Various ‎– A Very Special Christmas 2

A&M Records ‎– 31454 0003 2
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1 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Christmas All Over Again
Acoustic Guitar – Jimmy Ripp*, Kevin Dukes, Robbie Blunt, Todd Sharpe*Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Jeff Lynne, Richard Dodd, Tom PettyBass – Jeff Lynne, Mike Campbell, Scott ThurstonBells, Timpani – Jeff LynneCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley Taminelli, Susie TallmanDrums – Jim Keltner, Stan LynchElectric Guitar – Tim Pierce, Tom PettyEngineer – Phil Kaffel, Richard Dodd, Thom PanunzioEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Brian ScheubleHarp – Gayle LevantHarpsichord – Mitchell FroomMarimba – Efrian Torro*Mixed By – Richard DoddPercussion – Brad Dutz, Phil Jones (3)Performer [6 String] – Scott ThurstonPiano – Benmont TenchProducer – Jeff Lynne, Jimmy Iovine, Mike Campbell, Tom PettySaxophone – Joel Pesken*, Marti Krystall*, Mike Turre*, Phil KenzieSynthesizer – Scott HumphreyTwelve-String Guitar [Electric Twelve-String Guitar] – Mike CampbellVocals, Words By, Music By – Tom Petty
2 Randy Travis Jingle Bell Rock
Acoustic Guitar – Dennis BudimirBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – David Joyce, Donna Davidson, Randy Crenshaw, Susie Stevens*Bass – Leland SklarCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Steve SchaefferElectric Guitar – Tim PierceMixed By – Erik ZoblerOrgan – Steve Lindsey (4)Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – JayDee Mannes*Percussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Jim CoxProducer – Richard PerrySynth [Synths] – Greg MathiesonWords By, Music By – James Booth*, Joseph Beal*
3 Luther Vandross The Christmas Song
Arranged By – Jerry HeyBass – Neil Stubenhouse*Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Adrienne Hough, Lesley Taminelli, Marsha BurnsDrums – Tal BergmanEngineer, Mixed By – Paul BrownGuitar – Doc PowellKeyboards – Randy Kurber*Producer – Quincy JonesSaxophone [Sax] – Gerald AlbrightWords By, Music By – Mel Tormé
4 Frank Sinatra / Cyndi Lauper Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Bass – Charles Domanico*Conductor [Orchestra Conducted By] – Suzie KatayamaContractor, Piano – Mike LangCopyist – Dwight MikkelsenDirected By [Orchestra Directed By], Arranged By [Orchestra Arranged By] – Axel StordahlDrums – Sol GubinEngineer – Ed CherneyGuitar – Dennis Rudimer*Mixed By – Humberto GaticaProducer – Phil KaffelRecorded By [Ms. Lauper's Vocals Recorded By], Engineer [Ms. Lauper's Vocals Engineered By] – Frank FilipettiTechnician [Vocal Restoration] – Paul DeCarli, Scott HumphreyWritten-By – H. Gillespie*, J.F. Coots*
5 Boyz II Men The Birth Of Christ
Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Steve Cook (3)Engineer – J.E. Van Horne Jr.Mixed By – Jim "Jiff" HingerProducer, Words By, Music By – Nathan Morris, Shawn Patrick Stockman*Vocals – Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Shawn Patrick Stockman*, Nanya Germaine Morris*
6 Jon Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Sir Harry Bowens*, Sweet Pea AtkinsonBass – Richard RuseCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley TaminelliDrums – Gregg BissonetteEngineer – Obie O'Brien, Phil Kaffel, Thom PanunzioEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Brian Schueble*Guitar – Don Felder, Tim PierceKeyboards – Benmont TenchMixed By – Mick GuzauskiProducer – Jimmy IovineWords By, Music By – Charles Brown
7 Paul Young What Christmas Means To Me
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Donald Ray Mitchell, Sir Harry Bowens*, Sweet Pea AtkinsonBass – Jervonny CollierCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jane OppenheimerDrums – Buster MarburyEngineer – Steve JacksonGuitar – Randy JacobsKeyboards – Tony PatlerMixed By – Ed CherneyProducer – Don WasSaxophone – Dave McMurray*Trumpet – Rayse BiggsWords By, Music By – Allen Story, Anna Gaye*, George Gorde*
8 Aretha Franklin O Christmas Tree
Arranged By – Aretha Franklin, Marty PaichBass – Arni Egelson*, Susan Raney*Conductor – Marty PaichCoordinator [Production Coordinator], Contractor – Shari SutcliffeCopyist – James Cowger*, Suzie KatayamaEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Ken AllardyceEngineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Al SchmittPercussion – Emil RichardsPiano – David PaichProducer – David Paich, Marty PaichRecorded By [Additional Recording] – John JesselRecorded By [Vocal Recorded By] – Mike AccapelliSynthesizer – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Traditional
9 Ronnie Spector / Darlene Love Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Acoustic Guitar – Jon Bon JoviBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Darlene Love, Edna Wright, Melodye Perry, Susie TallmanBass – Bob GlaubCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley TaminelliDrums – Russ KunkelEngineer – Thom PanunzioEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Randy WineGuitar – Danny KortchmarMixed By – Mick GuzauskiOrgan – Mitchell FroomPiano – Benmont TenchProducer – Danny Kortchmar, Jimmy IovineSaxophone – Mike Turre*Vocals – Darlene Love, Ronnie SpectorWords By, Music By – Johnny Marks
10 Michael Bolton White Christmas
Arranged By – Johnny Mandel, Randy WaldmanContractor [Orchestra Contracted By] – Patti Zimetti*Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Eric Rudd, Keith KresgeEngineer, Mixed By – Dave Reitzas*Keyboards – Randy WaldmanProducer – David Foster, Dave Reitzas*, Michael BoltonRecorded By [Orchestra Recorded By] – Al SchmittWritten-By – Irving Berlin
11 Run D.M.C.* Christmas Is
Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Erik BlamovilleDrums – Jason MizellEngineer, Mixed By – Norman Bullock, Troy HightowerInstruments – Jam Master J*Producer – Jam Master J*, Larry Smith, Run D.M.C.*Words By, Music By – Daryl McDaniels*, Joseph Simmons
12 Extreme (2) Christmas Time Again
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Nuno Bettencourt, Pat Badger, Paul GearyBass – Pat BadgerDrums – Paul GearyEngineer – Bob St. JohnLead Vocals – Gary CheroneMixed By – Bob St. John, Nuno BettencourtProducer, Guitar, Keyboards – Nuno BettencourtWritten-By – Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt
13 Bonnie Raitt And Charles Brown Merry Christmas Baby
Bass – Ruth DaviesCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley TaminelliDrums – Gaylord BirchEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Tom SizeGuitar – Danny CaronMixed By, Engineer – Ed CherneyPiano – Charles BrownProducer – Jimmy IovineSaxophone – Clifford SolomonTechnician [Studio Assistant] – Richard DuarteWords By, Music By – Johnny Moore (2), Lou Baxter
14 Tevin Campbell O Holy Night
Arranged By [Choral Arrangement By] – Gene Page, JoAnn TominagaBass – Cliff HugoChoir – David Pack, Lynn Davis, Lynn Mabry, Ricoh Cymone, Rodney Saulsberry, Sharon CelaniConductor – Gene PageContractor [Choir Contracted By] – Shari SutcliffeCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley TaminelliDrums – John Robinson (2)Engineer – Mark ManciniEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Greg GoldmanEngineer [Vocals Engineered By] – Paul BrownExecutive-Producer [Vocals Executive Produced By] – JoAnn TominagaHarp – Joanne Turovsky*Keyboards – John Gilutin*Mixed By – Humberto GaticaPercussion – Gary ColemanProducer – Jimmy IovineProducer [Vocals Produced By], Conductor [Choir Conducted By], Arranged By [Choir Arranged By] – Jerry HeyProgrammed By – Paul DeCarli, Scott HumphreySynthesizer – Bryce CranstonWritten-By – Traditional
15 Debbie Gibson Sleigh Ride
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Darlene Love, Edna Wright, Melodye PerryBass – Bob GlaubCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Lesley TaminelliDrums – Jody Cortez, Omar HakimElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Robbie Blunt, Tim PierceEngineer – Phil KaffelHorns – Beverly Dahlke-Smith, Chris Mostert, Greggory Smith*, Phil KenzieKeyboards – Jai WindingMixed By – Mick GuzauskiPercussion – Brad DutzProducer – Jai Winding, Jimmy Iovine, Omar HakimWritten-By – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
16 Vanessa Williams What Child Is This?
Arranged By – Fred McFarlane, Gerry E. BrownArranged By [String Arrangement] – Jesse Levi*Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Duane "Cook" BroadnaxEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Andy Smith (15)Engineer, Mixed By – Gary Tole, Gerry E. BrownGuitar – Nick MorochPiano [Acoustic Piano] – Fred McFarlaneProducer – Gerry E. Brown, Vanessa WilliamsProducer [Associate Proucer] – Rob Von ArxTrombone – Alex LodicoWritten-By – Traditional
17 Ann & Nancy Wilson Blue Christmas
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Scott OlsonBass [Upright Bass] – Steve Allen (27)Bass Vocals [Basso Profundo] – Tod LemkuhlDrums – Chris LeightonEngineer, Mixed By – Ed Brooks, Tod LemkuhlGuitar, Keyboards – Nancy Wilson (2), Scott OlsonPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Terry LauberPiano – Nick Moore (5)Producer – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson (2), Scott OlsonVocals – Ann WilsonWords By, Music By – Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson*
18 Wilson Phillips Silent Night
Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jolie LevineEngineer, Mixed By – Francis BuckleyGuitar – Michael LandauProducer [Track Produced By], Keyboards – Glen BallardProducer [Vocals Produced By] – Carnie WilsonTechnician [Technial Director] – Chris FogelVocals – Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips, Wendy WilsonWritten-By – Traditional
19 Sinéad O'Connor I Believe In You
Acoustic Guitar – Charlie Mangold, Charlton PettusBass – David FinckCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jill Dell'AbateDrums – Chris Parker (2)Engineer – Gary ChesterEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Aaron Kropf, Tommy Civello, Yvonne YedibalianMixed By – Lolly GrodnerOrchestrated By [Orchestration] – Doug KatsarosPiano – Richard TeeProducer – Phil Ramone, Sinéad O'ConnorSlide Guitar – Charlie MangoldSynthesizer – Dave LeBolt*Words By, Music By – Bob Dylan

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Track 1 courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. [Published by] Gone Gator Music (ASCAP). Recorded at A&M Studios. Mixed at M.C. Studio.

Track 2 courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. [Published by] Chappell & Co. (ASCAP). Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. Mixed at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Track 3 courtesy of Epic Records. [Published by] Edwin H. Morris & Company, a division of MPL Communications, Inc. (ASCAP). Recorded and mixed at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA.

Track 4 Frank Sinatra appears courtesy of Columbia Records. Cyndi Lauper appears courtesy of Epic Records. [Published by] EMI Feist Catalog Inc. / Haven Gillespie Music (ASCAP). Mr. Sinatra's vocals recorded in Hollywood. Recorded at Capitol Recorders, Los Angeles. Mixed for Hum Inc. Productions at Ground Control. Ms. Lauper' vocals recorded and engineered at Right Track, New York. Archival track restoration at Chase Productions, Burbank, CA.

Track 5 courtesy of Motown Records. [Published by] Mike Ten Publishing, Inc. (BMI). Produced for BIV Entertainment Corp. Recorded at Rainbow Recording Studios, Omaha, NE. Mixed at Studio 54, Philadelphia, PA.

Track 6 courtesy of Mercury Records / Jambco Records. [Published by] Trio Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP) / Fort Knox Music Inc. (BMI) / Carbert Music Inc. (BMI). Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA. Mixed at Devonshire Studios.

Track 7 courtesy of Columbia Records and MCA Records, Inc. [Published by] Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP). Recorded at The Townhouse Recording Studio, London, England. Mixed at Conway Studios, CA.

Track 8 courtesy of Arista Records, Inc. [Published by] Public Domain. Recorded and mixed at Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA. Vocals recorded at United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI.

Track 9 Darlene Love appears courtesy of Blackheart Records. [Published by] St. Nicholas Music Inc. (ASCAP). Recorded at A&M Studios. Mixed at Devonshire Studios.

Track 10 courtesy of Columbia Records. [Published by] Irving Berlin Music Co. (ASCAP). Engineered and mixed at Devonshire Studios, North Hollywood. Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles; Passion Studios, Connecticut and Devonshire Studios, North Hollywood.

Track 11 courtesy of Profile Records, Inc. [Published by] Pro Toons, Inc. (ASCAP). Engineered and mixed at Apollo Theatre Investor Group.

Track 12 courtesy of A&M Records, Inc. [Published by] Color Me Blind Music (admin. by Almo Music Corp.) (ASCAP). Recorded and mixed at Courtlen Studio, MA.

Track 13 courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. [Published by] Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI). Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA. Mixed at Conway Studios, CA.

Track 14 courtesy of Qwest Records Inc. [Published by] Public Domain. Vocals engineered at Westlake Audio. Mixed for Hum Inc. Productions. Recorded and mixed at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA and Westlake Audio.

Track 15 courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation. [Published by] Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP) / EMI Music Publishing. Mixed at Devonshire Studios, Northwood. Recorded and mixed at The Village Recorders, Los Angeles.

Track 16 courtesy of Mercury Records. [Published by] Public Domain. Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York. Engineered and mixed at The Hit Factory, New York.

Track 17 courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. [Published by] PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP). Recorded at Bad Animal, Seattle.

Track 18 courtesy of SBK Records. [Published by] Public Domain. Engineered and mixed at Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA.

Track 19 courtesy of Ensign Records Ltd. [Published by] Special Rider Music (ASCAP). Arranged by all of us. Engineered at National Edison Studios, NYC. Mixed at Power Station, NYC.

Mastered at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles.

℗&© 1992 Special Olympics International, Inc. Manufactured and distributed by PolyGram Distribution, divisions of PolyGram Group Canada Inc. Made in Canada.

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  • Barcode: 73145400032197
  • Barcode: 7 31454 00032 1 97
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: #0409131 314540003-2 MFG BY CINRAM
  • Mastering SID Code: L381
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
31454 0003 2 Various A Very Special Christmas 2(CD, Album, Comp) A&M Records 31454 0003 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
540 003-4 Various A Very Special Christmas 2(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 540 003-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
31454 0003 2 Various A Very Special Christmas 2(CD, Album, Comp) A&M Records 31454 0003 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
540 003-1 Various A Very Special Christmas 2(2xLP, Comp, TP) A&M Records 540 003-1 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
POCM-1003 Various A Very Special Christmas 2(CD, Comp) A&M Records POCM-1003 Japan 1992 Sell This Version