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25 Year Celebration Mannheim Steamroller

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
To celebrate Mannheim Steamroller's 25th anniversary, Chip Davis -- the mastermind behind this new age juggernaut -- has released this two-disc retrospective. Each track is taken from a different Steamroller album, creating what Davis calls "a musical timeline." The course of Mannheim's musical evolution was set from their very first track, "Prelude/Chocolate Fudge" on FRESH AIRE 1, an eclectic manifesto that showed Davis was never shy about mixing musical styles. Jazz, classical, funk, and pop are whipped together into a smooth, frothy concoction, something he originally termed "18th-century rock 'n' roll." As descriptions go, it's a perfect fit, especially ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
To celebrate Mannheim Steamroller's 25th anniversary, Chip Davis -- the mastermind behind this new age juggernaut -- has released this two-disc retrospective. Each track is taken from a different Steamroller album, creating what Davis calls "a musical timeline." The course of Mannheim's musical evolution was set from their very first track, "Prelude/Chocolate Fudge" on FRESH AIRE 1, an eclectic manifesto that showed Davis was never shy about mixing musical styles. Jazz, classical, funk, and pop are whipped together into a smooth, frothy concoction, something he originally termed "18th-century rock 'n' roll." As descriptions go, it's a perfect fit, especially when Davis adds in baroque-style ornaments that glitter in their electronic getup -- check out "Interlude I" from INTERLUDES. But in listening to this collection, what's most striking is the scope of the music; no two songs here sound alike. Even the three Christmas tunes here -- a Steamroller specialty -- celebrate the holiday with merry variety. Only the most maniacal Mannheim fans will have all 25 of the tracks here, so this provides a fine overview -- and with the bonus of "The Steamroller," a track from the forthcoming FRESH AIRE 8, it's clear this train ain't stopping anytime soon.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
To commemorate his quarter-of-a-century as Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis released the double-disc compilation, 25 Year Celebration Mannheim Steamroller. The 25-track set picks a highlight from each of Davis' and Mannheim's records, creating a good one-stop retrospective for fans and introduction for the curious. Certain fan favorites may be missing, but this is a thorough, solid compilation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • UPC: 012805002523
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 16,553

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mannheim Steamroller Primary Artist, Track Performer
Chip Davis Conductor
Ashley Årbuckle Concert Master
Arnie Roth Concert Master
Steve Shipps Concert Master
Technical Credits
Mason Williams Composer
Chip Davis Composer, Producer
John Archer Remastering
Clete Baker Engineer, Mastering
John Boyd Engineer
Bill Bradley Engineer
David Cwirko Engineer
Ron Dabbs Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Hank Neuberger Engineer
John Richards Engineer
Don Sears Producer, Mastering
Malcolm Stokes Engineer
Simon Tindall Engineer
Ron Ubel Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Jim Wheeler Engineer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Wayne Jesz Engineer, Mastering
Peter Sidhour Engineer
Brian Ackley Engineer, Mastering
Campbell Hughs Engineer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Greg Manchess Artwork
Dick Lewsey Engineer
Gilbert Williams Artwork
Allan Blye Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Excellent collection for Mannheim fans

    This is a great collection of Mannheim Steamroller songs, especially if you want a good sampler of their music without buying all their albums, which I have most of.

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