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Learn more about A Very Special Acoustic Christmas:

Format: CD
Sku: 60616662
UPC: 602498606780
UPC 14: 00602498606780
Release Date: 10/21/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Silent Night - Reba McEntire ~ Various Artists
2. Frosty The Snowman - Dan Tyminski ~ Various Artists
3. Please Come Home For Christmas - Willie Nelson ~ Various Artists
4. Just Put A Ribbon In Your Hair - Alan Jackson ~ Various Artists
5. Only You Can Bring Me Cheer (Gentleman's Lady) - Alison Krauss ~ Various Artists
6. Even Santa Gets The Blues - Marty Stuart ~ Various Artists
7. Jingle Bells - Earl Scruggs ~ Various Artists
8. Christmas Is Near - Ralph Stanley ~ Various Artists
9. O Come All Ye Faithful - Patty Loveless ~ Various Artists
10. O Holy Night - Wyonnna ~ Various Artists
11. Winter Wonderland - Pat Green ~ Various Artists
12. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Sam Bush ~ Various Artists
13. Away In A Manger - Ricky Skaggs ~ Various Artists
14. Christmas Time At Home - Rhonda Vincent ~ Various Artists
15. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Tift Merritt ~ Various Artists
16. Peace - Norah Jones ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This CD supports the awareness for the Special Olympics.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Wilson , John Jorgenson, Ron Block, Willie Nelson (guitar); Kenny Vaughn (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Marty Stuart, Jondan McBride (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Jon Randall (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Cody Kilby, Dann Huff, Emory Gordy, Chris Tondre, Randy Scruggs, B. James Lowry, J.T. Corenflos, Larry Beaird, Bruce Watkins, Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); Larry Baxton (nylon-string guitar); Randy Kohrs, Rob Ickes (dobro); Stuart Duncan (banjo, mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); Ronnie Stewart , Earl Scruggs (banjo); Sam Bush (mandocello, mandola, mandolin); Glen Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Dan Tyminski (mandolin, bells); Mike Compton, Ricky Skaggs (mandolin); Brendon Anthony (violin); Jonathan Yudkin (fiddle, cello); Kenny Kosek, Andy Leftwich, Shad Cobb (fiddle); Vinnie Ciesielski (trumpet, flugelhorn); Roy Agee (trombone); Randy McCormick (piano, synthesizer); Greenwood Hart, Norah Jones, Rob Schwimmer (piano); Brandon Bush (Wurlitzer organ, glockenspiel); Mike Rojas , Gabe Dixon (keyboards); Kevin Grantt (acoustic bass, upright bass); Tony Garnier (acoustic bass); Barry Bales, Mark Fain (upright bass); Viktor Krauss (electric bass); Joe Mardin (drums, tubular bells); Harry Stinson (drums, percussion, background vocals); Justin Pollard (drums, percussion); Chris Brown , Zeke Hutchins, Shannon Forrest (drums); Eric Darken, Larry Atamanuik (percussion); John Wesley Ryles, Lisa Cochran, Marabeth Jordan, Patty Loveless, Vicki Hampton, Bergen White, Kim Fleming, Liana Manis, Louis Dean Nunley, Brian Glenn (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ken Tondre; Gary Paczosa; Jay Newland; John Guess; John Kelton; Justin Niebank; Mark Hagen; Michael O'Reilly; Ray Kennedy; Ron Reynolds; Bil VornDick; Brent King.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Muze PNote Recording information: Emerald ENtertainment, Nashville, TN; Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN; Minutiae Sound, Nashville, TN; Music City Studios, Gallatin, TN; Right Track Studios, New York, NY; Room And Board Studio, Nashville, TN; SCruggs Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Seventeen Grand recording; Skaggs Place Recording Studio, Hendersonville, TN; Sorcerer SOund, New York, NY; Sound Station, Nashville, TN; Starstruck, Nashville, TN; Station West, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Emory Gordy; Norro Wilson; Patty Loveless; Reba McEntire; Buddy Cannon.
Muze PNote In the dense annual blizzard of holiday albums, A VERY SPECIAL ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS shines like a gleaming treetop star from a warm, inviting living room, thanks to its organic, no-frills approach and its remarkable lineup of performers. Dan Tyminski (of O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? fame) offers up a charming version of "Frosty the Snowman," while Willie Nelson lends his legendary voice and guitar playing to a fine take on "Please Come Home for Christmas."
Muze PNote Alison Krauss contributes her surprisingly poppy "Only You Can Bring Me Cheer (Gentleman's Lady)," Marty Stuart confides that "Even Santa Claus Gets the Blues," and Pat Green saunters through a relaxed "Winter Wonderland." Bringing the Yuletide album to an appropriate close is Norah Jones, in a beautiful solo rendition of Horace Silver's "Peace."

Producer: Dan Tyminski; Dann Huff; Darrin Vincent; Emory Gordy, Jr.; Keith Stegall; Alison Krauss; Norro Wilson; Peter Collins; Randy Scruggs; Reba McEntire; Rhonda Vincent; Ricky Skaggs; Arif Mardin; Sam Bush; Viktor Krauss; Justin Pollard; Buddy Cannon

Engineer: Ken Tondre; Drew Bollman; Matt Rovey; Derek Bason; Emory Gordy, Jr.; Gary Paczosa; Jason Lehning; Jay Newland; John Kelton; Lee Groitzsch; Luke Wooten; Mark Hagen; Michael O'Reilly; Ray Kennedy; Ron "Snake" Reynolds; Tony Castle; Billy Sherrill; Brent Kin

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/21/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 000103802
Music Label Name Label : Lost Highway
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498606780

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/25/03-1/8/04, p.122)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...[A] classy country-and-bluegrass benefit [that] avoids Nashville crassness in favor of an album suggesting O SANTA, WHERE ART THOU?..."

Entertainment Weekly (12/19/03, p.74)
- (12/19/03, p.74)
- "...[This VERY SPECIAL collection] merits the name..." - Rating: B

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