As with all Christmas albums, the joy is in hearing old favourites sung by a beloved voice, but this isn’t simply an exercise in sentimental nostalgia. There’s a reverent “We Three Kings” in which Stewart and Mary J. Blige recapture the awe and devotion of the star-led travellers, a slinky country take on “Blue Christmas” and a beatific “Silent Night” that first brings in a children’s choir, then the rest of the family to send it home harmoniously. As an extra-special gift, there’s “Red-Suited Super Man”, a Stewart original in which he swings like his hero Sam Cooke.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Winter Wonderland (feat. Michael Bublé)
Merry Christmas, Baby (feat. Cee Lo Green & Trombone Shorty)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (feat. Dave Koz)
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (feat. Ella Fitzgerald & Chris Botti)
Red-Suited Super Man (feat. Trombone Shorty)
When You Wish Upon a Star
We Three Kings (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Auld Lang Syne
What Child Is This
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
16 Songs, 57 Minutes
October 30, 2012
℗ 2012 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.