Joy to the World (Pink Martini album)

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Joy to the World
Studio album by Pink Martini
Released November 16, 2010
Recorded May 2008 — May-August 2010
Genre Christmas music, World
Length 46:26
Label Heinz Records
Producer Pink Martini, Thomas M. Lauderdale
Pink Martini chronology
Splendor In The Grass
(2009)
Joy to the World
(2010)
A Retrospective
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Joy to the World is the fifth studio album from the band Pink Martini. It was released on November 16, 2010 under the band's own label, Heinz Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Kung Fu Bakery in Portland, Oregon from May 2008 to May-August 2010.[2] Their rendition of "We Three Kings" was released as a Starbucks free download.

Track listing[edit]

[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin (1942) 2:11
2. "White Christmas (Part II) (featuring Saori Yuki)" (in Japanese) Berlin, translation by Tatsuro Yamashita 3.32
3. "Schedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol)"   Mykola Leontovych (1916) 3:00
4. "Santa Baby"   Joan Javits, Philip Springer (1953) 2:37
5. "Elohai, N'Tzor"   Danny Maseng (2003) 3:20
6. "Little Drummer Boy"   Katherine Kennicott Davis (1941) 3:48
7. "Congratulations (A Happy New Year Song)"   Chen Gexin (1945) 2:53
8. "Do You Hear What I Hear?"   Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne (1962) 3:58
9. "La Vergine Degli Angeli"   Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Maria Piave (1862) 3:11
10. "We Three Kings"   Traditional/Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 5:07
11. "A Snowglobe Christmas"   Thomas Lauderdale, China Forbes 3:36
12. "Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)"   Flory Jagoda (1983) 2:17
13. "Silent Night" (in German, Arabic, and English) Joseph Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber, John Freeman Young (1859) 3:38
14. "Auld Lang Syne" (in English, Arabic, and French) Traditional 3:18

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010-11) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 35

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 45

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada Gold[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Joy to the World – Pink Martini". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Joy To The World (Pink Martini album) Audio CD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Billboard.BIZ". Billboard.BIZ. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-26.