Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You

Album: Merry Christmas II You 
Artist: Mariah Carey
Release Date: November 2, 2010

It's only October but I already feel the Christmas season with Mariah's new album "Merry Christmas II You". I don't have to review track by track because most of the songs are Christmas classics but what's good about it is that Mariah added her touch and incredible nice vocals to each tracks! She made Christmas classics to have an R'n'B/hip-hop feeling into it! "When Christmas Comes"  sounded like it's a track from her 2005 album "Emancipation of Mimi" but in Christmas style! "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again" sounds so relaxing and soothing! Perfect for cold Christmas season! "One Child" is another nice original Carey track and it's a christian track with angelic child choir vocals at the chorus. The new version of "All I want for Christmas is You" is a great refresh to the 1994 version because as stated on the tracklisting this version is ultra festive! What I do love in Mariah's "Auld Lang Syne"  is that it's not the same old predictable version it got a party flavor in it which is really awesome! Overall the album is really good Christmas album! It got new flavors in it and of course Mariah's vocal is in full force from reaching super high notes to her overused whistle register. This is my recommended Christmas album for 2010 (My favorite Christmas album of all time is Josh Groban's album F.Y.I.)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Oh! Santa
Auld Lang Syne
When Christmas Come
One Child
The First Noel" / "Born is the King" (Interlude)

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Intro)"   J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman 0:23
2. "Oh Santa!"   Carey, Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri Carey, Cox, Dupri 3:31
3. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" / "Little Drummer Boy"   Phillips Brooks, Lewis H. Redner, Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone Carey, James Wright, Randy Jackson 3:32
4. "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again"   Carey, Shaiman Carey, Shaiman 3:02
5. "The First Noel" / "Born is the King" (Interlude)"   Traditional Carey, Wright, Jackson 4:33
6. "When Christmas Comes"   Carey, James Poyser Carey, Poyser 4:46
7. "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" / "Housetop Celebration"   Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman, Benjamin Hanby Carey, Cox, Dupri 3:28
8. "Charlie Brown Christmas"   Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson Carey, Wright, Jackson 2:49
9. "O Come All Ye Faithful" / "Hallelujah Chorus" (featuring Patricia Carey) John Francis Wade, George Frideric Handel Carey, Wright, Jackson 3:38
10. "O Holy Night" (Live from WPC in South Central Los Angeles) Adolphe Adam Carey, Walter Afanasieff 5:00
11. "One Child"   Carey, Shaiman Carey, Shaiman 4:26
12. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Extra Festive) Carey, Afanasieff Carey, Wright, Jackson 4:02
13. "Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)"   Robert Burns Carey, Jackson, Johnny Severin 3:48

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