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Joy: A Holiday Collection

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Jewel, Joy: A Holiday Collection

Joy: A Holiday Collection

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jewel
Producers:
Atlantic

We gave it a C+

You might figure a relative eccentric like Jewel would take some Christmas chances, but her heavily orchestrated ”Joy: A Holiday Collection” (Atlantic) tends toward greatest public-domain hits… at least till heralding angels give way to a goofy ”Go Tell It on the Mountain”/”From a Distance”/ ”Life Uncommon” medley. She CAN hit the high notes in ”O Holy Night,” so the traditionalism could be worse. But beware incongruous moments when she starts scatting — Ella she ain’t — or yodeling. C+