Reprise/ Warner presents "CHRISTMAS" (2011), featuring Michael Bublé, finally a singer under the age of 50 who actually listens to the lyrics he's singing and interprets them in a unique way --- Bublé has a rich, smooth, beautiful voice that gives these songs a new dimension --- And his diction...wow, there's a concept --- Listen to "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU" and "I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" and you'll see what I mean, under stated arrangements with that special Bublé touch ~ the last track is "MIS DESEO/FELIZ NAVIDAD" (duet with Thalia), is a fun listen, as you can hear both of the singers enjoying the moment --- Just in time for the holidays a true gem for any Christmas collection.
'Christmas' (track listings/times)
1 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - [3:27] 2 Santa Claus is Coming to Town - [2:51] 3 Jingle Bells (featuring the Puppini Sisters) - [2:40] 4 White Christmas (duet with Shania Twain) - [3:37] 5 All I Want For Christmas is You [2:52] 6 Holly Jolly Christmas [2:00] 7 Santa Baby [3:52] 8 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [3:51] 9 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) [3:08] 10 Silent Night [3:48] 11 Blue Christmas [3:43] 12 Cold December Night [3:19] 13 I'll Be Home for Christmas [4:26] 14 Ave Maria [4:01] 15 Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad (duet with Thalia) [4:24] 16 "This Is Michael Bublé Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas" [:04]
Mr. Jim's Ratings: Quality of Sound: 5 Stars Performance: 5 Stars Mixing: 5 Stars Overall: 5 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]
Special footnote: If you enjoyed this album, check out Let It Snow Let It Snow
Total Time: 50 mins on 15 Tracks ~ Reprise Records ~ (October 24, 2011)