Merry Christmas

发行日期:1994年11月1日

DualDisc再版发行日期:
2005年10月25日

类别:Pop, R&B, Christmas music

总时长:42:17

发行厂牌:Columbia

专辑销量:
美国:5x Platinum
全球:12,000,000

为了庆祝圣诞节,Mariah于1994年发行了她的圣诞专辑,Merry Christmas。这也是历史上销量最好的圣诞专辑之一。12月在专辑榜成绩为第3名(1994年12月16日),销量为5白金。

Merry Christmas很容易让人想到20世纪60年代女子组合Phil Spector的圣诞专辑A Christmas Gift to You。实际上,这张专辑就是收录了像Darlene Love的"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"以及传统歌曲"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing", "Gloria (in Excelsis Deo)","Silent Night"等。

专辑中Mariah也创作了不少原创作品。包括欢快的"All I Want for Christmas is You"( 这首歌是为Tommy Mottola写的,充满了对圣诞的幻想),哀怨的"Miss You Most (at Christmas Time)"以及充满圣诞感觉的"Jesus Born on This Day"。部分录音工作是在大教堂中进行,辅以教堂内小朋友 的嬉戏声,更增添了圣诞节的欢乐气氛。 Merry Christmas (Gold)

因为该专辑,Mariah获得第1届欧洲MTV奖“最佳女歌手”头衔。

2008年在澳大利亚发行了被称为Gold Album的黄金版本圣诞专辑,CD放置于一个铁盒中,铁盒图案如右。铁盒为烫压印刷,其中MC字样为突起。非常漂亮。

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Merry Christmas专辑中的第一支单曲。也是专辑中三首Carey-Afanasieff作品中的一支。这 是一首中节奏的情歌,充满了丰富的圣诞色彩。

值得一提的是,这首作品在日本相当的受欢迎。1994年11月该单曲首发。随后在1996年10月和2000年12月再次在日本发行。而日本发行的#1’sGreatest Hits以及The Remixes中也都收录了该曲目。在Sony再版的The Ballads专辑中,也将这首歌作为了英国版的Bonus曲目。

"All I Want for Christmas Is You"的音乐录影带是在圣诞节之前拍摄的,Tommy Motolla扮演了一个圣诞老人。而在1994年12月14日,MTV电视台的一个一小时Mariah电视特辑中,出现了一个黑白六零年代风格的新音乐录影带。All I Want For Christmas Is You (2009)

2009年圣诞前夕,Mariah Carey和Legacy Recordings为庆祝圣诞经典作品"All I Want For Christmas Is You"发行15周年,特制作特别混音并数字发行。这首混音由Mariah Carey特别制作,Low Sunday (Ron Haney, Bart Schoudel and Joey Arbagey)混音制作。2009年11月23日开始,该混音作品在美国各电子下载网站铺开。

"All I Want For Christmas Is You"每年都在Billboard Hot 100 Recurrents排行榜成为冠军(排行榜成立于2005年,追踪记录那些在当前受欢迎的老歌)。根据Nielsen SoundScan的统计,截至今日,这首歌已经下载售出了1600万次,成为Mariah Carey下载量最高的单曲,也使得这首歌成为史上最高销量的节日铃声,并得到RIAA的白金认证。

美国也发行了该2009混音作品的无编号宣传CD,曲目如下:

  • 1. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix 2009)
  • 2. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix 2009 Extended)
  • 3. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix 2009 Radio Edit)
  • 4. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Original Album Single)

2015年再版发行

Merry Christmas 20152015年10月23日,Sony Music全球再版推出Merry Christmas唱片,此次发行采取复刻方式,原样推出1994年的这张经典作品,并使用红色胶片收录,极具节日气氛。唱片收录国际版曲目(包含"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"),有美国版和欧洲版(国际版)两个版本。

值得留意的是,Merry Christmas是在美国发行的以唱片形式推出的第一张圣诞专辑,所以美国封面的贴纸和其他地区的发行不同。All I Want For Christmas Is You

除了再版Merry Christmas经典圣诞专辑红色唱外,Sony Music还在2015年11月27日推出"All I Want For Christmas Is You" / "Joy To The World"彩胶唱片。史上最畅销圣诞单曲之一"All I Want For Christmas Is You"首度彩胶单曲发行。B-side加赠原始CD专辑未收录之单曲"Joy To The World" (Celebration Mix Edit)。卡通可爱Q版Mariah Carey是2015年天后送给全球Lambs的最温馨圣诞礼物!该单曲有美国版和欧洲版两个版本,两版在碟片印刷方面略有不同。

All I Want For Christmas Is You - A Night of Joy and Festivity

All I Want For Christmas Is You - A Night of Joy and Festivity为纪念Merry Christmas专辑发行20周年和庆祝这一年一度特别的节日,Mariah于2014年12月15日在纽约Beacon Theatre开启首届"All I Want For Christmas Is You - A Night of Joy and Festivity"圣诞演唱会,共计六场。2015年10月,Mariah通过官方网站宣布第二届圣诞演唱会开启,从12月8日起连续八场在纽约Beacon Theatre举行。

圣诞演唱会为纽约带来了浓郁的圣诞气息,场场售罄和爆满的热情也见证了这位圣诞天后的音乐魅力!

“我无法想象没有还有什么地方能比我家乡的舞台更加特别,在圣诞期间和我的歌迷庆祝这一节日,是我这一年中最为珍惜的时光,”Mariah说道,“我等不及了!”

专辑曲目:

其他曲目:

  • 11. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • 12. Santa Claus is Comin' To Town (Anniversary Mix)

曲目11收录于国际版本的专辑中,曲目11-12收录于2005年重新发行的DualDisc专辑中。

指发行了单曲,指拍摄了MV,指该单曲为冠军曲。

美国发行:


Merry Christmas

专辑编号:CK 64222

商业版本,歌词为折纸型。

文字信息:

Produced & Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Mariah Carey
Music Recorded by Dana Jon Chappelle & Vocals Recorded by Jay Healy
Except:
"Silent Night" Produced and Arranged by Mariah Carey & Loris Holland
"Hark! The Herald Angles Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)" Co-Produced & Arranged by Loris Holland
"Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child" Co-Produced & Arranged by Loris Holland. Arranged by Mariah Carey

All tracks:
Mixed by Mick Guzauski
Second Engineers: Gus Garces, Andy Smith, Mike Scott, David Gleeson ("All I Want For Christmas Is You" & "Jesus Born On This Day" only)
Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC
Mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Art Direction: Christopher Austopchuk
Design: June Hong
Photography: Daniela Federici
Home Photos: T.D. Valentine
Styling: Basia Zamorska at Marek & Associates, NYC
Hair: Brian Devine
Make-up: Billy B. for Streeters

Cindy Mizelle appears courtesy of EastWest Records America

Once again Thank You Lord for the precious gift of music and all the blessings in my life.
To Tommy (A.K.A. Santa Claus, ha ha) - Thank you for always being there for me in every way. I'm eternally grateful, and I love you so much.
Randy - Thank you for your hard work, dedication and for being the World's Greatest Manager, and especially for your friendship.
D.I. & everyone at Columbia - You're the best team in the whole world. Many thanks for everything.
Special thanks to Sony Music International for all of your support.
To my Mom - Thank you for always making Christmas Time the most special time of year for me.
Lots of Love and thanks as always to my family and friends.
Walter A. - You're really an invaluable partner. Thanks for everything!
To the Price sisters & Melonie Daniels - Thanks for contributing so much to this album. You're all truly amazing. "Why not thank everybody? - for laughs," by the way, "Wo-ooo-oh"
Special thanks to Louise & Nurit!!!
To Jay Healy - Thanks (especially for putting up with me! ha ha)
To Dana, Gary and Ren the Hen - Thanks guys for everything!
Many thanks to Loris Holland.

Last but definitely not least, thanks again to all my fans. I made this album because Christmas is my favorite time of year and I wanted to share it with you. I hope this spirit of giving & peace will remain with you always.

Lots of Love - Merry Christmas!
Mariah

Management: Hoffman Entertainment, Inc.

For Mariah Carey Fan Club Information, Write To:
Mariah Carey Fan Club
P.O. Box 679
Branford, CT 06405

Also available from the Mariah Carey Catalog:
Music Box (53205)
MTV Unplugged™ EP (52758)
Emotions (47980)
Mariah Carey (45202)

Mariah Carey (Home Video) (49179)
MTV Unplugged™ + 3 (Home Video) (49133)

Wherever Compact Discs, MiniDiscs, Cassettes and Video are sold

专辑扫描:

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Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas

专辑编号:CKR 66891 / CKR 68089

在美国发行了Merry Christmas专辑电脑特别版本。分Windows操作系统(CKR 66891)和Mac操作系统(CKR 68089)两个版本。包装为双碟装,其中CD2为软件安装盘。

如果将CD放在CD播放机里面,它和普通的CD没有什么两样,播放曲目为1-10,如果将CD放在电脑光驱里面,会出现一 个交互页面,非常的漂亮,内容包括:

  • Two full length Christmas videos (两支完整的圣诞音乐录影带)
  • Complete lyrics (完整的歌词)
  • 15-second clips of Mariah's songs (Mariah曲目的15秒片断)
  • Interview (采访)
  • Exclusive Photos (独家照片)
  • Discography (专辑目录)
  • Scrapbook (剪贴簿)

文字信息:

同CK64222。

专辑扫描:

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

专辑编号:CN97705

商业版本,歌词为折纸型。

在2005年圣诞前夕重新发行了圣诞专辑,并收录专辑所有MV,发行DVD一张。在美国发行的专辑为DualDisc格式,而在日本等国家发行的则是CD+DVD格式。DVD内容如下:

  • 1. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Anniversary Mix)
  • 2. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • 3. Miss You Most (At Christmas time)
  • 4. All I Want For Christmas Is You (J.D. Remix Animated)
  • 5. Joy To The World (Celebration Mix)
  • 6. O Holy Night
  • 7. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Black and White Version)
  • 8. Joy To The World (live at St. John the Devine)

文字信息:

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Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:13, 14

Produced & Arranged by Walter Afanasieff & Mariah Carey
Music Recorded by Dana Jon Chappelle & Vocals Recorded by Jay Healy
Except:
"Silent Night" Produced and Arranged by Mariah Carey & Loris Holland
"Hark! The Herald Angles Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)" Co-Produced & Arranged by Loris Holland
"Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child" Co-Produced & Arranged by Loris Holland. Arranged by Mariah Carey

All tracks:
Mixed by Mick Guzauski
Second Engineers: Gus Garces, Andy Smith, Mike Scott, David Gleeson ("All I Want For Christmas Is You" & "Jesus Born On This Day" only)
Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC
Mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Art Direction: Christopher Austopchuk
Design: June Hong
Photography: Daniela Federici
Home Photos: T.D. Valentine
Styling: Basia Zamorska at Marek & Associates, NYC
Hair: Brian Devine
Make-up: Billy B. for Streeters

Cindy Mizelle appears courtesy of EastWest Records America

专辑扫描:

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Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas 7-11

专辑编号:A 96033

商业版本,信息为折纸型。

2005年7-11连锁发行了一张圣诞特别EP,收录Mariah几首经典的圣诞曲目。

  • 1. Silent Night
  • 2. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • 3. O Holy Night
  • 4. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  • 5. Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
  • 6. Joy To The World
  • 7. Santa Claus is Comin' To Town (Anniversary Mix)

专辑扫描:

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Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas