Bob Dylan news this week – the release of his Christmas in the Heart album on October 13, 2009. The album is  comprised of traditional Christmas songs, including “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”. All Dylan’s royalties from the sale of this album will benefit the charity Feeding America in the USA, and similar charities in overseas markets.

I listened to all the preview clips on Amazon. Of the 15 songs I really only liked “Christmas Blues.” The Amazon reviews either loved the album or hated it. Most of the professional reviews have been fairly favorable.

The Daily Beast has a review at –

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-13/dylans-early-christmas-present/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsC6

If you want to hear even more of the songs Rolling Stone has a page where you can listen to the entire album for free at-

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/30361498/review/30455318/christmas_in_the_heart

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