Playlist Plus: Very Special Christmas

Playlist Plus: Very Special Christmas


Rhino's A Very Special Christmas: Playlist Plus features Vols. 1, 2, and 3 of the popular holiday series that started in the late '80s/early '90s to benefit the Special Olympics Foundation. Comprised of mostly major-label acts like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, …  See more details below


Rhino's A Very Special Christmas: Playlist Plus features Vols. 1, 2, and 3 of the popular holiday series that started in the late '80s/early '90s to benefit the Special Olympics Foundation. Comprised of mostly major-label acts like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Eurythmics, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, and others, it's a fine set of rock and pop-oriented yuletide cheer that, like all holiday albums, wears itself thin after a week or two.

Product Details

Release Date:
Hip-O Records


Disc 1

  1. Christmas All Over Again  -  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  2. Jingle Bell Rock  - Randy Travis
  3. The Christmas Song
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  - Cyndi Lauper
  5. The Birth of Christ
  6. Please Come Home for Christmas
  7. What Christmas Means to Me  - Paul Young
  8. O Christmas Tree
  9. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree  - Darlene Love
  10. White Christmas
  11. Christmas Is
  12. Christmas Time Again  -  Extreme
  13. Merry Christmas Baby  - Bonnie Raitt
  14. O Holy Night
  15. Sleigh Ride
  16. What Child Is This?  - Vanessa Williams
  17. Blue Christmas  - Ann Wilson
  18. Silent Night  -  Wilson Phillips
  19. I Believe in You  - Sinéad O'Connor

Disc 2

  1. I Saw Three Ships  -  Sting
  2. Christmastime
  3. Children Go Where I Send Thee
  4. Santa Baby  -  Christmas All Stars
  5. Oi to the World
  6. Blue Christmas
  7. Christmas
  8. Oíche Chiúin  -  Enya
  9. The Christmas Song
  10. Ave Maria  - Chris Connell
  11. Christmas in the City  - Angie Martinez
  12. Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  13. Christmas Song  - Tim Reynolds
  14. Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand
  15. O Holy Night  - Tracy Chapman
  16. We Three Kings  - Patti Smith

Disc 3

  1. Silent Night
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. Please Come Home for Christmas  - Willie Nelson
  4. Just Put a Ribbon in Your Hair  - Alan Jackson
  5. Only You Can Bring Me Cheer (Gentleman's Lady)  - Alison Krauss
  6. Even Santa Claus Gets the Blues
  7. Jingle Bells  - Earl Scruggs
  8. Christmas Is Near  - Ralph Stanley
  9. O Come All Ye Faithful
  10. O Holy Night
  11. Winter Wonderland  - Pat Green
  12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  13. Away in a Manger  - Ricky Skaggs
  14. Christmas Time at Home
  15. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  16. Peace

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Allen   Upright Bass
Charles Brown   Piano
Alison Krauss   Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Marty Stuart   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Mandola,Mandocello
Patty Loveless   Background Vocals
Willie Nelson   Guitar
Jon Bon Jovi   Acoustic Guitar
Tracy Chapman   Percussion,Background Vocals
Jeff Lynne   Bass,Background Vocals,Bells,Timpani
Tom Petty   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sting   Vocals
Steve Winwood   Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Omar Hakim   Drums
John Jorgenson   Guitar
Marty Krystall   Saxophone
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer
Don Felder   Guitar
Dave Matthews   Guitar,Vocals
Gene Page   Conductor
Ronnie Spector   Vocals
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Darlene Love   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
John Clark   French Horn
Sheryl Crow   Harmonica,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Mike Compton   Mandolin
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Edna Wright   Background Vocals
Larry Atamanuik   Percussion
Pat Badger   Bass,Background Vocals
Barry Bales   Upright Bass
Glen Ballard   Keyboards
Benmont Tench   Piano,Keyboards
Tal Bergman   Drums
Nuno Bettencourt   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rayse Biggs   Trumpet
Gaylord Birch   Drums
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Mary J. Blige   Vocals
Ron Block   Guitar
Robbie Blunt   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jim Bogios   Drums
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Stephen Bradley   Trumpet,Choir, Chorus
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Mark Bryan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dennis Budimir   Acoustic Guitar
Danny Caron   Guitar
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Sharon Celani   Choir, Chorus
Gary Cherone   Vocals
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Jervonny Collier   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Cornell   Vocals
Jody Cortez   Drums
Kenny Kosek   Fiddle
Jim Cox   Piano
Bryce Cranston   Synthesizer
Randy Crenshaw   Background Vocals
Ricoh Cymone   Choir, Chorus
Jay Dee Daugherty   Percussion,Keyboards
Donna Davidson   Background Vocals
Ruth Davies   Bass
Lynn Davis   Choir, Chorus
Gabe Dixon   Keyboards
Richard Dodd   Background Vocals
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Kevin Dukes   Acoustic Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals
David Finck   Bass
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Shannon Forrest   Drums
David Frazier   Keyboards
Mitchell Froom   Organ,Celeste,Harpsichord,Keyboards
Tony Garnier   Acoustic Bass
Paul Geary   Drums,Background Vocals
John Gilutin   Keyboards
Bob Glaub   Bass
Emory Gordy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Acoustic Bass
Kevin Grantt   Acoustic Bass,Upright Bass
Sol Gubin   Drums
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Tony Harrell   Hammond Organ
Jerry Hey   Vocals,Choir Conductor
Brendan Hill   Percussion,Drums
Doc Powell   Guitar
Byron House   Bass
Dann Huff   Acoustic Guitar
Cliff Hugo   Bass
Scott Humphrey   Synthesizer
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Phil Jones   Percussion
Marabeth Jordan   Background Vocals
David Joyce   Background Vocals
Lenny Kaye   Electric Guitar
Phil Kenzie   Horn,Saxophone
Chan Kinchla   Guitar
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Viktor Krauss   Electric Bass
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Michael Landau   Guitar
Michael Lang   Piano
Terry Lauber   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Lebolt   Synthesizer
Chris "Zippy" Leighton   Drums
Tod Lemkuhl   Basso Profundo
Steve Lindsey   Organ
Alex Lodico   Trombone
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Stan Lynch   Drums
Lynn Mabry   Choir, Chorus
Graham Maby   Bass
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
JayDee Mannes   Pedal Steel Guitar
Joe Mardin   Drums,Tubular Bells
Marty Paich   Conductor
Buster Maybury   Drums
Bruce McCabe   Keyboards
Val McCallum   Guitar
Michael McCary   Vocals
Randy McCormick   Synthesizer,Piano
Fred McFarlane   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
David McMurray   Saxophone
Natalie Merchant   Vocals
Donald Ray Mitchell   Background Vocals
Nick Moroch   Guitar
Nathan Morris   Vocals
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Scott Olson   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
David Pack   Choir, Chorus
David Paich   Piano
Chris Parker   Drums
Anthony Patler   Keyboards
Melodye Perry   Background Vocals
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Charlton Pettus   Acoustic Guitar
Chynna Phillips   Vocals
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer,Percussion
John Popper   Harmonica,Vocals
David Ralicke   Horn
Carmella Ramsey   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Emil Richards   Percussion
Jimmy Ripp   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Richard Ruse   Bass
Rodney Saulsberry   Choir, Chorus
Natasha Shneider   Keyboards,Vocals
Rob Schwimmer   Piano
Gary Scruggs   Bass
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Shanahan   Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Patti Smith   Vocals
Clifford Solomon   Saxophone
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Harry Stinson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Susie Tallman   Background Vocals
Richard Tee   Piano
Scott Thurston   Bass,6-string bass
Jeff Trott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Turre   Saxophone
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin,Vocals,Bells,Vocal Harmony
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Cheryl White   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bergen White   Background Vocals
Ann Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carnie Wilson   Vocals
Wendy Wilson   Vocals
Peter Yanowitz   Drums
Jason Yates   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Cello
Gayle Levant   Harp
Chris Mostert   Horn
Randy Jacobs   Guitar
Nick Moore   Piano
Frank Pagano   Percussion
Tim Reynolds   Guitar
Kenny Vaughn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Darrin Vincent   Vocals,Harmony
Suzie Katayama   Conductor
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Jon Randall   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Jonny Lang   Guitar,Vocals
Cody Kilby   Acoustic Guitar
Nancy Wilson   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Brandon Bush   Glockenspiel,Wurlitzer
Vinnie Ciesielski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mark Fain   Upright Bass
David Hartley   Keyboards
Jai Winding   Keyboards
Paul Brewster   Vocals
Schiavone McGee   Vocals
Jay Brown   Bass
Darius Rucker   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Randy Kohrs   Dobro
Gabrial McNair   Trombone,Chimes,Choir, Chorus
Jim Sonefeld   Drums
Gwen Stefani   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dean Felber   Bass
Oliver Ray   Electric Guitar
Adrian Young   Drums,Choir, Chorus,sleigh bells
Andy Stoller   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Kanal   Bass
Roy Agee   Trombone
Ted Larsen   Guitar
Angie Martinez   Rap
Jeff Hayenga   Bass
Justine Simmons   Vocals
Mickey Sumner   Flute
Greg Upchurch   Drums
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Brian Glenn   Background Vocals
Bob Sheehan   Bass Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
David Wilson   Guitar
Kevin Grant   Acoustic Bass
Norah Jones   Piano
Shad Cobb   Fiddle
Brendon Anthony   Violin
Michael Tarabay   Bass Guitar
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle
Zeke Hutchins   Drums
Jondan McBride   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Larry Baxton   Guitar (Nylon String)
Greenwood Hart   Piano
Chris Tondre   Acoustic Guitar
James Knobloch   Children's Voices
Julia Knobloch   Children's Voices
Sadie Paczosa   Children's Voices
Justin Pollard   Percussion,Drums
Phil & Debi Jones   Percussion
Susie Stevens   Background Vocals
Tim Smith   Bass
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
Ronnie Stewart   Banjo
Larry Baxton   Guitar (Nylon String)
Justine Simmons   Vocals
Efrian Torro   Marimbas
Chris Connell   Vocals
Beverly Dalke-Smith   Horn
Toddy Sharpe   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Dumont   Guitar
Greg Reading   Hammond B3
Gregory Smith   Horn
Chris Brown   Drums

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Alison Krauss   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ricky Skaggs   Producer,Audio Production
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Marty Stuart   Composer
Rhonda Vincent   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Adolphe Adam   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Sam Bush   Producer
Patty Loveless   Arranger
Reba McEntire   Arranger,Producer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Michael Bolton   Producer
Tracy Chapman   Audio Production
Don Dixon   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Dylan   Composer
Enya   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Arranger
Jeff Lynne   Producer
Tom Petty   Composer,Producer
Steve Winwood   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Omar Hakim   Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Horace Silver   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Peter Collins   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Gene Page   Choir Arrangement
Buck Ram   Composer
Sheryl Crow   Producer
Jeff Gold   Art Direction
Craig Allen   Art Direction
David Anderle   Special Producer
Glen Ballard   Producer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Joseph Beal   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Nuno Bettencourt   Composer,Producer
Mary J. Blige   Composer,Vocal Producer
Ed Brooks   Engineer
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Norman Bullock   Engineer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Arranger,Producer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Gary Cherone   Composer
Roy Cicala   Engineer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Billy Corgan   Composer
Paul DeCarli   Programming
Richard Dodd   Engineer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Warren Fitzgerald   Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Emory Gordy   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
George Gordy   Composer
Mark Hagen   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Arranger,Vocal Producer,Choir Arrangement
Troy Hightower   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Scott Humphrey   Programming
Jimmy Iovine   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Steve Jackson   Engineer
Alain Johannes   Producer,Engineer
Phil Kaffel   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Doug Katsaros   Orchestration
John Kelton   Engineer
Walter Kent   Composer
Brent King   Engineer
Danny Kortchmar   Producer
Viktor Krauss   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tod Lemkuhl   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Mark Mancini   Engineer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Arif Mardin   Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Joe Mardin   Producer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Paul Marshall   Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger,Producer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels   Composer
Fred McFarlane   Arranger
Nathan Morris   Composer,Producer
Jay Newland   Engineer
Obie O'Brien   Engineer
Sinéad O'Connor   Producer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Scott Olson   Producer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
David Paich   Producer
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Richard Perry   Producer,Audio Production
John Popper   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Gene Redd   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Producer,Engineer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Nicky Ryan   Producer,Audio Production
Schmitt   Engineer
Natasha Shneider   Arranger,Composer
Randy Scruggs   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Russell Simmons   Executive Producer,Special Producer
Bob St. John   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer,Audio Production
Shawn Stockman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Orchestral Arrangements,Orchestra Director
Jule Styne   Composer
Steve Thompson   Producer,Audio Production
Gary Tole   Engineer
Dan Tyminski   Producer,Audio Production
Randy Waldman   Arranger
Don Was   Producer,Audio Production
Howie Weinberg   Mastering
Robert Wells   Composer
Rick "Soldier" Will   Engineer
Ann Wilson   Producer
Carnie Wilson   Vocal Producer
Norro Wilson   Arranger,Producer
Dick Smith   Composer
Simon Osborne   Producer,Engineer
Darrin Vincent   Producer,Audio Production
Joe Escalante   Composer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Ken Lewis   Engineer
Philip Springer   Composer
Louise Scruggs   Management
Allen Story   Composer
Larry Smith   Producer
Jonny Lang   Producer
Benny Quinn   Mastering
Malik Pendleton   Composer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
JoAnn Tominaga   Choir Arrangement
Glenn Spinner   Engineer
David Hartley   Arranger
Jai Winding   Producer
Shari Sutcliffe   Choir Contractor
Herb Ritts   Special Producer
Frank Olinsky   Art Direction
Lee Groitzsch   Engineer
David Streeby   Engineer
Vicki Iovine   Executive Producer
Jeff Pollack   Executive Producer
Bobby Shriver   Executive Producer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver   Liner Notes
Todd Vos   Engineer
Andy Stoller   Arranger
Cafaro   Executive Producer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Angie Martinez   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Fredro Scruggs   Composer
Tony Springer   Composer
James Booth   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Om'Mas Keith   Programming
Milt Olin   Special Producer
Masato Tachikawa   Engineer
Linda Feder   Executive Producer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Ken Tondre   Engineer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Luke Lewis   Executive Producer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
John Jessel   Engineer
Seth Lichtenstein   Executive Producer
Joseph "Run" Simmons   Composer
Brian Philips   Executive Producer
Justin Pollard   Producer
Jimmie Willis   Producer
Donald Jr. Huber   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Paul Rayner-Brown   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Hoss Burns   Composer
Gary Chester   Engineer
Johnny Monroe   Composer
Joan Javits   Composer
James Booth   Composer
Hoss Burns   Composer
David J. Matthews   Composer
Uno Bettencourt   Composer
Jay W. Johnson   Composer
Don Huber   Composer
Tom Baker   Mastering
Bill Hayes   Composer

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