Joe Perry's Merry Christmas

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Joe Perry's Merry Christmas
EP by Joe Perry
Released December 2, 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Hard rock, Instrumental rock, Blues rock
Length 15:49
Label Unison Music
Producer Joe Perry
Joe Perry chronology
Have Guitar, Will Travel
(2009)Have Guitar, Will Travel2009
Joe Perry's Merry Christmas
(2014)
Sweetzerland Manifesto
(2018)Sweetzerland Manifesto2018

Joe Perry's Merry Christmas is an EP by Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry, released on December 2, 2014 on Unison Music Group. The album features Johnny Depp playing rhythm guitar on all tracks, and includes four cover songs, which Perry himself prefers to call Holiday songs.[1] This album was released on iTunes and as a regular CD format,[2]

Background[edit]

Joe Perry originally wanted to make a Christmas album with Aerosmith, his band, but he was unable to convince them. “I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one,” Perry says in a press release announcing the album. “When my ‘Rocks’ book tour ended, the timing was right — we were in L.A. with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together. I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.”.[3] Perry was able to convince Bruce Witkin, with whom he had been working on material for his next solo album, to take a side trip into some Yuletide fare with him. "I said, 'Why don't we go in and knock off some Christmas songs. We'll do an EP,'" Perry recalls. "He was all up for it, so we got over there and carved out some time. It's all live in the studio. The tracks are all live. That's a real horn section. Those are real girl singers in there. On a lot of my solo records I played everything, but I wanted this to be a real band, so we recorded it like we would've recorded it on tape."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."White Christmas"Irving Berlin4:15
2."Run Run Rudolph"Chuck Berry2:59
3."Silent Night" 4:57
4."Santa Claus Is Back In Town"Elvis Presley3:38
Total length:15:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twitter". Twitter.com. 
  2. ^ "Twitter". Twitter.com. 
  3. ^ "Ultimate Classic Rock". UltimateClassicRock.com. 
  4. ^ "Billboard". Billboard.com.