Brian Setzer Collects His Classics for a Cool Yule


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Brian Setzer is “the new king of jingle bell rock" (Billboard) and on October 13, Surfdog will re-release the perfect Setzer treat for all good boys and girls: 'Christmas Rocks! The Best of Collection' and the new 'Ultimate Christmas Collection'.

'Christmas Rocks!' brings together the best songs from his two Christmas albums, 'Dig That Crazy Christmas' and 'Boogie Woogie Christmas'- favorites like “Jingle Bells, “ “You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, “ “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, “ “My Favorite Things, “ “Jingle Bell Rock, “ “White Christmas, “ and the previously unreleased “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."

'The Ultimate Christmas Collection' includes 'Christmas Rocks!' plus a DVD of the Brian Setzer Orchestra concert that aired over 200 times on PBS stations nationwide during their holiday pledge drive in 2006. The DVD features 25 tracks of holiday favorites and BSO gems including “Stray Cat Strut, “ “Jump Jive An' Wail, “ and “Rock This Town, “ plus extensive backstage footage.

Since 2002, Brian Setzer has made winter a little warmer with the help of his fire-breathing Gretsch guitar and killer 18-piece orchestra. He's played over 100 Christmas concerts for over 275, 000 fans, and sold over 1 million Christmas CDs and DVDs. His 27-date, seventh Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza tour kicks off this year Nov. 20 (full list of tour dates is below).

The Brian Setzer Orchestra have performed their raucous renditions of Christmas songs on the Christmas at Rockefeller Center Special, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, The Tonight Show, and Conan O'Brien over the last seven years.

And as if that wasn't enough, Surfdog releases his new film noir-inspired CD 'Songs From Lonely Avenue' Oct. 13.

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