Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas With Chicago

We've been telling you about the new Chicago Christmas Album "O Christmas Three" for several weeks now.  The new CD officially comes out on Tuesday, October 4th ... but (as promised) Forgotten Hits has been given an EXCLUSIVE "Sneak Peek" of a couple of tracks that we'll be sharing with you prior to the official release date.

This is Chicago's THIRD album of holiday music (hence the title ... which is also a play on words developed around the way their manager, Peter Schivarelli (kind of a "deez, dem and doze" guy) pronounces the number "tree".  Since Chicago also covers this timeless Christmas Classic on their new CD, it all makes perfect sense in the end.  

(Check out the link to their website for a complete list of tracks ... as well as pre-order and downloading information.)
Click here: chicagoxxxiiipreorder - Chicago (The Band) Official Store

The CD will also be commercially available through, as well as Best  Buy and Walmart.  
The band has elected to release this new album on their own special imprint label, Chicago Records II.  It's produced by Phil Ramone, forming the perfect marriage of two recording legends ... and the guys are extremely proud of the end result.

Here's the song that we got to hear live in concert last month at Ravinia ... a reworked, rocked-up version of the holiday chestnut "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", arranged and sung by Chicago Guitarist Keith Howland.

More to come in the next week or two ... so stay tuned!

(Special thanks to Lee Loughnane, Peter Schivarelli and Tom Cuddy for this VERY special Forgotten Hits Exclusive!!!)