Thursday, November 26, 2015

Here Comes Christmas CD - it's a musicwrap








Music, the universal language of Christmas, is packaged in Greg Page's new CD, "Here Comes Christmas!"  Filled with traditional and original songs for the whole family, this is a must have for the upcoming holiday season.




Unwrapping...







by Greg Page

The original "Yellow Wiggle"

His first children's/family album since his departure from the Wiggles, with whom he performed for nearly 17 years,



Unwrapping the CD...


This fun CD will kick start your season and get you in the Christmas spirit for sure.  It opens with three originals songs, "presented with panache, substance, and personality."  The holiday package is stuffed with 22 songs in all, perfect, for the whole family to enjoy.  It also features four bonus tracks from Greg's new children's DVD,  "Butterscotch's Playground."

The CD was arranged and produced by Chicago-based Alec Miller, who harnessed Greg's passion for both old and new renditions of Christmas songs.  "The resulting collection enfolds children and adults alike in the warmth of Yuletide music and the holiday spirit." 

Greg has always wanted to pay homage to the old-school style of musical arrangements.  The settings for many of the songs found their roots in orchestral arrangements made famous by Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Dean Martin.

According to Greg...

"Those 'old-school' musical arrangements are really important for a child's development of both musical perspective and understanding,with harmony, rhythm, and tone colour being explored to their fullest. And for people of all ages, they're simply wonderful to listen to."




About Greg Page...





Greg has long been at the top end of children's entertainment and is respectfully regarded as one of the genre's leading performers.  He grew up in Northmead, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.  He was raised with a keen love of music and studied Early Childhood Education at Sydney's Macquarie University.  In 1991 he teamed up with fellow students Anthony Field and Murray Cook to form what would become one of the world's largest children's brands, The Wiggles. In 2006 he retired from the group due to a condition known as orthostatic intolerance, a form of dysautonomia.  Now doing well Greg is moving forward and has established The Greg Page Foundation to raise awareness and funds for research into orthostatic intolerance.  

He has been awarded the Order of Australia, (knighthood) for his services in the arts, in particular to children's entertainment, and a variety of charities. He has received an Australian Record Industry Hall of Fame Award, honorary Doctorates for Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University, and an Australian  Record Industry Association Outstanding Achievement Award.  He is a seven-time ARIA (Australian Grammy) winner.

"Here Comes Christmas!" will be available from iTunes and www.butterscotch.com. His "Butterscotch's Playground " DVD is also available from the same.

Please check out Greg at: 


 www.gregpage.com and www.butterscotchtv.com



About the CD itself...




For all ages.

Release date:  November 24th, 2015

Run time: 58 minutes





Unwrapping the Track list...

Here Comes Christmas
Christmas Bells
It's Christmas
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Jingle Bells
Let it Snow
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Winter Wonderland
Little Drummer Boy
The Christmas Song
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bell Rock
Dominick the Donkey
White Christmas
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Feliz Navidad
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Three Ships 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You A Merry Christmas



Bonus tracks...

(From Gregs Page's Butterscotch Playground)

At the Fire Station
Everybody Dance
Get Down Low and Go, Go, Go
Knead it





Sing on and sing always!

It's a wrap.



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