Label: Stella Artois
Genres: Holiday, Jazz
Release Date: 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, for free, throughout the season.
Under The Holiday Star is a full-length album of classic seasonal favorites, re-imagined as a timeless and ultra-cool 60's Jazz LP. The album giveaway follows Stella Artois' 2010 holiday gift, a free download of the track "Les 12 Jours de Noel". This 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 eight-track 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 composers of human, including 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 33rpm vinyl-playing turntable – carved out of ice.
Under The Holiday Star is Stella Artois' special gift to you, and will be available for a limited time only beginning in November exclusively from www.stellaartois.com. Fans can also spread the holiday spirit by sharing the album with friends on Facebook.