Barry Manilow

Because It’s Christmas

The Christmas Song [3:54]
Jingle Bells (Duet with Expose) [2:39]
Silent Night/I Guess There Ain’t No Santa Claus [5:19]
The First Noel/When The Meadow Was Bloomin’ [5:01]
Excerpt from Handel’s Messiah (“For Unto Us A Chid Is Born…”)/Because It’s Christmas (For All The Children) [5:28]
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Duet with K.T. Oslin) [5:19]
White Christmas [1:32]
Carol Of The Bells/The Bells Of Christmas [4:48]
Joy To The World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [3:46]
We Wish You A Merry Christmas/It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve [4:47]

Release Date: September 25, 1990
Produced and Arranged by Eddie Arkin and Barry Manilow
Orchestra Arrangements by Eddie Arkin
Conducted by Mark Watters
Recorded and Mixed by Don Murray
Based on a concept by Barry Manilow
Piano and Synthesizers – Randy Kerber
Bass – John Patitucci
Drums – Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar – Eddie Arkin
Trumpet Solos – Jerry Hey
Brass Arrangements – Jerry Hey
Vibes – Gene Estes
Orchestra Contractor – Sandy DeCrescent
Assistant Engineer – Mike Kloster
Recorded and Mixed at Sunset Sound (Hollywood)
Orchestra recording at Capitol Studios (Hollywood)
Nashville recording at Digital Recorders (Nashville)
Mastered by Wally Traugott at Capitol Studios (Hollywood)
Digitally edited by Robert Vosgien at CMS Digital (Pasadena)
Copyist – Karen Smith
Special thanks to Clive and my Arista family for their support, to Eric Borenstein, Marc Hulett and Steve Wax, to all of the Stiletto staff, and to Don Murray for his contributions to this project.
Extra special thanks to Eddie Arkin, my musical soul-mate whose talent continues to inspire and remind me of the joy of music-making.
Extra, extra special thanks to Garry Kief for his brilliance and his caring.
Management – Garry C. Kief (Stiletto Management, Inc.)
The Barry Manilow International Fan Club (Los Angeles, California)
Art Direction & Design – Carolyn Quan
Photography – Greg Gorman
Set Design – Oates Set Design
Hair & Makeup – Alfonso Noe
Wardrobe Styling – Martine Leger
“The Christmas Song”, Edwin H. Morris & Co. (ASCAP)
“Jingle Bells”, Inspired by the Bing Crosby with the Andrew Sisters Recording; Additional percussion by Alan Estes
“Silent Night/I Guess There Ain’t No Santa Claus”, BPMI Music (BMI), Lismore Music (ASCAP), Somisongs (ASCAP); Rhythm Guitar by Russ Freeman
“The First Noel/When The Meadow Was Bloomin'”, Townsway Music (BMI), Lismore Music (ASCAP); Recorded and mixed by Alan Sides at Westlake Audio and Oceanway (Hollywood)
“Excerpt From Handel’s Messiah/Because It’s Christmas (For All The Children)”, Townsway Music, Appoggiatura Music, Camp Songs Music (BMI)
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)
“White Christmas”, Irving Berlin Music (ASCAP)
“Carol Of The Bells/The Bells Of Christmas”, Carl Fischer Inc. (ASCAP), BMPI Music, Angela Music (BMI); “Carol Of The Bells” sung by the Hamilton High School Madrigal Singers, conducted by Lynn Levine
“Joy To The World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP); All Vocals by Barry Manilow; Arranged by Eddie Arkin
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas/It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve”, Kamakazi Music Corp./SwaneeBRAVO! Music (BMI)