Various ‎– A Very Special Christmas

A&M Records ‎– SP-3911
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 The Pointer Sisters* Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Drums – Steve JordanGuitar – David Freeman, Michael LandauSaxophone – Clarence Clemons
A2 Eurythmics Winter Wonderland
Drum Programming – Dave Stewart*Drum Programming, Keyboards – Richard FeldmanKeyboards – Annie Lennox, John Van Tongerin*
A3 Whitney Houston Do You Hear What I Hear
Backing Vocals – Edna Wright PerryBass – Jimmy Johnson (5)Drums – Ritchie Hayward*Guitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Ms. Bobbye Hall*Piano – Jay Winding*Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Charles Judge
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
A6 John Cougar Mellencamp I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Accordion – John CascellaBacking Vocals – Crystal Taleifero*, Pat PetersonBass – Coby MyersDrums – Kenny AronoffFiddle – Lisa GermanoGuitar – Larry Crane, Mike Wanchic
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
B5 Bryan Adams Run Rudolph Run
Bass – Dave Taylor (3)Drums – Mickey CurryGuitar – Bryan AdamsGuitar, Backing Vocals – Keith ScottKeyboards – Johnny Blitz
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

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7502-13911-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched)): SPO-3911-A-SH2-DMM ∆18023 Precision SM 2-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (etched)): SPO-3911-B-SH3-DMM Precision ∆18023-X SM 2-2

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
393 911-4 Various A Very Special Christmas(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 393 911-4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
393 911-2 Various A Very Special Christmas(CD, Comp, RP) A&M Records 393 911-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RMC 53252 Various A Very Special Christmas(Cass, Comp) A&M Records RMC 53252 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
UDCD 508 Various A Very Special Christmas(CD, Comp, Gol) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 508 US 1988 Sell This Version
393 911-2 Various A Very Special Christmas(CD, Comp) A&M Records 393 911-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version



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March 16, 2012

Great late-'80s Christmas Compilation with recordings by many great artists of the era, many of which have become holiday standards, like U2's version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and Bruce Springsteen And The E. Street Band's "Merry Christmas Baby" and more. Also features iconic Cover Artwork by Keith Haring.