Rod Stewart has released "Silent Night," the first single from his upcoming holiday album, Merry Christmas, Baby. The tender rendition of the classic features muted guitar lines and a children's choir.
"I have always been tempted to do a Christmas album," said Stewart in a press release.
"And now that I once again have young children, the timing couldn't be better. Additionally, Merry Christmas, Baby gave me a chance to reunite with [producer] David Foster."
Merry Christmas, Baby-featuring guest spots from Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby") and Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings")-is due October 30. Rod is even joined by Ella Fitzgerald for a "virtual duet" on "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
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