I am already in the Christmas frame of mind!! How could I not be!??! I’ve been listening to my new (autographed!) Christmas CD “A Mary Christmas” performed by the incredible Mary J. Blige. Track after track on this album gives me goosebumps! I want to sing along. LOUD!! I love each and every track on this album, which is a rarity for me when I listen to other artists! I have no desire to skip over any of the 12 songs.
As if Mary J’s voice wasn’t enough, she teams up with some other amazing voices!! Imagine Mary J Blige, Chris Botti AND the devine Barbra Streisand!! WOW “When You Wish Upon a Star” makes me wish I could sing!!! (Okay, for the record, I do sing along and you ARE very welcome, that I didn’t record that!) I can’t believe this is the first Christmas Album that Mary J. Blige has ever released!! This album was definitely worth the wait. The songs are timeless and so perfectly performed!
The iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has teamed up with the best musical talents in the business. Blige, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records has completed her first-ever holiday album titled, A Mary Christmas making it the first album collaboration between Blige and legendary producer and Chairman of The Verve Music Group, David Foster.
1. Little Drummer Boy
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. My Favorite Things
4. This Christmas
5. The Christmas Song
6. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
7. When You Wish Upon A Star – Duet with Barbra Streisand
8. Winter Wonderland
9. Do You Hear What I Hear – Duet with Jessie J.
10. Petit Papa Noël
11. The First Noel – Duet with The Clark Sisters
12. Noche de Paz – Duet with Marc Anthony
This album is filled with all the classic Christmas songs that I grew up with. But, Mary J.’s voice is so powerful, so inviting that it’s like hearing these songs for the first time. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is 2 year old Alice’s favorite!! I personally, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE “When You Wish Upon A Star” which features Barbra Streisand and Chris Botti!! MJB and Barbra together gives me goosebumps!! WOW!!! “The First Noel” features The Clark Sisters and is equally as inspired and worthy of sooooo many more goosebumps!!
Every year I pick one album to play during out Christmas dinner, THIS is that album!!
Mary J’s voice is so powerful and soulful I can’t imagine ANYONE not falling in love with this CD!!
Shop “A Mary Christmas” on www.maryjblige.com
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