Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live) CD (1999)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Uni/a&m
SKU 60362771
UPC 606949048426
UPC 14 00606949048426
Format CD
Release Date 10/19/1999
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 490484
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 06069490484268
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman (vocals, guitar); John Popper (vocals, harmonica); Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams , Sheryl Crow (vocals); Bobby Bandiera (guitar); Tim Cappello (saxophone); Michael Spengler (trumpet); Michael Mancini, Leon Pendarvis (keyboards); Sue Williams (acoustic bass); Shawn Pelton (drums, percussion); Andy Stoller (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Reed; Obie O'Brien; Thom Panunzio.
Liner Note Author: Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 4: Live continues the Very Special Christmas series, which benefits the Special Olympics. This volume was recorded live in Washington, D.C. and features performances by Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Run-D.M.C., Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Vanessa Williams, and Tracy Chapman. Blige and Crow duet on "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," while Bon Jovi performs two lovelorn holiday songs -- "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home." Clapton teams up with Chapman on a version of her hit "Give Me One Reason," and with Crow on "Merry Christmas Baby." Run-D.M.C. performs "Christmas in Hollis," and Vanessa Williams turns in a rendition of "What Child Is This." All the performers appear on the album's final song, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," representing this benefit album's spirit of goodwill and teamwork. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/10/99, pp.107-8) - "...Santa's got a very mixed bag:...the priviledge of jolly-enough John Popper and Run-D.M.C. entries and a no-hard-feelings Clapton/Crow pairing..." - Rating: B-
Disc 1
1 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Mary J. Blige/Sheryl Crow
2 Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC
3 Please Come Home For Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi
4 Christmas Blues - John Popper/Eric Clapton
5 What Child Is This - Vanessa Williams
6 Christmas Tears - Eric Clapton
7 O Holy Night - Tracy Chapman
8 Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman/Eric Clapton
9 Merry Christmas Baby - Sheryl Crow/Eric Clapton
10 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Jon Bon Jovi
11 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Mary J. Blige/Jon Bon Jovi/Tracy Chapman/Eric Clapton/Sheryl Crow/John Popper/Run-DMC/Vanessa Williams

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