Legendary group, Mint Condition, will release first ever Christmas album, “Healing Season,” October 16, 2015. The holiday themed project will include five original songs including “1st Snowfall,” “Not What I Wanted,” “1 Brand Name,” and title tracK “Healing Season.”
The 5-member band (Stokley Williams, Lawrence Waddell, Homer O’Dell, Ricky Kinchen & Jeffery Allen) heralded as one of the last, great R&B bands, Mint Condition creates a Christmas project that is also perfectly suited for every day and will last way past the holidays.
“Healing Season” goes beyond the typical silver bells and holiday cheer, it speaks right into the hearts of people and seeks to touch a chord with people in need of healing, peace and comfort before, during and after the holiday season. With songs like “Not What I Wanted,” and “Lonely Christmas,” Mint Condition creates powerful and purposeful music.
Although it is Mint Condition’s first holiday album, the group’s approach was no different. “Healing Season” offers songs of reverie, reflection, reconciliation, and renewal,” said Mint Condition. “It’s about people – who don’t necessarily look, live, or see things alike – rising above old conflicts, wounds, and resentments in order to realize, reclaim, and celebrate a common humanity.”
“Healing Season” will also feature holiday classics and favorites. Bringing their entire arsenal of talent, Mint Condition lends their signature musical mastery to beloved classics with renditions of “Little Drummer Boy,” “A Child Is Born,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto.”
Mint Condition continues as one of few high-profile examples of a self-contained Black music band that carries on the tradition of great R&B funk bands. The group continues to tour nationally and internationally. With 9 studio albums and a career that spans over two decades, Mint Condition’s “Healing Season,” is sure to become another defining moment in the group’s already remarkable career.