Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3

Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3

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Like its two predecessors, A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3 is a charity album featuring new recordings by superstars. Like Vol. 2, Vol. 3 is a little weaker than the first collection, but there are still a number of fun holiday songs on the record, including cuts by Sheryl Crow, Chris…  See more details below


Like its two predecessors, A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3 is a charity album featuring new recordings by superstars. Like Vol. 2, Vol. 3 is a little weaker than the first collection, but there are still a number of fun holiday songs on the record, including cuts by Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins, Tracy Chapman, Hootie & the Blowfish, Patti Smith, Sting, and Steve Winwood.

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  1. I Saw Three Ships  -  Sting
  2. Christmastime  -  Smashing Pumpkins
  3. Children Go Where I Send Thee  - Natalie Merchant
  4. Santa Baby  -  Reverend Run & The Christmas All-Stars
  5. Oi to the World  -  No Doubt
  6. Blue Christmas  - Sheryl Crow
  7. Christmas  -  Blues Traveler
  8. Oíche Chiúin  -  Enya
  9. The Christmas Song  -  Hootie & the Blowfish
  10. Ave Maria  - Chris Cornell
  11. Christmas in the City  - Angie Martinez
  12. Santa Claus Is Back in Town  - Jonny Lang
  13. The Christmas Song  -  Dave Matthews Band
  14. Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand  - Steve Winwood
  15. O Holy Night  - Tracy Chapman
  16. We Three Kings  - Patti Smith

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Salt-N-Pepa   Track Performer
Blues Traveler   Track Performer
Tracy Chapman   Clarinet,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Enya   Track Performer
Smashing Pumpkins   Track Performer
Sting   Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Winwood   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Eleven   Track Performer
Dave Matthews   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
No Doubt   Track Performer
John Clark   French Horn
Sheryl Crow   Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Onyx   Track Performer
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Track Performer
Mary J. Blige   Vocals,Track Performer
Jim Bogios   Drums
Stephen Bradley   Trumpet
Mark Bryan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Chris Cornell   Vocals,Track Performer
Jay Dee Daugherty   Percussion,Keyboards
David Frazier   Keyboards
Mitchell Froom   Celeste
Brendan Hill   Percussion,Drums
Lenny Kaye   Electric Guitar
Chan Kinchla   Guitar
Graham Maby   Bass
Bruce McCabe   Keyboards
Val McCallum   Guitar
Natalie Merchant   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
John Popper   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Natasha Shneider   Keyboards,Vocals
Bobby Sheehan   Bass Guitar
Patti Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Trott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Peter Yanowitz   Drums
Jason Yates   Hammond Organ
Keith Murray   Track Performer
Frank Pagano   Percussion
Tim Reynolds   Guitar,Track Performer
Jonny Lang   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Track Performer
Malik Pendleton   Multi Instruments
David Hartley   Keyboards
Kyle Smith   Keyboards
Schiavone McGee   Vocals
Darius Rucker   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tom Dumont   Guitar
Gabrial McNair   Trombone,Chimes
Jim Sonefeld   Drums
Gwen Stefani   Vocals
Mase   Track Performer
Dean Felber   Bass
Oliver Ray   Electric Guitar
Adrian Young   Drums,sleigh bells
Andy Stoller   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass
Tony Kanal   Bass
Michael Rey Larsen   Drums
Ted Larsen   Guitar
Angie Martinez   Rap,Track Performer
Pearl Man   Drums
Metropolitan New Testament Missionary Baptist Church Choir   Choir, Chorus
Dave Raicke   Horn
Jeff Hayenga   Bass
Tony Shandhan   Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Justine Simmons   Vocals
Mickey Sumner   Flute
Greg Upchurch   Drums
Tim Smith   Bass

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Blues Traveler   Contributor
Tracy Chapman   Arranger,Producer
Don Dixon   Producer
Enya   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor
Smashing Pumpkins   Contributor
Sting   Arranger,Contributor
Steve Winwood   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Eleven   Contributor
No Doubt   Producer,Contributor
Sheryl Crow   Producer,Contributor
Jeff Gold   Art Direction
Hootie & the Blowfish   Contributor
David Anderle   Producer
Mary J. Blige   Producer
Roy Cicala   Engineer
Chris Cornell   Contributor
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Warren Fitzgerald   Producer
Mitchell Froom   Contributor
John Goodmanson   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Orchestration
Joe Mardin   Producer
Natalie Merchant   Contributor
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Nicky Ryan   Producer
Natasha Shneider   Arranger
Russell Simmons   Producer,Executive Producer
Patti Smith   Contributor
Jeff Thomas   Engineer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Rick "Soldier" Will   Engineer
Jason Mizell   Producer
Simon Osborne   Producer,Engineer
Ken Lewis   Engineer
Dave Matthews Band   Contributor
Jonny Lang   Producer,Contributor
Malik Pendleton   Producer
Glenn Spinner   Engineer
David Hartley   Arranger
Herb Ritts   Producer
Frank Olinsky   Art Direction
David Streeby   Engineer
Bobby Shriver   Executive Producer
Todd Vos   Engineer
Cafaro   Executive Producer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Om'Mas Keith   Programming
Milt Olin   Producer
Keith Haring   Artwork
Masato Tachikawa   Engineer
Christmas All Stars   Contributor
Ill Badler   Executive Producer
Linda Feder   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Joseph "Run" Simmons   Producer
Joan Javits   Composer
Reverend Run & The Christmas All-Stars   Contributor

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A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great Christmas CD!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chris Cornell is the best male vocalist in the kingdom..So he must be CROWNED AND GLORIFIED BY ALL WHO LISTEN.....His vocal ranges are very moody and sexy.... thats all I can stand to write Russian Viking Queen...
Guest More than 1 year ago
No Doubt is so talented they have a unique way of singing Christmas songs and it adds a lot of fun to the CD!