A Very Special Christmas

A Very Special Christmas


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A Very Special Christmas

Recorded to benefit the Special Olympics, this has some of the biggest names in contemporary music, most covering seasonal favorites with mixed success. Outstanding tracks include the Pretenders "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," with Chrissie Hynde giving a touching performance. Run-D.M.C.'s topical "Christmas in Hollis" relies heavily on sampling "Back Door Santa," and may head you toward the dance floor. Alison Moyet's stately version of "The Coventry Carol" is beautifully haunting. Only the Material Girl, Madonna, embarrasses herself with an overly campy "Santa Baby."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602537538102
catalogNumber: 001923102
Rank: 101715

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jordanaires   Background Vocals
John Lennon   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Lynne   Bass,Background Vocals,Bells,Timpani
Tom Petty   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Elvis Presley   Vocals
Sting   Vocals
Dave Koz   Saxophone,Soloist
Marty Krystall   Saxophone
David Foster   Piano
Bill Black   Double Bass
Don Felder   Guitar
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Chimes,Glockenspiel
Scotty Moore   Electric Guitar
Yoko Ono   Vocals
Mike Campbell   Bass,Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums,sleigh bells
Sheryl Crow   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Benmont Tench   Piano,Keyboards
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Robbie Blunt   Acoustic Guitar
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Dudley Brooks   Piano
Richard Dodd   Background Vocals
Jeff Driskill   Saxophone
Kevin Dukes   Acoustic Guitar
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Mitchell Froom   Harpsichord
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Hoyt Hawkins   Organ
Scott Humphrey   Synthesizer
Teddy Irwin   Guitar
Phil Jones   Percussion
Phil Kenzie   Saxophone
Millie Kirkham   Background Vocals
Stan Lynch   Drums
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Gordon Mote   Keyboards
May Pang   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jimmy Ripp   Acoustic Guitar
Richard Ruse   Bass
Stuart Scharf   Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Gordon Stoker   Piano
Scott Thurston   Bass
Efrain Toro   Marimbas
Mike Turre   Saxophone
Gayle Levant   Harp
Chris Walden   Trumpet
Mickey Sumner   Flute
Matt O'Connor   Percussion
Harlem Community Choir   Background Vocals
Hillary Lindsey   Background Vocals
Chris Osbourne   Guitar
Toddy Sharpe   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar
Dave Hartley   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
John Lennon   Composer,Producer
Jeff Lynne   Producer
George Michael   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Petty   Composer,Producer
Sting   Arranger
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Yoko Ono   Composer,Producer
Mike Campbell   Producer
Phil Spector   Producer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Roy Cicala   Engineer
Richard Dodd   Engineer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Obie O'Brien   Engineer
Clyde Otis   Producer
Gene Redd   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer
Simon Osborne   Producer,Engineer
Chris Walden   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Marvin Brodie   Composer
Keith Haring   Artwork
Tom Bradley   Writer
Beth Stempel   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Bill Ross   Orchestration
Sara Michael Foster   Arranger
Jay W. Johnson   Composer
Billy Hayes   Composer
Diana Baron   Publicity
Leann Bennett   Licensing
Thom Panuzio   Engineer
Laura Benanchietti   Promoter
Ossie Kilkenny   Executive Producer
Jaime Dow   Publicity
Dave Hartley   Instrumentation
Lee Gillespie-White   Legal Counsel
Kirsten Seckler   Publicity

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