Annotation

Reissue, track 13 replaced with
Bon Jovi "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas"

Back still lists the original track but the booklet lists the replacement.

Annotation last modified on 2016-01-23 02:57 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Pointer Sisters 2 3:23
2 Winter Wonderland
Eurythmics 3:36
3 Do You Hear What I Hear?
Whitney Houston 3:33
4 Merry Christmas Baby
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 4:55
5 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Pretenders 4:29
6 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
John Mellencamp 2:39
7 Gabriel’s Message
Sting 2:14
8 Christmas in Hollis
Run‐D.M.C. 3 3:00
9 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
U2 2:21
10 Santa Baby
Madonna 2:35
11 The Little Drummer Boy
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 3:32
12 Run Rudolph Run
Bryan Adams 2:43
13 I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas
Bon Jovi 4:29
14 The Coventry Carol
Alison Moyet 3:25
15 Silent Night
Stevie Nicks 4:37

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (1987-07-29) (track 9)
fiddle:
Lisa Germano (track 6)
strings and synthesizer arranger:
Charles Judge (track 3)
drums:
Kenny Aronoff (track 6)
Don Brewer (drummer for Grand Funk Railroad) (track 11)
Blair Cunningham (track 5)
Mickey Curry (track 12)
Richie Hayward (track 3)
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 1)
drums programming:
Richard Feldman (track 2)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 2)
guitar:
Bryan Adams (track 12)
Larry Crane (track 6)
David Freeman (track 1)
Michael Landau (track 1)
Nils Lofgren (track 11)
Steve Lukather (track 3)
Robbie McIntosh (English guitarist for The Pretenders) (track 5)
Rick Vito (track 11)
Waddy Wachtel (track 15)
Michael B. Wanchic (track 6)
bass:
Chris Campbell (US bassist for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band) (track 11)
Jimmy Johnson (Session Bassist) (track 3)
T.M. Stevens (tracks 1, 5)
Dave Taylor (Bass player (Bryan Adams) and engineer) (track 12)
percussion:
Bobbye Hall (track 3)
Crystal Taliefero (track 11)
keyboard:
Johnny Blitz (track 12)
David Ervin (track 11)
Richard Feldman (track 2)
Annie Lennox (track 2)
John Van Tongeren (track 2)
saxophone:
Alto Reed (track 11)
piano:
Roy Bittan (tracks 1, 15)
Craig Frost (track 11)
Jai Winding (track 3)
accordion:
John J. Cascella (track 6)
additional guitar:
Keith Scott (Canadian guitarist) (track 12)
additional background vocals:
Keith Scott (Canadian guitarist) (track 12)
arranger:
Jeremy Lubbock (track 10)
Peter Oxendale (track 14)
Richard Warren (track 15)
Alison Moyet (track 14)
assistant recording engineer:
Tom Banghart (track 2)
Steve Boyer (track 5)
Marc DeSisto (track 11)
Peter Droll (track 10)
Rob Jacobs (mixer/recorder for a.o. U2 and Alanis Morissette) (tracks 1, 10)
Mark McKenna (tracks 1, 3, 11)
Mike Morongell (track 1)
Dan Nash (tracks 1, 15)
background vocals:
Crystal Taliefero (track 6)
Rosemary Butler (track 11)
Sharon Celani (track 15)
Laura Creamer (track 11)
Donny Gerrard (track 11)
Dorian Holley (track 11)
Darlene Love (tracks 3, 9)
Robbie Nevil (track 15)
Pat Peterson (track 6)
Darryl Phinnessee (track 11)
Andrea Robinson (track 11)
John Townsend (track 11)
Edna Wright (track 3)
co-producer:
Rick Rubin (track 8)
Steve Ett (track 8)
composer:
Felix Bernard (track 2)
Tommie Connor (track 6)
Hugh Martin (tracks 5, 5)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 7, 14)
Jon Bon Jovi (track 13)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 15)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 1)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 11)
Gloria Shayne Baker (1962) (track 3)
instruments:
Clarence Clemons (track 1)
lead vocals:
Bruce Springsteen (1980-12-31) (track 4)
lyricist:
Tommie Connor (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 7, 14)
Ralph Blane (tracks 5, 5)
Jon Bon Jovi (track 13)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 2)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 15)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 1)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 11)
Noël Regney (1962) (track 3)
mixer:
Bob Rock (track 13)
Peter Oxendale (track 14)
Joe Chiccarelli (track 11)
Bob Clearmountain (tracks 1–6, 9, 12)
Humberto Gatica (track 15)
Alison Moyet (track 14)
Pete Smith (UK producer) (track 7)
Randy Staub (track 13)
Steve Ett (track 8)
Shelly Yakus (track 10)
performer:
The E Street Band (1980-12-31) (track 4)
producer:
Bryan Adams (track 12)
Roy Bittan (tracks 1, 15)
Eurythmics (track 2)
Richard Feldman (track 2)
Don Gehman (track 6)
Jimmy Iovine (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9–11, 15)
Jon Landau (track 4)
John Mellencamp (track 6)
Chuck Plotkin (track 4)
Bob Rock (track 13)
Run‐D.M.C. (track 8)
Bob Seger (track 11)
Bruce Springsteen (track 4)
Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police) (track 7)
Peter Oxendale (track 14)
Bob Clearmountain (track 5)
Alison Moyet (track 14)
Pete Smith (UK producer) (track 7)
recording engineer:
Richard Feldman (track 2)
Pete Smith (UK producer) (track 7)
Steve Ett (track 8)
John Fryer (track 14)
Bruce Lampcov (track 5)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 6)
Scott Litt (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Thom Panunzio (tracks 3, 9, 15)
Don Smith (producer, engineer and mixer) (tracks 1, 11)
Shelly Yakus (tracks 1, 10–11, 15)
Toby Scott (recording engineer, mixer and record producer) (1980-12-31) (track 4)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 15)
writer:
Jeff Barry (track 9)
Lou Baxter (track 4)
Marvin Broadie (track 12)
Darryl McDaniels (Rapper Darryl McDaniels) (track 8)
Ellie Greenwich (track 9)
Joan Javits (track 10)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 12)
Jason Mizell (track 8)
Johnny Moore (blues musician, Three Blazers) (track 4)
Joseph Simmons (US rapper Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C) (track 8)
Phil Spector (track 9)
Anthony Springer (track 10)
Philip Springer (track 10)
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 11)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 11)
recorded at:
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 9)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 12)
Blue Ribbon Music Ltd. (tracks 3, 6)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (tracks 1, 5, 5)
EMI Mills Music (track 11)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 2)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 5, 5)
EMI United Partnership (tracks 5, 5)
Herman Music, Inc. (track 6)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 1)
Malt Shoppe Music (track 9)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
Steeplechase Music (track 9)
TM Music Ltd. (track 10)
Tamir Music (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (track 2)
株式会社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) (tracks 5, 5)
Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. (1955) (track 11)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 11)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, United Kingdom (track 5)
Belmont Mall (John Mellencamp's private studio) in Bloomington, Indiana, United States (track 6)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (track 10)
Utopia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 7)
The Marquee (90 Wardour Street, 1964-1988) in London, England, United Kingdom (1987-06-03) (track 12)
arrangements:
Coventry Carol (Martin Shaw arrangement) (track 14)
Coventry Carol (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 14)
Coventry Carol (Steve Pilkington arrangement) (track 14)
Coventry Carol (arranged by Rathbone) (track 14)
Coventry Carol (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 14)
Gabriel's Message (arr. Pettman) (track 7)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Peter Knight) (tracks 5, 5)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy) (track 11)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 15)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 15)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 15)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 15)
cover recording of:
has revision:
is based on:
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 11)
is the basis for:
Gabriel's Message (track 7)
Holy Night (track 15)
later parody versions:
Rapapapam (track 11)
Silent Night (track 15)
Silent Night (track 15)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Pieni rumpali (track 11)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 1)
Talven ihmemaa (track 2)
Tähtiin (track 9)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
ウィンターワンダーランド (Japanese Version of Winter Wonderland) (track 2)
later versions:
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 11)
Nikolaus-Lied (track 1)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 15)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 15)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 2)
live cover recording of:
Merry Christmas Baby (1980-12-31) (track 4)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (tracks 5, 5)
recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 11)
Coventry Carol (track 14)
Gabriel's Message (track 7)
Run Rudolph Run (track 12)
Santa Baby (track 10)
Silent Night (track 15)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (tracks 5, 5)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1–2)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1–2)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 15)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1–2, 6)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 2)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 3, 5, 5, 11, 15)
Noëls pour cordes (track 15)
translated version of: