Barenaked Ladies Announce Expanded Reissue of 'Barenaked for the Holidays,' First-Ever Vinyl Pressing

Nine live-in-studio recordings have been added to the tracklist

BY Alex HudsonPublished Nov 1, 2022

Barenaked Ladies will be spending this December on a Canadian holiday tour, and now they've announced plans to reissue their 2004 album Barenaked for the Holidays in expanded form. It will be out on November 22 through Raisin' Records.

The new version of Barenaked for the Holidays contains nine bonus live tracks. Seven of these are live versions of songs from Barenaked for the Holidays, while two are different: a cover of "Feliz Navidad," and something called "Santa Sabbath (Xmas Metal-y)," which is a medley of Christmas traditionals sung to the tune of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs." The latter is sung by drummer Tyler Stewart, with frontman Ed Robertson on drums. These were recorded at Toronto's Noble Street Studios for the band's 2020 streaming special, A Very Virtual Christmas.

In addition to the expanded digital edition, Barenaked for the Holidays will be getting its first-ever vinyl pressing. Pressed on 180-gram red wax, this will be out on November 18, and is available to pre-order here.

The live version of "Green Christmas" is below, and the expanded album tracklist is below that.

In 2020, former BNL member Steven Page participated in Exclaim!'s holiday photo series.

Barenaked for the Holidays:

1. Jingle Bells
2. Green Christmas
3. I Saw Three Ships
4. Hanukkah Blessings
5. O Holy Night
6. Elf's Lament (with Michael Bublé)
7. Snowman
8. Do They Know It's Christmas?
9. Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings (feat. Sarah McLachlan)
11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
12. Carol of the Bells
13. Footprints
14. Deck the Stills
15. Christmastime (Oh Yeah)
16. Sleigh Ride
17. Christmas Pics
18. I Have a Little Dreidel
19. Wonderful Christmastime
20. Auld Lang Syne
21. Green Christmas (digital bonus track)
22. Snowman (digital bonus track)
23. Carol of the Bells (digital bonus track)

24. Christmas Pics (digital bonus track)
25. Christmastime (Oh Yeah) (digital bonus track)
26. Footprints (digital bonus track)
27. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings (feat. Sarah McLachlan) (digital bonus track)
28. Santa Sabbath (Xmas Metal-y) (digital bonus track)
29. Feliz Navidad (digital bonus track)

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