Christina brightens the holidays with the re-release of 'My Kind of Christmas'
The weather outside may be
frightful, but the holidays will sound more delightful than ever
this year, as Grammy-winning superstar and RCA Records recording
artist Christina Aguilera re-releases 'My Kind of Christmas,'
a soulful collection of sacred carols, holiday pop classics, and
newly-written songs for the season. 'My Kind of Christmas'
is now available again in stores everywhere.
Songs on the album include
'Christmastime,' by Celebrity Status / Ron Fair (the team responsible
for Christina's hit 'Come On Over Baby'); 'This Year,' by The Matrix
and Christina Aguilera; and 'These Are The Special Times,' a Diane
Sacred carols include
'Angels We Have Heard On High,' and 'O Holy Night' sung by Christina
along with Billy Preston and a 70-voice Gospel Choir. Christmas
standards included on the album are: Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas,'
the jazz-flavored classic 'Merry Christmas, Baby,' performed as
a duet with Dr. John, with horns by Sammy Nestico (The Count Basie
Orchestra); 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' performed
with a 70-piece orchestra arranged by Grammy award winner Don Sebesky;
and Mel Torme's immortal 'The Christmas Song,' reinterpreted by
Christina as an up-tempo dance track.
Said producer Ron Fair
of the making of the new album, 'As planning for the album began,
we looked at virtually every single Christmas song ever written.
We chose to record songs she felt she could stretch on artistically
and musically. So she was able to bring a poignant blues dimension,
a spiritually charged gospel feel, and a powerfully contemporary
sound as well.'
The album was recorded in between
concert dates on Christina's extensive worldwide tour. Thus, various
tracks were recorded in Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Nashville,
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and Minneapolis.
Said Christina, 'I wanted
to bring a real R&B edge to some of these songs. Making the album
really unleashed the soul in me. I'd say it's an all-around feel-good
album.' As for her own favorite Christmas memories, Christina adds,
'I remember when I was about eight, running down the stairs, looking
under the tree and finding that Barbie Kitchen I wanted so badly.
That was my coolest Christmas memory.'
Having won two Grammys
including one for Best New Artist, Christina has already sold more
than 23 million records worldwide since the release of her chart-topping
self-titled 1999 RCA debut. Thanks to the #1 premiere single 'Genie
In A Bottle,' the #1 smash follow-ups 'What A Girl Wants,' 'Come
On Over Baby,' 'Lady Marmalade,' and the already classic 'I Turn
To You,' Christina Aguilera has emerged as the prime musical voice
of her generation.
My Kind of Christmas Song
Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
We Have Heard On High
Christmas, Baby (Featuring Dr. John)
Holy Night (Featuring Billy Preston)
Are The Special Times
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)
10. Xtina's Xmas
Christmas Song (Thunderpuss 2000 Version)
- Pamela Murphy for RCA
with Al Gomes
'My Kind of Christmas' CD now!
Buy the Christmas special
'My Reflection' now!
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