King points to the album's "Chanukah Prayer" as a personal highlight. The traditional song was taught to Carole by her parents when she was young and has been given a warm jazz influenced arrangement. Carole shares vocals on "Chanukah Prayer" with both her daughter and grandson.
The Christmas album fits snuggly between Carole's tour and album with James Taylor last year and the release next year of her memoir.
You can sign up at Amazon to be notified when "A Holiday Carole" will be available for preorder. Here's the full track listing as released today by Carole King and Shorefire Media:
1. My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers)
2. Carol of the Bells (Mykola Leontovych)
3. Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Paris)
4. Christmas Paradise (Louise Goffin, George Noriega and Jodi Marr)
5. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday (William Bell and Booker T. Jones)
6. Chanukah Prayer (Traditional, Arrangement by Louise Goffin and Lee Curreri)
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin)
8. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin)
9. Christmas In The Air (Louise Goffin and Jodi Marr)
10. Do You Hear What I Hear (Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney)
11. This Christmas (Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor)
12. New Year's Day (Louise Goffin and Guy Chambers)