This Christmas LIVE in Chicago
By Tom Wright
HOLLYWOOD,CA(Hollywood Today)9/17/2010–Eager to spread some early holiday cheer, Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to present a very special concert from Michael McDonald. This Christmas Live In Chicago drops on DVD and Blu-ray on September 21.
Backed by a full band, multi-instrumentalist McDonald delivers his distinct soul-infused vocals in an 18-song set, complete with holiday delights and favorites from his personal catalogue. Switching from keys to guitar to accordion throughout the set, McDonald opens the show (filmed in 2009 for the PBS series Soundstage) with the Doobie Brothers classic “It Keeps You Runnin’” Two classic solo career cuts, “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” and “Sweet Freedom,” are also part of this performance.
The festivities begin with twelve holiday classics, many of which were featured on his 2009 holiday album This Christmas. Carrying holiday cheer in his signature croon, Michael McDonald puts his magic touch on cherished tunes like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Peace.” He wraps this musical present with three more Doobie Brothers songs and (a bonus feature on the disc), a cover of the spectacular Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
In standard or high-def, This Christmas Live in Chicago is the perfect gift for any concert DVD collector!
This Christmas Live In Chicago
1.) It Keeps You Runnin’
2.) I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)
3.) Sweet Freedom
4.) Every Time Christmas Comes Around
5.) On This Night
6.) This Christmas
7.) Come, O Come Emanuel
8.) Wexford Carol
9.) Christmas On The Bayou
10.) I’ll Be Home For Christmas
11.) That’s What Christmas Means To Me
12.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
14.) White Christmas / Winter Wonderland
15.) Minute By Minute
16.) What A Fool Believes
17.) Takin’ It To The Streets
Bonus track: Hallelujah