Album Review: Julie Roberts ‘Who Needs Mistletoe’

Julie RobertsI think I’m starting the Christmas holidays a little early this year, but who cares! This new Christmas album from Julie Roberts ‘Who Needs Mistletoe’ is sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit, especially those who enjoy traditional country music.  Roberts has that distinctive voice and style that sets her apart that few really have and when I listened to this new album, I was reminded of musical legends like Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.

Julie Roberts’ style of music is rooted deeply in traditional country music and she never strays from that, even when she is producing a Christmas album.  You’ll hear a perfect blend of traditional country and Christmas favorites on this album.  Am I showing my age a little bit when I say how listening to this I thought of being a kid watching a Bing Crosby Christmas special on tv? Probably! I could almost envision Julie and Bing riding through some snow-covered countryside in a sleigh singing “Blue Christmas” or her joining him at his grand piano next to the wood-burning fireplace in the cabin sipping on some hot chocolate singing another one of the Christmas classics included on this album “O Holy Night”.  Ok, I must have a very vivid imagination and, yes, I miss Christmas specials like that!

‘Who Needs Mistletoe’ is a 7-song EP that is being released November 1st.  You can order this directly from Julie Roberts’ website here.  I would strongly encourage anyone to buy this album.  I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and it put me right in the Christmas spirit even if Halloween and Thanksgiving haven’t passed yet! It was well-produced and the album was beautifully sung by Julie Roberts. 

My favorite songs from the album are:  “O Holy Night” – the Christmas classic that few people can really do justice, “Pretty Paper” – a beautiful song that really put me in mind of the aforementioned musical legends, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, and “Blue Christmas”.  But, the entire album is filled with beautifully-sung Christmas classics from top to bottom, these are just the ones that stood out the most to me.

Full track listing:

“Blue Christmas”

“Who Needs Mistletoe”

“Pretty Paper”

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

“O Holy Night”

“Away In A Manger”

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
Related article:

http://focusonthe615.com/2011/10/31/just-in-time-for-the-holidays-julie-roberts-debuts-new-holiday-album-who-needs-mistletoe/

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