Merry Christmas II You Deluxe Edition
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|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 Air Again|
|5. The First Noel/Born is the King Interlude|
|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 Night - 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|
'Merry Christmas II You' is pop legend Mariah Carey's thirteenth studio album, and her second Christmas record. The album features a mixture of original material, traditional Christmas classics and a re-recording of her massive 1994 hit, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'. The lead single is 'Oh Santa', which Carey helped write herself, along with Jermaine Dupri and Brian Michael-Cox, both of whom she has worked withbefore.
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I must admit that I found the first half of this album somewhat uneven. Oh Santa! Is a fun and catchy tune which you can't help but compare to Merry Christmas' All I Want For Christmas is You - that's a fight it cannot win, but it's a really nice song that really grows on me more and more each time I hear it. I did feel tinges of disappointment with the songs O Little Town of Bethlehem and The First Noel, though. To me, it seemed like Mariah was trying a little too hard on these songs, overdoing her famed vocal acrobatics in particular to the extent that her voice didn't seem wholly natural. Then, on the jazzy Charlie Brown Christmas, her voice seems noticeably airy. Don't get me wrong - these are still good songs. The only track I have a problem with is Here Comes Santa Claus, which is weighted down with a lot of hip hop background noise and a beat that sometimes had me expecting someone to break out with a rendition of Another One Bites the Dust.
Once I got to Oh Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus, though, this Christmas album really seemed to come alive.Read more ›
Mariah has obviously decided to go for more of the same - similar title, same logo, same pose and clothes on the cover, re-recording two songs that were already on her first Christmas album ("O holy night" and "All I want for Christmas is you", both of which are not up to their original recordings). The only problem is that the results are not as convincing as they were on her charming first Holiday release. Try as she might, her voice is now a shadow of its former self, something obvious even though she tries to cover it by using endless choir effects (especially on the single "Oh Santa !", which unsuccessfully tries to duplicate the 60s girl group sound that made the original version of "All I want for Christmas is you" so damn irresistible). Don't get me wrong - it's an okay album, the production is adequate, the song selection is mostly good, and many of her fans will like. But when you decide to make a second Christmas album, you better make sure it lives up to the first one... which is far from being the case here.