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Now That's What I Call Xmas [2010]

Now That's What I Call Xmas [2010]

Not content with dominating the chart hits market, the Now That's What I Call Music brand returns with an updated version of its hugely successful Christmas compilation. The 64-track collection features a similar track list to its predecessor, albeit in a slightly different order, with Kate Bush's "Home for Christmas" and


Not content with dominating the chart hits market, the Now That's What I Call Music brand returns with an updated version of its hugely successful Christmas compilation. The 64-track collection features a similar track list to its predecessor, albeit in a slightly different order, with Kate Bush's "Home for Christmas" and Michael Ball's "Driving Home for Christmas" (now replaced by Chris Rea's original version) the only omissions. Five other new tracks have also been added, three of which are stone-cold festive classics that have surprisingly never been included before. The Darkness' glam rock throwback "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)," the Pretenders' wintry "2000 Miles," and East 17's sleigh bell-led "Stay Another Day," all ubiquitous seasonal staples, are joined by angular guitar pop trio the Wombats' attempt to muscle in on the yuletide market, "Is This Christmas?," and legendary boogie rockers Status Quo's "It's Christmas Time." Alongside Christmas number ones from Band Aid, featured here in both its 1984 and 2004 versions, Cliff Richard, and Slade, there are iconic tracks from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Wizzard; seasonal old-school standards from Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Matt Monro; and lesser-known tracks from contemporary pop acts like Girls Aloud, Stacie Orrico, and Patrizio Buanne. Highlights include Sinéad O'Connor's beautiful rendition of "Silent Night," Gabriella Cilmi's rendition of Connie Francis' "Warm This Winter," and Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews' playful duet on "Baby, It's Cold Outside." However, Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," two of the best modern festive songs of the last 30 years, are notable by their absence, although karaoke cover versions by State of the Heart and Samantha Mumba do unnecessarily appear in their place, while Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love" and Dina Carroll's "The Perfect Year" are here more for their original end-of-year release date than any particular association with Christmas. But with such an extensive track list and with most of the heavy-hitters on display, the Now That's What I Call Xmas compilation still remains one of the most essential festive albums.

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Release Date:
Emi Import

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Disc 1

  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  2. Do They Know It's Christmas
  3. Fairytale of New York
  4. I Believe in Father Christmas
  5. Step Into Christmas
  6. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  7. Merry Xmas Everybody
  8. In Dulci Jubilo
  9. Wonderful Christmas Time
  10. Little Saint Nick
  11. Christmas Wrapping
  12. Not Tonight Santa
  13. Warm This Winter
  14. All I Want for Christmas Is You
  15. Jingle Bells
  16. Santa Baby
  17. Stop the Cavalry
  18. Is This Christmas?
  19. Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)
  20. It's Christmas Time
  21. Do They Know It's Christmas?

Disc 2

  1. White Christmas
  2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  4. Mistletoe and Wine
  5. Mary's Boy Child
  6. Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop)
  7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  8. Jingle Bell Rock
  9. Never Do a Tango with an Eskimo
  10. Swinging on a Star
  11. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man with the Bag
  12. Little Town
  13. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  14. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  15. While Shepherds Watched
  16. Silent Night Holy Night
  17. Gaudete
  18. In the Bleak Mid Winter
  19. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  20. Ring Out Solstice Bells
  21. Winter Melody
  22. What Christmas Means to Me
  23. Frosty the Snowman
  24. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Disc 3

  1. The Power of Love
  2. 2000 Miles
  3. Stay Another Day
  4. Walking in the Air
  5. A Spaceman Came Travelling
  6. A Winter's Tale
  7. Lonely This Christmas
  8. Saviour's Day
  9. Driving Home for Christmas
  10. Winter Wonderland
  11. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  12. It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It's Spring)
  13. Last Christmas
  14. Christmas Day
  15. The Perfect Year
  16. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  17. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  18. Peace
  19. Happy New Year

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Tim Hart   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Sergey Prokofiev   Composer
Bert Jansch   Composer
Peter Knight   Composer
Ralph McTell   Producer
Maddy Prior   Composer
Steeleye Span   Producer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ian Anderson   Composer,Producer
Chris de Burgh   Composer
Peter Gabriel   Producer
Bob Geldof   Composer,Producer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer,Producer
Paul McCartney   Composer
George Michael   Composer
Mike Oldfield   Composer
Chris Rea   Composer
Cliff Richard   Producer
Spinners   Composer
Squeeze   Producer
Donna Summer   Composer
Midge Ure   Composer,Producer
Barry White   Composer,Producer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Horace Silver   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
John Wood   Producer
Mike Batt   Composer,Producer
Greg Lake   Composer
Jona Lewie   Composer,Producer
Mike Love   Composer
Yoko Ono   Composer,Producer
Frank deVol   Producer
Wombats   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer,Producer
Roy Wood   Composer,Producer
Phil Spector   Producer
Chris Eaton   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Benny Andersson   Composer,Producer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Pete Bellotte   Composer,Producer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Don Black   Composer
Jerry Boys   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Robin Geoffrey Cable   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Paul Campbell   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Chas Chandler   Producer
Nicky Chinn   Composer,Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Hal Davis   Producer
Chris Difford   Composer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Jem Finer   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Producer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mack Gordon   Producer
George Gordy   Composer
Noddy Holder   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Rick Kemp   Composer
Chong Lim   Producer
Nigel Lowis   Producer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Jay Newland   Producer
Sinéad O'Connor   Producer
Bill Padley   Producer
Jeremy Paul   Composer
Craig Pruess   Producer
Matt Rowe   Producer
Peter Sinfield   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Glenn Tilbrook   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer,Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Tim Rice   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Allen Story   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer,Producer
Howard Blake   Composer
Paul Leo Politi   Composer
Mark Barkan   Composer
Keith Strachan   Composer
Ashley Abram   Concept
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Christopher Hampton   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Hal Stanley   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Alison Wallace   Producer
Norah Jones   Producer
Matthew Murphy   Composer
Christian Seitz   Producer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Leslie Stewart   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Corporation TM   Producer
Puppini Sisters   Producer
Chris Butler   Composer,Producer
Bob Andrews   Producer
James Lea   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
Hawken   Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal   Composer
Johny Marks   Composer
Wayne Morris   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Richard Parfitt   Composer
Steve Anderson   Producer
Tommy D.   Producer
John F. Wade   Composer
Christian Rossetti   Composer
Holly Bush   Composer
Beth Lehem   Composer
Henry Misltetoe   Composer
Paul Moessi   Producer
Festiv Gifts   Composer
Jason Prime   Producer
Mortimer   Composer

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