I Wanna Be Santa Claus

Ringo Starr
 
Santa Claus - Front cover Santa Claus - Rear Cover
I Wanna Be Santa Claus - Front Cover I Wanna Be Santa Claus - Rear Cover
Santa Claus - Rear of Booklet Santa Claus - Inside Rear Cover
I Wanna Be Santa Claus - Rear of Booklet I Wanna Be Santa Claus - Inside Rear Cover
Label Mercury
Catalogue No. 546 668-2
Release date 19th October 1999
Total time 45:01
U.K. L.P. Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart
Detail : Ringo Starr's third album release for Mercury, and first Christmas L.P. by a Beatle.
Credited to Ringo Starr
Produced by Mark Hudson and Ringo Starr

Recorded at WHATINTHEWHATHE? studios, Westlake studios and the Village Recorders L.A.,
The Boneyard in Boston,
And in England at Abbey Road, Funny Bunny studios, and Stable Cottage Studios.

The C.D. "booklet" is once again, not a booklet as such, but is one sheet 14" x 9 1/2" which is folded vertically down the centre and then three times length wise making it C.D. cover sized. One side contains all the lyrics, whilst the other has the dedications.
The colourful artwork is by Ringo, Mark Hudson, Sonia Ives, Ondine Bue, Allyson Spellacy, and anyone named Art who's working. The C.D. itself is fairly plain with a large white snowflake upon it.


Side 1

No. Track Composer Recording Information Time
1 Come On Christmas, Come On Starkey-Hudson-Grakal Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, electric guitar, percussion, horn arrangement, backing vocals
Scott Gordon - Harmonica, percussion
Pat Zicari - Saxophone
Plus, The Xmas Files Singers:
Gary Burr, Sarah Hudson, Brett Hudson, Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini, Kiley Oliver, Tess Whiteheart, Dick Monda
3:35
2 Winter Wonderland Smith-Bernard Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, electric guitar, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Electric guitar
Bill Hudson - Electric guitar
Jim Cox - Wurlitzer, piano
Gary Burr - Backing vocals
2:54
3 I Wanna Be Santa Claus Starkey-Hudson-Monda Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, acoustic guitar, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Electric guitar
Jim Cox - Keyboards, string arrangement
Scott Gordon - Percussion
Dan Higgins - Recorder
Timothy B. Schmit - Backing vocals
Christina Rasch - Backing vocals
Natasha and Tanya - Little elves
3:45
4 The Little Drummer Boy Simeone-Onorati-Davis Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Steffan Fantini - Electric guitar, backing vocals
Marc Fantini - Electric guitar, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Electric guitar
Ben Labi - Electric guitar
Jim Cox - Wurlitzer, B3 organ
Scott Gordon - Percussion
Those Scottish Guys - Bob Murphy, Ian Halliday, Roger Houth, Willie Cochrane - Bagpipes
Jim's Bag and Mark's Pipe - Bagpipe arrangements
Timothy B. Schmit - Backing vocals
3:21
5 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Marks Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jim Cox - Keyboard, horn arrangement
Scott Gordon - Percussion
Christina Rasch - Percussion
Dan Higgins - Saxophone
2:20
6 Christmas Eve Starkey-Hudson Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
Armand Sabal-Lecco - Bass
Jim Cox - Piano, string arrangement
Gary Burr - Backing vocals
4:26
7 The Christmas Dance Starkey-Hudson-Cox-Dudas Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jim Cox - Bass, string arrangement, horn arrangement
Dan Higgins - Saxophones
Gary Burr - Backing vocals
4:05
8 Christmas Time Is Here Again Harrison-Lennon-McCartney-Starkey Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion, bellows
Mark Hudson - Bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Joe Perry - Guitar solo
Jim Cox - Acoustic guitar, accordion, keyboard
Matt Hurwitz - Acoustic guitar
Those Darn Scotsmen - Bob Murphy, Ian Halliday, Roger Houth, Willie Cochrane - Bagpipes
Mark's Bag & Jim's Pipe - Bagpipe arrangements
Plus, The Large Elf Choir:
John Titta, Gary Burr, Sarah Hudson, Brett Hudson, Bill Hudson, Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini, Kiley Oliver, Tess Whiteheart, Dick Monda
4:05
9 Blue Christmas Johnson-Hayes Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Electric guitar
Jaydee Maness - Pedal steel guitar
Jim Cox - Wurlitzer
Gary Burr - Backing vocals
2:58
10 Dear Santa Starkey-Hudson-Dudas Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Bass, percussion, backing vocals
Jim Cox - Keyboard, string arrangement, horn arrangement
Scott Gordon - Percussion
Dan Higgins - Saxophone
Gary Burr - Backing vocals
5:11
11 White Christmas Berlin Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, percussion
Mark Hudson - Percussion, backing vocals
Steve Dudas - Electric guitar
Armand Sabal-Lecco - Bass
Jaydee Maness - Pedal steel guitar
Jim Cox - B3 organ, synthesizer
Timothy B. Schmit - Backing vocals
Bill Hudson - Backing vocals
Christina Rasch - Backing vocals
2:56
12 Pax Um Biscum
(Peace Be With You)
Starkey-Hudson-Gordon Ringo Starr - Lead vocal, drums, mellotron, synthesizer, percussion
Mark Hudson - Mellotron, synthesizer, percussion, recorders, backing vocals
Scott Gordon - Keyboard, synthesizer
Joe Perry - Electric guitar
Jim Cox - Percussion, string arrangement
Steve Dudas - Percussion
Kalijut Bhamra - Tabla
Marc Fantini - Backing vocals
Steffan Fantini - Backing vocals
Teisha Helgerson - Backing vocals
4:38


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