Merry Xmas! [Sony]

Merry Xmas! [Sony]



An alternative to the dominant Now That's What I Call Christmas! series, Sony compilation Merry Xmas! gathers 80 of the most popular contemporary festive tracks, with number ones from Band Aid, Slade, and Shakin' Stevens; novelty hits from Bo Selecta and the Wombles; and traditional seasonal favorites from Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, and Andy Williams. The first three pop-heavy discs feature iconic holiday songs from Mariah Carey ("All I Want for Christmas Is You"), Wham! ("Last Christmas"), and Bing Crosby ("White Christmas") alongside less familiar additions from established artists Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera and cover versions of festive classics (Girls Aloud's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday," Ronan Keating and Máire Brennan's "Fairytale of New York"). In an attempt to appeal to older audiences, the fourth disc focuses on easy listening festive material from Cliff Richard, Tony Bennett, and Doris Day alongside four carols performed by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Highlights include East 17's sleigh-bell ballad "Stay Another Day," Brenda Lee's joyous "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and Sarah McLachlan's beautifully understated "Wintersong." With contributions from boy bands (*NSYNC, Westlife), soul singers (Al Green, Luther Vandross), classic rock acts (T. Rex, Status Quo), singer/songwriters (Maria Mena, Dido), and classical crossover artists (the Priests, G4), and featuring tracks recorded from 1941 (Glenn Miller's "When You Wish Upon a Star") right up to 2010 (the Great British Barbershop Boys' rendition of Mud's "Lonely This Christmas"), Merry Xmas! is a comprehensive and generation-spanning collection that provides the perfect accompaniment for anyone wanting to get into the festive spirit.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0886977948923
catalogNumber: 925688


Disc 1

  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You
  2. Do They Know It's Christmas?
  3. Last Christmas
  4. Merry Christmas Everyone
  5. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  6. Christmas Tree
  7. Happy New Year
  8. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord
  9. Santa Baby
  10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  11. Fairytale of New York
  12. Dream a Dream
  13. Warm This Winter
  14. Feels Like Christmas
  15. Step Into Christmas
  16. Frosty the Snowman
  17. Merry Christmas Baby
  18. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  19. White Christmas
  20. Driving Home for Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Stay Another Day
  2. Merry Xmas Everybody
  3. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  4. Stop the Cavalry
  5. December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
  6. Holiday Celebrate
  7. Over the Rainbow
  8. What Christmas Means to Me
  9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  10. Christmas Day
  11. Love on Layaway
  12. Early Christmas Morning
  13. Do You Hear What I Hear
  14. Joy to the World
  15. Wintersong
  16. Home for Christmas
  17. The Little Drummer Boy
  18. Deck the Halls
  19. O Christmas Tree
  20. Walking in the Air

Disc 3

  1. The Power of Love
  2. 2000 Miles
  3. Blue Christmas
  4. Merry X-Mas Everybody
  5. I Have a Dream
  6. Christmas Time
  7. I Don't Wanna Spend One More Christmas Without You
  8. My Only Wish (This Year)
  9. Wombling Merry Christmas
  10. Proper Crimbo
  11. It's Christmas Time
  12. Christmas Bop
  13. Sleigh Ride
  14. Mary's Boy Child
  15. Silent Night
  16. Pie Jesu
  17. Santa's Little Helpers
  18. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
  19. Lonely This Christmas
  20. Ave Maria

Disc 4

  1. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  2. The Millennium Prayer
  3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  4. I Believe in Father Christmas
  5. A Winter's Tale
  6. I Believe
  7. Winter Wonderland
  8. A Spaceman Came Travelling
  9. When You Wish Upon a Star
  10. When a Child Is Born
  11. Santa Baby
  12. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  13. White Christmas
  14. Oh Happy Day
  15. We Three Kings
  16. Ding Dong! Merrily On High
  17. O Come All Ye Faithful
  18. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  19. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  20. Auld Lang Syne

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dillards   Composer
Gabriel Fauré   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Chris de Burgh   Composer
Dave Edmunds   Producer
Bob Geldof   Composer
Cyndi Lauper   Composer
George Michael   Composer,Producer
Chris Rea   Composer
Midge Ure   Composer,Producer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Don Gardner   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Mike Batt   Composer,Producer
Greg Lake   Producer
Jona Lewie   Producer
Shakin' Stevens   Executive Producer
Phil Coulter   Producer
Roy Wood   Composer
Marc Bolan   Composer
Toni Braxton   Composer,Producer
Matt Aitken   Producer
Benny Andersson   Composer,Producer
David Austin   Composer
Sophie Barker   Composer
Steve Barri   Producer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Robin Geoffrey Cable   Producer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Chas Chandler   Producer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Stuart Coleman   Producer
Nick Coler   Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Hal Davis   Producer
Dido   Producer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Ron Fair   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Irvin Graham   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Bobby Heatlie   Composer
Noddy Holder   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Simon King   Producer
Keri Lewis   Composer,Producer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Pierre Marchand   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Randy Nicklaus   Producer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
John Snyder   Producer
Mike Stock   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer,Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Pip Williams   Producer
Nigel Wright   Producer
George Wyle   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Randall Barlow   Producer
Howard Blake   Composer
Robert Howes   Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Mark Barkan   Composer
Angie Chirino   Composer
Simon Greenaway   Composer
Martin Kierszenbaum   Composer,Producer
Veit Renn   Producer
Brian Higgins   Producer
Steve Mac   Producer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Nick Dresti   Composer
James Shearman   Composer
Tamar Braxton   Composer
Richard Lancaster   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Thunderpuss   Producer
Kevin Kerrigan   Composer
Rollo Armstrong   Composer
Space Cowboy   Producer
Brian Kierulf   Composer,Producer
Paul Umbach   Producer
Maria Mena   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Sam Babenia   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Corporation TM   Producer
Feeling   Composer,Producer
Wayne Morris   Composer
Lady Gaga   Composer
Bob Andrews   Producer
Josh Schwartz   Composer,Producer
Mark Brown   Producer
Edwin R. Hawkins   Composer
James Lea   Composer
Jeremy Finer   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
Richard Parfitt   Composer
Rainbow Collections   Producer
Martin Sjolle   Composer,Producer
Leigh Francis   Composer
John Matcalfe   Composer
Randy Snaps   Producer

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