Very Special Christmas 5 - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
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- A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 5
Compilation producers: Jim O'Neill, Tim Shriver, Maria Shriver.
This is part of A&M Records "A Very Special Christmas" series.
This fifth chapter of the series A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS finds executive producers Bobby Shriver, Jon Bon Jovi, and Joel Gallen raising money to benefit Special Olympics International with a mix of studio and live performances by an eclectic line-up of performers.
Forming the centerpiece of A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 5 are live recordings from the TNT television special A Very Special Christmas From Washington, D.C. that originally aired in December 2000. Jon Bon Jovi croons like the King on "Blue Christmas," Macy Gray delivers a soulful version of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas (Hang All the Mistletoe)" and Wyclef Jean and Stevie Wonder funk up "Merry Christmas Baby." Other stellar showings from this live White House performance are Sheryl Crow doing Chuck Berry proud with her version of "Run Rudolph Run," Stevie Nicks reprising "Silent Night" from A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers digging into Howlin' Wolf's very non-Xmas blues classic "Little Red Rooster." Equally inspiring in-studio cuts include the raunchy John Popper/B.B. King duet "Back Door Santa," Wyclef throwing some Caribbean spice into his medley of "Little Drummer Boy/Hot Hot," and Dido's ethereal original "Christmas Day".
- Country of Origin
- A&M (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- Various Artists
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] This Christmas (Hang All the Misteltoe) - Macy Gray
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Little Drummer Boy / Hot, Hot, Hot - Wyclef Jean
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Noel! Noel! - Eve 6
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Blue Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Merry Christmas Baby - Stevie Wonder/Wyclef Jean
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] O Come All Ye Faithful - City High
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You - SR-71
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Christmas Day - Dido
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Run Rudolph Run - Sheryl Crow
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Back Door Santa - B.B. King/John Popper
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Little Red Rooster - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Christmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song) - Powder
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Silent Night - Stevie Nicks
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I Love You More - Stevie Wonder/Kimberly Brewer
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] White Christmas - Darlene Love
- Studio / Live
- Entertainment Weekly (11/30/01, p.90) - "...Like 4, it's mostly a live album....Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers put a Christmas spin on the previously unseasonal 'Little Red Rooster'..." - Rating: B-
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- John Harris
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