Artist: Mary J. Blige
Album: A Mary Christmas
Quality: iTunes Plus AAC M4A
Genres: Holiday, Music, R&B/Soul
Released: 11 October 2013
℗ 2013 The Verve Music Group / Interscope Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has recorded her first-ever holiday album, A Mary Christmas, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records. A Mary Christmas is an extraordinary collaboration between collaboration between Blige and legendary producer and Verve Music Group Chairman, David Foster. ‘Working with David Foster is a singer’s dream. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this soulful classic Christmas album with him. David’s music has touched so many lives, I’m so proud of what we’ve created and I believe my fans will love it as much as I do,’ says Mary J. Blige.
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.’
‘There are so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, says David Foster, ‘but it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries. She doesn’t think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female. She just thinks of herself as a singer and she’s a great singer.’
01 Little Drummer Boy
02 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
03 My Favorite Things
04 This Christmas
05 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
06 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
07 When You Wish Upon a Star (feat. Barbra Streisand & Chris Botti)
08 Mary, Did You Know
09 Do You Hear What I Hear? (feat. Jessie J)
10 Petit Papa Noël
11 The First Noel (feat. The Clark Sisters)
12 Noche De Paz (Silent Night) [feat. Marc Anthony]