Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain released his first Christmas solo album, Unsung Noel, amidst wide critical acclaim from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. Available now on CD, as a double audiophile vinyl record and atiTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com and more digital retailers globally, Cain also performs the lead single and video from the album, "This Is The Heart Of Christmas," today on The 700 Club. This marks the first live TV performance of the song (check local listings for times).
Cain, co-writer of the No. 1 catalog rock song in iTunes' history, "Don't Stop Believin'," as well as writer of "Faithfully" and co-writer of "Who's Crying Now," "Open Arms" and many more international hit songs, launchedUnsung Noel through an exclusive album and "This Is The Heart Of Christmas" video premiere from Billboard. The album has since went on to gather significant coverage fromCBN News, ABC News Radio, Daystar Television Network, Worship Leader, Soul 2 Soul Radio, The Christian Beat, Broadway World, Jesus Wired, Catholic Mom, Today's Christian Entertainment, and many more.
CCM Magazine says in its 4-star review of the album, "Cain strikes just the right balance between originals, obscurities and seasonal standards, giving Journey, AOR and contemporary Christian music fans an eloquent refresher about the true reason for the season." GigSalad lauds, "Unsung Noel adds originality to familiar holiday themes, and scores the Christmas story in a way that only a legend like Jonathan Cain could."
NewReleaseToday calls the album "a fulfilling Christmas journey" and adds in its 4-star review, "This is one of the most commendable Christmas records of recent years...Don't stop believing that Christmas music can be artistically driven, because Jonathan Cain has delivered a fine and much-needed collection of Christmas worship." The Sun Herald concurs, "Journey's Jonathan Cain's first Christmas album is 'worlds apart' from normal holiday fare."Cross Rhythms continues, "There is no doubting Jonathan Cain is an exceptional songwriter and this record proves to be one of the strongest Christmas releases of the season."
Produced and arranged by Cain and recorded at his state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studiosin Nashville, the 14-track Unsung Noel features 10 original songs written by Cain and takes listeners on a journey through classics like "Angels We Have Heard On High," "Oh Holy Night" and "Do You Hear What I Hear," as well as Matt Redman's "Light Of The World."
Cain began to lay the foundation for the new Christmas album following the release of What God Wants To Hear, his critically acclaimed solo album that impacted Christian music charts and garnered invitations to perform at such celebrated events as Liberty University Convocation, North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, and at the President's Christian Inaugural Gala in Washington, D.C.
In addition to Unsung Noel, Cain will release his first book spring 2018, a memoir with Zondervan (title tba). The first book from a member of Journey, Cain will share his personal story and path to faith as well as behind-the-scenes stories of his 36-year career with the band.
As Cain continues to tour the world with Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time that was ushered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, fans can keep up with the latest from him at http://jonathancainmusic.com/, Addiction Sound,Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Jonathan Cain:
In 1976 Jonathan Cain released his first solo record, Windy City Breakdown. In 1979 he joined the band, The Babys, and in 1980 joined the rock band, Journey, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Cain's signature piano, synth playing and songwriting contributions with Journey, The Babys and Bad English have earned him many Billboard hits, multiple gold, platinum and Diamond-selling records, a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame, a Grammy nomination and the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes' history ("Don't Stop Believin'"). Journey was named as the fifth best band in rock history in a 2005 USA Today opinion poll, was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and continues today, selling out arenas worldwide.
About The Fuel Music:
Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company thatindependently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Awards winning, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.