Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of a seasonal album previously made available exclusively via North American 7-Eleven convenience stores and a
Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of a seasonal album previously made available exclusively via North American 7-Eleven convenience stores and a DVD capturing a July 30, 2004, show in Los Angeles on her summer Reality tour.
Named after Simpson's grandmother Joyce, "ReJoyce -- The Christmas Album" adds four songs to the track listing of its prior edition, including a duet with husband Nick Lachey on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and "What Child Is This." An acoustic version of Simpson's cover of Robbie Williams' "Angels" is the lone track from the 7-Eleven edition not appearing on "ReJoyce."
Simpson and Lachey will extend the holiday theme on their Dec. 10 ABC variety special, which will feature performances of four songs from the album. Lachey's brother Drew and Simpson's sister Ashlee are scheduled to appear.
Simpson is also expected to be on hand at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York's Rockefeller Center, to be broadcast Nov. 30 on NBC. In addition, early December visits to ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View" and "CBS Early Show" are in the works.
As for the DVD "Reality Tour Live," it features a 15-song set that includes the hits "With You" and "Irresistible" interspersed with snippets from Simpson and Lachey's MTV reality show, "Newlyweds." Among the bonus items are the video for "Angels" and related behind-the-scenes footage, as well as an exclusive photo gallery.
Here is the track list for "ReJoyce":
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" featuring Nick Lachey
"O Holy Night"
"Little Drummer Boy" featuring Ashlee Simpson
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
"What Child Is This"
"That's What Christmas Means"
"Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"
"It's Christmas Time Again"
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"