Here is part of the news release:
Recorded in LA and the famed Abbey Road Studio in London in between performances of the 26-year-old Groban's "Awake" Tour, the collection of holiday songs on 'Noel' includes such classics as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" with Josh on acoustic piano, "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy," "The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and "Ava Maria." Groban duets with Faith Hill on "The First Noel," with a choir under the direction of gospel legend Kirk Franklin. In addition, singer Brian McKnight adds his vocals on "Angels We Have Heard On High" and the haunting version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" features messages from troops stationed overseas.I think it is wonderful that Josh put messages from the troops in that last song. What a beautiful tribute to the men and women who are fighting for our freedom around the world.
I cannot wait for this cd to come out! Only one more week and it will be in stores. Here are the different versions/sales:
For all of Josh's international fans, Noel will be available in November in all countries that carry Warner Music product.Don't forget to buy a copy (or three!) on Tuesday!
Noel - The regular edition CD with 13 tracks will be available at all retailers on October 9th, 2007.
Noel - The Special edition CD with 13 tracks and DVD "the making of the CD" footage will be sold exclusively at Target Stores available on October 9th, 2007
Noel - Two versions available only through the Warner Bros. Records online store, FOJG and JoshGroban.com. The regular edition CD with 13 tracks selling for $14.98 plus s&h and also a “special packaged” regular CD with custom holiday ornament which will be available for pre-order soon. Both available to ship on October 9th, 2007.
Here is the cd with the ornament:
UPDATE-3 October 2007:
Barnes&Noble.com has sound clips from the cd. Gorgeous!!! You can listen to them here!!!