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Jonathan Cain of Journey Releases First Christmas Album 'Unsung Noel' October 13
Album features 10 new songs, 4 seasonal classics, favorites
 

Jonathan Cain of Journey Releases First Christmas Album 'Unsung Noel' October 13
   

Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:00 AM | Category: New Releases
Artist Tags: Jonathan Cain
Source: Hoganson Media

Christian Music News, New Christian Music News Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in Journey, co-writer of the No. 1 catalog rock song in iTunes' history, "Don't Stop Believin'," as well as writer of "Faithfully" and co-writer of "Who's Crying Now," "Open Arms" and many more international hit songs, releases his first Christmas album, Unsung Noel, Oct. 13 on Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The album will be available on CD, as a double audiophile vinyl record and at digital retailers globally.

RELATED: Journey's Jonathan Cain Releases 'What God Wants To Hear'
 
Produced and arranged by Cain and recorded at his state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, the 14-track Unsung Noel will take listeners on a journey through classics like "Angeles We Have Heard On High," "Oh Holy Night" and "Do You Hear What I Hear" alongside Matt Redman's "Light Of The World" and 10 brand new songs written by Cain. A video trailer of the new album can be seen now on Cain's Facebook page.
 
"The music came to me over the course of two recent Journey tours, and I recorded the entire album during a 10-day break this spring," reveals Cain. "I wrote and arranged most of this album on the road in hotel rooms as we traveled from city to city.
 
"I was hearing bold music that would lift up the birth of Jesus," he continues. "This album is dedicated to the coming of Christ and the events in scripture that is the core of our Christian belief."
 
Cain began to lay the foundation for the new Christmas album following the release of What God Wants To Hear, his critically acclaimed solo album that impacted Christian music charts and garnered invitations to perform at such celebrated events as Liberty University Convocation, North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, and at the President's Christian Inaugural Gala in Washington, D.C.
 
Contemplating a Christmas album for years, Cain felt that aspects of the Nativity story have been largely overlooked by writers. "Joseph's Pride" and "Hail Mary" from Unsung Noel, for instance, tell the story from the perspective of Jesus' earthly parents while the album's title track is a new song of praise: "The miracles and mystery of the events of the birth of our Savior should be lifted up and this song celebrates and highlights those sacred times," shares Cain.
 
We sing unto the Lord the unsung noel
To rediscover glory of His birth
A song for all the ages, echoing His love
To praise the Son of God who walked upon the earth

 

 
Playing piano, keys and singing lead vocals on the new album, Cain is joined in the studio by such sought-after musicians as drummer Tommy Harden, bassist David Labruyere, acoustic guitarist Steven Sheehan, electric guitarist Mike Payne and keyboardist Howard Duck, as well as the Grace Church Nashville choir on "Emmanuel" and "Oh Holy Night."
 
The full Unsung Noel track listing follows:
01) This Is The Heart Of Christmas
02) Star Of Bethlehem
03) Emmanuel
04) Angels We Have Heard On High
05) Joseph's Pride
06) It's Only Christmas When
07) Unsung Noel
08) You Shall Call His Name
09) Hail Mary
10) Oh Holy Night
11) You Came To Reign
12) Light Of The World
13) The Night Love Came Down
14) Do You Hear What I Hear
 
Following the release of Unsung Noel, Cain will release his first book spring 2018, a memoir with Zondervan (title tba). The first book from a member of Journey, Cain will share his personal story and path to faith as well as behind-the-scenes stories of his 36-year career with Journey.
 
As Cain continues to tour the world with Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time that was ushered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, fans can keep up with the latest from him at http://jonathancainmusic.com/, Addiction Sound, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 


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