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This is worth the buy.
Her voice is just at that perfect point, and now we get to see and listen at the same time. This network special is just one of the best, she looks amazing as always, and features 2 great artists the amazing tenor Andrea Bocelli and the actress/ entertainer/ singer-to-be Rosie O'Donnel...
Celine's flawless and it is certainly an amazing item to your music library or to your collection!!!
An edition to buy for sure!!!
Starting with my favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night", which is here given a lovely rendition, my other top choices would be:
Track # 3, "Blue Christmas", with a superb jazzy interpretation, Celine using her smooth, smoky voice, and Diana Krall adding a lot with her piano magic. I would love to hear Celine record an entire album in this quiet style; though it does not have the powerful top notes many expect from her, it is the "Celine voice" I enjoy the most.
Track # 6, the "Ave Maria" by Charles Gounod (adapted from a prelude by J.S. Bach), is heavenly. Exquisitely gentle and tender, this familiar and beautiful melody is always a pleasure to listen to, and is sung in English and Latin.
# 9, "The Prayer", by Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster has meaningful and moving lyrics, and makes an ideal duet for Andrea Bocelli and Celine, and the pianissimo ending is perfection.
# 13, the John Lennon/Yoko Ono "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" is poignant and marvelous, and the final track, sung by the Dion family, is a joyous Brahms waltz, "Les Cloches du Hameau".
Though everyone will have tracks they will like more than others, the overall production and musicianship is top-notch, making this a very satisfying CD, and one I do not mind hearing any time of the year. The enclosed booklet has most of the lyrics, extensive recording info (many different arrangers and musicians are involved in this CD), the sound excellent, and total time is 68'28.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't particularly like Celine Dion's voice, never have. But I love O Holy Night and so few singers, even good ones, can handle O Holy Night. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nocturnal
Product arrived in a timely manner and in good condition. Good Product. Thanks much!Published 7 days ago by CEO
This is the best Christmas CD I own and I own lots of Christmas CD's.Published 15 days ago by VangieGirl
I received my copies of this CD in fantastic time, so I was able to enjoy it for Christmas? I gave one to my sister who cried when she received it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by George Anne Myers