a letter…”! And his rendition of Silent Night is wonderful.
Eric Clapton Happy Xmas album and songbook, image, excerpt
AnchoredScraps post listed above