New Star Shining … a Christmas / Holiday album

A collection of (mostly) original, non-traditional holiday songs, Orleans undertook these recordings during the lockdowns of early 2021, when live gigs were nowhere to be found.

The material comes from various sources, mostly written internally, some by friends from other bands. Some┬áhad previously recorded lives elsewhere and were remastered; others had previous starts but underwent major revisions and upgrades. Some were cut from scratch in isolation (done remotely from each member’s home studios and then compiled together).

Some are purely secular, while others center around the Christmas story. The result is a typically diverse range of styles and moods, something Orleans has always been known for.

Due the multiple studios, engineers, players, etc. it’s not possible to do a full listing of credits here but …

Orleans is John Hall, Lance Hoppen, Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Brady Spencer.

Larry Hoppen appears posthumously. Special guest artists include John Sebastian, John Jorgenson, Bill Payne, Dan Dugmore and Andrea Zonn.

Produced by Lance Hoppen & Michael Malfesi, with John Hall and Fly Amero.

Don’t want a physical CD? Digital downloads and streaming also available.