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A Rod Stewart Christmas,
This review is from: Merry Christmas, Baby (Audio CD)
Although I am younger than Rod, I think of hits like Maggie May, Hot Legs and Forever Young...to name a few, when I think of legendary Rod Stewart. When artists release a Christmas collection, it's usually a swan song of their career. Rod did a set of 4 Standards CD's with Clive Davis which kept him at the top and wooed all the romantic female Stewart fans. Rod also did pop and soul songbooks. In these recent recordings, Rod did 'holiday' versions of My Favorite Things, Baby It's Cold Outside (with Dolly Parton) and I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm. Non of which are included here but would fit well.
This is a 13 track mix of traditional Christmas songs. There is, of course, 1 original called Red-Suited Super Man which is great! When You Wish Upon A Star seems to be a holiday song as well these days fitting on other artists Christmas CD's. Also included are duets with Michael Buble' on Winter Wonderland, We Three Kings with Mary J Blige and the tilte track Merry Christmas Baby with Cee Lo Green. New Years is not forgotton with tracks like Auld Lang Syne as the last song and What Are You Doing New Years Eve featured as a duet with the late great Ella Fitzgerald...kind of odd pairing.
The CD lives up to the 'new' Rod Stewart expectations and if you mellowed out with Rod, you will love it! If you like Christmas, you will find the Target exclusive bonus track CD that includes 3 more bonus tracks: What Child Is This, The Christmas Song and Silver Bells. It would be nice to have a cd with all 19 tracks together. Maybe there are more tracks to come? Rod Stewart Christmas 2-4?