UPDATED 27th NOVEMBER 2012:
'Christmas Rules' - the UK title for 'Holidays Rule' - is out now. Fans can get their copies from:
Fans in the US can pick up their copies from:
Watch a behind-the-scenes film of Paul recording 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)' with Diana Krall and producer Tommy LiPuma below:
UPDATED 30th OCTOBER 2012:
'Holidays Rule' is now available to buy in North America. Fans can pick up their copy from:
The album will be released in the UK on 26th November.
UPDATED 25TH OCTOBER 2012:
Fans can now stream Paul's track ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’ at Rolling Stone magazine's website HERE!
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 15th OCTOBER 2012:
Paul is confirmed to feature on ‘Holidays Rule’, a new Christmas compilation released on 30th October. Paul’s contribution - ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’ - conjures up the warmth of the fireside and is one of 17 new recordings set to be released through Hear Music / Concord Music Group. Others confirmed for the release include The Shins, Rufus Wainwright, Eleanor Friedberger and Holly Golightly.
‘Holidays Rule’ delves into an unusually rich assemblage of Americana, alt-pop, folk, electronica, country, American standards, singer-songwriter, New Orleans gospel, garage rock and more. Producers Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk and executive producer Randall Poster of bi-coastal music-supervision company Search Party – along with executive producer Nancy Jeffries of MPL – strove to give the project the feel of a cohesive album, rather than a holiday hodgepodge.
"We've had great success working with Nancy and the MPL team on a number of projects," explained Poster. "We thought it would be a lot of fun to record some holiday songs together!"
“I love holiday music,” Matarazzo volunteers. “But every year I find myself going back to the standards. I wondered, where’s the holiday record for this generation? This was a chance to create something that gave today’s artists a chance to put their mark on the tradition.”
‘Holidays Rule’ full tracklisting:
1. fun. - ‘Sleigh Ride’
2. The Shins – ‘Wonderful Christmastime’
3. Rufus Wainwright feat. Sharon Van Etten - ‘Baby, It's Cold Outside’
4. Paul McCartney – ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’
5. Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – '(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag’
6. The Civil Wars - ‘I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day’
7. Calexico - ‘Green Grows The Holly’
8. Ages and Ages – ‘We Need A Little Christmas’
9. Holly Golightly - ‘That's What I Want for Christmas’
10. Irma Thomas with Preservation Hall Jazz Band –‘May Ev'ryday Be Christmas’
11. Heartless Bastards - ‘Blue Christmas’
12. Eleanor Friedberger - ‘Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)’
13. Fruit Bats - ‘It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’
14. Y La Bamba – ‘Señor Santa (Mister Santa)’
15. Punch Brothers - ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’
16. The Head and The Heart - ‘What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?’
17. Andrew Bird - ‘Auld Lang Syne’
Fans can listen to 30” clips of the album at the release’s official website HERE!