Halford III: Winter Songs

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Halford III - Winter Songs
Halford III.jpg
Studio album by Halford
Released United States November 3, 2009
Europe November 9, 2009
Germany November 13, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Heavy metal
Length 41:57
Label Metal God Entertainment
Producer Roy Z
Halford chronology
Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
(2006)Metal God Essentials, Vol. 12006
Halford III: Winter Songs
(2009)
Halford IV: Made of Metal
(2010)Halford IV: Made of Metal2010

Halford III: Winter Songs is the third studio album by the heavy metal band Halford, the solo project of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

History[edit]

It was released on November 3, 2009, in the United States and on November 9, 2009, in Europe.[1] Written, arranged and recorded between 2008–2009, it is Halford's first solo release in more than seven years.[2] The release includes a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original heavy metal arrangements by Halford himself and producer/guitarist Roy Z.[3]

The first single "Get Into the Spirit" was released on September 29, 2009.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Rob Halford, Roy Z., Ed Roth, John Baxter.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Get Into the Spirit" Rob Halford, Roy Z., John Baxter 5:26
2. "We Three Kings" John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 4:06
3. "Oh Come, O Come, Emanuel" John Mason Neale 4:38
4. "Winter Song" Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson 5:38
5. "What Child Is This?" William Chatterton Dix 4:27
6. "Christmas for Everyone" R. Halford, Roy Z. 3:06
7. "I Don't Care" R. Halford 3:14
8. "Light of the World" R. Halford 4:13
9. "Oh Holy Night" Adolphe Adam 4:09
10. "Come All Ye Faithful" John Francis Wade 2:27

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [5] 3.5/5 stars
Lords of Metal [6] (77/100)
Metal Express Radio [7] (9/10)

Personnel[edit]

Halford
Additional performer
Production
  • Produced and engineered by Roy Z
  • Executive producer – John Baxter
  • Mixed and engineered by Pete Martinez
  • Sound design, percussion, and engineering by John Mattox
  • Drum tuning by Mike Fassano
  • Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
  • Graphic direction, web marketing, and design by Attila Juhasz
  • Cover illustration and packaging design by Marc Sasso
  • Photography by John Eder, Marc Sasso, David Hildreth, and John Baxter

References[edit]