Idina Menzel Announces Track-Listing For Christmas Album, Holiday Wishes

Idina Menzel has announced the track-listing for her upcoming Christmas album, entitled Holiday Wishes, which will be released on October 14th by Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as well as Joni Mitchell’s Christmas-themed “River,” one of Menzel’s favorites. Another highlight is a duet with international superstar Michael Bublé on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” An exclusive Target edition of Holiday Wishes will feature two bonus tracks, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Please see below for the full track-listing. Continue reading

Alvin Harrison, The 99 EP Review

Rough Times in America is a soulful track that resounds loudly even after the track ceases. A smart production allows each constituent element of the track to shine, meaning that the bass, drums, and multiple vocals are provided with ample opportunity to shine separately and as a contributing element. The track is a call to action, building off of the work of artists like Phil Ochs and USA For Africa. The track’s melodies and vocals will tattoo themselves deep into the minds and hearts of anyone listening in, a quality that is equally present in We Ain’t Buyin’ and Do You Wanna Go. Continue reading

DEEP IN HATE Premiere “The Cattle Procession” Video

The lyrics video will plunge you into the concept behind the album: a dark future that sees our so-called civilization evolve into (even) more tyranny, more oppression. Not really a “concept album,” Chronicles of Oblivion has this main theme being explored on all songs, with a different aspect of it being the main theme of each track. So, after entering the “New Republic” and facing the “Altars of Lies,” enter “The Cattle Procession!” Continue reading