Under The Mistletoe

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Credit to Justin Bieber for the effort he put into Under the Mistletoe. Most artists sleepwalk through Christmas albums, but Bieber took this release so seriously that he co-wrote nine of its 15 songs and was motivated to tweet, "forget the hype...i want it to be about the music. listen to the cd. then judge me." Bieber definitely sounds more enthused by the original songs -- some of which resemble everyday numbers with patched-on seasonal references -- and a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (featuring Carey herself). The versions of holiday staples are pulled off with varying results; "Little Drummer Boy" gets a goofy modernized spin with Busta ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Credit to Justin Bieber for the effort he put into Under the Mistletoe. Most artists sleepwalk through Christmas albums, but Bieber took this release so seriously that he co-wrote nine of its 15 songs and was motivated to tweet, "forget the hype...i want it to be about the music. listen to the cd. then judge me." Bieber definitely sounds more enthused by the original songs -- some of which resemble everyday numbers with patched-on seasonal references -- and a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (featuring Carey herself). The versions of holiday staples are pulled off with varying results; "Little Drummer Boy" gets a goofy modernized spin with Busta Rhymes, while "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" lifts bits of the Jackson 5's "ABC" and "I Want You Back" (rather than echoing the Jacksons' version of the song). Some of the Bieber fan base might be a little miffed that the inspirational ballad "Pray," included on My Worlds Acoustic, makes another appearance here. There's also the fact that Bieber (still) has yet to release a standard full-length album. He has two EP-length releases, a compilation of those two releases, a set of (mostly) acoustic versions, an EP-length remixes/documentary tie-in disc, and now a holiday album, to his name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602527833903
  • Catalog Number: 001614302
  • Sales rank: 120,233

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Justin Bieber Primary Artist, Drums
Doc Powell Guitar
Sherry McGhee Background Vocals
Sharlotte Gibson Background Vocals
Kuk Harrell Vocals, Background Vocals
Melonie Daniels Background Vocals
Tim Carmon Piano, Keyboards
James "Big Jim" Wright Keyboards
Bryan Jackson Background Vocals
Angie Fisher Background Vocals
Chris Brown Background Vocals
Brandon Bee Bass, Drums
Nasri Atweh Background Vocals
Adonis Shropshire Background Vocals
Nicholas "Nick James" Turpin Background Vocals
Lloyd Sonny Thompson Bass
Jerohn Garnett Drums
George Nozuka Background Vocals
Micah Tolentino Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mel Tormé Composer
Tim Miner Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Busta Rhymes Composer
Mariah Carey Composer, Producer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Kevin McCall Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Marc Shaiman Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Wells Composer
Walter Afanasieff Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Brad Dechter Arranger, Orchestration
Randy Jackson Producer
Kuk Harrell Producer, Vocal Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Programming, Producer, Music Program
Scott Townsend Artwork
Brian Springer Engineer
Doug Joswick Package Production
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Brian Garten Engineer
Aaron Rosenberg Legal Counsel
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer
Aaron Pearce Composer, Programming, Producer, Music Program
Keith Gretlein Engineer
Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson Composer, Producer
Chris Brown Composer, Producer
Tai Linzie Photo Coordination
Vanessa Price grooming
Todd Russell Art Direction
Damien Lewis Engineer, Additional Music
Adam Messinger Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Nasri Atweh Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Josh Gudwin Engineer
Scott "Scooter" Braun Executive Producer
Justin Bieber Composer, Producer
Sean K. Programming, Producer, Music Program
Antoinette Trotman Music Business Affairs
Brett Pierce Engineer
Katherine K. Davis Composer
Kristen Yiengst Photo Coordination
Josef Mohr Composer
JP Robinson Art Direction
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Zack Atkinson Art Direction
Christopher Hicks Producer
Bernard Harvey Composer, Producer
Adonis Shropshire Composer
Vol S. Davis III Music Business Affairs
Ian Allen Music Business Affairs
David Grant Marketing
Nicholas "Nick James" Turpin Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Nicole Wyskoarko Music Business Affairs
Josh Cross Producer
Christopher Stewart Composer
Usher Raymond IV Executive Producer
George Nozuka Composer
Dave Yike Engineer
Daniela Rivera Engineer, Additional Music
Brandon "Blue" Hamilton Composer
Jerrol Wizzard Composer
Hans Xaver Gruber Composer
Melanie Fontana Composer
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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Don't Miss Under the Mistletoe!

    If you are looking for a great album by Justin Bieber get the Christmas one. It was released not too long ago. It is called ¿Under the Mistletoe ¿. I¿m sure it will have many people buy it. This is a must buy CD. His voice is so awesome and I just love it. His voice cheers me up all the time. It is also very great Christmas songs. Also his songs are really nice. People would love them. They are such great songs. One reason you should get this is because it is great. It is my favorite out of all the albums. He writes such great Christmas music. It is very amazing and inspiring. I think everyone that likes Justin Bieber will love this album. Even some people that don¿t like him may like this. The best reason is that he is writing an album about Christmas. He makes people want it to be Christmas right now! I think a lot of people like him. He is so cute and that¿s probably one of the main reasons people like him. I like him because of that and he makes such great music. It will make everyone happy when their not in a good mood. It is just something that everyone in the family may love. His voice is so awesome and I just love it. His voice cheers me up all the time. It is also very great Christmas songs. Also his songs are really nice. People would love them. They are such great songs. They will always have an impact on Christmas for me. Justin Bieber is such a great inspiration. He always knows what to put in his songs. A lot of people like his music. People of any age can listen to it. Even my three year old sister likes to listen to him. He makes his music sound so good so that everyone would like it. Whoever gets a chance to listen to it will probably buy it. It is such a great album. It will make you start to love Justin Bieber because it is so great. If you buy it you will defiantly love it. I hope that you all like and buy it. I also hope you liked my review.

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