Mary J Blige: Mary Christmas CD 2013-Guests Barbra Streisand, Jessi J & Mark Anthony


2013 holiday release from the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist. Mary Christmas is the first album collaboration between Blige and legendary producer David Foster. A Mary Christmas features Blige's soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes including 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' and 'The Christmas Song.' Blige is joined by a number of A-list guests, starting with Barbra Streisand, who duets with Blige on 'When You Wish Upon A Star,'

 

along with Jessie J on 'Do You Hear What I Hear' The Clark Sisters join Blige on 'The First Noel' and 'Noche de Paz,' is a Spanish collaboration with Mark Anthony. Other highlights on the album include 'Little Drummer Boy,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'This Christmas,' 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,' and Tino Rossi's 'Petit Papa Noël.'

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 Little Drummer Boy
2 Have Yourself a Merry Christmas
3 My Favourite Things
4 This Christmas
5 The Christmas Song
6 Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reir
7 When You Wish Upon a Star Ft Barbra Streisand & Chris Botti
8 Mary, Did You Know
9 Do You Hear What I Hear? Ft Jessie J
10 Petit Papa Noel Ft the Clark Sister
11 The First Noel
12 Noche De Paz (Silent Night) Ft Marc Anthony

Product Reviews

A truly Mary Christmas would match the distraught look on the cover. Blige's first Christmas album, guided by David Foster and Jochem van der Saag, doesn't feature sad or embittered chestnuts like "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" or "Fairytale of New York" (was Method Man busy?). Instead, it contains a mix of standard holiday songs -- a couple playful, many solemn, all dramatic. It's a big production; an orchestra backs Blige on most of the songs. She pours herself into all of the material, even when she's joined by Jessie J (of all people) for a version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" that is overcooked. It could use a couple more joyous songs in the vein of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas," which is a delight despite so many versions since the original 1970 version. A Mary Christmas won't likely reach the high status of, say, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, but it's a full-effort holiday release that many of her fans should be able to enjoy for several years. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

Details

Mary J. Blige
Mary Christmas
Holiday / Seasonal
Xmas Vocal
15 October 2013
Unknown
~ Discs:1
Umgd/McA ( MCA1 )
Compact Disc
602537477012
D: CD

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