[ Syco Music / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 8 November 2010
Susan returns with her eagerly awaited second album, including her duet with Amber Stassi - a stunning and inimitable rendition of "Do you Hear What I Hear".
She catapulted to international stardom overnight with 500 million YouTube hits, smashed music records around the world with her triumphant debut album and now Susan Boyle returns with her eagerly awaited second album, 'The Gift'.
'The Gift', sees Susan Boyle and world acclaimed producer Steve Mac reunited to present a breathtaking seasonal album. Featuring yule time favourites "The First Noel" and "O Holy Night", Susan also fearlessly takes on iconic pop songs including "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Perfect Day", giving them a new identity. Also making her musical debut on 'The Gift' is American medic and winner of the International Susan Search, Amber Stassi. Amber & Susan perform a stunning and inimitable rendition of "Do you Hear What I Hear".
Susan surprised the world with her powerful, heart stopping voice when she walked onto the Britain's Got Talent stage in April 2009. By the November she had conquered the international music charts with her debut multi platinum album 'I Dreamed a Dream', selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Her debut album 'I Dreamed a Dream' made Susan the biggest selling artist in the world in 2009, the fastest selling artist in the world for a decade and the fastest selling artist in the history of the UK charts. 'I Dreamed a Dream' shot straight to the number one spot in over 21 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. Now with a beautiful seasonal album she will, once again, defy critics and preconceptions.
Susan explained; "When making this album, I really wanted the songs to touch hearts. Music has always been a companion to me, particularly on special occasions. I wanted there to be a mix of songs that would flow with all our moods this holiday season. As much as the season is a time for reflection, it is also a time for fun and enjoyment with those closest to us."
Simon Cowell added; "Susan broke all the rules, became famous literally overnight and has become one of the world's most popular singers. I'm incredibly proud and pleased for her. I think Susan has gone a step further with this new album. She is a very special lady."
1. Perfect Day
3. Do You Hear What I Hear (Duet with Amber Stassi)
4. Don't Dream It's Over
5. The First Noel
6. O Holy Night
7. Away in A Manger
8. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
9. Auld Lang Syne
10. O Come All Ye Faithful