THE INCOMPARABLE MARY J. BLIGE
COLLABORATES WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER TO PRODUCE FIRST-EVER
HOLIDAY ALBUM, “A MARY CHRISTMAS”
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.
“A Mary Christmas” Track Listing
- Little Drummer Boy
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- My Favorite Things
- This Christmas
- The Christmas Song
- Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
- When You Wish Upon A Star – Duet with Barbra Streisand
- Winter Wonderland
- 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
I enjoy Christmas music only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I’m not a huge fan of listening to it for months on end. Usually I only like the fast-paced Christmas songs. However, I totally enjoyed “A Mary Christmas” This CD took a totally different spin once I had the pleasure of watching Mary J. Blige sing these songs on an HSN special. I didn’t even set out to watch it, but it coincidentally it was on TV while I was flipping through channels to find something to watch (which rarely happens.) So, I’m guessing I was supposed to see just how remarkable she is live.
I have heard her music before, but I couldn’t say I was a huge fan. I could just say I heard her in passing, but she wasn’t one of my top favorites. After reviewing this CD and watching her live on HSN, I can say I will be keep track of her music more closely.
I particularly loved hearing her sing “The First Noel”. I had a dog that we named Noel because I got her on my fourth Christmas, and she was my best friend until she took a bullet to save my life when I was 13 years old. That song has special meaning for me. Mary put a nice spin to this song.
Another Christmas song I love is, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” My mom and I use to sing that song together every year as she played it on her organ. It was hard to hear that song without having tears forming up, but it was still nice to hear Mary and Jessie J. sing it.
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