Annotation

* Re-release of this Album with a slightly different tracklist
* Track 2:16 seems to be credited wrongly, see above

Annotation last modified on 2016-08-11 21:03 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Last Christmas
Wham! 4.35 4:27
2 I Believe in Father Christmas
Greg Lake 3:31
3 Stay Another Day
East 17 4:26
4 The Power of Love
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 4 5:29
5 Fairytale of New York
The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl 4.5 4:33
6 Heartbeat
Steps 3 4:24
7 Merry Christmas Everyone
Shakin’ Stevens 5 3:40
8 Stop the Cavalry
Jona Lewie 2:55
9 Step Into Christmas
Elton John 3 4:12
10 Mary’s Boy Child
Boney M. 4:23
11 Another Rock’n’Roll Christmas
Gary Glitter 3:48
12 2000 Miles
The Pretenders 3 3:39
13 Driving Home for Christmas
Chris Rea 4.35 4:00
14 Blue Christmas
Shakin’ Stevens 2:45
15 Merry Christmas Baby
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 4:49
16 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Luther Vandross 5:05
17 Christmas Time
Backstreet Boys 3 4:15
18 Endless Christmas
3T 4:11
19 White Christmas
Jane McDonald 3:41
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 White Christmas
Bing Crosby 3:08
2 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Frank Sinatra 2:37
3 Winter Wonderland
Tony Bennett 4 2:14
4 When a Child Is Born
Johnny Mathis 3:44
5 Mary’s Boy Child
Harry Belafonte 3:00
6 Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley 2:11
7 A Winter’s Tale
David Essex 1 4:12
8 Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt 2:49
9 Wombling Merry Christmas
The Wombles 3:21
10 Frosty the Snowman
The Jackson 5 2:39
11 All Alone on Christmas
Darlene Love 3:44
12 The Christmas Song
Gladys Knight 3:22
13 I Believe
Robson & Jerome 2:08
14 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jane McDonald 3:32
15 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Doris Day 2:27
16 Medley: Winter Wonderland / Sleigh Ride
Dolly Parton 3:43
17 Early Christmas Morning
Cyndi Lauper 3:42
18 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Michael Bolton 4:05
19 Christmas Through Your Eyes
Gloria Estefan 4:07
20 Last Christmas
Human Nature 3:08
21 O Holy Night
Mariah Carey 4:26
22 You Make It Feel Like Christmas
Neil Diamond 3:38
23 The Lord’s Prayer
Barbra Streisand 2:44
24 Auld Lang Syne
Gay Gordon & The Mince Pies 3:45

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Martin Chambers (track 12)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
bass guitar:
Malcolm Foster (track 12)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
strings arranger:
Anne Dudley (track 4)
guitar:
Robbie McIntosh (English guitarist for The Pretenders) (track 12)
Brian Nash (track 4)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 12)
additional arranger:
Anne Dudley (track 4)
additional producer:
Stephen Lipson (track 4)
Scottie R. (of Non-Stop Music) (track 13)
arranger:
Kiadan K.Q. Quinn (track 13)
Chris Rea (track 13)
composer:
Jeremy Fax Miner (track 5)
Bob Heatlie (track 7)
Elton John (track 9)
Shane MacGowan (track 5)
Chris Rea (track 13)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 12)
Jackie James (Scottish singer-songwriter, keyboardist) (track 6)
Greg Lake (track 2)
George Michael (track 1)
conductor:
Stuart Bruce (track 4)
Godfrey Salmon (Violinist.) (track 2)
engineer:
Neil Amor (track 13)
Steve Churchyard (track 12)
Chris Dickie (track 5)
Nick Lacey (track 5)
Roy Spong (track 5)
guest percussion:
Luis Jardim (track 4)
guest keyboard:
Anne Dudley (track 4)
Andrew Richards (Strawbs keyboard player/record producer) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Holly Johnson (track 4)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
Paul Rutherford (Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
Bruce Springsteen (1980-12-31) (track 15)
lyricist:
Bob Heatlie (track 7)
Chris Rea (track 13)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 12)
Jackie James (Scottish singer-songwriter, keyboardist) (track 6)
Greg Lake (track 2)
George Michael (track 1)
Peter Sinfield (track 2)
Bernie Taupin (track 9)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 15)
performer:
The Pogues (Irish-British Celtic punk band) (track 5)
The E Street Band (1980-12-31) (track 15)
producer:
Dave Edmunds (track 7)
Trevor Horn (track 4)
Jon Kelly (track 13)
Jon Landau (track 15)
Steve Lillywhite (track 5)
Chuck Plotkin (track 15)
Kiadan K.Q. Quinn (track 13)
Chris Rea (track 13)
Bruce Springsteen (track 15)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 12)
George Michael (track 1)
recording engineer:
Toby Scott (recording engineer, mixer and record producer) (1980-12-31) (track 15)
remixer:
Scottie R. (of Non-Stop Music) (track 13)
vocals:
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 12)
Kirsty MacColl (track 5)
Shakin’ Stevens (track 7)
writer:
Lou Baxter (track 15)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
Bill Hayes (Country-Pop artist) (track 14)
Holly Johnson (track 4)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 14)
Johnny Moore (blues musician, Three Blazers) (track 15)
Brian Nash (track 4)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 4)
Veit Renn (track 17)
Joe Smith (US recording/mixing engineer) (track 17)
Johnny Wright (legal representation) (track 17)
recorded at:
phonographic copyright by:
ZTT Records Ltd. (for copyrights use only; also referred to as Zang Tumb Tuum or Zang Tuum Tumb) (1984) (track 4)
Epic Records (American holding company - do not use as a release label!) (1985) (track 7)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! UK subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment) (1985) (track 7)
Magnet Records Ltd. (1999) (track 13)
Magnet Records Ltd. (2002) (track 13)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 1)
Clive Banks Music (track 12)
Magnet Music Ltd. (track 13)
Perfect Songs (track 4)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (tracks 4–5)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 14)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 1)
Wham! Music Ltd. (track 1)
Morrison Leahy Music Ltd. (1984 –) (track 1)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 1)
mixed at:
RAK in London, England, United Kingdom (track 5)
recorded at:
Air Studios ((located at Oxford Street 1970–1991)) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 12)
RAK in London, England, United Kingdom (track 5)
is the basis for:
Last Christmas (track 1)
later parody versions:
Last Christmas (track 1)
Last Christmas (track 1)
Last Xmas (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Weihnachten (track 1)
later translated versions:
Conte de Nova York (track 5)
Joulusydän (track 1)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 14)
live cover recording of:
Merry Christmas Baby (1980-12-31) (track 15)
recording of:
2000 Miles (track 12)
Blue Christmas (track 14)
Christmas Time (track 17)
Heartbeat (track 6)
Last Christmas (track 1)
The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood song) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Someone Special (track 1)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 2)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 7, 9)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 14)

CD 2

violin:
Israel Baker (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Jerome G. Kasin (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Robert Levine (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Gustave Rosseels (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Myron Sandler (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Marshall Sosson (1956-07-20) (track 5)
cello:
Ennio Bolognini (1956-07-20) (track 5)
viola:
Joseph Reilich (1956-07-20) (track 5)
synthesizer programming:
Gary Cirimelli (track 21)
guitar:
Frantz Casséus (1956-07-20) (track 5)
bass:
Meyer "Mike" Rubin (US bassist 1930s - 1960s) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
percussion:
Arnold Manchester (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Louis Singer (percussionist) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
saxophone:
Victor Garber (50s US saxophonist) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Jules Jacob (US jazz woodwind player) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Wilbur Schwartz (1956-07-20) (track 5)
piano:
Hal Hidey (1956-07-20) (track 5)
bass clarinet:
Antonio Villa (1956-07-20) (track 5)
bass synthesizer, drums (drum set) and keyboard:
Walter Afanasieff (track 21)
harp:
Marjorie Call (1956-07-20) (track 5)
congas:
Wally Fernez (1956-07-20) (track 5)
guitar family:
Dann Huff (track 21)
Millard Thomas (1956-07-20) (track 5)
French horn:
Attilo DePalma (1956-07-20) (track 5)
additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 15)
arranger:
Walter Afanasieff (tracks 21, 21)
Mariah Carey (tracks 21, 21)
Ray Ellis (track 23)
Robert Farnon (track 3)
background vocals:
Melonie Daniels (track 21)
Kelly Price (track 21)
Shanrae Price (track 21)
composer:
Mike Batt (track 7)
Felix Bernard (tracks 3, 16)
Harrison (track 5)
Walter Kent (track 15)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (tracks 21, 21)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 1)
Jule Styne (1945-07) (track 2)
Leroy Anderson (1948) (track 16)
conductor:
Ray Ellis (track 23)
Will Lorin (1956-07-20) (track 5)
lead vocals:
David Essex (track 7)
Harry Belafonte (1956-07-20) (track 5)
lyricist:
Harrison (track 5)
Kim Gannon (track 15)
Tim Rice (track 7)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (tracks 3, 16)
John Sullivan Dwight (1855) (tracks 21, 21)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 1)
Sammy Cahn (1945-07) (track 2)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 16)
producer:
Mike Batt (track 7)
David Essex (track 7)
Dennis Farnon (track 5)
Henri René (track 5)
Ettore Stratta (track 23)
Walter Afanasieff (track 21)
Mariah Carey (track 21)
programming:
Walter Afanasieff (track 21)
writer:
Harrison (track 5)
Bill Hayes (Country-Pop artist) (track 6)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 6)
Cyndi Lauper (track 17)
Jan Pulsford (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1982) (track 7)
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (1994) (track 21)
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 5)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 15)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 1)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (tracks 3, 16)
Phonogram (track 7)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (tracks 3, 16)
Rellla Music Corp. (track 17)
Rye Songs (track 21)
Sony Songs Inc. (track 21)
Sony Tunes, Inc. (track 21)
Tenja Music (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 7)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 3, 16)
Wallyworld Music (track 21)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 1)
大洋音楽 (track 17)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 1)
recorded at:
arrangement of:
O Holy Night (track 21)
arrangements:
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 5)
O Holy Night (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 21)
O Holy Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 21)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 21)
O Holy Night (catch-all for arrangements) (track 21)
Oh Holy Night (for Sara Stevens) (track 21)
cover recording of:
Blue Christmas (track 6)
Winter Wonderland (track 3)
is the basis for:
Jul - Det’ cool (track 16)
Let It Snow (track 2)
O Holy Night (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 21)
later parody versions:
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 15)
O Holy Tonight! (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 21)
Sick of &#2@! Winter (tracks 3, 16)
later translated versions:
Ak, svētā nakts (track 21)
Het is feest (track 2)
Kuningas hän on (track 5)
Maria's kind (Mary’s Boy Child) (track 5)
Marian poika (track 5)
Noël blanc (track 1)
Rap jul (track 1)
Rekiretki (track 16)
Talven ihmemaa (tracks 3, 16)
Valkea joulu (track 1)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 1)
Winter Wonderland (tracks 3, 16)
すてきな雪景色 (tracks 3, 16)
そりすべり (track 16)
ウィンターワンダーランド (Japanese version of “Winter Wonderland”) (tracks 3, 16)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 1)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 6)
Lass es schnei’n (track 2)
Winter Wunderwelt (tracks 3, 16)
medley including a recording of:
Sleigh Ride (track 16)
Winter Wonderland (track 16)
recording of:
A Winter’s Tale (track 7)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 21)
O Holy Night (track 21)
White Christmas (track 1)
Mary’s Boy Child (1956-07-20) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (tracks 1, 3, 16)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 5)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 1)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 3, 16)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 3, 6, 16, 16)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 3, 5, 16)
Polarlufteinbruch (tracks 2–3, 16)
version of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 21)
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 16)