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Hark! Bob Dylan Christmas album coming

 Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles May 5, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - Reuters
Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles May 5, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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By David J. Prince

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan is set to release an album of Christmas songs this holiday season, according to the Web site BullyPulpit.com.

It said at least four songs have already been recorded for the album including, "Must Be Santa," "Here Comes Santa Claus," "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The sessions have taken place at Jackson Browne's studio in Santa Monica, Calif., it added.

A source close to Dylan told Reuters that the project is "a possibility," and more information will be revealed in two or three weeks.

Dylan joins a music business tradition of Jewish artists who release Christmas-themed albums, including Neil Diamond and Phil Spector. Irving Berlin, who wrote the yuletide classic "White Christmas," was also Jewish. Dylan did go through a "born again" Christian phase from 1979-1981, releasing three gospel-style albums including the Grammy-winning "Slow Train Coming."

His most recent album, "Together Through Life," was released in April, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and has sold more the 300,000 copies to date according to Nielsen SoundScan.

(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)

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