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These Are Special Times - Celine Dion

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Genre: Pop - Dance Pop / Artist: Celine Dion / Import / Audio CD released at Sony

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      11.12.2006 14:45
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      Christmas songs . . .

      As Christmas is around the corner, I thought will be better write about "These special moments".
      What is more appropriate than listening on Christmas day, Christmas songs...?
      For these days I always liked listening the classic choruses like: Holy night, or Ave Maria, or Happy Christmas...and so on, as we all know that are so many other Special Christmas Songs.

      These Are Special Times, I love it, I received it as a present last Christmas; knowing that I love Celine Dion's voice very much, my husband bought it for me from All Records Shop. I was so happy, because I wanted to have her album for a very long time, but as the times were, always I was forgetting buying it, or when I was remembering there was no other album on the shelf...bad luck, till last year ;-)

      As I found it under the Christmas tree, I smiled and I took it to listen to it in the very next moment. After I've unwrapped the cellophane, taking out the gold gift I've just received, I've inserted in the CD player and the soft lovely music came out so nice form the stereos, that made me lay down on the bed closing my eyes and enjoy these nice Christmas songs.

      Celine Dion for me has the most beautiful voice; it's not so strong but neither so soft, its just balanced, and instead of making you changing the CD to listen something else, makes you wishing for more, so as you could imagine, I wake up realizing that I'm listening to her songs from the morning till the night comes, and still thirsty to listen for more and more. As this album it's just for these kinds of special moments, when December comes, it's just like my wish for a perfect month just came true.

      I don't think I have to say so many things about Celine, as I may imagine that each one of you knows who she is and you know at least one of her songs. But I have to say that this album it is different from all the others she made, not only because she made it especially for Christmas time, but because she showed in the same time she can be different, she can sing almost everything...

      This CD contains 16 tracks, which are:

      1) O Holy Night
      2) Don't save it all for Christmas Days
      3) Blue Christmas
      4) Another years has gone by
      5) The magic of Christmas Day (God bless us everyone)
      6) Ave Maria
      7) Adeste Fideles (O come all ye faithful)
      8) The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)
      9) The Prayer (Duet with Andrea Bocelli)
      10) Brahms' Lullaby
      11) Christmas Eve
      12) These are the Special Times
      13) Happy Xmas (War is over)
      14) I'm your Angel (Duet with R. Kelly)
      15) Feliz Navidad
      16) Les Cloches Du Hameau

      Inlay Details & Price

      This CD comes with a mini-book which has the description of all the songs compiled on this album. The lyrics of the traditional Christmas songs are not on, only the ones that are made especially for Celine or with her collaboration. There are some pictures of Celine and her family...
      On the last page there is a Christmas wish for all those who are and will buy her album...

      You can buy this album from:

      - ebay.co.uk prices between: £2 - £7
      - amazon.co.uk prices between: £2.99 - £4.99
      - All Records £12

      About the album

      As I said above, I really love this album and most of all I love Celine Dions' voice...
      This angelic voice makes these Christmas songs to sound like crystal jingles in the cold nights of winter when you are near of the fire place looking at the sparks, making you believe that something more wonderful can not be on this world. Well at least this is how I feel. I always liked Christmas time and each time this Special Night makes me believe that it is magic, or at least it is something magical about it.
      So I can not imagine Christmas without Christmas Songs or Christmas songs without Christmas :-)

      The album starts with Holy Night which it is amazingly sang by this singer, smooth waves of musical notes, which are like a warm cup of milk before going to sleep. (Maybe it is not the best way to describe I like this, but this is the way that makes me feel ;-)) Don't save it all for Christmas Day continues in the same rhythm, so by now I think I'm dreaming and thanking God that I'm still on earth enjoying these Special Moments.

      My favorites are Blue Christmas, Ave Maria and The Prayer; the fantastic voice of Celine makes me feel the real magic. The duet between Celine and Bocelli, makes The Prayer song sound like you'd never get more than this; these 2 voices are making a sparkling song, which makes your deepest feelings to get come out to light, maybe your eyes will drop some tears, or maybe just mines are :-) About Ave Maria I do not think I have to say more than the song expresses out through its lyrics. I think all of you that are reading this now, heard at least once this piece and you pretty well know how it makes you feel...

      The organ from Adeste Fideles (O come all ye faithful), transforms your house in a cathedral, and when Celine starts to sing, it is like you have her singing only for you!
      Brahms' Lullaby it's like a bed time sweet little story for children...the magic sound makes you involuntary close your eyes, and listen to its tunes. Sweet song for happy hearts, this song is...and if you are sad, maybe this one will help you out, showing you that Christmas it is for everyone...

      All the other songs are pretty much the same, but much flavored, and full of joy, and knowing the choruses will make you sing and enjoy your Holly Times.
      This CD has the magic touch for these happy days...can really feed your soul with positive energy...

      Why do I recommend it?

      Well, because I know many people really love listening Christmas Songs, and they are some out there that were waiting for these days to come, one year now; I can consider my self one of them :-)
      If you are a Christmas Lover, and you like Christmas songs, I really can say, but this CD will make your Special Days happier and will get you in the mood of a Happy New Year that have already passed! Will make all your bad moments feel like they've already disappeared or at least will make your thoughts get in the positive side, giving the hope that tomorrow it is a new day and it will be far way better than the whole year that now it is gone...will give you the positive look for the new year which is coming...

      I love the album and I guess you already know this after reading all this review, but I can not help it without saying: If you'll close your eyes on this one, you'll lose!
      Have a Happy Christmas with your family and with your friends...but make it magic with some magical tunes...

      All in all, my dears I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the love and happiness in the world...keep your selves healthy, and be your heart as kind as Christmas is!

      I have a few wishes for you,
      First of all, good health...mixed together with peace of mind...topped off with happiness, and surrounded with love...o you and your family from me.
      Merry Christmas ! * Joyeux Noël !


      And from me, thank you for reading, and once again Merry Christmas!



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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 O'Holy Night
      2 Don't Save It All for Christmas Day
      3 Blue Christmas
      4 Another Year Has Gone By
      5 Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)
      6 Ave Maria
      7 O Come All Ye Faithful
      8 Christmas Song
      9 Prayer - Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion
      10 Brahms' Lullaby
      11 Christmas Eve
      12 These Are the Special Times
      13 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
      14 I'm Your Angel - Celine Dion, R. Kelly
      15 Feliz Navidad
      16 Cloches du Hameau

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