Multi Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah revisits their 2002 landmark Christmas recording, Rose of Bethlehem, with the release of this year's Deluxe Edition. The updated collection showcases five bonus tracks alongside the classic project’s 10 selections.
Highlighted by the modern Christmas hymn “Dance In The Dawn,” produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Crowder), Rose of Bethlehem: Deluxe Edition’s new recordings also include an African-influenced rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”; “Where Are You Christmas?” showcasing lead vocals from Selah’s Amy Perry; and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings,” featuring the Annie Moses Band. Additionally, the project includes “Mary Sweet Mary,” a duet with Plumb, from Selah’s 2006 Bless The Broken Road: The Duets Album.
Selah’s only full-length Christmas set in a career spanning nearly two decades, the original Rose of Bethlehem showcases the trio’s founding members: Todd Smith, Nicol Sponberg and Allan Hall. The album includes now-classic arrangements of such favorites as “Joy,” “O Holy Night,” “Light of the Stable” and “Once Upon A Christmas,” featuring country music icon Dolly Parton.
Below, please enjoy a very special performance of "Dance In The Dawn," with a custom greeting just for The Christian Beat viewers!
Comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry, Selah is one of Christian music’s most beloved groups. For nearly 20 years, the trio’s music has brought hope and healing while helping introduce classic songs of faith to a new generation. With a career boasting total sales surpassing 4 million album and single units combined, Selah has garnered eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards—including five Inspirational Album of the Year trophies—and eight #1 singles. The group’s Greatest Hymns, Vol. 2, landed at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Inspirational chart following its August debut.