20th Century Masters:Christmas Collection - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- Mark Hudson; Ringo Starr
- I Wanna Be Santa Claus
Personnel includes: Ringo Starr (vocals, Mellotron, synthesizer, drums, percussion); Mark Hudson (acoustic & electric guitars, recorder, Mellotron, synthesizer, bass, percussion, background vocals); Steve Dudas (acoustic & electric guitars); Joe Perry (electric guitar); Jaydee Maness (pedal steel guitar); Dan Higgins (recorder, saxophone); Scott Gordon (harmonica, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Jim Cox (accordion, piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Armand Sabal-Lecco (bass); Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).
Personnel includes: Ringo Starr (drums, percussion); Dan Higgins (saxophone); Mark Hudson (bass, background vocals).
Although all the ex-Beatles have issued Christmas music over the years, Ringo Starr was the first to record a whole album of Holiday songs. Consisting of both Christmas standards and new compositions, I WANNA BE SANTA CLAUS is a fun collection, with all the tracks having a distinct 'Beatles' sound and feel to them (Starr's 1998 release, VERTICAL MAN, comes to mind as well). While the standards ("White Christmas" and "The Little Drummer Boy") are charming, it's the originals ("Come On Christmas, Come On," "The Christmas Dance," "Pax Um Biscum," "Christmas Eve," and the title track) that are the most enjoyable. In addition, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Eagles bassist/singer Timothy B. Schmidt show up for yuletide cameos.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Ringo Starr
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Come on Christmas, Christmas Come On
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Winter Wonderland
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I Wanna Be Santa Claus
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Little Drummer Boy, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Christmas Eve
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Christmas Dance, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Christmas Time Is Here Again
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Blue Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Dear Santa
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] White Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Pax Um Biscum (Peace Be With You)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Scott Gorlon
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