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Andrea Bocelli / David Foster: My Christmas
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Andrea's singing is so versatile throughout and there is something for everyone here. Fun and humour with the muppets, majestic singing with the Mormon Choir, modern renditions of old carols, A Child is This is absolutely beautiful with Andrea and Mary J Blige, Ave Maria stately and sung with such brevity by Andrea, Blue Christmas, with Reba McEntire and Andrea gives a haunting quality, not to be missed.
In conclusion anyone who loves Christmas and tradition will love this DVD and I would recommend this to lovers of good music. This DVD will be enjoyed for many years to come by me and my family.
I haven't stopped playing it all day so far, it really is a wonderful, feel good Christmas concert. An absolute must for Andrea and Christmas fans alike.
Andrea is his usual inspiring self with lots of special guests something for everyone, don't hesitate to buy several copies; one for yourself and more for gifts. You can't go wrong with this old fashioned, heart warming treat.
The DVD is chock full of collaborations. Firstly, there are the various children and young adult choirs. Then there are the divas like Natalie Cole, Reba McEntire, Mary J. Blidge and Katherine Jenkins. And then THE DIVA of all divas Miss Piggy with the Muppets. And an out of this world performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There are no highlights here. The entire DVD is in itself a highlight.
In the making of My Christmas, David Foster "suggested stupidly" changing sets to give it that 60s TV feel. I like that self deprecating humor. As in all shows with Bocelli, Foster's always vying for a share of the spotlight. Objectively speaking, the set changes give the TV special a warm and fuzzy feeling. Very nicely done. So no reason to feel insecure Mr Foster.
The difference between the DVD and the CD is that the DVD contains performances of Ave Maria and the Holiday Piece Intro not on the CD. The DVD features Reba McEntire on Blue Christmas and Courtney Blooding crooning softly on the CD.
I got this CD/DVD at a single CD price last Christmas. I'll have to say it is one of my bestest buys, given that I can hear and watch the maestro in action! Bravo Bocelli!
The same outstanding level of musicianship, staging, video, and audio that went into the two previous Bocelli/Foster PBS-broadcast concerts (one at Lake Las Vegas ("Under the Desert Sky") and the other in Italy ("Live in Tuscany"), and both released on DVD--the Tuscany concert is also available on Blu-ray Disc) are evident in this wonderful Christmas concert. Again, Bocelli performs duets with some of the greatest names in the music world, including Natalie Cole, Reba McEntire, and even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Bocelli sings effortlessly in Italian ,English, French, and even German. There is even a surprisingly entertaining "Jingle Bells" segement with the Muppets--very amusing (it successfully avoids being overly cute)! The accompanying orchestra is simply breathtaking, simply a joy to see and hear. There are also several excellent choral groups that further enhance and add variety to the concert. There are numerous set/costume changes to keep things interesting.
But the video and the audio--WOW! I almost did not purchase this concert, because it was only a DVD--I have been spoiled by the excellent video/audio that one comes to expect from high definition transfers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great DVD. Andrea Bocelli is new to me and I think he is one of the greatest. I viewed this the first week this August and was transported right to Christmas.Published 19 days ago by JAC
The whole DVD exceeded my expectations. It has a wide variety and style of Christmas songs and when he sings The Lords Prayer it takes my breath away. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Celeste M. DeLano
Belisima--Bravo! This is wonderful entertainment for Christmas!!Published 1 month ago by Vera Piperno
Had DVD before and had to replace it. Love both my purchases.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A beautiful holiday show I viewed on PBS. I was a delightful blend on serious/sacred and humorous. I recently gave this cd to a voice music teacher who loves Andrea Bocelli. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jo's2senseworth
If you like Bocelli this is a necessity. He does an amazing job with classic and classical songs and the duets with his guests are wonderful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David C. Brooks