Various “A Very Special Christmas” LP (1987)
Details: UK/EU edition of Special Olympics Musitech pressing of A Very Special Christmas released in 1987. Hype sticker on front of record cover, also includes original inner sleeve. Corner bend on cover and inner sleeve, and some fading of gold foil, otherwise well taken care of VG+/NM.
Description: "A Very Special Christmas was the brainchild of music producer Jimmy Iovine, who wanted to produce a Christmas album as a memorial to his father. The idea of the record benefiting the Special Olympics was suggested by Iovine's wife Vicki, as she was a volunteer for the organization. Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, the founders of A&M Records, along with Bobby Shriver, helped the Iovines realize the project. Since the release of the first album in 1987, the series has raised over $100 million for the Special Olympics, more than any other benefit series.
All of the albums use the same cover art: a simplistic line drawing of a person holding a baby (an abstract representation of Mary holding baby Jesus) by Keith Haring in his usual style. Each album uses the artwork with a different color scheme."
Grade: VG+/NM (Cover/Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Pointer Sisters "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
A2. Eurythmics "Winter Wonderland"
A3. Whitney Houston "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
A4. Pretenders "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
A5. John Cougar Mellencamp "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
A6. Sting "Gabriel's Message"
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Run-D.M.C. "Christmas In Hollis"
B2. U2 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
B3. Madonna "Santa Baby"
B4. Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band "The Little Drummer Boy"
B5. Bryan Adams "Run Rudolph Run"
B6. Bon Jovi "Back Door Santa"
B7. Alison Moyet "The Coventry Carol"
B8. Stevie Nicks "Silent Night"