As a follow-up to her Romanian holiday album, O, ce veste minunată!, Angela Gheorghiu's latest release, Guardian Angel, is a collection of 11 traditional Christmas carols from around the world. Featured tracks include: “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” and “O, Tannenbaum.” Two special duets on the recording are "It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” with her daughter Ioana Dan and “I'll Be Home For Christmas” with Romanian pop-star Loredana Groza. "'For years I dreamed of Romanian and international carols recording. Last year the dream came true, Romanian carols CD was released. This year I am happy for my new disc, this time with international carols, which I love as much as the Romanian ones. I kept much as absolutely all the songs on this album to be re-orchestrated especially for my voice. We appealed to musicians in Romania and in the world: Steven Mercurio, Julien Painot and Andrei Tudor, and the result is exceptional,' said Angela Gheorghiu....'Eclectic repertoire is chosen, you will find pieces in English, French, German and even Russian. There are carols everywhere we wanted to include beauties of this music so popular worldwide. Christmas is the favorite holiday
of millions of people who are dreaming and in good faith, in harmony and peace, who want to be close to family and friends....I consider both a gift to the public in Romania, but also for the worldwide" said the soprano.'" The photographs taken for the cover and accompanying publicity materials were taken by Dimitri Caceaune. At 20-years old, the self-taught experimental photographer lives in Bucharest, Romania and prefers to shoot friends over models. Read an interview with the photographer here and see more of his fashion photographs by clicking here. [Source, Source] Complete album cover art is after the jump. Listen to music here.