Renowned label unveils Reggae Christmas Classics, Showcasing Shuga's cover of Mariah Carey's Iconic hit, Helmed by producers Dean Fraser and Clive Hunt
Chris Martin Adds his unique flavor to the Christmas edition (GD Films)
VP Records is set to release "Reggae Christmas Classics," a star-studded covers album that infuses the holiday spirit with the rhythms and warmth of the islands. The album, featuring a diverse cast of artists, will be available on CD and digitally starting November 24. You can pre-save it here.
Christopher Martin works his magic on the joyous "This Christmas," Shuga dazzles with her rendition of Mariah Carey's seasonal blockbuster "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and Mikey Spice puts his unique spin on "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)." The eleven tracks, recorded between Mixing Lab, Penthouse Studios, and Tuff Gong Studios, feature production duties split between Dean Fraser and Clive Hunt.
A lineup of vocalists including Lukie D, Nikki D, Ikaya, Olaf Blackwood, Nadine Sutherland, and Thriller U adds their own distinct touch to Christmas classics like "Feliz Navidad" and "It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year," among others. Robbie Lyn delivers an instrumental version of "Someday at Christmas," produced by Clive Hunt, while legendary Dean Fraser collaborates with Ubuntu to breathe new life into "Silver Bells." Duane Stephenson contributes the sole original track with "Golden Nights (In December)."
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Reflecting on the project, A&R Richard “Shams” Browne shares, “Dane Bogle (credited as assistant A&R) and I have wanted to put together a VP Records Christmas album for the past four or five years. This year, we finally got the green light. We drafted a shortlist of producers and artists, and from there, the project came together pretty smoothly.”
"It's always a pleasure working with great producers like Dean and Clive, as well as the talented artists who participated, with each of them recording as if they're performing for a live audience. With everyone bringing their A-game, this may be my favorite project of the year," he concluded.
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