Halford III: Winter Songs
|Halford III - Winter Songs|
|Studio album by Halford|
|Released|| November 3, 2009|
November 9, 2009
November 13, 2009
|Genre||Heavy metal, christmas music|
|Label||Metal God Entertainment|
It was released on November 3, 2009, in the United States and on November 9, 2009, in Europe. Written, arranged and recorded between 2008–2009, it is Halford's first solo release in more than seven years. 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.
The first single "Get Into the Spirit" was released on September 29, 2009.
|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|
|Lords of Metal ||(77/100)|
|Metal Express Radio ||(9/10)|
- Rob Halford – vocals
- Roy Z – guitar
- Metal Mike Chlasciak – guitar
- Mike Davis – bass
- Bobby Jarzombek – drums
- Additional performer
- 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
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