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No one does Christmas like Mariah does Christmas, her, "All I want for Christmas is You," version is one of my absolute favourites and so a Christmas album from Mariah was always going to be great in my opinion.
Mariah made her debut recording way back in 1990 and has been an absolute phenomenum since then. According to an article I read, has sold more than 200 million albums, singles and videos worldwide, which makes her one of the world's best-selling music artists. The article goes on to say that, Carey was cited as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the 1998 World Music Awards and was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium by the same award-giving body in 2000 and in 2008 she earned her eighteenth number one single on the Hot 100, the most for any solo artist.
This is her second Christmas album, as the name would suggest. To me it is full of all the Christmas classics that I know and love. Carey has an amazing bold and strong voice that can really do justice to all these classic as well as delivering beautiful melodic tones to the slow songs.
This album was released in 2010 and I bought mine from Amazon for under £10. The album cover features her posing with a snowman in a very cute Santa Suit. This is just her style but I have to admit she looks great and it adds a festive look to the CD. The tracks are as follows:
1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Intro)
2. Oh Santa!
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy Medley
4. Christmas Time Is in the Air Again
5. The First Noel / Born is the King (Interlude)
6. When Christmas Comes
7. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / Housetop Celebration
8. Charlie Brown Christmas
9. O Come All Ye Faithful/ Hallelujah Chorus Ft. Patricia Carey
10. O Holy Night Ð Live From WPC in South Central
11. One Child
12. All I Want for Christmas Is You -- Extra Festive
13. Auld Lang Syne - The New Year's Anthem
Mariah Carey is back with another album!! This time, a second Christmas album! This CD is brand new and was released in the United Kingdom in November 2010. The CD is currently available to buy from Amazon for a price of £12.99 which I think is a bit expensive considering that you can buy new CDs for a round £8 these days!
~* Songlist *~
1)Santa Clause Is Coming To Town Intro 2)Oh Santa 3) O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy Medley 4)Christmas Time Is In Air Again 5)The First Noel/ Born Is The King Interlude 6) When Christmas Come 7)Here Comes Santa Clause 8)Charlie Brown Christmas 9)O Come All Ye Faithful 10)O Holy Night (Live) 11)One Child 12)All I Want For Christmas Is You (Extra Festive) 13)Auld Lang Syne- The New Year's Anthem
I can never make my mind up whether I like Mariah Carey or not! I think she's good ; she can do all the fancy 'things' with her voice, although it's not necessarily a voice that I actually like ; especially when it involves notes that only dogs can hear. However, she does sound good on this album, and I think that the majority of the songs really suit her voice! She puts her heart and soul into the songs, and you can easily tell that she absolutely loves Christmas by the 'excitement' in her voice!
There are some really good songs on here! There are some well known ones, such as a live version 'O Holy Night' which I absolutely love. It is one of my favourite Christmas songs, and I particularly love this version. In fact, after hearing Mariah's version of this song, I have decided to sing it at a gig I have this weekend at a 'Christmas lights switch on'. O Holy Night is a live version on this CD which I think is great as it proves that Mariah really can sing and hasn't had to 'alter her voice with special effects' like so many other 'artits' have to.
Other songs on here which I really like are 'Santa Clause Is Coming To Town' and 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem'. There is even a duet on here with Mariah and her mother (!!) on 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful' which I thought was interesting and different, and shows that the album is personal to Mariah. I thought that Mariah's mother was fantastic ; she is an opera mother. Not many artists can say that they have an album which their mother features on!
This album is sure to get you in the Christmas mood, and whatsmore is the fact that you do not have to be a Mariah Carey fan to enjoy this!
I would defiantely recommend this album! It's a great Christmas CD!
Thanks for reading!
November 24th 2010
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Santa Claus is Coming to Town Intro
2 Oh Santa!
3 O Little Town of Bethlehem/Little Drummer Boy Medley
4 Christmas Time is in Air Again
5 The First Noel/Born is the King Interlude
6 When Christmas Comes
7 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)/Housetop Celebration
8 Charlie Brown Christmas
9 O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus Feat. Patricia Carey
10 O Holy Night - Live from WPC in South Central Los Angeles
11 One Child
12 All I Want for Christmas is You - Extra Festive
13 Auld Lang Syne - The New Year's Anthem