Paul Kelly has hit the primary spot on the ARIA Albums Chart with the second model of his Christmas Prepare album.
Paul Kelly’s Christmas Prepare reached quantity two final yr, turning into the highest-charting festive album of 2021 within the course of. It was additionally the one Australian album within the high 10 of the ARIA Christmas chart.
And on the day his beloved ‘Making Gravy’ present takes over Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the re-released model of Christmas Prepare has hit the ARIA high spot.
“Once I made my Christmas album final yr, my goal was to make one thing that represented all of the completely different layers and traditions of the season, together with our Southern Hemisphere traditions,” Kelly says.
“Not your customary Christmas document. I used to be initially going to name it No Reindeer, No Mistletoe, No Holly, however determined that that had too many ‘No’s’ within the title! So we known as it Paul Kelly’s Christmas Prepare.”
The 2022 digital version of the album incorporates a brand new recording of “Possibly This Christmas” by Ron Sexsmith, recorded with Kelly’s stay band at Soundpark Studios and that includes Alice Keath on concord vocals.
The accompanying music video was shot by Sian Darling (Courtney Barnett Alice Skye) in Melbourne, with Kelly and Keath positioned on a cut up display screen all through the clip (watch beneath).
In simply over every week, Kelly will deliver his ‘A Very Kelly Christmas’ to Sydney onMonday, December nineteenth for a night of music, dialog and festive cheer.
The occasion – delivered to followers by The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre and The Betts Advocate – will see Kelly carry out an intimate set, adopted by ‘Undo The Dumb Issues’, a particular local weather centered panel offered by Groundswell.
DJ Dan Kelly shall be taking part in tunes all through the night time, and distinctive prizes shall be raffled off in help of Landcare Australia.
Entry is solely through poll, which closes on Sunday, December eleventh at 11:59pm AEDT. Head to the unique Christmas assortment on the official Paul Kelly store after which use your order quantity to be in with an opportunity of profitable a double go.
Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train (2022 Edition) is out now.