Good ol‘ Christmas is the name of the newest musical release from The Baseballs, a very special Christmas album for a peaceful Christmas and hip-swinging under the mistletoe.
On their newest album, Sam, Digger & Basti present their very personal Christmas favourites. Listeners are again taken on a trip to the good ole 50s and 60s with enchanting traditionals like Oh Holy Night and Silent Night, classics like Winter Wonderland, Have yourself a merry little Christmas or Melanie Thornton's unforgettable Wonderful Dream. But it is not just peace that the Baseballs want for Christmas:
Chris Reas‘ Drivin Home for Christmas gives your hips a good workout, and Little Drummer Boy not only makes you shake a leg but really lays into the strings!
The recordings took place in midsummer, so a few tricks were needed to get that special Christmas feeling.
"We blacked out the windows and imagined that it was snowing outside - which wasn't too easy, with 40 degrees in the singing booth," Sam explains, and Basti adds, laughing: "We brought along a winter tea mix that we had left at home. Put a mug of that in the studio, and you get that Christmas feel straightaway!"
Recording a Christmas album had been the band's lifelong dream. Sam: "We all really love the Christmas period. The atmosphere, waiting for that day, spending time with your family - that's great and something special every year.
Even Elvis released several Christmas albums during his career, and many other big rock'n'roll musicians did the same. Rock'n'roll and Christmas simply belong together. For us, it was our heart's desire and a great honour to be able to record this Christmas CD. We wanted to pay tribute to Christmas with this peaceful album, and those few groovy tunes.
Good ol‘ Christmas – thirteen songs whose rock‘n‘roll make-up turns them into particularly special Christmas jewels, truly worthy of trimming your celebrations!