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ig-news-digest       tuesday, september 14 2010       volume 12 : number 029

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  [ig-news] artist direct article re holly happy days  [<sherlyn@pixelopolis]


date: tue, 14 sep 2010 09:30:54 +1000
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subject: [ig-news] artist direct article re holly happy days

hi folks,

another article about the holiday album, this from artist direct.  you can
check it out online at:


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indigo girls to release first christmas album
mon, 13 sep 2010 13:21:31
it will be packaged in holiday wrapping paper and contain ornaments

there are christmas albums and then there are christmas albums. two
decades into their career, the indigo girls --amy ray and emily saliers b
are set to release their first holiday record, holly happy days, specially
packaged in holiday wrapping which will contain three surprise ornaments
tucked inside. the holiday set will hit retail shelves on october 12 via ig
recordings/vanguard records.

in part, the songs on holly happy days were chosen for their broad appeal.
sacred and secular, traditional and original, the tracks reflect the
ecumenical spirit of the duo's diverse fan base, from chely wright's "it
really is (a wonderful life)" to woody guthrie's "happy joyous hanukkah,"
with janis ian and mary gautier on background vocals. the album also
features the indigo girls' arrangements of such classic christmas
recordings as "oh holy night," "i'll be home for christmas," and "angels we
have heard on high" as well as three original (and instantly classic) songs
written by amy and emily - "your holiday song," "mistletoe" and "the wonder

recorded in nashville and produced by peter collins, the duo sifted
through hundreds of tracks, arranged and rehearsed songs on the fly, and
carved two weeks out of their hectic schedule to record the 12-song
collection in may. the result: a warm, bluegrass-tinged cd that glows with
the goodwill of the season. "i think our fans are already very excited
about it," saliers said. "we've been talking about this cd at our live
shows, and the response has been great. and we were like kids in a candy
store with these songs b going to nashville and knocking it out so quickly
with these incredible, world-class players."

"when the holidays come around," ray said in a statement, "i hope there
are at least a couple of songs here where people will hear a representation
of something they feel during that time b whether they celebrate christmas
or hanukkah or the winter solstice."

saliers added, "to us, the holiday season is all about celebrating and
coming together and hope for the future and the belief that things can be
good for all people and all creatures. so we just wanted to put of little
of that into this record." from the die-cut ornaments included with the cd
to fresh, original songs that expand the christmas canon, holly happy days
is filled with new ways to celebrate the season. there are songs that
revive our fondest memories of family and home. there are songs that
inspire hope during winter's darkest hours. and there are songs that remind
us that above all else, the holidays are a season of love and peace and
majesty and wonder.

a holiday tour is expected to be announced shortly, as well.

will you check out the indigo girls as they spread holiday cheer?

bamy sciarretto

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