These Are Special Times
It's almost impossible to believe it didn't already exist, but now that it does, you can bet the sure-to-go-platinum These Are Special Times will turn up under many a Christmas tree this year (the perfect gift for the person who has everything?). The prolific princess of pop has thrown together a mixture of contemporary and traditional holiday favorites, bordering on too-cute and kitschy only on the intro to "Feliz Navidad." For many, Dion is an acquired taste, but even naysayers may enjoy her rare moments of restraint on a smoky version of "Blue Christmas." "The Prayer," a duet with Andrea Bocelli, is set to become this season's "Time to Say Goodbye," but it will have to battle it out with the R. Kelly duet, "I'm Your Angel," first. --Rebecca Wallwork
この２曲FELIZ NZVIDADとLES CLOCHES DU HAMEAUから、
numbers given the 'Celine' treatment, the season of good-will is fast
approaching, probably too fast for many, however it's time to dig out
our Christmas Albums, again, and maybe even add to the collection.
Among the seasonal songs on-board to enjoy..
'Oh Holy Night' ...performed using her vocal-range perfectly...'Oh Come
all ye Faithful' ..a traditional Christmas song, again sung with genuine
'Celine' also sings the classic 'Ava Maria' ..her version, right up there
with the best.
One of perhaps her most well known numbers 'The Prayer' ..a duet with world
famous Tenner' 'Andrea Bocelli' ...an all-time classic, indeed.
Also included 'Brahms Lullaby' again beautifully performed by 'Celine'
You can almost imagine sitting indoors huddled up around an open fire with
'snow' falling outside whilst listening too, 'Chestnuts Roasting on an open
Fire' (Kinda puts you in the seasonal mood)
Also on board the title track for the album..'These are Special Times'
There is also a duet with 'R.Kelly' -'I'm Your'e Angel' among the track list,
and 'Celine's' rendering of a number that seems to chart every year 'John
Lennon' and the Plastic Ono's' -'Happy Xmas'(War is Over) a very acceptable
version I must say.
There are several numbers equally as enjoyable on board that I haven't
mentioned, all in all this would make a great seasonal addition to, perhaps
the Christmas Compilation with the likes of 'Slade' and 'Wizard' on board,
and, perhaps a Christmas Carol album or two.
Well worth including among your 'CHRISTMAS' must-play-list.