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LEUVEN, Belgium, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Named after the Christmas star, Stella Artois was first crafted for Christmas as a gift to the people of Leuven. In that same spirit of generosity, the Belgian lager is giving a unique gift to its fans: an eight-song album of Christmas favorites to be offered free throughout the season.
Under The Christmas Star is a full-length album of classic seasonal favorites, re-imagined as a timeless and ultra-cool 60's Jazz collection. The album giveaway follows Stella Artois' 2010 holiday gift: a free download of the track "Les 12 Jours de Noel." This initial offering was so successful that it inspired Stella Artois to take a step further in 2011, gifting an entire album of evergreen holiday classics brought to life in a unique and stylish way.
From the upbeat, swinging horns of "Deck The Halls" to the cool blue notes of "Jingle Bells," the eight-track album infuses time-honored holiday favorites and two original compositions with the sophisticated flair fans have come to expect from Stella Artois. Under The Christmas Star was recorded in New York, Los Angeles and Paris as a true collaboration with Human, under the guidance of composer and producer Gordon Minette, with arrangements by Minette, James Leibow, Andy Bloch, and Dan Block. Using a keen eye and ear for authenticity in true Stella Artois fashion, the album was painstakingly crafted using period recording gear, instruments from the era and exquisitely rendered vintage cover art featuring pitch-perfect design, iconography and mid-century modern furniture replete with a 33rpm turntable - carved out of ice.
Under The Christmas Star is Stella Artois' special gift to fans, and will be available for a limited time only in November and December exclusively from www.stellaartois.com. Fans are also welcome to spread the holiday spirit by sharing the album with friends on Facebook.
* Download the Full Album
Stella Artois www.stellaartois.com click above for audio, photos and more info.
For more information on Under The Christmas Star, please contact:
Naomi Weisenberg at BlinkerActive
Tel.: +1(415) 495-15-88