CAREY,MARIAH - MERRY CHRISTMAS
Format: Compact Disc
At this stage of her career Mariah Carey does not need to prove herself, but her voice is so powerful that with each new recording she, once again, reminds you: "Listen to what I can do". Vocal gymnastics and Christmas songs are not often thought of as a compatible combination, but on MERRY CHRISTMAS Mariah jumps, climbs, crawls, twirls and dashes her way through both traditional fare and original Christmas songs.
She shifts through styles, offering fans from all musical camps a gift of their own. Her "Silent Night" shows off a studied vocalisation where liquid phrasing is key. "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)" shows off a dynamic voice that is hard to match. She has fun with the Phil Spector goodie "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", a song straight out of '60s girl-group heaven. There is even a "Joy To The World" medley mixing the old and the new--the traditional Christmas song and the Three Dog Night hit. And, as usual, her gospel-voiced background singers are out in full force.
There are two ways to enjoy this album. One is to sit back and revel in Mariah Carey's vocal fireworks, and the other is to pour yourself a glass of egg-nog, get cozy by the tree and have yourself a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
|1)||Silent Night Holy Night|
|2)||All I Want For Christmas Is You|
|3)||O Holy Night|
|4)||Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)|
|5)||Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)|
|6)||Joy To The World|
|7)||Jesus Born On This Day|
|8)||Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|
|9)||Hark The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)|
|10)||Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child|
|11)||God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen