Christmas Music Playlists with Jewel Songs
Share Jewel's Joy With Your Family Each Christmas
Factfile - Jewel
- Jewel spent the majority of her childhood in Alaska and her grandfather was called Yule.
- Joy: A Holiday Collection received platinum certification in 1999, the year of its release.
- Let It Snow, her second holiday album, is due for release in 2013. Jewel has commented "I wanted this record to have a resemblance to the first album...It’s a continuation of mood and spirit of that record..."
- Jewel performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for their television special The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.
With a grandfather named Yule it seemed that singer/songwriter Jewel was destined to record a Christmas album at some point in her career. ‘Joy: A Christmas Collection’ duly arrived in 1999 and was the singer’s third album following two previous multi-million selling efforts. With the ensuing big budget came a festive collection that was richly decorated in orchestral parts and Jewel’s clear and distinctive vocals. The album opened in splendid fashion with ‘Joy To The World’ as a grand choir recalls the sound of a traditional Christmas. Jewel offers an equally attractive vocal performance and this age old carol finds itself another beautifully realised rendition. With all but one of the songs on ‘Joy: A Christmas Collection’ being covers or Christmas versions of her own songs (‘Hands’) this is a familiar sounding album but is still peppered with highlights’. Jewel’s duet with her mother on ‘I Wonder As I Wander’ is one such delight, stripped back instrumentally it relies on the perfect synchronicity in their vocals to create its magic. ‘Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is equally alluring with a unique stop start momentum. The album’s only original, written by Jewel herself, has the feel of an enchanting lost carol as the singer reaches for the highest of notes amongst the snow-capped peaks of the world.
Jewel’s follow up to ‘Joy: A Christmas Collection’ will be here in December 2013 with the singer putting her own personal stamp on old favourites such as ‘Silver Bells’, ‘What Child Is This?’, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ and Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ where she will be joined on guitar by country star Vince Gill. The 12-track ‘Let It Snow’ will also have a couple of Jewel originals amongst the collection with a vocal group style ‘Blue Crystal Glow’ particularly stealing the limelight while the softly delivered ‘It’s Christmastime’ should find plenty of festive admirers.Author: Kevin
Jewel Christmas Album & Single Covers