"The Greatest Xmas Songs" - Various Artists

Compilation Album

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Full Track Listing:

Disc One:

  • Thank God It’s Christmas – Queen
  • Christmas Lights – Coldplay
  • I Believe in Father Christmas – U2
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Christmas was a Friend of Mine – Fay Lovsky
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – The Pointer Sisters
  • Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
  • Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
  • Christmas Time – Bryan Adams
  • It’s Gonna Be a Cold, Cold Christmas – Dana
  • Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  • 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
  • The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Disc Two:

  • Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea
  • Do They Know it’s Christmas? – Band Aid
  • Lonely this Christmas – Mud
  • Santa Baby – Kylie Minogue
  • Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
  • You’re All I Want for Christmas – Brook Brenton and Caro Emerald
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  • Sleigh Ride – Spice Girls
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Rod Stewart
  • Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
  • Christmas Around Me – The Common Linnets
  • Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie
  • Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

Background Information

This two disc Christmas compilation includes two U2 related tracks. “I Believe in Father Christmas” appears on disc one. The song, which U2 recorded and released in 2008 is a cover of the Greg Lake classic. This is the first time this song will appear on vinyl although it has been released in other formats including CD in the past. The song had previously been released in a compressed digital format as part of the (RED)Wire magazine. It has also appeared on a limited edition Starbucks CD, titled All You Need is Love. The vinyl will also contain “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” recorded by Band Aid in 1984. Bono and Adam Clayton were part of the recording session and feature on the song.

The press release for this item states, “The Greatest Xmas Songs is an excellent collection of the most beautiful Christmas songs of all time. From the ’60s you’ll find classics from The Pointer Sisters, The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley on the record. During the ’70s and ’80s, some iconic Christmas hits were released by Chris Rea, Mud, Band Aid, Paul McCartney, and Queen, among others. This wonderful 2LP record isn’t complete with some of the best-known tracks from the ’90s and onwards, like Mariah Carey & Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and U2. These 27 songs will light up your Christmas and make you enjoy it the best you can.”

The collection is a two disc set, and is a limited edition coloured pressing with the first disc being white vinyl and the second disc being red vinyl. The pressing will be on 180 gram vinyl. There will also be an insert with track listing and credits. The catalog number is 0600753881118, and this item is being released on the label Music On Vinyl.

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