Daryl Hall & John Oates will release "Home for Christmas" on October 3rd, a beautifully recorded and heartfelt Holiday album. Released on their own label U-Watch/DKE Records and distributed by ICON Music Entertainment Services, the album, with a portion of proceeds donated to the U.S. Marine Corps charity Toys for Tots, will be available exclusively at all Trans World Entertainment outlets, including F.Y.E., Sam Goody, Strawberries Music, Wherehouse Entertainment, Suncoast, Spec's, Second Spin, and Coconuts Music and Movies. The duo will also serve as spokesmen for the 2006 Toys For Tots fundraising campaign.
"We wanted to do an album that expressed the true spirit of Christmas, that of peace, traditions, family and friends coming together," says Daryl Hall. "The songs, some familiar, but adapted to our style, others more obscure, along with two originals, are about ecstasy, grace, poignancy, love and, of course, soul."
Produced by Daryl Hall with longtime collaborator T-Bone Wolk and Greg Bieck, "Home for Christmas," with special cover art designed by Michael McCurdy, features Daryl Hall and John Oates giving a new and original life to traditional pieces, including "The First Noel," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "The Christmas Song," "Mary Had a Baby," "Oh Holy Night" and a re-recording of "Jingle Bell Rock," a promotional-only single that was a hit for the duo for many years. Daryl and John also penned a pair of original tracks for the collection, "Home for Christmas" and "No Child Should Ever Cry On Christmas."