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 below.
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.