Three months after he launched his third album under Universal Records, Jed Madela's Only Human has turned Gold (and is well on its way to Platinum). Last October 30, the overall grand champion singer of the 2005 World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) released another awesome album for the holidays. Jed Madela's first Christmas album under Universal Records is called The Voice of Christmas.
The 13-track album contains Jed's renditions of the classic Yuletide songs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Give Love On Christmas Day," "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," "White Christmas," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "The Christmas Song," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Merry Christmas Darling," and "Sana Ngayong Pasko."
According to Jed, his Christmas album "displays the versatile side of me, it was the unusual arrangements of every piece that demanded me to interpret the songs with a new flavor.
"I have been so used to hearing the song "Merry Christmas Darling" in a lullaby form. Mine was done in rhythm and blues...and I liked it! Also, "The Christmas Song" has a bossa feel...the big band in "White Christmas"...but my favorites in the album are "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "O Holy Night" because of its classic sound," explains Jed.
The champion singer is deeply grateful to Jose Mari Chan for allowing him to record his version of the original piece, "A Perfect Christmas."
"I really took good care of his work that I didn't want the original work changed too much, as we usually do in remaking a song," says the ASAP '07 mainstay.
Jed is also grateful to Regine Velasquez for doing a duet
with him in the Christmas album for the song "My Grown Up Christmas List."
The Voice of Christmas has 13 cuts of classic Christmas songs that you never get tired of hearing year after year as we celebrate the holidays. Jed reminds the public, "We must not forget the reason why we are celebrating Christmas...our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Real ‘Voice of Christmas.'"
The album launch of Jed Madela's first Christmas album The Voice of Christmas will take place on the November 25 episode of ASAP ‘07.