A sweltering July seems like a contrarian time to preview a holiday album, but that's not stopping Nick Lowe: the veteran rock & roller today is streaming Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family for 24 hours, months before it will be available in stores.
The 12-track LP, due out October 29th on Yep Roc, features three Lowe originals (one of which he co-wrote with Ry Cooder) and a song Canadian singer and songwriter Ron Sexsmith wrote for the collection, along with traditional tunes and holiday standards by the likes of Roger Miller and Wizzard.
"Children Go Where I Send Thee" (Traditional)
"Christmas Can't Be Far Away" (Boudleaux Bryant)
"Christmas at the Airport" (Nick Lowe)
"Old Toy Trains" (Roger Miller)
"The North Pole Express"
"Hooves on the Roof" (Ron Sexsmith)
"I Was Born in Bethlehem" (Nick Lowe)
"Just to Be With You (This Christmas)" (Ross Bon)
"Rise Up Shepherd" (Traditional)
"Silent Night" (Traditional)
"A Dollar Short of Happy" (Nick Lowe and Ry Cooder)
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" (Wizzard)