The Christmas Attic
Second Chapter In Multi-Platinum Christmas Trilogy
Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Three New Vinyl Editions Arriving September 29
Special Pop-Up Edition Available Exclusively From Rhino.com
LOS ANGELES – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the highly acclaimed progressive rock group, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Christmas Attic with new vinyl editions of the second chapter in its multi-platinum trilogy of Christmas concept albums.
THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC will arrive on September 29 as a 2-LP set on black vinyl for $34.98. Two other versions will be released the same day, including one on clear vinyl that will be available for $36.98 from Walmart. Also, a Pop-Up Edition will bring the album’s enchanting story to life with special pop-up elements in the gatefold sleeve. This version also features galaxy-colored vinyl and will be available for $59.98 exclusively from Rhino.com.
Released in 1998, THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC earned double-platinum certification and continues to captivate audiences with fan favorites like “Music Box Blues,” “Boughs Of Holly,” and “Ghosts Of Christmas Eve.” The album also introduced “Christmas Canon,” which has become one of the band’s most popular songs and a modern holiday classic. THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC tells the heartwarming tale of a little girl’s magical night spent in an attic filled with yuletide memories, accompanied by spellbinding guitar solos and soaring choral vocals set against a rock orchestral backdrop. The record serves as the second installment in TSO’s celebrated Christmas trilogy, which also includes Christmas Eve and Other Stories (1996) and The Lost Christmas Eve (2004).
TSO was conceived by the group’s late founder, composer, and lyricist Paul O’Neill. His ambitious vision was to create a progressive rock band that combined rock opera and classical rock with a dazzling live show that featured lights, lasers, and pyrotechnics. In the 1980s and 1990s, O’Neill produced several albums for the influential heavy metal band Savatage, which is how he connected with longtime collaborators Jon Oliva (vocals), Al Pitrelli (guitar), and Robert Kinkel (keyboards/producer).
With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of rock opera. Since its touring debut in 1999, the band has emerged as one of the world’s top live acts, performing for over 10 million people across the globe, selling more than $280 million worth of tickets, and donating $11 million to charity.
THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC
2-LP Track Listing
- “The Ghost Of Christmas Eve”
- “Boughs Of Holly”
- “The World That She Sees”
- “The World That He Sees”
- “Midnight Christmas Eve”
- “The March of the Kings/Hark The Herald Angels Sing”
- “The Three Kings and I (What Really Happened)”
- “Christmas Canon”
- “Joy/Angels We Have Heard On High”
- “Find Our Way Home”
- “Appalachian Snowfall”
- “The Music Box”
- “The Snow Came Down”
- “Christmas in the Air”
- “Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)”
- “An Angel’s Share”
- “Music Box Blues”