Multi platinum-selling musician and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Cullum today releases The Pianoman At Christmas – The Complete Edition, via Island Records. The deluxe album completes last year’s critically acclaimed hit album The Pianoman At Christmas Part 1, with its Second Part – featuring 11 covers of classic Christmas songs, as well as two original songs – out now.
Drawing from the past and inspired by the present, The Pianoman At Christmas – The Complete Edition sees Jamie team up with London jazz innovators Kansas Smitty’s, as well as composer and producer The Vernon Spring and acclaimed LA-based jazz singer Lady Blackbird to complete a piece of work that is imbued with seasonal sophistication. Alongside his two original tracks, Jamie breathes new life into classics such as ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Frosty The Snowman’, ranging from ‘Amazing Grace’ to ‘Man With The Bag’ and ‘Sleigh Ride’. The Complete Edition will be released on double CD and double black vinyl formats, alongside a limited run of 180G Heavyweight coloured vinyl in red and gold.
Speaking on the release, Jamie said –
“I’m delighted to say that The Complete Edition of The Pianoman at Christmas is finally out. Beginning with the crafting of original festive music, to the pleasures of collaborating with the mega talents of Kansas Smitty’s, Lady Blackbird and The Vernon Spring on the classics – it’s been a surprising and enriching journey for me as songwriter and music maker. I hope that this complete collection finds a joyous place in your future Christmas traditions.”
Released almost a year to the day before The Complete Edition is due out, The Pianoman At Christmas featured 11 original songs played by 57 of Britain’s best musicians, recorded in Abbey Road’s famous Studio 2 and produced by Greg Wells whose The Greatest Showman soundtrack spent 28 weeks at number 1. The album sold over 37,000 copies, spending 6 weeks in the album chart and peaking at number 11. In December Jamie broke the Guinness World Record for the largest music lesson ever, when he held a virtual piano lesson for 2,282 people, teaching them the carol ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ with special guests Robbie Williams, Sigrid and Dodie.
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