Sir Cliff Richard will release his first Christmas album in nearly two decades.
Christmas With Cliff will be released on November 25 and will feature 13 tracks, including festive classics and new songs.
Classics include Sleigh Ride, Joy To The World, When A Child Is Born and Jingle Bell Rock, as well as new songs such as First Christmas, Six Days After Christmas (Happy New Year) and Heart Of Christmas.
The 81-year-old said: “I’ve always loved being in recording studios since Studio 2, Abbey Road in 1958.
“I recorded this album at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida – 4,427 miles from Abbey Road – and once again I felt like I was in a world of my own.
“I had the help of two producers, Sam Hollander and Chris Walden.
“They walked me through the ‘well-known’ Christmas songs and allowed me to sing them my way.
“They had different approaches to the songs I asked them to produce for me, and they gave this album the dynamic that I was hoping for.
“This album isn’t just mine – it belongs to all of us involved in its creation, and I hope we add a little something special to your Christmas season.”
Sir Cliff’s last Christmas album was released in 2003 – 19 years ago – and included Mistletoe And Wine, Savior’s Day and The Millennium Prayer.
A previous Christmas album – Together With Cliff Richard – was released in 1991.
In 1990 Saviour’s Day reached the top of the UK Christmas chart, two years after Mistletoe And Wine did the same.
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