Album Reviews of the 80s

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Various, "A Very Special Christmas" / 1987 Review by: Stingr22
Title: A Very Special Christmas Label: A & M Medium: CD or Cassette TTime: 51:30 Notes: Musician and producer information, as well as information about Special Olympics, where all profits from this album go to. Reviewer: Stingr22 Paid: $12 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Pointer Sisters 2. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics 3. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston 4. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -The Pretenders 6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Cougar Mellencamp 7. Gabriel's Message - Sting 8. Christmas In Hollis - Run-D.M.C. 9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2 10. Santa Baby - Madonna 11. The Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 12. Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams 13. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas-Bon Jovi 14. The Coventry Carol - Alison Moyet 15. Silent Night - Stevie Nicks Comments: There have been 4 or 5 follow-ups to this CD, but the original is my favorite. Originally released in 1987, most of the songs here are still played every year on the different video outlets and radio stations. Lots of genres represented here, so it doesn't get stale. I especially like "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by U2 and "Gabriel's Message" by Sting. I'm not a big hip-hop fan, but "Christmas In Hollis" by Run-D.M.C. is very good! An interesting note: I bought the cassette originally in 1987 and it had Bon Jovi singing, "Back Door Santa." When I bought the CD a couple years ago, it had been replaced by Bon Jovi singing "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas." Don't know why, but both songs work for me! I recommend you pick this up, both to support Special Olympics and because it is a great listen!

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