I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Verve Music Group. I received the A Mary Christmas CD to facilitate my review.
I have loved Mary J Blige since my teen years when her first songs hit the radio stations back in the early 1990s. Every time I heard her songs on the radio, my friends and I would turn up the volume and sing along. “Real Love” was so popular back then and, being a teen, we all dreamed of what Mary was singing!
Mary’s voice is so soulful and smooth.Every time I hear her voice, so many memories come rushing back to me. A few more of my favorites are “Not Gon’ Cry,” “No More Drama” and “The One.”
When I was contacted to review Mary J. Blige’s first ever Christmas CD, “A Mary Christmas,” I was excited beyond words! Like I said before, I have been a HUGE Mary J. Blige fan, forever!
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige teamed up with the best musical talents in the business. Blige, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records was paired with legendary producer and Chairman of The Verve Music Group, David Foster.
David Foster said, “There’s so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, but I guess it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries. She doesn’t think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female. She just thinks of herself as a singer and she’s a great singer.” I do agree with him.
When I received the package, I couldn’t wait to open it! It contained The CD – personally autographed by Mary J. Blige, a limited-edition “A Mary Christmas” Zine Pack, and a super cool tote bag! I couldn’t believe all the goodies! Just the autographed CD was enough to blow me away! My daughter couldn’t believe it. She is 15 years old and also loves Mary J Blige’s music.
“A Mary Christmas” is a beautiful collection of 12 Christmas songs. There are classics like “Little Drummer Boy” and ” Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer,” as well as other favorites like “Winter Wonderland” and “When you Wish Upon a Star.” All the songs are soulfully sung by Mary. Some of the songs feature accompaniment by many of my favorite singers including Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, The Clark Sisters and Jessie J.
Each voice is unique and Mary’s resonates with captivating influence. Mary chose her songs well for her first Christmas CD, and I hope this is not her last!
1. Little Drummer Boy
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. My Favorite Things
4. This Christmas
5.The Christmas Song
6. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
7. When You Wish Upon A Star – Duet with Barbra Streisand
8. Winter Wonderland
9. Do You Hear What I Hear – Duet with Jessie J.
10. Petit Papa Noël
11. The First Noel – Duet with The Clark Sisters
12. Noche de Paz – Duet with Marc Anthony
“A Mary Christmas” is a wonderful collection that is beautifully put together. I personally enjoy it and my family loves it too. This CD will be playing in our home this Christmas season and for many years to come.
Thank you Mary J Blige for making this beautiful Christmas CD and giving me the chance to listen to it and write this review. It will now be a part of our Holiday collection and listened to for many years to come.
Be sure to pick up a copy for yourself today. This will be a beautiful addition to everyone’s music collection.
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The “A Mary Christmas” Zine Pack is available in store at most major retailers.
The best part is that one lucky winner will receive one “A Mary Christmas” CD personally autographed by Mary J. Blige!
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