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Stella Artois unveils plans for Under The Holiday Star,
a free album available exclusively online
The single, “The Nutcracker March” is available for download now at www.stellaartois.com/originalalbum/nutcracker
Leuven, Belgium (1 November 2011): Named after the holiday star, Stella Artois was first crafted for the holidays as a gift to the people of Leuven. In that same spirit of generosity, the Belgian lager is giving a unique gift to its fans: an eight-track album of holiday favorites to be offered free throughout the season. Under The Holiday Star is a full-length album of classic seasonal favorites reimagined as a timeless, ultra-cool 1960’s jazz collection.
The album giveaway follows Stella Artois’ 2010 holiday gift: a free download of the track “Les 12 Jours de Noel.” The initial offering was so successful that it inspired Stella Artois to take a step further in 2011: gifting an entire album of evergreen holiday classics brought to life in a unique and stylish way.
From the upbeat, swinging horns of “Deck The Halls” to the cool blue notes of “Jingle Bells,” the album infuses time-honored holiday favorites and two original compositions with the sophisticated flair fans have come to expect from Stella Artois. Under The Holiday Star was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Paris as a true collaboration with the gifted musicians-composers human, comprised of Gordon Minette, James Leibow, Andy Bloch, and arranger Dan Block. Using a keen eye and ear for authenticity in true Stella Artois fashion, the album was painstakingly crafted using period recording gear, instruments from the era and exquisitely rendered vintage cover art featuring pitch-perfect design, iconography and mid-century modern furniture replete with a 33rpm turntable - carved out of ice.
Under The Holiday Star is Stella Artois’ special gift to fans and will only be available for a limited time beginning in November exclusively from www.stellaartois.com. Fans are welcome to spread the holiday spirit by sharing the album with friends on Facebook.
The songs contained on Under The Holiday Star are:
“Deck The Halls”
“The Nutcracker March”
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”
“Let’s Call It Quits”
“Auld Lang Syne”
Further information, including audio and photos, is available at www.stellaartois.com.