" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS

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 Release Date November 1987
 Artist Various
 Record Label A&M Records
 Singles With U2 None
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
U2 contributes a recording of the song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home".
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
CD Release:
  • Santa Clause is Coming to Town - Pointer Sisters (3:21)
  • Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics (3:34)
  • Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston (3:31)
  • Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen (4:51)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Pretenders (4:40)
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause - John Mellancamp (2:38)
  • Gabriel's Message - Sting (2:10)
  • Christmas in Hollis - Run D.M.C. (2:59)
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2 (2:19)
  • Santa Baby - Madonna (2:34)
  • The Little Drummer Boy - Bob Segar (3:29)
  • Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams (2:42)
  • Back Door Santa - Bon Jovi (3:45)
  • The Coventry Carol - Alison Moyet (3:24)
  • Silent Night - Stevie Nicks (4:36)
Other Tracks:
  • I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas - Bon Jovi (4:26)
LINER NOTES
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home): Written by P. Spector and E. Greenwich. Produced by Jimmy Iovine. Recorded by Scott Litt and Thom Panuzio with Manor Mobile at sound check in Glasgow, Scotland, July 29, 1987. Backing Vocal: Darlene Love.
OTHER NOTES
This 1987 Christmas album was the start of a series of Christmas albums compiled to benefit the Special Olympics.  Initial releases contained Bon Jovi's "Back Door Santa" but later CD reissues dropped this track in favor of their version of "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas". 

U2 chose to record a cover of Phil Spector's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). They recorded the track at a 1987 tour stop in Glasgow Scotland.  Darlene Love was present to contribute backing vocals to the track. A video was filmed to accompany this track, and is still shown each year at Christmas on various music channels.

The album featured Keith Haring's artwork on the front cover.  U2 also used his artwork on the screens behind them on 1997's Popmart tour during the song "One".

RELATED RELEASES
  • There were also promotional releases of this album in Green and Red vinyl in Australia.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
 German Pressing, 393 911-1
Label: A&M Records
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
 USA Pressing, SP 3911
Label: A&M Records
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
Australia, A&M, 393 911-1 Germany, A&M, 393 911-1
Canada, A&M, SP 3911 USA, A&M, 393 911-1
France, A&M, 393 911-1
Track Listing:
As listed above with "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi.
Further Information:
All releases were in black vinyl.  The USA and Canada releases had gold foil print on the cover and for the artists names on the back cover.  Releases in other countries were done in black print instead.
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 CASSETTE:
 Canada Pressing, CS-3911
Label: A&M Records
UPC: 0 7502-13911-4
Package: Hard Shell Case
Catalog Information:
Australia, A&M, 393 911-4 Germany, A&M, 393 911-4
Canada, A&M, CS-3911 USA, A&M, CS-3911
France, A&M, 393 911-4
Track Listing:
As listed above with "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi.
Further Information:
More information on this release welcomed including scans.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
 US Pressing, CS-3911
Label: A&M Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Catalog Information:
Australia, A&M, 393 911-2 Germany, A&M, CDA 3911
Canada, A&M, 3911-4 USA, A&M, 3911-4
France, A&M, 393 911-2
Track Listing:
As listed above with "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi.
Further Information:
This was the initial pressing of the CD.  Sleeve was done in a yellow print instead of gold foil or black ink as was done in other releases.
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 USA Pressing, CD3911 DX2159 INO2
Label: A&M Records
UPC: 0 7502-13911-2
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix: 750 213 911-2 02!
Catalog Information:
USA, A&M, CD 3911 DX 2159 INO2
Track Listing:
As listed above with "I Wish Everyday Could be Christmas" by Bon Jovi.
Further Information:
This is a later repressing of the CD.  "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi has been replaced for an unknown reason.
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 5" GOLD CD:
 USA Pressing, UDCD508
Label: Mobile Fidelity
UPC: None
Package: MFSL Jewel Case
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
USA, Mobile Fidelity, UDCD508
Track Listing:
As listed above with "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi.
Further Information:
The MFSL line of CDs feature remastering from the original master tapes and are pressed on gold CDs rather than the much more common aluminum discs. Released in October 1988. The CD cover featured the gold text used in the initial 12" North American vinyl. Released in an MFSL jewel case.
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