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Various - A Very Special Christmas Album

Various - A Very Special Christmas Album
A Very Special Christmas
Pop Rap, Pop Rock
393 911-2
MP3 album size:
2013 mb
FLAC album size:
1929 mb
A&M Records


1Alison MoyetThe Coventry Carol
Arranged By – Alison Moyet, Peter OxendaleMixed By – Alison Moyet, Peter OxendaleProducer – Alison Moyet, Peter OxendaleRecorded By – John FryerWritten-By – Traditional
2StingGabriel's Message
Arranged By – David WillcocksProducer – Pete Smith, StingRecorded By, Mixed By – Pete SmithWords By – Sabine Baring-GouldWritten-By – Traditional
3Run-D.M.C.Christmas In Hollis
Co-producer – Rick Rubin, Steve EttProducer – Run-D.M.C.Recorded By, Mixed By – Steve EttWritten-By – D. McDaniels, J. Mizell, J. Simmons
4The PretendersHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Bass – T.M. StevensDrums – Blair CunninghamEngineer [Assistant] – Steve BoyerGuitar – Robbie McIntoshKeyboards – Rupert BlackMixed By – Bob Clearmountain, Bruce LampcovProducer – Bob Clearmountain, Jimmy IovineRecorded By – Bruce Lampcov, Scott LittWritten-By – H. Martin, R. Blane
5John Cougar MellencampI Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Accordion – John CascellaBacking Vocals – Crystal Taleifero, Pat PetersonBass – Coby MyersDrums – Kenny AronoffFiddle – Lisa GermanoGuitar – Larry Crane, Mike WanchicMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Don Gehman, John MellencampRecorded By – David LeonardWritten-By – T. Connor
6U2Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Backing Vocals – Darlene LoveMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Jimmy IovineRecorded By – Scott Litt, Thom PanunzioWritten-By – P. Spector/E. Greenwich/J. Barry
7Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet BandThe Little Drummer Boy
Backing Vocals – Andrea Robinson, Darryl Phinnessee, Donny Gerrard, Dorian Holley, John Townsend, Laura Creamer, Rosemary ButlerBass – Chris CampbellDrums – Don BrewerEngineer [Assistant] – Mark DeSisto, Mark McKennaGuitar – Nils Lofgren, Rick VitoKeyboards – David ErvinMixed By – Joe ChiccarelliPercussion – Crystal TaleiferoPiano – Craig FrostProducer – Bob Seger, Jimmy IovineRecorded By – Don Smith, Shelly YakusSaxophone – Alto ReedWritten-By – H. Simone, H. Onorati, K. Davis
8The Pointer SistersSanta Claus Is Coming To Town
Bass – T.M. StevensDrums – Steve JordanEngineer [Assistant] – Dan Nash, Mark McKenna, Michael Morongell, Rob JacobsGuitar – David Freeman, Michael LandauMixed By – Bob ClearmountainPiano – Roy BittanProducer – Jimmy Iovine, Roy BittanRecorded By – Don Smith, Shelly YakusSaxophone – Clarence ClemonsWritten-By – H. Gillespie, J.F. Coots
9Whitney HoustonDo You Hear What I Hear?
Backing Vocals – Darlene Love, Edna Wright PerryBass – Jimmy Johnson Drums – Ritchie HaywardEngineer [Assistant] – Mark McKennaGuitar – Steve LukatherMixed By – Bob ClearmountainPercussion – Bobbye HallPiano – Jay WindingProducer – Jimmy IovineRecorded By – Scott Litt, Thom PanunzioSynthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Charles JudgeWritten-By – G. Shayne, N. Regney
10Bryan AdamsRun Rudolph Run
Bass – Dave Taylor Drums – Mickey CurryGuitar – Bryan AdamsGuitar [Additional], Backing Vocals – Keith ScottKeyboards – Johnny BlitzMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Bryan AdamsRecorded By – Smudger Written-By – J. Marks, M. Brodie
11EurythmicsWinter Wonderland
Drum Programming – David A. Stewart, Richard FeldmanEngineer [Assistant] – Tom BanghartKeyboards – Annie Lennox, John Van Tongerin, Richard FeldmanMixed By – Humberto GaticaProducer – Eurythmics, Richard FeldmanRecorded By – Richard FeldmanWritten-By – R. Smith, F. Bernard
12MadonnaSanta Baby
Arranged By – Jeremy LubbockEngineer [Assistant] – Peter Droll, Rob JacobsProducer – Jimmy IovineRecorded By, Mixed By – Shelly YakusWritten-By – J. Javits, P. Springer
13Bon JoviBack Door Santa
Arranged By – Bon JoviMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie SamboraRecorded By – Kooster McAllister, Michael Young, Roger TalkovWritten-By – C. Carter, M. Daniel
14Stevie NicksSilent Night
Arranged By – Richard Warren Backing Vocals – Robbie Nevil, Sharon CelaniEngineer [Assistant] – Dan NashGuitar – Waddy WachtelMixed By – Bob ClearmountainPiano – Roy BittanProducer – Jimmy Iovine, Roy BittanRecorded By – Shelly Yakus, Thom PanunzioWritten-By – Traditional
15Bruce Springsteen And The E Street BandMerry Christmas Baby
Mastered By [Originally] – Bob LudwigMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Jon LandauRecorded By – Toby ScottWritten-By – J. Moore, L. Baxter


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SP-3911Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(LP, Comp, Bla)A&M RecordsSP-3911US1987
393 911-4Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(Cass, Comp)A&M Records, Polydor393 911-4Italy1987
393 911-1, AMA 3911Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(LP, Comp)A&M Records, A&M Records393 911-1, AMA 3911Europe1987
393 911-2Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(CD, Comp, RP)A&M Records393 911-2EuropeUnknown
LPR 73033Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(LP, Comp)A&M RecordsLPR 73033Mexico1987


  • Art DirectionFrank Olinsky, Jeff Gold
  • Compilation Producer [Coordinating Producer]Paul Marshall, Robert Sargent Shriver, Vicki Iovine
  • Coordinator [art]Chuck Beeson, Richard Frankel
  • Coordinator [music]Greg McCarty
  • DesignFrank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
  • Design [album, innersleeve, label art]Keith Haring
  • Engineer [additional engineering]Danny Grigsby, Dan Nash, Mark DeSisto, Mark McKenna, Rob Jacobs
  • Executive-ProducerJimmy Iovine
  • Liner NotesEunice Kennedy Shriver
  • Mastered ByStephen Marcussen
  • Recording Supervisor [Sound Supervision]Bob Clearmountain, Shelly Yakus, Thom Panunzio


8-page booklet with extensive credits.

Publisher and recording specifications as on release:
Track 1 (SBK Feist Catalogue, Inc. (ASCAP)): Recorded at A&M Recording Studios.
Track 2 (WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)): Recorded at Orca Studio, Encino, CA.
Track 3 (Regent Music Corp. (ASCAP)): Recorded at A&M Recording Studios and Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC.
Track 4 (Unichappel Music/Righsong Music, Publisher (BMI)): Recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY.
Originally mastered at Masterdisk, NY.
Track 5 (SBK Feist Catalogue, Inc. (ASCAP)): Recorded at The Power Station, New York; West Side Studios, London; Air Studios, London and Townhouse Studios, London.
Track 6 (Jewel Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)): Recorded at Belmont Mall, Belmont, IN.
Track 7 (Glenwood Music Corp. (ASCAP)): Recorded in the Blue Room, Utopia Studios, London.
Track 8 (Protoons, Inc./Rush Groove (ASCAP)): Recorded at Chung King, House Of Metal, New York.
Track 9 (Mother Bertha Music, Inc./Trio Music Co., Inc. (BMI)): Recorded with Manor Mobile at sound check in Glasgow, Scotland; July 29, 1987.
Track 10 (Tamir Music (ASCAP)): Recorded at A&M Recording Studios and Capitol Recording Studios.
Track 11 (Mills Music, Inc./International Korwin Corp. (ASCAP)): Recorded at A&M Recording Studios.
Track 12 (St. Nicholas Music, Inc. (BMI)): Recorded at The Marquee Club, London; June 3, 1987.
Track 13 (Fame Publishing (BMI)): Recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, by Record Plant Mobile Studio; August 8, 1987 and at The Hit Factory, NY.
Track 14 (P.D.): Recorded at Blackwing Studio, London.
Track 15 (P.D.): Recorded at A&M Recording Studios.

With very special thanks to Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss and Gil Friesen.

All of A&M Records' receipts from its worldwide distributors will be turned over to Special Olympics International, net only of our documented out of pocket marketing and production costs.

℗ 1987 Special Olympics Productions, Inc. Los Angeles
© 1987 Special Olympics Productions, Inc. Los Angeles

The producers would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Herb Alpert, without whom this record would still be just a dream.

CD is made in West Germany [back inlay]


  • Barcode: 0 82839 39112 2
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0485
  • Matrix / Runout: 3939112 01 %
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0432
  • Price Code: POL 899
  • SPARS Code: aad


  • Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
  • Made By – PMDC, UK
  • Distributed By – Polydor
  • Distributed By – PolyGram
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Special Olympics Productions, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Special Olympics Productions, Inc.
  • Published By – SBK Feist Catalog, Inc.
  • Published By – Wb Music Corp.
  • Published By – Regent Music Corp.
  • Published By – Unichappell Music
  • Published By – Rightsong Music
  • Published By – Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Glenwood Music Corp.
  • Published By – Protoons, Inc.
  • Published By – Rush-Groove
  • Published By – Mother Bertha Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Trio Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Tamir Music
  • Published By – Mills Music, Inc.
  • Published By – International Korwin Corp.
  • Published By – St. Nicholas Music Inc.
  • Published By – Fame Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Recorded At – A&M Studios
  • Recorded At – Orca Studio
  • Recorded At – Reflection Sound Studios
  • Recorded At – Nassau Coliseum
  • Recorded At – Power Station
  • Recorded At – Westside Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Recorded At – Belmont Mall Studio
  • Recorded At – Utopia Studios
  • Recorded At – Chung King Studios
  • Recorded At – Glasgow SECC
  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Recorded At – Marquee Club
  • Recorded At – The Hit Factory
  • Recorded At – Blackwing Studios


A Very Special Christmas is the first in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit the Special Olympics. The album was released in mid October 1987, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine for A&M Records. A Very Special Christmas has raised millions of dollars for the Special Olympics. The cover artwork was designed by Keith Haring. A Very Special Christmas 7. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Исполнитель: Various artists. 2009 pop. Merry Christmas to everyone Song list 1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - The Pointer Sisters - 0:00 2. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics - 3:23 3. Do Very Special Christmas Live From Washington D. A Very Special Millenial Christmas. 2016 pop. Album 1992 19 Songs. A Very Special Christmas 2. Various Artists. Holiday 1992. Christmas All Over Again. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Listen free to Various Artists A Very Special Christmas Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Winter Wonderland and more. 15 tracks 51:16. Warning Deleting this artist may remove other artists and scrobbles from your library - please handle with caution Note: You can view albums tagged as 'Various Artists' in your library here. The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. 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. 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. Various Artists, A Very Special Christmas. For this charity album in 1987 the first in a long series benefiting the Special Olympics producer Jimmy Iovine pulled in an all-star lineup, including Madonna, Sting, Whitney Houston, and John Cougar Mellencamp. George Jones and Tammy Wynette, The Classic Christmas Album. The title is a misnomer: this 2013 collection is cobbled together from a Jones Christmas album, a Wynette Christmas album, and some holiday duets they recorded while married in the early '70s. But the songs belong together, even if the singers didn't: two of country music's most beautiful voices taking turns singing lonely Christmas laments