SOURCE: Surfdog Records

October 13, 2008 10:00 ET

Brian Setzer Rocks This Holiday Season!

Three-Time Grammy Winner Releases New Album "Christmas Rocks: The Best-Of Collection" (Surfdog Records, October 7)

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Come this holiday season, Brian Setzer will hang up his blue suede shoes and don his Christmas attire for the Brian Setzer Orchestra's release of "Christmas Rocks: The Best Of Collection," an amazing compilation of the very best tracks from their Grammy nominated "Dig That Crazy Christmas" and "Boogie Woogie Christmas" holiday CDs.

"Christmas Rocks" is an indispensable yuletide soundtrack, featuring Setzer's blistering takes on classics like "Jingle Bells," "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "My Favorite Things," "Jingle Bell Rock," "White Christmas," and the previously unreleased "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."

A deluxe version of the new release, which will be titled "The Ultimate Christmas Collection," also includes the full length concert DVD "Christmas Extravaganza" filmed in December 2004 at L.A.'s sold out Gibson Amphitheatre. It's a full 1 hour 40 minute show with added backstage footage and behind the scenes work with Brian and crew -- the Ultimate package for all fans of the Brian Setzer Christmas phenomenon featuring 25 tracks spanning Setzer's illustrious 30-year career including Stray Cats and BSO hits "Stray Cat Strut," "Jump Jive An' Wail," and "Rock This Town."

His 2002 "Boogie Woogie Christmas" album garnered high critical praise across the board, including this from the New York Post: "...the year's best all-around holiday album. With its blasts of brass, fat jazz guitar work and smooth retro lounge crooning, this disc will get any party on its feet."

Watch for The Brian Setzer Orchestra as special musical guest on "Dancing With The Stars" on October 21st.

For more information on Brian Setzer, please contact Surfdog Records 760-944-8000.

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