JOHN LEGEND JOINS THE LATE NAT “KING” COLE FOR A HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Written by Brittany Styles on October 8, 2021
It’s no secret how much I love Christmas. The decorations, music, movies, gift giving; and all the things that make Christmas so magical, I’m here for it! This makes my heart so happy.
Gloria Estefan and John Legend are two beautiful voices joining A Sentimental Christmas with Nat “King” Cole and Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined, a collection of Cole’s holiday recordings with restored vocals and new arrangements.
The album will be released on October 29, and features Gloria singing with Nat “King” Cole on “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” and John Legend on the holiday classic, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire). The John Legend duet of “The Christmas Song”, Cole’s original recording celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is the first single and is available now on all digital streaming platforms.
Johnny Mathis, friend of Nat “King” Cole and legend in his own right, lends his voice to a duet of “Deck the Halls/Joy to the World,” while Broadway star and actress Kristin Chenoweth sings “The Very Thought of You” with Cole.
This has my name written all over it. If you enjoy Christmas as much as I do, you’ll probably love it too!
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