A Very Special Christmas: 25 Years Bring Joy To The World

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A Very Special Christmas: 25 Years Bring Joy To The World

Release date: 10/16/2012

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Track Listings

1. Listen Joy To The World - Train
2. Listen Something In The Air - Grayson Sanders & Jono Featuring Lauriana Mae
3. Listen Angels We Have Heard On High - Jewel
4. Listen It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Michael Buble
5. Listen Do You Hear What I Hear? - Jordin Sparks
6. Listen I Want You For Christmas - Cheap Trick
7. Listen Mary Did You Know? - Rascal Flatts
8. Listen Best Christmas Ever - Wonder Girls
9. Listen Tennessee Christmas - Amy Grant
10. Listen Christmas Without You - Ine Republic
11. Listen Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song) - Vince Gill
12. Listen Please Come Home For Christmas - Martina McBride
13. Listen Winter Wonderland - Jason Mraz
14. Listen December 25 - Francesca Battistelli
15. Listen Christmas Song (9.18.10 Chicago IL) - Dave Matthews Band
16. Listen Oh Holy Night - Christina Aguilera

About the Album

This is not an anniversary reissue of the original Very Special Christmas, a landmark charity album from 1987. This is a new album, one leaning toward the mainstream much more than the frequently quirky 1987 platter. This opens with Train and closes with Christina Aguilera, making stops along the way for Jewel, Michael Buble, Dave Matthews Band, Jordin Sparks, Rascal Flatts, OneRepublic, Jason Mraz, and Vince Gill. Most of the cuts here march to a stately beat and are produced so they glitter like frozen snow, so this winds up feeling seasonal without quite seeming festive. This sobriety makes Wonder Girl's ebullient dance-pop "Best Christmas Ever" and Cheap Trick's hamfisted but kind of fun rewrite of "I Want You to Want Me" as "I Want You" stand out, and the same goes for Martina McBride's bluesy reading of "Please Come Home for Christmas" and, to a lesser extent, Jason Mraz's sing-song scatting on "Winter Wonderland." The lack of variety makes Very Special Christmas: 25 Years a little sleepy, but it's hard to hate on an album that's for a good cause. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Artist: Various Artists
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
Walmart No.: 000000000
UPC: 0084393000717

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome CD for a great cause. A feel good purchase on both fronts. 01/03/2013
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