JESUS BORN ON THIS DAY|
"Jesus born on this day" was one of the three new compostions
on "Merry Christmas". A full-blown production number, it employed not
only Walter's synthesized orchestra, but background singers and a
children's choir as well. The tune was quite solemn and hymnlike, but
the arrangement, oddly, made it less religious and rather more glitzy,
behind lyrics that overtly praised Jesus.
As Mariah told Larry Flick in CD Review, "You have to have a nice
balance between standard Christian hymns and fun songs. It was
definitely a priority for me to write at least a few new songs, but for
the most part people really want to hear the standards at Christmas,
no matter how good a new song is."
"Jesus born on this day" was only released as a promo in the USA
in November 1994.
5" CD-single from the USA (1051)|
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
1. Jesus born on this day
2. O holy night
3. Jesus oh what a wonderful child
sheet music from the USA (2699)|
Hal Leonard Corporation
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz