A Very Special Christmas Live

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A Very Special Christmas Live
Live album by Various artists
Released October 19, 1999
Recorded Washington, D.C., December 1998
Genre Christmas music
Length 38:19
Label A&M/Interscope Records
Various artists chronology
A Very Special Christmas 3
(1997)A Very Special Christmas 31997
A Very Special Christmas Live
A Very Special Christmas 5
(2001)A Very Special Christmas 52001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

A Very Special Christmas Live is the fourth in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas music-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was recorded live in Washington, D.C. in December 1998 at a benefit party held by then-President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Special Olympics. It was released on 19 October 1999, and production was overseen by Bobby Shriver for A&M Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performed by Length
1. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Johnny Marks Mary J. Blige and Sheryl Crow 2:29
2. "Christmas in Hollis" Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell Run-D.M.C. 2:59
3. "Please Come Home for Christmas" Charles Brown Jon Bon Jovi 3:13
4. "Christmas Blues" Roberto Hite, Adolpho de la Parra, Alan Wilson, Samuel Taylor and Henry Vestine John Popper and Eric Clapton 3:42
5. "What Child Is This?" Traditional Vanessa Williams 3:15
6. "Christmas Tears" Robert Charles Wilson and Sonny Thompson Eric Clapton 2:39
7. "O Holy Night" Adolphe-Charles Adam and John Sullivan Dwight Tracy Chapman 3:26
8. "Give Me One Reason" Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman and Eric Clapton 4:17
9. "Merry Christmas Baby" Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton 3:59
10. "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector Jon Bon Jovi 2:53
11. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, John Popper, Run-D.M.C. and Vanessa Williams 3:55

External links[edit]