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

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Uni/a&m
SKU 60362771
UPC 606949048426
UPC 14 00606949048426
Format CD
Release Date 10/19/1999
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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 Live: From Washington, D.C. 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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