Steve Perry to Release Holiday Album, ‘The Season’

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Steve Perry (Photo by Myriam Santos, used with permission)

Steve Perry has announced the release of his first holiday record, The Season, coming November 5, 2021, via Fantasy Records. The Sept. 10 announcement was accompanied by the release of Perry’s rendition of the holiday staple “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Listen to it below.

Of the album, the former Journey lead vocalist notes, “I hope when people hear this record, they’re teleported in the same way I was when I recorded all these songs—I hope it brings them back to those golden moments with their loved ones and gives them that feeling of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much.”

Perry talks about the lead track. “When I was recording vocals for ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas,’ as I was singing ‘Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree’… I was emotionally thrown into standing in my grandmother’s house staring through the door that I always hung mistletoe and then I saw her beautiful Christmas tree in front of her living room window…I had to stop singing because it felt like I was really there ……. I was a bit stunned. Back home for Christmas is where everyone wants to be!”

Listen to “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

After decades away, Perry returned to music in 2018 with the release of his album Traces, his first solo LP since 1994.

The Season Track List
1. The Christmas Song
2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
3. Auld Lang Syne
4. Winter Wonderland
5. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Silver Bells
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Related: Our recap of Journey’s 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction

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  1. RecordSteve
    #1 RecordSteve 11 September, 2021, 00:24

    Guess we will all “Journey” back to these classic Christmas tunes courtesy of Steve Perry=enjoy the ride….

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