Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Little Saint Nick 2:03
2 The Man With All the Toys 1:34
3 Santa's Beard 2:03
4 Merry Christmas, Baby 2:23
5 Christmas Day 1:48
6 Frosty the Snowman 1:59
7 We Three Kings of Orient Are 4:06
8 Blue Christmas 3:12
9 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 2:24
10 White Christmas 2:32
11 I'll Be Home for Christmas 2:48
12 Auld Lang Syne 1:24
13 Little Saint Nick (single version) 2:11
14 Auld Lang Syne (alternate mix) 1:26
15 Little Saint Nick (alternate version) 2:06
16 Child of Winter (Christmas Song) 2:50
17 Santa's Got an Airplane 3:13
18 Christmas Time Is Here Again 3:04
19 Winter Symphony 3:03
20 (I Saw Santa) Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree 2:25
21 Melekalikimaka 2:36
22 Bells of Christmas 2:46
23 Morning Christmas 3:26
24 Toy Drive Public Service Announcement 1:23
25 Dennis Wilson Christmas Message 0:34
26 Brian Wilson Christmas Interview 2:34

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
electric bass guitar:
Al Jardine (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–3)
drums (drum set):
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–3)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-06-25 – 1964-06-30) (track 4)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Tommy Smith (US percussionist, member of The Load) (1977-11) (track 23)
synthesizer [ARP String Ensemble]:
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1977-11) (track 23)
guitar:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–3)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1974-11-18) (track 16)
bass:
Dave Hessler (1977-11) (track 23)
kazoo:
Steve Kalinich (1974-11-18) (track 16)
bass harmonica:
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1977-11) (track 23)
piano:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–3)
Sterling Smith (1977-11) (track 23)
bell [orchestra bells]:
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1977-11) (track 23)
bell [sleigh bell]:
Carnie Wilson (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Wendy Wilson (1974-11-18) (track 16)
harp:
Gayle Levant (1977-11) (track 23)
additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 11)
arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 5, 12, 14)
Dick Reynolds (musician, songwriter, and trombonist best known as arranger for the Four Freshmen) (tracks 6–11)
background vocals:
Adam Jardine (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Matt Jardine (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Justyn Wilson (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Christian Love (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Hailey Love (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Carnie Wilson (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Jonah Wilson (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Wendy Wilson (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Marisa Conover (1977-11) (track 23)
Susan Murphy (1977-11) (track 23)
composer:
Walter Kent (track 11)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2–5)
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 7)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 10)
conductor:
Benjamin Barrett (tracks 6–8, 10)
engineer:
Stephen W. Desper (track 17)
lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1963-10-20) (tracks 1, 13)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-05 – 1964-06) (track 15)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-05 – 1964-06) (track 15)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-06) (track 9)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06) (tracks 8–10)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-06-18 – 1964-06-29) (track 7)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06-18 – 1964-06-29) (track 7)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06-24 – 1964-06-29) (track 6)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06-24 – 1964-06-30) (track 11)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1964-06-25) (track 2)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–3)
Al Jardine (1964-06-25 – 1964-06-27) (track 5)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1964-06-25 – 1964-06-30) (track 4)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Adam Jardine (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Al Jardine (1977-10 – 1977-11) (tracks 17–18, 20–22)
Matt Jardine (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 20)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1977-10 – 1977-11) (tracks 17, 21)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 19)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (1977-11) (track 23)
lyricist:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 2–5)
Kim Gannon (track 11)
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 7)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 9)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 10)
performer:
The Beach Boys (American rock band) (track 7)
producer:
Al Jardine (tracks 17–22)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 1–16, 19–20)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 23)
remixer:
Al Jardine (tracks 17, 21–22)
solo piccolo trumpet:
John Foss (1975 – 1977-11) (track 19)
vocals:
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 17)
writer:
Jerry Allison (track 18)
Ron Altbach (track 22)
Bill Hayes (Country-Pop artist) (track 8)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 18)
Al Jardine (tracks 17–18, 20–22)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 8)
Steve Kalinich (track 16)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (tracks 1, 13, 15, 17, 21–22)
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote "Frosty the Snowman") (track 6)
Norman Petty (track 18)
Walter E. Rollins (track 6)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (tracks 1, 13, 15–17, 19–20)
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 23)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 11)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 10)
Leo Feist Ltd (track 9)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 9)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 1, 13, 15)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 8)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 10)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 6)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 10)
recorded at:
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1963-10-20) (tracks 1, 13)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-05 – 1964-06) (track 15)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06) (tracks 8–10)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-18) (tracks 7–10)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-24) (tracks 6, 11)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-25) (tracks 2–5, 12, 14)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-27) (track 5)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-29) (tracks 6–7)
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-06-30) (tracks 4, 11)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1964-10) (track 26)
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1969-03-05 – 1969-03-06) (track 17)
Brother Studios in Santa Monica, California, United States (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Brother Studios in Santa Monica, California, United States (1975 – 1976) (tracks 19–20)
M.I.U. Institute in Fairfield, Iowa, United States (1977-10 – 1977-11) (tracks 17–22)
remixed at:
Red Barn Recording Studios (Big Sur, California) in Monterey, California, United States (tracks 17, 22)
arrangement of:
Peggy Sue (track 18)
arrangements:
We Three Kings (arr. Aly and AJ) (track 7)
We Three Kings (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 7)
We Three Kings (arr. Neary) (track 7)
We Three Kings of Orient Are (arr. Scott Kritzer) (track 7)
cover recording of:
Blue Christmas (1964-06-18 – 1964-06) (track 8)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1964-06-18 – 1964-06) (track 9)
White Christmas (1964-06-18 – 1964-06) (track 10)
We Three Kings (1964-06-18 – 1964-06-29) (track 7)
Frosty the Snowman (1964-06-24 – 1964-06-29) (track 6)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1964-06-24 – 1964-06-30) (track 11)
is based on:
Auld Lang Syne (tracks 12, 14)
is the basis for:
Star of Wonder (track 7)
Star of Wonder (track 7)
later parody versions:
Frosty the Red‐Nosed Snowman (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) (track 6)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 11)
Nasty Diablo (track 6)
又到聖誕 (track 9)
銀白聖誕 (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Noël blanc (track 10)
Rap jul (track 10)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 9)
Snømannen Kalle (track 6)
Valkea joulu (track 10)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 10)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 10)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 8)
Nikolaus-Lied (track 9)
We Three Kings (Nox Arcana version) (track 7)
recording of:
Little Saint Nick (1963-10-18 – 1964-06) (track 15)
Little Saint Nick (1963-10-20) (tracks 1, 13)
Auld Lang Syne (Brian Wilson arr.) (1964-06-25) (tracks 12, 14)
Santa's Beard (1964-06-25) (track 3)
The Man With All the Toys (1964-06-25) (track 2)
Christmas Day (1964-06-25 – 1964-06-27) (track 5)
Merry Christmas, Baby (song by the Beach Boys) (1964-06-25 – 1964-06-30) (track 4)
Santa’s Got an Airplane (1969-03-05 – 1977-11) (track 17)
Child of Winter (Christmas Song) (1974-11-18) (track 16)
Winter Symphony (1975 – 1977-11) (track 19)
Bells of Christmas (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 22)
Christmas Time Is Here Again (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 18)
Melekalikimaka (1977-10 – 1977-11) (track 21)
Morning Christmas (1977-11) (track 23)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 6, 9)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 10)
Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy / We Three Kings (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 7)
Christmas Collage (track 7)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 6)
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (track 10)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 6, 8–9)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 9)

Release

printed in:United States
associate producer:Brad Elliot
Andrew Sandoval
compiler:Cheryl Pawelski
design:Barbara Leighton
executive producer:Michael Etchart
Phil Sandhaus
mastering:Dan Hersch
producer:Cheryl Pawelski
art direction:Darren Wong
photography:Michael Ochs Archives
liner notes:Brad Elliot
copyrighted by:Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1998)
manufactured by:Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint)
phonographic copyright by:Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1998)
mastered at:DigiPrep Mastering in Los Angeles, California, United States
ASIN:US: B000009RVB [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/3295638 [info]

Release Group

Wikidata:Q5405890 [info]
Wikipedia:en: Ultimate Christmas [info]