- The highly-anticipated album Christmas in Tahoe is available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon starting today—releasing on November 13
- The album will include original holiday songs and covers of holiday classics such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody”
SEATTLE, 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)—‘Tis the season. Amazon today announced that the multi-GRAMMY award and Billboard award-winning band Train will bring their first-ever holiday album exclusively to Amazon Prime members in the U.S. and U.K. to stream ad-free on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership. The highly-anticipated album, Christmas in Tahoe, features 15 holiday-inspired tracks and will be available for digital download exclusively on Amazon; the physical CD’s deluxe version with all 15 songs will also only be available on Amazon. Customers can pre-order the album in digital or physical format starting today, and listen to every song when it releases on November 13. To pre-order visit http://amzn.to/1MAX7PD.
Train, which has had 13 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album, has put their signature sound and spin on holiday classics such as Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means To Me.” Newly recorded versions of Elvis Presley’s “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me),” John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and the Hawaiian-themed Christmas song written by Robert Alex Anderson, “Mele Kalikimaka,” are tracks that can only be found on Amazon. The album also includes original holiday music sure to become holiday favorites, including the sunny disposition of “Christmas Island,” the melancholy yearning and country shuffle of “Wait For Mary Christmas,” and the rhythmic wordplay of “Shake Up Christmas.”
“Our focus is on bringing great music to our customers, and with distinct vocals, a unique sound and a long history of chart-topping hits, there is no doubt customers will love the first-ever holiday album from Train,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re excited to bring the GRAMMY award-winning band’s holiday inspired album exclusively to Prime Music—we know that Prime members are going to enjoy unlimited listening throughout the holiday season.”
“Christmas in Tahoe has been a part of Train’s journey that’s been in the making for quite some time,” said Pat Monahan, lead vocalist of Train. “We couldn’t be more excited that Amazon presented us with the opportunity to share the album with millions of Amazon Prime members, and joined us in an amazing relationship to continue to positively change the way people hear new and current music.”
Prime members will be able to listen to Christmas in Tahoe on Prime Music through the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Fire devices, Amazon Echo, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com, starting on November 13. Prime members can also download tracks off the album for anytime, anywhere listening. Prime Music is included in the Prime membership for $99/year.
Most recently Bulletproof Picasso—the band’s 7th studio album—debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its September 16, 2014debut and earned rave reviews. Train’s climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994, as the original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of “Meet Virginia” gave them their first unlikely radio hit, with 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter garnering multi-platinum status thanks to the double-GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and snaring the Best Rock Song GRAMMY award by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs.
The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey, Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012’s California 37, which launched the hit “Drive By,” reaching the Top 10 in 13 countries. They’ve sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Additionally, Train’s award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. has recently released their 6th varietal, ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
The full track listing for Train’s Christmas in Tahoe album:
- “This Christmas”
- “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
- “The River”
- “Christmas Island”
- “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
- “Merry Christmas Everybody”
- “Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)”
- “What Christmas Means To Me”
- “Wait For Mary, Christmas”
- “Holy Night”
- “Shake Up Christmas”
- “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
- “2000 Miles”
- “Tinsel and Lights”
- “Mele Kalikimaka”
To celebrate the release of Christmas in Tahoe, Train fans can enter for a chance to win the ukulele used by the band on tour and in the “Hey, Soul Sister” video, autographed by the entire band. To enter, follow @amazonmusic on Twitter at https://twitter.com/amazonmusic and retweet the ukulele #Sweepstakes post when it goes live on 10/16/15 at 9am PST/12pm EST. Sweepstakes ends on 10/19/15 at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Amazon Music will direct message the winner on Twitter with instructions regarding how to claim prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, prize ARV $249.99. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/1Qt8gRT
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