Mario Christmas by Mario Biondi

Mario Biondi - Mario ChristmasThe picture perfect Christmas scene is snowy-clad with rosy cheeked people trudging around in the snow, delivering presents and spreading Christmas cheer – but here Mario Biondi turns that all upside down with his Mediterranean sunshine filled album that takes the cold out of Christmas but maintains the glow in our hearts.

With funky 60’s vibes and samba beats, ‘Mario Christmas’ will have you rocking around the Christmas tree as he belts out hits like ‘Let It Snow‘ and George Michael‘s ‘Last Christmas‘ which with its Afro-cuban beat somewhat reminiscent of Mario’s worldwide hit – ‘This Is What You Are‘ – you’ll be working off those mince pies in no time at all.

Fans of Mario’s work will notice the hint to his hit ‘Something Beautiful‘ in the track ‘Close to you‘ by Karen Carpenter and also notice the influence from music greats of the past – Barry White in the song ‘My Christmas Baby‘ and Earth Wind & Fire with Chris Rea‘s song ‘Driving Home for Christmas‘ (check out the horn lines to see what I mean about EW&F), while the closing song ‘After The Love Has Gone‘ is a brilliant duet with the group.

Whilst this album may not get a lot of play at other times of the year, ‘A Mario Christmas‘ is guaranteed to have a place in my home from December 1st year after year – Bravo Mario Biondi!

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