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Merry Little Christmas
Linda Ronstadt
Merry Little Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: RONSTADT,LINDA Title: MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Street Release Date: 10/17/2000


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All Artists: Linda Ronstadt
Title: Merry Little Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/17/2000
Release Date: 10/17/2000
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596257220, 755962572200


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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 10/17/2000

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Reviewed on 8/23/2010...
If you like L.R. then this is a good christmas album
Patricia S. (mountaingirlpat) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 8/18/2006...
This has the diversity of holiday songs which includes some Welsh and other cultural sounds, but also includes the classic tunes we all know and love!

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A lovingly crafted holiday keeper
larry | 10/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a lovely Christmas album with beautiful singing throughout. Be prepared for the fact that its a rather schizoid album, though, with different styles throughout (much like Ronstadt's career, as a matter of fact!)The first four songs are arranged much like Linda's Nelson Riddle albums and shine beautifully - the duet with Rosemary Clooney on "White Christmas" especially glows. Only "Have Yourself A Merry Christmas" jarred a bit, with Ronstadt turning up the volume and belting a bit too strenuously on a tune that doesn't really need it that much.Joni Mitchell's "River" is included - its got a Christmas-time background, but isn't really a Christmas song. I'm glad its included, though, both because I've always loved it, and because Ronstadt does such a fine, assured job with it. First-class!The real reason to buy the cd in my opinion is the concluding section, though. Ronstadt does a version of "I Wonder As I Wander" that sent shivers up my spine, and they stayed there for the rest of the cd, as one exquisite example of choral singing followed another. Linda sort of retreats into the background and blends in with the chorus, but the sheer beauty of the singing will leave you stunned. I was a bit disappointed with one thing: an early pre-release listing of the songs I saw included "In the Bleak Midwinter", one of my very favorite Christmas carols, and its unfortunately nowhere to be found. I'd looked forward to it, but its a small disappointment with what would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection of holiday music. Great job, Linda!"
Sharing the spotlight
larry | Washington, DC | 10/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This cd features beautiful singing by Linda Ronstadt throughout, but be aware that after track five, (with the exception of I Wonder As I Wander) the voice that you may be used to - warm, big and belty, disappears. From that point on Linda steps out of the spotlight and displays her soprano as an understated member of the choir. The musical selections and arrangements are inspired and the vocals are flawless, but if you're expecting Silent Night with an acoustic guitar and three part harmony you might be surprised. She does serve up some tasty "Nelson Riddle style" treats on the first half of the cd, including a gentle duet with Rosemary Clooney on "White Christmas" and a powerful version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". Joni Mitchell's classic "River" gets a pretty treatment, but stays too close to the surface for my taste . All in all, the generous talents of Linda Ronstadt are on full display and that will certainly "help to make the season bright"."