Andrea Corr of Irish band The Corrs and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones have teamed up to release a delightful seasonal duet of Elvis Presley’s ‘Blue Christmas’ out now on eastwest. LISTEN HERE.
The pair have been ‘soul mates’ since The Corrs toured with the Stones in the late 1990’s. So, it was no surprise that Ronnie said yes when Andrea asked him to play guitar and duet with her on this Elvis classic.
Their playful version of Blue Christmas is rooted in the Elvis Presley recording, with the voices of The Corr’s lead singer and the Rolling Stone guitarist offering a fresh, new take on this much loved song.
“The bluesy guitar on the Elvis original immediately brought Ronnie to mind” says Andrea Corr. “I thought, maybe he’ll sing with me too. I gave him all the outs: I’ll understand, not to worry, we can still be friends and he just said, ‘yeah’ with so much enthusiasm. Now it’s not just him and his guitar that I love, his singing is so good on this record.”
“As soon as Andrea asked and I listened to her voice on Blue Christmas I knew I wanted in, I didn’t even have to think about it” said Ronnie Wood, who has just finished an American Rolling Stones tour. “We had great fun doing it.”
In addition to their obvious musical talent, Andrea and Ronnie are both accomplished artists and have sketched each other for the single sleeve.
Let the festivities begin!