Shawn Rae releases American debut of cross-cultural interfaith Christmas album, ‘A World Christmas’

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The international recording artist known worldwide as Shawn Rae has released the American debut of his full-length Christmas album, “A World Christmas: Love Knows No Borders.” The album contains 11 tracks for 40 minutes of delightful listening time. A grand collection of traditional season classics, this LP is a gorgeous showcase for Rae’s rich and soulful singing voice. Yet the album is still most notable for its cultural, spiritual and humanitarian principles, which are unlike any Christmas album ever released.

 

“The message in the album,” writes Rae, himself, “is about love knowing no borders.” It is the first Christmas album from the Muslim world made with respect for Christianity, and which utilized the services of Christians, Jews, Muslims and those of other faiths to complete it.”

 

A fine example of this collaborative work is in Rae’s rendition of “Feliz Navidad.” Rae sings this classic in Spanish and English as has been done since the song was written in 1970. As his somewhat more tender version continues, however, he is joined by a chorus of others singing in an array of languages from around the world, including Hebrew, Arabic, French, Greek, Iraqi, Urdu, Italian, Chinese and still more.

 

Also of especial note is the inclusion of “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” an award-winning song penned in 1944, famously singled out by Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Sayiid Qutb in ’51 as an example of American lasciviousness and immorality. Rae, who is from a Muslim background, sings this beautiful duet with none other than singer, actress Deana Martin, a Christian, daughter of iconic Dean Martin. Deana’s previous duet was recorded with the great, world famous American singer, Andy Williams. The song is therefore an international reconciliation of great religious, cultural and historical significance worldwide.

 

Perhaps the most heartfelt and poignant track on “A World Christmas” is “My Grown-Up Christmas List.” Rae’s singing is profoundly and strikingly personal in this track, particularly when he suggests a peaceful resolution to the world’s conflicts: “No more lives torn apart, wars that never start – right would always win, and love would never end.”

 

Naturally, as longtime fans of Rae will intuit, “A World Christmas: Love Knows No Borders” is a musically elegant record. Fans merely listening for the pleasure of appreciating a great work of musical art are certain to be delighted. With arrangements by the renowned composer Charles Calello, and performances by Rae that highlight his exceptional standards, “A World Christmas” is a Christmas album that indeed sounds heavenly – but it is also a true miracle on earth, and that is what Christmas is about.

 

“A World Christmas: Love Knows No Borders” is readily available online around the world.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “A World Christmas: Love Knows No Borders” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

 

Shawn@ShawnRae.com

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http://www.ShawnRae.com

Singer-songwriter Shawn Rae releases new LP ‘A World of Romance: a Time to Fall in Love Again’

The singer and songwriter known as Shawn Rae has released his new LP, “A World of Romance: a Time to Fall in Love Again.” The LP is comprised of 10 classic tracks for an approximate total playing time of nearly 45 minutes. A heartfelt, glorious tribute to love in all its forms and permutations, “A World of Romance: a Time to Fall in Love Again” by Shawn Rae is a beautiful and masterful collection from one of the world’s most skilled and tasteful male vocalists today.

 

Rae’s “A World of Romance…” addresses itself to fans of romantic ballads by including both timeless classics – “Delilah” by Tom Jones and “The Greatest Love of All,” famously popularized by Whitney Houston in 1986, for instance – and originals, such as the seminal Shawn Rae favorite, “Love Is what Happens.”

 

These tracks are sung in Rae’s signature smooth and mellow baritone, for which he has garnered a passionate following over his growing repertoire of LPs and singles. (His eclectic rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which he sings from his own perspective as an immigrant, is in particular not to be missed.) While Rae is an accomplished singer with scores of tracks to his credit, he remains best known for love songs and romance ballads, and in this vein “A World of Romance” is poised to become his flagship, most capital album to date.

 

Also of note is Rae’s remarkable upbringing, which occurred in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. His native culture blends Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Tibetan, and Chinese ancestries.

 

He has been cited as saying, “A unified humanity can collectively resolve problems. Divided, we only serve to create them.”

 

His perspective is perhaps more philosophical than spiritual, though the end is the same: Rae believes in the inherent goodness of humanity, and that with a little conscious attention, people can change the world for the better.

 

“The challenge,” he writes, “is to individually and collectively awaken our true potential for goodness and greatness, and to realize that positive change begins with us.”

 

Rae has been known for selflessly sharing his royalties and time to help alleviate homelessness, hunger, disease and despair around the globe.

 

“A World of Romance: a Time to Fall in Love Again” by Shawn Rae is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “A World of Romance: a Time to Fall in Love Again.” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail:

 

starcc63@gmail.com

 

Website:

 

http://www.shawnrae.com/