The Spirit of Christmas 2003

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The Spirit of Christmas 2003
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Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedNovember 2003
LabelMyer Grace Bros., Sony BMG
ProducerLindsay Field, Glenn Wheatley
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The Spirit of Christmas 2003 is the tenth compilation album of Christmas-associated tracks in the annual Spirit of Christmas series.[1] It was released in Australia in mid-November 2003 with proceeds going to The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal, which supports at-risk children and youth throughout the country.[1] The compilation has contributions from various Australian artists and was produced by Lindsay Field (also compiler) and Glenn Wheatley.[2] It was issued on CD by Myer Grace Bros. and distributed by Sony BMG.[2]


The Spirit of Christmas series started in 1993 when Myer, an Australian department store, wished to continue their philanthropic support in the community, "whilst at the same time providing something special for everyone to enjoy".[1][3] They choose the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal for at-risk children and youth throughout the country as the recipients in 2003.[1] Since 1993 the series had raised more than A$4 million for the charity.[3] Session and touring musician, was the executive producer and compiler.[2] Field contacted various fellow Australian musicians – including those he had worked with personally – to donate a track for the compilation, most commonly a new rendition of a standard Christmas carol. Together with Glenn Wheatley (former member of The Masters Apprentices and manager of Little River Band), Field produced the recording for Myer Grace Bros. own label which was distributed by Sony BMG.[2]

Track listing[]

  1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" – Delta Goodrem
  2. "Mary's Boy Child" – Lee Kernaghan
  3. "O Holy Night" – Mercury4
  4. "Love's in Need of Love Today" – John Farnham
  5. "The Man with the Bag" – The Rudolphs featuring Dannielle Gaha
  6. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" – Bachelor Girl
  7. "Wish You Were Here" – Melinda Schneider
  8. "Silver Bells" – Olivia Newton-John featuring the London Symphony Orchestra
  9. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" – Kate Ceberano
  10. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" – David Campbell
  11. "Christmas Medley" – Stuart Fraser and Brett Garsed
  12. "And the World Is One on a Christmas Morning" – The Wiggles
  13. "The Spirit of Christmas" – Ross Wilson
  14. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" –
  15. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" – Judith Durham and The Seekers

See also[]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d "The Spirit of Christmas CD and The Salvation Army". Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Holmgren, Magnus; Field, Lindsay. "The Spirit of Christmas 2003". Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Cashmere, Paul (7 November 2003). "Delta Wishes You a Merry Christmas". Undercover Media. Archived from the original on 29 March 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
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