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Bob Dylan's Christmas Album to Benefit Charity
ABC ^ | August 26, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis

Posted on 08/26/2009 5:45:48 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde

Rock icon Bob Dylan will sing the old yuletide standards "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" on his first ever Christmas album, with royalties going to charity, his record label said on Wednesday.

Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart" album is due out on October 13, nearly six months after the release of his last studio album, "Together Through Life," which topped the charts.

Speculation about the Christmas album began surfacing a few months ago, but were initially met with disbelief by some Dylan aficionados, as the singer was not known to record Christmas songs, and his latest albums have featured original material.

Dylan will donate all his U.S. royalties from album sales to the charity group Feeding America, and in a statement he said he hopes it brings "food security to people in need."

Feeding America said it expects to provide meals to 1.4 million people this holiday season with the album proceeds.

Columbia said Dylan plans to donate his international royalties to two charity organizations that give meals to needy people in Britain and the developing world. But details on that partnership are still being worked out.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bobdylan; charity; christmasmusic; dylan; hungry
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Not sure how this album will be, but good for Bob.
1 posted on 08/26/2009 5:45:48 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde
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To: Mr. Blonde

Props to him, but you don’t need a weatherman to know this is gonna suck...


2 posted on 08/26/2009 5:48:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Mr. Blonde


3 posted on 08/26/2009 5:49:21 PM PDT by Rocko (Report this post to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Mr. Blonde
does it come with a translator?
4 posted on 08/26/2009 5:49:48 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mr. Blonde

From what I hear, you should like it if you are a Dylan fan...Mr. Blonde on Blonde?


5 posted on 08/26/2009 5:50:21 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Awe, Jeeze! A ‘We Are The World’ moment for Bob? Yeesh!


6 posted on 08/26/2009 5:50:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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Awe, Jeeze! A ‘We Are The World’ moment for Bob? Yeesh!

You mean another one (as he was on that, too)?

7 posted on 08/26/2009 5:52:13 PM PDT by Rocko (Report this post to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Rocko

I love Bob Dylan. But it might be depressing. :-|


8 posted on 08/26/2009 5:52:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I need something to replace the Phil Spector Christmas Album, since Phil’s recent history pretty much spoiled that one for me.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 5:54:20 PM PDT by Rocko (Report this post to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: jessduntno

Oh, I’m a big fan of Dylan. Not so much of Christmas music though. I will definitely be giving it a listen or two.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 5:54:46 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Mr. Blonde

I’m glad that they have enough courage to call it a “Christmas” album, as opposed to calling it a “holiday” music album.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 5:56:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rocko

I *LOVE* the old Phil Spector Christmas album.


12 posted on 08/26/2009 5:57:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Mr. Blonde

“They stoned me, ba rumpa bump bump BUUMMMM...”


13 posted on 08/26/2009 6:00:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

For someone who has developed a real love of tradition (after spending a good portion of his career upending tradition) it is no surprise that he calls it a Christmas album and wouldn’t stand for anything else.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 6:00:34 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: scott says
*Dylan ping*


15 posted on 08/26/2009 6:04:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rocko

I can’t keep up. ;)


16 posted on 08/26/2009 6:16:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

I love Christmas albums. That said, his last album was the first one I haven’t bought since 1963. I’ll buy this one (read my first sentence). It can’t be much worse than Ringo’s!!


17 posted on 08/26/2009 6:41:58 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

This was a SNL skit decades ago.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 6:48:04 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: Mr. Blonde

I hope he writes & sings (sorta) a few original Christmas songs for the album.


19 posted on 08/26/2009 6:50:54 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Bob Dylan is a national treasure.


20 posted on 08/26/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT by mysterio
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