These Are Special Times is the sixth English-language studio album and the first English-language holiday album by Canadian singer Celine Dion. Released by Sony Music Entertainment on 30 October 1998, it features cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material. Dion worked with David Foster and Ric Wake, who produced most of the tracks for the album. Other producers include R. Kelly and Bryan Adams. Critics praised Dion's commitment to the recorded material, as well as the production of the songs. The album has been certified five-times Platinum in the United States. In Canada, the album has sold one million copies and been certified Diamond. The album has sold twelve million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time.
This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Nakajima Megumi (中島愛) is a seiyuu and Japanese pop singer affiliated with e-stone music. She was managed by Stardust Promotion talent agency from 2003 up until 2014. She is best known for her role of Ranka Lee in the hit anime series Macross Frontier.
The magnificent dancing collection for a big amicable party. Happy New Year!
Blood Ceremony is a Canadian psychedelic rock band formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. Blood Ceremony's style has been described as "flute-tinged witch rock" and their lyrics are filled with black magic imagery and references to classic horror films. The band is fronted by singer/flutist/organist Alia O'Brien, whose flute solos are reminiscent of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.