Christmas Day on Planet Earth by Lennie Gallant

Album release: Lennie Gallant

Christmas Day On Planet Earth

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Without touring as much as usual due to the pandemic, this past spring and summer found Lennie Gallant writing a plethora of new songs—many with some jingle bells attached. Now Gallant is offering an album of 11 original Christmas songs.

Says Gallant, “I am very excited about this project! I think it ranks with my very best work and the reaction from the folks who have heard early cuts has been over the top! It was a lot of fun to make and I can’t wait for more people to hear it!”

The album, Christmas Day On Planet Earth, is as much a collection of songs for the times as it is celebratory and fun. The album also pays attention to the present trials of our fragile blue planet with a couple of hopeful songs. Gallant takes the listener on an auditory journey to various Christmas locations around the world—from Southern Africa with the title song to Paris for a street waltz, to the Middle East, Motown, an East Coast Kitchen gathering, and a hospital ward on Christmas eve.

The project features vocalist and instrumentalist Patricia Richard and a host of players including Black Umfolosi of Zimbabwe and Halifax trumpet virtuoso Mike Cowie. It was helmed by JUNO award-winning producer, Les Cooper. Parts of the album were recorded in Egmont Bay, Charlottetown, Toronto, Halifax and Drummondville.

Gallant and his band are currently promoting the album on The Innkeeper’s Christmas tour, performing 18 shows with upcoming PEI dates on December 5 at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside and December 18 at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

Visit lenniegallant.com for the album and tour tickets.

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