The Blue Man Group has released their new EP, Overjoy to the World. Featuring nine revamped holidays classics, the record is the first holiday-themed project from the group, which has thrilled audiences Off-Broadway for 30 years.
Said longtime Blue Man Group contributing director and music composer Jeff Turlik, “One of the things that makes holiday music so memorable is that a lot of the songs have common traits, in theme of course, but also in musical structure. The Blue Men, being musical beings, pick up on these similarities to collaborate on a mashup of the popular classics and see what kind of response they get from the audience.”
The pop-art theatre production made its Off-Broadway debut November 17, 1991, and has since expanded to include sit-down productions in Las Vegas, Boston, and Chicago, as well as North American and international tours in over 15 countries. The show, now owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, explores society's cultural norms and pokes a little fun at the audience along the way, with its own particular blend of art, music, and technology.
The track list for Overjoy to the World follows:
1. "Above the Halls"
2. "Carol of the Pipes"
3. "Nutcracker Medley"
4. "Attention in the Halls Please"
5. "PVC Dreidel Mashup"
6. "Feliz Navidad"
7. "Jingle Bones"
8. "Hall Chant"
9. "Overjoy to the World"
Listen to "PVC Dreidel Mashup" below, and stream Overjoy to the World on all major music platforms.