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Performer: Various
Genre: Electronic / Hip-hop and RAP / Rock / Pop music
Title: A Very Special Christmas
Country: US
Released: 1987
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Disco
FLAC version ZIP size: 1457 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1994 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1966 mb
Rating: 4.5
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A Very Special Christmas is the first in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit the Special Olympics. The album was released in mid-October 1987, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine for A&M Records. A Very Special Christmas has raised millions of dollars for the Special Olympics. The cover artwork was designed by Keith Haring.

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A Very Special Christmas is the first in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was released in 1987, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine for A&M Records. A Very Special Christmas has also raised millions of dollars for the Special Olympics. On later pressings of the album, "Back Door Santa" was replaced with "I Wish Every Day Could Be Like Christmas", also by Bon Jovi. Also, on later pressings of the album, a spoken introduction on The Pretenders' "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", presumably by a young child, was omitted.

A Very Special Christmas 2 is the second in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was released on 20 October 1992, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine and Robert Sargent Shriver for A&M Records. Tupac Shakur was supposed to be featured on the album but due to legal trouble his song was dropped.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Pointer Sisters* Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Drums – Steve JordanGuitar – David Freeman, Michael LandauSaxophone – Clarence Clemons
3:21
A2 Eurythmics Winter Wonderland
Drum Programming – Dave Stewart*Drum Programming, Keyboards – Richard FeldmanKeyboards – Annie Lennox, John Van Tongerin*
3:34
A3 Whitney Houston Do You Hear What I Hear
Backing Vocals – Edna Wright PerryBass – Jimmy Johnson Drums – Ritchie Hayward*Guitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Ms. Bobbye Hall*Piano – Jay Winding*Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Charles Judge
3:31
A4 Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* Merry Christmas Baby 4:51
A5 The Pretenders Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Drums – Blair CunninghamGuitar – Robbie McIntoshKeyboards – Rupert Black
4:40
A6 John Cougar Mellencamp I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Accordion – John CascellaBacking Vocals – Crystal Taleifero*, Pat PetersonBass – Coby Myers*Drums – Kenny AronoffFiddle – Lisa GermanoGuitar – Larry Crane, Mike Wanchic
2:38
A7 Sting Gabriel's Message 2:10
B1 Run - D.M.C.* Christmas In Hollis 2:59
B2 U2 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 2:19
B3 Madonna Santa Baby 2:34
B4 Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band The Little Drummer Boy
Backing Vocals – Andrea Robinson, Darryl Phinnessee, Donny Gerrard, Dorian Holley, John Townsend, Laura Creamer, Rosemary ButlerBass – Chris CampbellDrums – Don BrewerGuitar – Nils Lofgren, Rick VitoKeyboards – David ErvinPercussion – Crystal Taleifero*Piano – Craig FrostSaxophone – Alto Reed
3:29
B5 Bryan Adams Run Rudolph Run
Bass – Dave Taylor Drums – Mickey CurryGuitar – Bryan AdamsGuitar, Backing Vocals – Keith ScottKeyboards – Johnny Blitz
2:42
B6 Bon Jovi Back Door Santa 3:52
B7 Alison Moyet The Coventry Carol 3:24
B8 Stevie Nicks Silent Night
Backing Vocals – Robbie Nevil, Sharon CelaniGuitar – Waddy Wachtel
4:36

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Alpha Records – AML-87-1056

Credits

  • Artwork – Keith Haring
  • Backing Vocals – Darlene Love (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Bass – T.M. Stevens (tracks: A1, A5)
  • Mastered By – SM*
  • Piano – Roy Bittan (tracks: A1, B8)
  • Producer – Jimmy Iovine

Notes

Manufactured and Printed in the Philippines under license by Alpha Records Corporation
A&M Records copyright 1987 Special Olympics International.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: AML-87-1056
  • Label Code (Side A ): SP 03911-A
  • Barcode (Side B): SP 03911-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-3911 Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(LP, Comp, Bla) A&M Records SP-3911 US 1987
393 911-4 Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records, Polydor 393 911-4 Italy 1987
393 911-4 Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 393 911-4 Spain 1987
393 911-2 Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(CD, Comp, RP) A&M Records 393 911-2 Europe Unknown
LPR 73033 Various A Very Special Christmas ‎(LP, Comp) A&M Records LPR 73033 Mexico 1987