A Very Merry Chipmunk

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A Very Merry Chipmunk
Studio album by Alvin and the Chipmunks
Released December 1994
Recorded November 1993
Genre Children's, Christmas
Length 45:31
Label Chipmunk Records
Producer The Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks chronology
Chipmunks in Low Places
(1992)
A Very Merry Chipmunk
(1994)
When You Wish Upon a Chipmunk
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Very Merry Chipmunk is a 1994 music album by Alvin and the Chipmunks, released by Sony Wonder. It is their fourth Christmas album. The album reached #147 on the Billboard 200. It was the first in a series of 25 Christmas compilation albums put forth by Turner Broadcasting company. The fact that it appeared on the Billboard 200, caused Sony to print 5,000 more copies, resulting in a sudden decline in pricing. Wal-Mart put a special on it for 97 cents shortly after Christmas 1994.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here Comes Christmas" (Thomas Chase/Steve Rucker/Jill H.Roberts)  – 2:40
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Jai Winding—keyboards
    Ron Hicklin—singing voice of Alvin
    Gene Morford—singing voice of Simon
    Randy Crenshaw—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    Guy DeFazio—engineer
  2. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (w/Kenny G) (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)  – 5:33
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Kenny G—saxophone
    Dean Parks—guitar
    Nathan East—bass
    John Capek—keyboards
    Michael Botts—drums and percussion
    Gerry Beckley—singing voice of Alvin
    Andrew Gold—singing voice of Simon
    Jeff Foskett—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    John Boylan—co-producer
    Bob Wartinbee—recording engineer
    Steve Shepherd—recording engineer
    Guy DeFazio—recording engineer
    Duane Seykora—assistant recording engineer
    Jerry Finn—assistant recording engineer
    Paul Grupp—mixing engineer
    Roland Alvarez—mixing engineer
  3. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (w/Patty Loveless) (Johnny Marks)  – 3:37
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Patty Loveless—lead vocal
    B. James Lowry—lead guitar
    Dan Dugmore—steel guitar
    Gordon Kennedy—rhythm guitar
    Mike Brignardello—bass
    Paul Leim—drums
    Wayne Kirkpatrick—singing voice of Alvin
    Bergen White—singing voice of Simon
    Chris Harris—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    John Boylan—co-producer
    Steve Bishir—recording engineer
    Martin Woodley—assistant recording engineer
    Paul Grupp—mixing engineer
    Roland Alvarez—mixing engineer
  4. "Christmas Time Uptown" (w/The Boys Choir of Harlem) (Paul Espel/Karmyn Lott/Malcom Dodds)  – 4:45
    Musicians and Vocalists
    The Boys Choir of Harlem—vocals
    Ross Bagdasarian—Chipmunk Vocals and all instruments
    Production Crew
    Dr. Walter J. Turnbull—choir director
    M. Roger Holland—vocal arrangement
    Darren "Nitro" Clowers—co-producer
    Bob Friedrich—recording engineer
    Mark Agostino—recording engineer
    Coney Abrams—mixing engineer
  5. "A Comes Before B" (Janice Karman)  – 2:13
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Jai Winding—keyboards
    Ross Bagdasarian—Alvin (speaking voice)
    Andrew Gold—Alvin (singing voice)
    Production Crew
    Guy DeFazio—engineer
  6. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (w/Gene Autry) (Johnny Marks)  – 2:44
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Gene Autry—lead vocal
    John Capek—keyboards and programming
    Nick Brown—guitar
    Bob Glaub—bass
    Michael Botts—drums
    Ron Hicklin—singing voice of Alvin
    John Andrew Parks—singing voice of Simon
    Randy Crenshaw—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    John Boylan—co-producer
    Ian Gardiner—recording engineer
    Guy DeFazio—recording engineer
    Bob Loftus—assistant recording engineer
    Naoki Taya—assistant recording engineer
    Paul Grupp—mixing engineer
    Roland Alvarez—mixing engineer
  7. "Petit Papa Noël" (w/Celine Dion) (Raymond Vinci/Henry Martinet)  – 5:29
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Celine Dion—lead vocals
    Andrew Gold—keyboards/guitar/keyboard programming
    Ron Hicklin—singing voice of Alvin
    Gene Morford—singing voice of Simon
    Randy Crenshaw—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    John Boylan—co-producer
    Andrew Gold—co-producer/recording engineer
    Umberto Gatica—recording engineer
    Guy DeFazio—recording engineer
    Stephen Harrison—assistant recording engineer
    Bob Loftus—assistant recording engineer
    Naoki Taya—assistant recording engineer
    Paul Grupp—mixing engineer
    Roland Alvarez—mixing engineer
  8. "Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck" (w/Alan Jackson) (Don Rich/Red Simpson)  – 4:13
    Musicians and Vocalists
    Alan Jackson—lead vocal
    Eddie Bayers—drums
    Brent Mason—electric guitar
    Roy Husky—bass
    Hargus "Pig" Robbins—piano
    Stuart Duncan—fiddle
    Bruce Watkins—acoustic guitar
    Paul Franklin—steel guitar
    Wayne Kirkpatrick—singing voice of Alvin
    Bergen White—singing voice of Simon
    Chris Harris—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    Keith Stegall—co-producer
    Steve Bishir—recording engineer
    Guy DeFazio—mixing engineer
  9. "The Little Drummer Boy" (w/The UCLA Chamber Singers) (Katherine Davis/Henry Onorati/Harry Simeone)  – 4:18
    Musicians and Vocalists
    The UCLA Chamber Singers—principal vocals
    John Capek—keyboards and programming
    Michael Botts—drums
    Ron Hicklin—singing voice of Alvin
    Gene Morford—singing voice of Simon
    Randy Crenshaw—singing voice of Theodore
    Production Crew
    John Boylan—co-producer
    Ian Gardiner—recording engineer
    Paul Grupp—recording engineer/mixing engineer
    Guy DeFazio—recording engineer
    Roland Alvarez—assistant recording engineer/mixing engineer
  10. "I Don't Want to Be Alone for Christmas (Unless I'm Alone with You)" [not performed by The Chipmunks, see "for all tracks" for details] (Steve Lindsey)  – 6:32
  11. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (Reprise) (w/Kenny G) (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)  – 3:27—same credits as track 2

For all tracks[edit]

Musicians and Vocalists[edit]

Ross Bagdasarian Jr.—spoken voices of Alvin, Simon and David Seville
Janice Karman—spoken voices of Theodore and Brittany

On "I Don't Want to Be Alone for Christmas (Unless I'm Alone with You)"[edit]

Performed by James Ingram
Robbie Buchanan—keyboards and drum programming
Brandon Fields—sax

Production Crew[edit]

Ross Bagdasarian—producer
Janice Karman—writer/producer
Marc Rashba—marketing and promotion
Denice Ferguson: production coordinator
Teri Wegel: production coordinator
Traci Sterling: production coordinator (on Patty Loveless and Alan Jackson vocals)

On "I Don't Want to Be Alone for Christmas (Unless I'm Alone with You)"[edit]

Steve Lindsey—producer
Gabe Veltri—recording engineer
John Hendrickson—assistant recording engineer
Jim Champagne—assistant recording engineer
Bill Schnee—mixing engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review