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A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3

  • 1. I Saw Three Ships - Sting
    2. Christmastime - Smashing Pumpkins
    3. Children Go Where I Send Thee - Natalie Merchant
    4. Santa Baby - Keith Murray/Mase/Onyx/Diddy/Salt-N-Pepa/Snoop Dogg/Reverend Run & The Christmas All-Stars
    5. Oi to the World - No Doubt
    6. Blue Christmas - Sheryl Crow
    7. Christmas - Blues Traveler
    8. Oche Chiin [Silent Night] - Enya :: Silent Night - Enya
    9. Christmas Song, The - Hootie & the Blowfish
    10. Ave Maria - Chris Cornell/Eleven
    11. Christmas in the City - Mary J. Blige/Angie Martinez
    12. Santa Claus Is Back in Town - Jonny Lang
    13. Christmas Song, The - Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds/Dave Matthews Band
    14. Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand - Steve Winwood
    15. O Holy Night - Tracy Chapman
    16. We Three Kings - Patti Smith
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 540764

  • Credits

    All proceeds from A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 3 will benefit Special Olympics International.
    Producers include: Simon Osborne, Arif Mardin, Warren Fitzgerald, Cheryl Crow, Steve Thompson.
    Engineers include: Michael O'Reilly, Todd Vos, Rick Will, Masato Tachikawa, Ken Lewis.
    Includes liner notes by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
    Personnel: Dave Matthews, Jonny Lang (vocals, guitar); Darius Rucker (vocals, acoustic guitar); Tracy Chapman (vocals, clarinet, percussion, background vocals); Natasha Shneider (vocals, keyboards); Chris Cornell, Schiavone McGee, Gwen Stefani, Justine Simmons, John Popper, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Merchant, Patti Smith, Steve Winwood, Sting, Sheryl Crow (vocals); Angie Martinez (rap vocals); Ted Larsen, Tim Reynolds, Tom Dumont, Val McCallum, Chan Kinchla (guitar); Jeff Trott, Mark Bryan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Andy Stoller (acoustic guitar, dulcimer, electric bass); Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray (electric guitar); Mickey Sumner (flute); Stephen Bradley (trumpet); John Clark (French horn); Gabrial McNair (trombone, chimes); Dave Raicke (horns); Mitchell Froom (celesta); Jay Dee Daugherty (keyboards, percussion); Kyle Smith , David Frazier, David Hartley, Bruce McCabe (keyboards); Bobby Sheehan (bass guitar); Tony Shandhan (fretless bass, background vocals); Brendan Hill (drums, percussion); Adrian Young (drums, sleigh bell); Jim Bogios, Greg Upchurch, Pearl Man, Michael Rey Larsen, Jim Sonefeld, Peter Yanowitz (drums); Frank Pagano (percussion); Om'Mas Keith (programming).
    Audio Mixers: Don Dixon; Frank Filipetti; David Streeby; Rick "Soldier" Will; Ken Lewis ; John Siket; Malik Pendleton; Michael O'Reilly; No Doubt; Roy Cicala; Simon Osborne; Steve Lillywhite; Steve Thompson ; Steve Winwood; Tchad Blake; Todd Vos; Warren Fitzgerald .
    Recording information: Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY; Lake House; New Hit Factory, New York, NY; Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, TN; Sedi.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Chris Cornell; Dave Matthews Band; Eleven; Enya; Reverend Run & The Christmas All Stars; Christmas All Stars; Hootie & the Blowfish; Jonny Lang; Mitchell Froom; Natalie Merchant; No Doubt; Patti Smith; Smashing Pumpkins; Steve Winwood; Sting; Sheryl Crow; Blues Traveler.
    Arrangers: David Hartley; Enya; Steve Winwood; Sting; Tracy Chapman; Natasha Shneider.
    Like its two predecessors, A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3 is a charity album featuring new recordings by superstars. Like Vol. 2, Vol. 3 is a little weaker than the first collection, but there are still a number of fun holiday songs on the record, including cuts by Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins, Tracy Chapman, Hootie & the Blowfish, Patti Smith, Sting, and Steve Winwood. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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