The Gift

The Gift

by Susan Boyle
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Columbia Records proudly announces the release of The Gift, the eagerly awaited second full-length album from the top-selling sensation Susan Boyle.

One of the most highly anticipated releases of 2010, the album premieres ten new performances from the former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant whose debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, sold more than nine million copies worldwide.

Produced by Steve Mac, The Gift offers a seasonal repertoire of inspirational and secular songs united in theme and the vocal artistry of Susan Boyle.

Along with her selection of beloved holiday songs -- "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "The First Noel," "O Holy Night," "Away In A Manger," "Make Me A Channel For Your Peace," "Auld Lang Syne," and "O Come All Ye Faithful" -- Susan puts her stamp on some unforgettable pop classics including Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over."

Susan explains: "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." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886977207723
catalogNumber: 772077
Rank: 56753

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Boyle   Primary Artist
Mae McKenna   Background Vocals
Dave Arch   Piano
John Parricelli   Guitar
Steve Mac   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Chris Laws   Drums
Centre For Young Musicians   Children's Chorus
Joanna Forbes   Background Vocals
Eddie Hession   Accordion
Ann DeRenais   Background Vocals
Grace Davidson   Background Vocals
Sarah Ryan   Background Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Background Vocals,Choir Master
Amber Stassi   Vocals
Jacob Ramsey-Patel   Soloist

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Neil Finn   Composer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Dave Arch   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Steve Mac   Arranger,Producer
Noel Regney   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Sebastian Temple   Composer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Chris Barrett   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Susan Boyle   Liner Notes
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Contractor
Dann Pursey   Engineer
John Baker   Score Copyist

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The Gift 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The world has been given a "gift" in the person of Susan Boyle. This is a perfect description of her album. Enjoy now and for many holidays to come.I have come to wonder how much the world of music would have be denied if SoBo had not made that trip to BGT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This gentle voice needs to be heard by all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a different Susan than we heard on her 1st CD but that's okay. There's a sweetness here that's probably a result of finally coming into her own long after anyone thought it would happen (if they even thought it would)and of feeling truly blessed (I also read her book). It somehow fits the season. I look forward to her next CD, again showing the wide range, not only of notes, but also of emotions, that she showed on her 1st CD.
TampaTribune More than 1 year ago
Gently through your ears and grasps your heart.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I'm a music fanatic and holiday music is one of my favorites. It always puts me in a good mood because this time of year is always a great time for me. I have an amazing family and the best friends a person could ask for. While listening to Susan Boyle - The Gift CD it made me think about the people in my life and how they are a gift. I know that sounds cliche but it's the truth. O Holy Night and O Come All Ye Faithful are absolutely beautiful songs but hearing Susan sing them brings them to a whole new level. I love this CD and plan on giving it to a few people for Christmas. The Gift gets 3 stars, easy.
michelle89MS More than 1 year ago
singing from the soul.magic feelings listening to only the best picked songs. perfect for christmas time as well as throughout the year.brings back old memories kind to the mind and touches the heart. truely gifted women~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe that this CD wasn't on Oprah's List of favorite things. It's at the top of mine. It is an excellent way to kick off the holiday season and puts you in the right mood for your Christmas shopping. It will make a great gift. I also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. It is an amazing book.
VonOlnhausen More than 1 year ago
Susan Boyle's voice reminds me a little of Judith Durham's, of THE SEEKERS from Austrailia.
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I love every song Susan Boyle sings/records. She is at the top of my list these days. I still enjoy Barbra Streisand.
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