Lite’s Review Room – Richard Marx
There are certain artists that move smoothly from performer and singer/songwriter to producer and arranger and still maintain the ability to occasionally put out an album and no one says “whatever happened to him?” Richard Marx fits that description perfectly. After a slew of hits in the 80s and 90s he began writing for others (“Dance With My Father” for Luther Vandross is one good example), and became more of a “behind the scenes” guy. He’s just released a great Christmas album called “Christmas Spirit” which includes many Christmas standards, but the highlights are his duets with Sara Watkins and Sara Niemietz; as well as a fantastic version of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” with Kenny Loggins.
He just released a video for ‘Christmas Spirit’ chalk full of Celebrity home videos singing his new Christmas song. From Rachel Ray, Olivia Newton John, & Hugh Jackman to Greg Proops, Rita Wilson and Chris Daughtry. Check it out and see how many famous faces you can spot.