A great add to your Christmas collection

Music Review by Shelley Wasserman

JOY – Steven Curtis Chapman
Distributed by Christian Art Media

Tracklisting:

  1. Joy to the World
  2. Christmas Time Again
  3. Christmas in Kentucky
  4. Do You Hear What I Hear
  5. Christmas Kiss
  6. Let It Snow
  7. Christmas Time Is Here
  8. What Child is This?
  9. In the Bleak Midwinter
  10. Christmas Card
  11. We Three Kings
  12. I Am Joseph (God is With Us)
  13. Happy New Year

This is Chapman’s third Christmas album and it lives up to its name being uniquely written and musically arranged.  We are treated to some of the familiar carols, but there are few originals in the mix like ‘Christmas in Kentucky’, ‘Christmas Time Again’ and ‘Christmas Kiss’.  Chapman has had a long music career and is still pulling out surprises with new sounds.  The album has a general jazz-acoustic sound, with some more upbeat and lively songs as well as the melancholic and solemn.  The style he has used suits his voice nicely.

A great add to your Christmas collection.

http://www.myspace.com/stevencurtischapman/music/albums/joy-18739460

 

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