Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection

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Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection
Studio album by Jewel
Released September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
Genre Christmas
Length 39:44
Label Reflections
Producer Jewel, Steve Skinner, Joe Mardin, Robbie Kondor
Jewel chronology
Greatest Hits
(2013)
Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection
(2013)

Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection is the second full-length Christmas album from Jewel, released on September 24, 2013, through Reflections Records.[1]

Background[edit]

The announcement of the album came on August 6, 2013. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal about recording another Christmas album, Jewel was quoted as saying “I wanted this record to have a resemblance to the first album. It’s a continuation of mood and spirit of that record, with the mood and feel of the album artwork with an image and tone that evokes that spirit.”[2] According to her official website, the album "features country, folk-pop roots with a classical twist."[3]

Production[edit]

Let It Snow was recorded in 2013 and produced by Jewel, along with Steve Skinner, Joe Mardin and Robbie Kondor. Included with ten traditional holiday songs are two originals recorded for the album, titled "It's Christmastime" and "Blue Crystal Glow."[4]

Release[edit]

The album was released on September 24, 2013, and made available in several editions. The Target edition contains an exclusive track, "Deck The Halls." Bed Bath & Beyond and iTunes offer the deluxe edition, which includes four additional tracks.[1][5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [6]

Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection has received mostly positive feedback from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic writes, "(the album) may not transcend the conventions of a Christmas album, but it also avoids the pitfalls and, on the whole, it's better than her first foray into seasonal song."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:23
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"   Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 3:28
3. "Do You Hear What I Hear?"   Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker 3:22
4. "It's Christmastime"   Jewel Kilcher 3:41
5. "What Child Is This?"   William Chatterton Dix 3:10
6. "Panis Angelicus"     3:57
7. "Blue Crystal Glow"   Kilcher, Joe Mardin 2:03
8. "Sleigh Ride"   Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 3:21
9. "White Christmas" (ft. Vince Gill on guitar) Irving Berlin 3:34
10. "Silver Bells"   Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 3:43
11. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Tormé 3:39
12. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:19
Total length:
39:44

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 43
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard)[10] 20
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jewel Announces New Christmas Album 'Let It Snow'". The Wall Street Journal. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jewel Official Website Articles". jeweljk.com. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jewel Announces 'Let It Snow' Holiday Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Jewel Official Website Articles". jeweljk.com. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection at AllMusic
  7. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection - Jewel". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Let It Snow (Deluxe Edition) by Jewel". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jewel Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Jewel.
  10. ^ "Jewel Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Holiday Albums for Jewel. Prometheus Global Media. 
  11. ^ "Jewel Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Jewel.