Review: ‘King Sized Manger’ – Josh Turner

Turner’s signature vocals shine on this record as he tells of the true meaning of Christmas on ‘King Size Manger’. A good mix of classics and originals ensue on the 11 track album.

‘Soldiers Gift’ is an unusual Christmas song, finding an angle that is rarely heard, the ballad in 6/8 time tugs on your heartstrings. What follows is the classic ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ which features the whole of the Turner family, a lovely song for them to share and a reminder of the importance of family and togetherness at Christmas time.

His renditions of classic songs like ‘The First Nowell’ and ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ are heartfelt and sincere in their delivery whilst ‘Joy to the World’ with Rhonda Vincent is upbeat with the drum helping the track to shuffle along.

The arrangement is inventive and country to the hilt. Definitely an album to deck the halls to! 


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