1998 Various – Merry Axemas Vol.2: More Guitars For Christmas

Merry Axemas, Vol. 2: More Guitars for Christmas is an instrumental Christmas album, performed by great guitarists, released in 1998.

It is the second volume of the “project” idealized, organized and produced by Steve Vai.


1  The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) 6:18
2  O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Traditional) 4:19
3  Do You Hear What I Hear (Gloria Shayne, Noel Regney) 5:52
4  Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson) 4:12
5  O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional) 4:27
6  White Christmas (Irving Berlin) 2:51
7  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) 5:46
8  O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Traditional) 3:10
9  Carol Of The Bells (Traditional) 4:12
10  Deck The Halls (Traditional) 3:13



1 The Christmas Song

Bass John Pena
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Garfield

2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Guitar Neal Schon
Keyboards Jonathan Cain

3 Do You Hear What I Hear

Drums Mark Schulman
Guitar Steve Stevens

4 Sleigh Ride

Bass Stu Hamm
Drums Steve Smith (2)
Organ Tom Coster

5 O Come All Ye Faithful

All Instruments Trevor Rabin

6 White Christmas

Acoustic Guitar Zakk Wylde

7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Bass Marco Mendoza
Guitar John Sykes
Keyboards Mars Lasar

8 O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Bass Livingstone Brown
Guitar Robin Trower
Keyboards Livingstone Brown
Cymbal Chris Taggart

9 Carol Of The Bells

All Instruments Al Di Meola

10 Deck The Halls

Bass Michael Lutz
Drums Tommy Aldridge
Guitar Ted Nugent

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Lukather (Track 1)
Producer – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain (Track 2)
Producer – Steve Stevens (Track 3)
Producer – Trevor Rabin (Track 5)
Producer – Zakk Wylde, Howard Albert, Ron Albert (Track 6)
Producer – John Sykes, Mars Lasar (Track 7)
Producer – Robin Trower, Livingstone Brown (Track 8)
Producer – Al Di Meola, Herman Romero (Track 9)
Producer – Michael Lutz (Track 10)
Executive Producer – Steve Vai
Mastered By – George Marino

Art Direction – Kelk
Illustration – Gary Taxali