Hear REO Speedwagon’s New Version of ‘I Believe in Santa Claus’

REO Speedwagon will celebrate the holiday season this year with a remastered and expanded edition of their 2009 holiday album Not So Silent Night that adds new and previously unreleased tracks — including a 2017 version of the band’s original song “I Believe in Santa Claus,” which you can hear right here.

That new recording, which updates a song originally released on the 2002 A Classic Rock Christmas compilation, will be included in the digital track listing for the LP, as well as being made available as a download for fans who purchase the CD or vinyl versions. As frontman Kevin Cronin explained, “Our goal with this new version of ‘the Santa song’ was to create a true REO Speedwagon track, which also happens to be a Christmas carol, and a holiday love letter to our families and yours.”

The expanded Not So Silent Night is available today digitally, with CDs arriving on Nov. 3 and vinyl coming on Dec. 1. Look over the track listings for the different editions below, and check out the band’s official site for a list of upcoming tour dates.

REO Speedwagon, ‘Not So Silent Night: Christmas With REO Speedwagon’ Track Listing

CD Track Listing:
“The First Noel”
“Winter Wonderland”
“Silent Night”
“Deck the Halls”
“Little Drummer Boy”
“The White Snows of Winter”
“Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria)”
“Children Go Where I Send Thee”
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
“God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
“Blue Christmas”
“Joy to the World”
“Sleigh Ride”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“I Believe in Santa Claus”
“We Three Kings”

LP Track Listing:
“The First Noel”
“Winter Wonderland”
“Silent Night”
“Deck the Halls”
“Little Drummer Boy”
“Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria)”
“Children Go Where I Send Thee”
“God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
“Blue Christmas”
“Joy to the World”

Digital Track Listing:
“I Believe in Santa Claus” – New 2017 Version
“The First Noel”
“Winter Wonderland”
“Silent Night”
“Deck the Halls”
“Little Drummer Boy”
“The White Snows of Winter”
“Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria)”
“Children Go Where I Send Thee”
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
“God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
“Blue Christmas”
“Joy to the World”
“Sleigh Ride”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“We Three Kings”
“I Believe in Santa Claus” (Acoustic Version)

 

 

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