Vol. 5-Very Special Christmas CD - Various Artists (2001)

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I bought this CD because the benefits go to Special Olympics and my sister is an athlete who competes out of Wilmington, Delaware. I wasn't expecting much, but I was blown away by the music. There is a wide range of music genres covered by extremely talented and well known artists. From the brilliance of the legendary Stevie Wonder to the raw excitement of the up and coming EVE 6. Buy the CD. It's for a good cause and while you're making a charitable donation, you're receiving great music at the same time. God bless.

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Best Christmas Album EVER!

on 11/20/2001

I bought this CD because the benefits go to Special Olympics and my sister is an athlete who competes out of Wilmington, Delaware. I wasn't expecting much, but I was blown away by the music. There is a wide range of music genres covered by extremely talented and well known artists. From the brilliance of the legendary Stevie Wonder to the raw excitement of the up and coming EVE 6. Buy the CD. It's for a good cause and while you're making a charitable donation, you're receiving great music at the same time. God bless. Read More

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Product Overview

Song listing and artists:
  • 1. This Christmas (Hang All the Mistletoe) - Macy Gray
  • 2. Little Drummer Boy/Hot Hot Hot - Wyclef Jean
  • 3. Noel! Noel! - Eve 6
  • 4. Blue Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi
  • 5. Merry Christmas Baby - Stevie Wonder & Wyclef Jean
  • 6. O Come All Ye Faithful - City High
  • 7. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You - SR-71
  • 8. Christmas Day - Dido
  • 9. Run Rudolph Run - Sheryl Crow
  • 10. Back Door Santa - B.B. King & John Popper
  • 11. Little Red Rooster - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • 12. Christmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song) - Powder
  • 13. Silent Night - Stevie Nicks
  • 14. I Love You More - Stevie Wonder & Kimberly Brewer
  • 15. White Christmas - Darlene Love
  • Specifications

    Label Uni/a&m
    SKU 60510052
    UPC 606949313821
    UPC 14 00606949313821
    Format CD
    Release Date 11/6/2001
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    Author Various Artists
    Technical Info
    Engineer John Harris; Phill Brown; Thom Panunzio
    CatalogID 4931382
    Lable Name A&M (USA)
    Released 11/06/2001
    Original Release 2001
    Number of Discs 1
    SPARE Code n/a
    Length 52m : 54s
    Mono/Stereo Stereo
    Studio/Live Studio
    UPC 00606949313821
    Album Notes and Credits
    Compilation producers: Jim O'Neill, Tim Shriver, Maria Shriver.
    This is part of A&M Records "A Very Special Christmas" series.
    Personnel: Wyclef Jean (vocals, guitar, drums); Jonathan Siebels, B.B. King, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Mitch Allan (vocals, guitar); Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica, keyboards); John Popper (vocals, harmonica); Everett Bradley (vocals, percussion); Jeff Reid (vocals, background vocals); Claudette Ortiz, Darlene Love, Dido, Robby Pardlo, Jon Bon Jovi, Kimberly Brewer, Macy Gray, Max Collins, Ryan Toby, Stevie Nicks (vocals); Phil X. (guitar, programming); Robert Quinn, Mark Beauchemin, Mike Campbell , Paul Herman, Scott Thurston, Bobby Bandiera (guitar); Joey Stann (saxophone); Ed Manion (baritone saxophone); Alan Chez (trumpet); Tom "Bones" Malone (trombone); Robert Aaron (horns); Michael Mancini, Farel Jean, Jerry Cohen, Sister Bliss, Benmont Tench (keyboards); John Allen (drums, background vocals); Donald Guillaume, Narada Michael Walden, Steve Holley, Tony Fagenson, Steve Ferrone (drums); Sudha (percussion); Blandinna Melky Jean, Pauline Taylor, Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: George Drakoulias; Mike Rew; Obie O'Brien; Phill Brown; Wyclef Jean.
    Recording information: Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Platinum Recording Studios; Platinum Sound studios, New York, NY.
    Arranger: Eve 6.
    This fifth chapter of the series A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS finds executive producers Bobby Shriver, Jon Bon Jovi, and Joel Gallen raising money to benefit Special Olympics International with a mix of studio and live performances by an eclectic line-up of performers.
    Forming the centerpiece of A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 5 are live recordings from the TNT television special A Very Special Christmas From Washington, D.C. that originally aired in December 2000. Jon Bon Jovi croons like the King on "Blue Christmas," Macy Gray delivers a soulful version of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas (Hang All the Mistletoe)" and Wyclef Jean and Stevie Wonder funk up "Merry Christmas Baby." Other stellar showings from this live White House performance are Sheryl Crow doing Chuck Berry proud with her version of "Run Rudolph Run," Stevie Nicks reprising "Silent Night" from A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers digging into Howlin' Wolf's very non-Xmas blues classic "Little Red Rooster." Equally inspiring in-studio cuts include the raunchy John Popper/B.B. King duet "Back Door Santa," Wyclef throwing some Caribbean spice into his medley of "Little Drummer Boy/Hot Hot," and Dido's ethereal original "Christmas Day".
    Professional Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (11/30/01, p.90) - "...Like 4, it's mostly a live album....Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers put a Christmas spin on the previously unseasonal 'Little Red Rooster'..." - Rating: B-
    Disc 1
    1 This Christmas (Hang All The Misteltoe) - Macy Gray
    2 Little Drummer Boy / Hot, Hot, Hot - Wyclef Jean
    3 Noel! Noel! - Eve 6
    4 Blue Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi
    5 Merry Christmas Baby - Stevie Wonder/Wyclef Jean
    6 O Come All Ye Faithful - City High
    7 Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You - SR-71
    8 Christmas Day - Dido
    9 Run Rudolph Run - Sheryl Crow
    10 Back Door Santa - B.B. King/John Popper
    11 Little Red Rooster - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    12 Christmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song) - Powder
    13 Silent Night - Stevie Nicks
    14 I Love You More - Stevie Wonder/Kimberly Brewer
    15 White Christmas - Darlene Love
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