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Very Special Xmas Import

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002GFJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,294 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Pointer Sisters
  2. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics
  3. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
  4. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
  5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Pretenders
  6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Cougar Mellencamp
  7. Gabriel's Message - Sting
  8. Christmas In Hollis - Run-D.M.C.
  9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2
  10. Santa Baby - Madonna
  11. The Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  12. Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams
  13. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas - Bon Jovi
  14. The Coventry Carol - Alison Moyet
  15. Silent Night - Stevie Nicks

Product Description

Product Description

VARIOUS A Very Special Christmas (1987 US 15-track compilation CD album also features Bon Jovi Madonna Sting Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams picture sleeve DX2159)

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When was the last time you heard collard greens being sung about in a Christmas song? Probably never, unless you're a Run DMC fan, or were wise enough to hop on the Very Special Christmas tip. The rappers' contribution to this benefit collection is probably the highlight, although traditional songs covered by now-traditional artists like the Pretenders ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") provide the majority of the material here. Eurythmics turn in a suitably chilly "Winter Wonderland," Stevie Nicks sings a beautifully haunting "Silent Night," and Whitney Houston proves again that she's every woman with "Do You Hear What I Hear"--that is, every woman with a voice strong enough to do the song justice. "Santa Baby," Madonna's contribution, isn't as sultry as it could be, but there's more fun thanks to hell-on-heels, the Pointer Sisters and Bon Jovi. --Steve Gdula

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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Most of these songs were specially recorded for this charity album and some of the performances are outstanding. It's hard to pick out highlights when there are so many great performances, but here are a few.
I love Madonna's cover of the Eartha Kitt classic, Santa baby. Do you hear what I hear was recorded early in Whitney Houston's career when I enjoyed her music. Santa Claus is coming to town is performed with great enthusiasm by the Pointer sisters.
Christmas (Baby please come home) is a superb cover of Phil Spector's classic song from his famous sixties Christmas album, on which it was performed by Darlene Love.
Although I've heard more different versions of Silent night than of any other song (Christmas or otherwise), I can say that the version included here by ex-Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks is among the best, if not the best, that I've heard.
Indeed, there's only one track that I'm not keen on. I've never been a rap fan so Christmas in Hollis by Run D M C does not appeal to me, but I can live with it.
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Really enjoyable Alternative Christmas album with some different cover versions of classic songs ranging from ballads to rock'n'roll, Good range of artists inc Pointer Sisters, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Sting, Bon Jovi
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First bought this on cassette in the late 80s and pleased to have found a CD version as the original has nearly worn out as it was played every year without fail. The CD version has a different Bon Jovi track for some reason but all in all this has a highly enjoyable variety of artistes and versions of festive songs. Love John Mellencamp's track...guaranteed "Dad dancing" around the Christmas tree!
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd when it first came out (15+ years ago????). I play it gleefully EVERY year without fail. I now have all of the Very Special Xmas series, but this first one is by far the very best one. Every track is perfect. I cannot recommend this collection highly enough. Beats all other Christmas compilations with ease. I NEVER tire of it - brilliant stuff!
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Format: Audio CD
My family know that Christmas has truly arrived when this album goes on the CD player! We bought this CD abroad about 7 or 8 years ago, and have listened to it over and over again with pure delight. I wasn't aware that you could purchase the CD in the UK, and I will recommend it wholeheartedly to friends who have enjoyed listening to my copy.
The Pointer Sisters start it off so well and it just gets better. It is great to hear such a variety of artists singing such classics as 'Winter Wonderland' and 'The Coventry Carol', and Stevie Nicks is brilliant with her rendition of 'Silent Night'. Madonna's 'Santa Baby' is excellent too.
The only track which took some adjusting to was the Run D.M.C. track, however the children love this, so I guess I have to say that it reaches all levels.
The follow on album (recognised by its green sleeve) is also superb, the highlights for me personally being Aretha Franklin singing 'O Christmas Tree' and a duet between Cyndi Lauper and Frank Sinatra. However, to say that they are the 'best' on the CD would be unfair, as all the other tracks are absolutely superb.
I am sure the 3rd and 4th albums will be well worth a listen.
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