Verve Music Group is releasing Rod Stewart's latest work, Merry Christmas Baby, on October 30th. This is a special collection of Christmas songs, included in the album are some traditional holiday classics including Silver Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and White Christmas amongst others. There is also an original song, Red-Suited Super Man, written by Rod Stewart, David Foster, and Amy Foster.
Before I share my opinions on the Merry Christmas, Baby CD let me share that I am a huge Rod Stewart fan, always have been. I do not normally do music reviews but when I was offered this opportunity I could not turn it down, I mean it's Rod Stewart! I grew up listening to Rod Stewart in the 1980's (Miss Jackie is revealing her age here) and have always loved Rod. The blond hair, bedroom eyes, and that deep throaty voice give Miss Jackie heart palpitations. Seriously though Rod Stewart has been a musician for decades with many hits including Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?, Young Turks, and Maggie May. Now that I am done drooling over Rod I will move on to the actual review.
I enjoyed the entire Merry Christmas, Baby CD. Rod Stewart brings a unique twist to the holiday classics Silent Night and White Christmas. His version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is breezy and his accompaniment on Winter Wonderland is spot on. Merry Christmas, Baby will make you want to dance or get up and move, I could actually picture Rod dancing when this song was playing, it is probably the song on the album that expresses Rod's style the best. Blue Christmas is soulful. The song co-written by Rod, Red-Suited Super Man, has an upbeat tempo and is contemporary. If I had to select a favorite song from Merry Christmas, Baby it would be a tough decision between the Duet with Mary J. Blige, We Three Kings, and Rod's version of What Child Is This which is very powerful and moving. There are 13 songs on the album with three bonus tracks.
Whether you are a Rod Stewart fan or not I recommend you add Merry Christmas, Baby to your holiday music collection. This album has many Christmas/holiday classics as well as some fresh new works mixed in.
Merry Christmas, Baby will be released and available for sale on October 30th, the cost of the CD version is $16. You can order your very own “Merry Christmas, Baby” on iTunes | Amazon | HSN.
With the release of Rod''s new album comes the chance to watch him on television during the following performances:
Rod will be live on HSN on Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Prior to the HSN Live Concert event, a special pre-show will stream live on HSN’s Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. EST. Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes access as Rod prepares to take the stage! More Information here: http://www.hsn.com/rod-
Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby debuts on THIRTEEN'S "GREAT PERFORMANCES" this December on PBS! Visit Great Performances Online at www.pbs.org/gperf for additional information about this and other programs.
You can be sure Miss Jackie will record these programs on my DVR to watch them more than once!
While I was doing some research on Rod Stewart I discovered he just released his autobiography, "Rod, The Autobiography" which I ordered from Amazon, you can go HERE to order one of your own.
You can join Rod's mailing list on his official FACEBOOK PAGE and you can follow his official website HERE.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary CD to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review and my opinions remain my own.
Special thanks to Verve Music Group for the opportunity to review.