I have been listening to Rod Stewart since I was a kid. I even saw him in concert once when my Mom took my sister and me. We had a blast and left with some t-shirts and great memories of my Mom belting out “…and you think I’m sexy, come on sugar let me know!” My Mom is awesome. What can I say? Now that I’m a fun mom myself, I love to dance and sing with my kids. So I was pretty excited that Rod’s record label, Verve Music Group, gave me the chance to review his brand spankin’ new holiday album, “Merry Christmas, Baby“!
This CD comes out in stores on October 30 so we’re getting a sneak peek before you can even buy it. As soon as it arrived in the mail I put it in my laptop and the dance party in the kitchen commenced. This is a great CD regardless of whether you’re a long-time fan of Rod’s. With 16 songs, it’s got all the Christmas classics like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas, Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne, and Blue Christmas to name a few. Plus there’s an awesome new song called Red Suited Super Man. This one happens to be my pick for swinging the kids around. The album includes duets with Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mary J. Blige. I have to say I was a little leery of a Cee Lo and Rod duet but they sing a mean “Merry Christmas, Baby” together! That’s my pick for swinging my husband around. 😉 Here’s the complete track list:
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY TRACK LIST
1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Winter Wonderland – featuring Michael Bublé
4. White Christmas
5. Merry Christmas, Baby featuring CeeLo Green & Trombone Shorty
6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! featuring Dave Koz
7. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – featuring Ella Fitzgerald & Chris Botti
8. Blue Christmas
9. Red-suited Super Man – featuring Trombone Shorty
10. When You Wish Upon A Star
11. We Three Kings – featuring Mary J. Blige
12. Silent Night
13. Auld Lang Syne
Want a little peek at this Merry Christmas, Baby album? Check out this video on Rod Stewart’s website of him singing Let It Snow. It’s not even Halloween but I’m basically full on in Christmas mode after a few listens. You can pre-order “Merry Christmas, Baby” on Amazon, iTunes, and HSN. Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby debuts on THIRTEEN’S “GREAT PERFORMANCES” this December on PBS! Visit Great Performances Online for additional information about this and other programs. And get even more Rod by joining his mailing list!
Now, would you like a chance to win your very own copy of “Merry Christmas, Baby!” valued at $16. I have one to give away! This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older and ends at midnight ET on November 5, 2012. One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Enter to win [HERE]!
I was provided with a complimentary “Merry Christmas, Baby” CD to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.