Paul Kelly is teaming up with Adelaide Hills legends BK Wines for a saucy collaboration that is set to drop right before the silly season.
The collaboration comes as Kelly readies his new seasonal album, Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train, which is due to be released on 19th November. He’s recruited a massive array of acts and personalities to help out with the record, including Marlon Williams, Emma Donovan, Waleed Aly, Lior, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke and many more.
The absolutely mammoth 22-song double album will break away from the traditional northern hemisphere tropes explored in most Christmas songs, and will instead see Kelly travelling across centuries of holiday songs to pull together a truly iconic release.
Not only that, but there’s going to be a sparkly new version of arguably the best Aussie Christmas track in history: ‘How To Make Gravy’. Recorded 25 years after its initial release, the record will soundtrack an Aussie Christmas like no other.
“I’ve always been interested in Christmas songs and the variety of them,” Kelly says. “There is a double-edged sword to Christmas music because every year it is everywhere, pumped to you in supermarkets and malls.
“There is a lot of schlock but on the other hand there are so many great Christmas songs and so much to explore. I’ve chosen songs I love, which led me often to wander off the well-worn path, then chosen singers I thought best suited to them.”
The wine Kelly has chosen to accompany his album is Bk Hills’ 2021 Syrah, which will pair nicely with your gravy boats and your Chrissy spread.
Brendan, BK Wines described the wine as “one of the best vintages we have seen in a very long time.”
“Beautifully poised showing blue fruits, white pepper and spices, great acid balance and length. Drink now with friends or stash a couple away for a few years and drink by yourself.”
If you want to pick up a single bottle of the special edition vintage, it’ll cost you $38.
There’s a bunch of bundles available to pre-order too. If you want to get your hands on a bottle as well as a digital version of the album, that will set you back $43. If you’re an avid vinyl collector, a bottle and the record will cost you $95.
Check out more bundles here.