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Aled Jones Confirms New Album 'Blessings'

Thursday, 17 September 2020 Written by Sophie Williams

Aled Jones will release a new album this year.

‘Blessings’ is scheduled to arrive on November 6 via BMG, and features duets with a star-studded range of guests, including Dame Judi Dench, Susan Boyle, and Sami Yusuf, among others. Check out the full tracklist and artwork below.

The forthcoming LP will mark the Welsh vocalist’s 40th full-length to date, following 2019’s ‘Back In Harmony’, a collaborative effort with English classical crossover artist Russell Watson. In a statement, Jones said of the new record: 

“It has really been a cathartic experience for me; I’ve also learnt that we are all so similar, we all share so much. The challenges of doing the recordings remotely in a way made everything more special. When we look back on these times, we will remember how we all came together, and achieved things we never thought we could”.

In conjunction with the release, the Anglesey native has compiled a book of texts and scriptures, titled Everyday Blessings, to be published by Hodder and Stoughton. 

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Jones has rescheduled his Cathedral Tour of the UK and Ireland to spring 2021. Remaining tickets are on sale now.

'Blessings' tracklist:

  1. How Can I Keep From Singing? (featuring Dame Judi Dench)
  2. Sunrise Sunset
  3. Ave Maria
  4. Bless This House (featuring Susan Boyle)
  5. Anfonaf Angel
  6. Loving Kindess
  7. If I Can Help Somebody / Let There Be Peace On Earth (featuring Harry Billinge MBE)
  8. Vespera (featuring Libera)
  9. Australian Blessing
  10. Irish Blessing (featuring the Priests)
  11. Down By The Salley Gardens
  12. Song Of Our Maker (featuring Sami Yusuf)
  13. Listen, Obey and Be Blessed 
  14. Silent Night (featuring Brian Blessed)

Aled Jones Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri April 23 2021 - ISLE OF MAN Gaiety Theatre
Sat May 01 2021 - PAISLEY Abbey
Mon May 03 2021 - DURHAM Cathedral
Tue May 04 2021 - MANCHESTER Monastry
Wed May 05 2021 - BANGOR Cathedral
Fri May 07 2021 - PEMBROKESHIRE St Davids Cathedral
Sat May 08 2021 - CYNDEYRN St Aspah Cathedral
Mon May 10 2021 - NOTTINGHAM St Marys Church
Tue May 11 2021 - WINCHESTER Cathedral
Wed May 12 2021 - GUILDFORD Cathedral
Fri May 14 2021 - CARDIFF Llandaff Cathedral
Sat May 15 2021 - PORTSMOUTH Cathedral
Mon May 17 2021 - ST ALBANS Cathedral
Tue May 18 2021 - ROCHESTER Cathedral
Wed May 19 2021 - EXETER Cathedral
Fri May 21 2021 - COVENTRY Cathedral
Sat May 22 2021 - LICHFIELD Cathedral
Mon May 24 2021 - HEREFORD Cathedral
Tue May 25 2021 - LIVERPOOL Cathedral
Wed May 26 2021 - BEVERLEY Beverley Minster
Fri May 28 2021 - WAKEFIELD Cathedral
Sat May 29 2021 - ELY Cathedral
Tue June 01 2021 - CHELMSFORD Cathedral
Wed June 02 2021 - BRISTOL Cathedral
Thu June 03 2021 - WELLS Cathedral
Thu June 10 2021 - DUBLIN National Concert Hall

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