Merry Christmas Ii You

Performers Mariah Carey

Island | November 2, 2010 | Compact Disc

5 out of 5 rating. 1 Reviews
Recording information: 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA; Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Guardian Angel Studios, Bel Air, CA; Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA; SouthSide Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Dugout, Los Angeles, CA; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA; WPC, South Central Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: David LaChapelle.
Merry Christmas was released in 1994, and 16 years later Mariah Carey delivers a sequel, appropriately titled Merry Christmas II You and also featuring the diva in a sexy little Santa suit. The similarities don't end there, either: Mariah revives her original seasonal tune "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and often touches upon the classy, clean updated traditional vibe of her readings from the 1994 set. Underneath this surface, Merry Christmas II You has a different vibe than its predecessor, derived in large part from the numerous originals here. Five of the 12 full songs bear a Carey writing credit (including that revival of "All I Want for Christmas Is You") and these new tunes sometimes give Merry Christmas II You a lively modern feel, particularly the jumping Jermaine Dupri/Bryan-Michael Cox co-written opener "Oh Santa!" and the slow groove of "When Christmas Comes," highlights that balance the too saccharine sentiment of "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again" and "One Child." The range of these originals indicates the scope of the record as a whole, how it touches on a little of everything to please every kind of audience, mixing up "Auld Lang Syne" and a medley of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas with traditional religious carols and secular favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus." Apart from that pair of stiff originals, the whole thing is cheerful and engaging, a worthy sequel to its predecessor. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 2, 2010

Genre: Christmas

Style: Holiday

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Island

UPC: 602527498034

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Merry Christmas Ii You

Merry Christmas Ii You

Performers Mariah Carey

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 2, 2010

Genre: Christmas

Style: Holiday

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Island

UPC: 602527498034


Title Track Time
1.Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Intro) --
2.Oh Santa! --
3.O Little Town of Bethlehem/Little Drummer Boy Medley --
4.Christmas Time Is in the Air Again --
5.First Noel/Born Is the King [Interlude], The --
6.When Christmas Comes --
7.Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)/Housetop Celebration --
8.Charlie Brown Christmas --
9.O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus - feat. Patricia Carey --
10.O Holy Nigh [Live from WPC in South Central Los Angeles] --
11.One Child --
12.All I Want for Christmas Is You [Extra Festive] --
13.Auld Lang Syne [The New Year's Anthem] --

Editorial Notes

Recording information: 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA; Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Guardian Angel Studios, Bel Air, CA; Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA; SouthSide Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Dugout, Los Angeles, CA; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA; WPC, South Central Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: David LaChapelle.
Merry Christmas was released in 1994, and 16 years later Mariah Carey delivers a sequel, appropriately titled Merry Christmas II You and also featuring the diva in a sexy little Santa suit. The similarities don't end there, either: Mariah revives her original seasonal tune "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and often touches upon the classy, clean updated traditional vibe of her readings from the 1994 set. Underneath this surface, Merry Christmas II You has a different vibe than its predecessor, derived in large part from the numerous originals here. Five of the 12 full songs bear a Carey writing credit (including that revival of "All I Want for Christmas Is You") and these new tunes sometimes give Merry Christmas II You a lively modern feel, particularly the jumping Jermaine Dupri/Bryan-Michael Cox co-written opener "Oh Santa!" and the slow groove of "When Christmas Comes," highlights that balance the too saccharine sentiment of "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again" and "One Child." The range of these originals indicates the scope of the record as a whole, how it touches on a little of everything to please every kind of audience, mixing up "Auld Lang Syne" and a medley of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas with traditional religious carols and secular favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus." Apart from that pair of stiff originals, the whole thing is cheerful and engaging, a worthy sequel to its predecessor. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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