18/08/2017

Various Artists "A Very Special Christmas" (1987) -Various-



Label : A&M Records


01 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (John Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie)
02 - Winter Wonderland* (Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith)
03 - Do You Hear What I Hear? (Noël Regney & Gloria Shayne Baker)
04 - Merry Christmas Baby (Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore)
05 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas** (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
06 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Tommie Connor)
07 - Gabriel's Message*** (Charles Bordes & Sabine Baring-Gould)
08 - Christmas In Hollis+ (Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels & Jason Mizell)
09 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector)
10 - Santa Baby++ (Joan Javits, Philip Springer & Tony Springer)
11 - The Little Drummer Boy+++ (Katherine Kennicott Davis, Harry Simeone & Henry Onorati)
12 - Run Rudolph Run (Johnny Marks & Marvin Brodie)
13 - Back Door Santa (Clarence Carter & Marcus Daniel)
14 - The Coventry Carol° (Traditional)
15 - Silent Night* (Josef Mohr & Franz X. Gruber)


Mixed by Bob Clearmountain except
*Mixed by Humberto Gatica
**Mixed by Bob Clearmountain & Bruce Lampcov
***Mixed by Pete Smith
+Mixed by Steve Ett
++Mixed by Joe Chiccarelli
°Mixed by Alison Moyet & Peter Oxendale


01 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

The Pointer Sisters
Produced by Jimmy Iovine & Roy Bittan
Recorded by Shelly Yakus & Don Smith at A&M Recording Studios
Assisted by Dan Nash, Rob Jacobs, Mark McKenna & Michael Morongell
Guitar : Michael Landau & David Freeman
Bass : T.M. Stevens
Drums : Steve Jordan
Piano : Roy Bittan
Saxophone : Clarence Clemons

02 - Winter Wonderland

Eurythmics
Produced by Eurythmics & Richard Feldman
Recorded by Richard Feldman at Orca Studio, Encino, CA
Assisted by Tom Banghart
Drum Programming : Dave Stewart & Richard Feldman
Keyboards : Annie Lennox, Richard Feldman & John Van Tongeren

03 - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Whitney Houston
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
Recorded by Scott Litt & Thomas Panunzio at A&M Recording Studios & Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
Assisted by Mark McKenna
Guitar : Steve Lukather
Bass : Jimmy Johnson
Drums : Richie Hayward
Piano : Jaï Winding
Synthesizer & String Arrangements : Charles Judge
Percussion : Bobbye Hall
Backing vocals : Darlene Love & Edna Wright Perry

04 - Merry Christmas Baby

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau & Chuck Plotkin
Recorded by Toby Scott
Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Originally Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NY

05 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

The Pretenders
Produced by Jimmy Iovine & Bob Clearmountain
Recorded by Scott Lott & Bruce Lampcov at The Power Station, New York ; West Side Studios, London ; Air Studios, London & Townhouse Studios, London
Assisted by Steve Boyer
Guitar : Robbie McIntosh
Bass : T.M. Stevens
Drums : Blair Cunningham
Keyboards : Rupert Black

06 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

John Cougar Mellencamp
Produced by John Mellencamp & Don Gehmann
Recorded by David Leonard at Belmont Mall, Belmont, IN
Guitar : Larry Crane
Guitar : Mike Wanchic
Drums : Kenny Aronoff
Bass : Coby Myers
Accordion : John Cascella
Fiddle : Lisa Germano
Backing vocals : Pat Peterson & Crystal Taleifero

07 - Gabriel's Message

Sting
Produced by Sting & Pete Smith
Recorded by Pete Smith in The Blue Room, Utopia Studios, London

08 - Christmas In Hollis

Run-D.M.C.
Produced by Run-D.M.C.
Co-Produced by Steve Ett & Rick Rubin
Recorded by Steve Ett at Chung King, House Of Metal, New York

09 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

U2
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
Recorded by Scott Lott & Thomas Panunzio with Manor Mobile at Sound Check in Glasgow, Scotland ; July 29, 1987
Backing vocal : Darlene Love

10 - Santa Baby

Madonna
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
Arranged by Jeremy Lubbock
Recorded by Shelly Yakus at A&M Recording Studios & Capitol Recording Studios
Assisted by Peter Droll & Rob Jacobs

11 - The Little Drummer Boy

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Produced by Jimmy Iovine & Bob Sager
Recorded by Shelly Yakus & Don Smith at A&M Recording Studios
Assisted by Mark McKenn & Mark DeSisto
Guitar : Rick Vito & Nils Lofgren
Bass : Chris Campbell
Drums : Don Brewer
Piano : Craig Frost
Keyboards : David Ervin
Percussion : Crystal Taleifero
Sax : Alto Reed
Backing vocals : Rosemary Butler, Laura Creamer, Donny Gerrard, Dorian Holley, Darryl Phinnessee, Andrea Robinson & John Townsend

12 - Run Rudolph Run

Bryan Adams
Produced by Bryan Adams
Recorded by Smudger at The Marquee Club, London, June 3, 1987
Guitar : Bryan Adams
Bass : Dave Taylor
Drums : Mickey Curry
Keyboards : Johnny Blitz
Additional Guitar & Backing vocals : Keith Scott

13 - Back Door Santa

Bon Jovi
Produced by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
Arranged by Bon Jovi
Recorded by Kooster McAllister, Michael Young & Roger Talk
Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY by Record Plant Mobile Studio ; August 8, 1987 & The Hit Factory, NY

14 - The Coventry Carol

Alison Moyet
Produced by Alison Moyet & Peter Oxendale
Arranged by Alison Moyet & Peter Oxendale
Recorded by John Fryet at Blackwing Studio, London

15 - Silent Night

Stevie Nicks
Produced by Jimmie Iovine & Roy Bittan
Arranged by Richard Warren
Recorded by Shelly Yakus & Thomas Panunzio at A&M Recording Studios
Assisted by Dan Nash
Guitar : Waddy Wachtel
Piano : Roy Bittan
Backing vocals : Robbie Nevil & Sharon Celani