Deck the halls with boughs of Tori.
On November 10, Tori Amos will release her first ever Christmas album, Midwinter Graces. According to a press release, “Midwinter Graces will find Tori reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her very own seasonal tracks.”
Growing up the daughter of a Methodist minister, Amos grew up playing Christmas music at church functions and on the home piano. They served as her introduction into the world of music. Amos will tackle familiar holiday chestnuts like “What Child, Nowell” and “Star of Wonder.” Among the new, Tori-penned tracks are “Pink and Glitter” and “Our New World.”
Amos also recruited a big band and an orchestra to help lend a seasonal flair to Midwinter Graces, which will come out on Universal Republic.
With Bob Dylan also releasing a holiday-themed album this year, one can only hope that he and Amos will can somehow team up for a duet of some kind.
Here’s the full track list for Midwinter Graces.
1. What Child, Nowell
2. Star of Wonder
3. A Silent Night with You
4. Candle: Coventry Carol
5. Holy, Ivy, and Rose
6. Harps of Gold
7. Snow Angel
8. Jeanette, Isabella
9. Pink and Glitter
11. Winter’s Carol
12. Our New Year