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Talking about the first AWESOME Christmas CD! Normally Christmas music isn't something that I'm into. However, Mary J. Blige changed that with her new CD. While I was listening to "A Mary Christmas" my mother even walked in and had one huge fit wanting the CD. Keep in mind, my mother is 55 years old and I'm 35. My children love it and they are ages 3, 12, 9, 14 and 15.
The music is ABSOLUTELY MOVING AND BEAUTIFUL! This package actually made me feel very special when it came. I love the music and it came with the booklet that is 64 beautiful colorful pages about Mary and what she is all about. The tote, is a really THICK blue jean tote. I had to literally keep my mother from taking off with the tote. She wanted it too. This is the FIRST time in my life that I have actually came out and said NO to my mom. I think it was expected, but I love this tote and for several reasons. 1. Its a large size tote. 2. It's Blue Jean material. 3. It's got Mary J. Blige wrote on it.
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The CD is one that the whole family will love. Each song has a great beat and its the type that will lift your spirits during the holidays. I've heard a lot of these songs done by other musicians before. Those were the type to put you to sleep or depress you due to the music or beats that are behind the vocals. Mary done the best job of all with these. They are not depressing. These are the type of songs anyone would love to have played in their car, home or even in a store. I've got to say, I absolutely love the CD as much as the Tote.
I still have to say that #3 "My Favorite Things" is my all time favorite on the album!
The booklet is called a ZinePak. It too, comes with the CD! (This one I let my mom have but kept the book. I'm a huge softie.)
Copy of Press Release:
THE INCOMPARABLE MARY J. BLIGE READIES FIRST-EVER HOLIDAY ALBUM
COLLABORATES WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER
A MARY CHRISTMAS AVAILABLE IN STORES ON OCTOBER 15, 2013
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.
“Working with David Foster is a singers dream,” says Mary J. Blige. “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 and I'm so proud of what we’ve created and I believe my fans will love it as much as I do.”
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.”
David Foster comments, “There's so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, but I guess 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.”
A Mary Christmas is set to arrive in stores on October 15, 2013.
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 Mark Anthony
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