Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, author and founding member of hard rock bands Alter Bridge, Creed and Tremonti, Mark Tremonti has debuted the first song from his upcoming holiday album,” Christmas Classics New & Old.” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is available now via all streaming partners, and a holiday-themed visualizer can be seen below.
After the success of his interpretation of songs Frank Sinatra made famous on his album “Tremonti Sings Sinatra,” Mark decided to partner up with the orchestra from that album to work on the holiday album. The album is scheduled for release worldwide on Oct. 27, 2023, and is available for pre-order here.
From the opening horns of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to the slow fade of the Donny Hathaway classic “This Christmas,” Tremonti showcases the music that was the bedrock of his childhood holidays. His interpretations of songs like “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noel” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” find their place among the many great versions that preceded them. “O Holy Night” is one of Mark’s personal favorites and finds new life in the arrangement by producer Carey Deadman. Mark also took the time to create his own holiday composition called “Christmas Morning.” Piano twinkles as a marching band drum roll picks up the momentum. As if changing from black-and-white to technicolor, horns herald a warm picture on the track’s finale, “My lady and me will make sure our children believe in the glory of Christmas morning.”
1) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2) Jingle Bells
3) The Christmas Song
4) Christmas Morning
5) The First Noel
6) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
7) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8) Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
9) O Holy Night
10) This Christmas
Reuniting with members of the orchestra from “Tremonti Sings Sinatra” and “Christmas Classics New & Old,” Mark has announced three new tour dates to go along with his previously announced show in Orlando on Saturday, Dec. 16. The new dates will take Tremonti and his orchestra to New Jersey for two shows and Beverly Hills, California, for one in January 2024. The shows are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at The Music Box at Borgata; Saturday, Jan. 6, in Red Bank, New Jersey, at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Saturday, Jan. 13, in Beverly Hills, California, at the Saban Theater. Tickets for all shows will be available on Sept. 29 and can be found here.