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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Everyone's favorite new age synthesizer/acoustic trio returns with a twenty-year retrospective of holiday traditions; easily their strong suit and what they are most famous for in the public eye. Recorded live at over six venues on their latest tour, the group presents a balance of contemporary favorites, international Christmas standards and traditional religious hymns. A guest appearance by Johnny Mathis on "O Tannenbaum" definitely ranks among the highlights; as well as their anthemic rendition of "Deck The Halls." And while those loyalists most likely already have performances of most of these tunes, it's still a fun little disc that brings out the joy and spirit of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Everyone's favorite new age synthesizer/acoustic trio returns with a twenty-year retrospective of holiday traditions; easily their strong suit and what they are most famous for in the public eye. Recorded live at over six venues on their latest tour, the group presents a balance of contemporary favorites, international Christmas standards and traditional religious hymns. A guest appearance by Johnny Mathis on "O Tannenbaum" definitely ranks among the highlights; as well as their anthemic rendition of "Deck The Halls." And while those loyalists most likely already have performances of most of these tunes, it's still a fun little disc that brings out the joy and spirit of the holiday season.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • UPC: 012805202022
  • Catalog Number: 2020
  • Sales rank: 1,105

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mannheim Steamroller Primary Artist
John Rutter Conductor
Clinton Gregory Cello
Tom T. Hall Violin, Musician
Jackson Berky Piano, Clavichord, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Vocals, Bells, fender rhodes, Toy Piano, Prophet 5
Ron Cooley Bass, Bass Guitar, Lute, 12-string Guitar, Classical Guitar
Johnny Mathis Vocals
Cambridge Singers Choir, Chorus
Bielefelder Kinderchor Choir, Chorus
Johnny "Country" Mathis Vocals, Soloist
Chip Davis Percussion, Drums, Recorder, Vocals, Wind, Choir, Chorus, Bells, Dulcian, Cornemeuse, Hammered Dulcimer, Crumhorn, Soprano Dulcian
Martin Abrams Viola, Musician
Almeda Berkey Conductor
Richard Altenbach Violin, Musician
Philip Blum Cello, Musician
Lorenzo Brown Cello, Musician
Dale Clevenger French Horn, Musician
Paul Dallas Bass, Musician
Phyllis Duncan Violin, Musician
Greg Flint French Horn, Musician
Deborah Fuller Violin, Musician
Adrian Gola Violin, Musician
Joseph Golan Violin, Musician
Larry Gray Bass, Musician
Barbara Haffner Cello, Musician
Eric Hansen Bass, Lute
David Hildner Violin, Musician
Peter LaBella Violin, Musician
Susan LaBella Cello, Musician
Roxanne Layton Recorder, Choir, Chorus, Crumhorn
Clara Lindner Violin, Musician
David Low Cello
Bob Morgan Horn, Oboe, Musician
Roger Moulton Violin, Musician
Helen Nightengale Violin, Musician
Arnie Roth Violin, Vielle, Concert Master, Musician
Kim Scholes Cello, Musician
John Sharp Cello, Musician
Michael Shelton Violin, Musician
Collins Trier Bass, Musician
Liz Westphalen Sample Voices
Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky Violin, Musician
John Bruce Yeh Clarinet, Musician
Roxanne Adams Viola, Musician
Catherine Brubaker Viola, Musician
Grace Granata Violin, Musician
Bobby Jenkins Oboe
David Kappy French Horn
Richard Lohmann Violin, Musician
Blair Milton Violin, Musician
Alice Render French Horn, Musician
Bill Ritchie Bass, Musician
Gail Salvatori Violin, Musician
Gregory Sarchet Bass, Musician
Liba Shacht Violin, Musician
Steve Shipps Violin, Concert Master, Musician
Gary Stucka Cello, Musician
Robert Swan Viola, Musician
Wayne Anderson Bass, Musician
John Bartholomew Viola, Musician
Lawrie Bloom Clarinet, Musician
Michelle Brill Viola, Musician
Joseph Dibello Bass, Musician
Daniel Gingrich French Horn, Musician
Joseph Guastafeste Bass, Musician
Katherine Hughes Violin, Musician
Marlou Johnston Violin, Musician
Russ Knutson Percussion, Musician
Ed Kocher Trombone, Musician
Edgar Muenzer Violin, Musician
David Myford Violin, Musician
Paul Philips Violin, Musician
Willis Ann Ross Flute
Ronald Satkiewicz Violin, Musician
Norman Schweikert French Horn, Musician
Scott Shoemaker Violin, Musician
James Smelser French Horn, Musician
Judy Stone Cello, Musician
Michael Strauss Viola, Musician
Charles Vernon Trombone, Bass Trombone, Musician
George Vosburgh Clarinet, Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Musician
Doug Waddell Percussion, Musician
Mary Walter Harp
Margaret Wilmeth Cello, Musician
Felix Wurman Cello, Musician
Virginia Barron Viola, Musician
Pauli Ewing Violin, Musician
Teresa Fream Violin, Musician
Richard Hirsch Cello, Musician
Mihaela Ionescu Violin, Musician
Marlise Klein Viola, Musician
Karl Davis Viola, Musician
Lynn Dee Mueller Vocals, Soloist
Mick Mulcahy Trombone, Musician
William Cernota Cello, Musician
Florentina Ramniceanu Violin, Musician
Judith Ablon Viola, Musician
Linda Alosko Viola, Musician
Jonathon Boen French Horn, Musician
Mark Brandfonbrener Cello, Musician
Judy Divis Viola, Musician
Leonid Finkelshteyn Bass, Musician
Melanie Kupchynsky Violin, Musician
Joyce Nob Violin, Musician
Dr. Oberschelp Conductor
Ken Peeler Violin, Musician
Margo Romig-Motycka Viola, Musician
Peter Slowik Viola, Musician
Holly Stout Cello, Musician
Louis Stout Musician
Wendy Evans Violin, Musician
John Kness Trumpet, Musician
Aventino Caovetti Bass, Musician
Bobby Swan Viola, Musician
Barbara Butler Trumpet, Musician
Laura Miller Violin, Musician
Charles Schuchat Tuba, Musician
David Earl Taylor Violin, Musician
Linda Oper Violin, Musician
Kathleen Brauer Violin, Musician
Elizabeth Holzman Viola, Musician
Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum Choir, Chorus
Johan Hagstrom Trumpet, Musician
Judy Lewis Oboe, Musician
Rika Seko Violin, Musician
Brant Taylor Cello, Musician
Kevin Case Violin, Musician
Margaret Daly Davies Cello, Musician
Christine Worthing French Horn, Musician
Carmen Llop Violin, Musician
Robert Barris Bassoon, Musician
Jennifer Cappelli Violin, Musician
Karen Dirks Viola, Musician
Lewis Kirk Bassoon, Musician
Roberta Freier Violin, Musician
Loretta Gillespie Viola, Musician
Charles Geyer Trumpet, Musician
Keith Conant Viola, Musician
Frank Babbit Viola, Musician
Jerry Blackstone Conductor
Charles Bontrager Violin, Musician
Giullaume Combet Violin, Musician
Matt Conerford Trumpet, Musician
Darlene Drew Flute, Musician
Tracy Dunn Violin, Musician
Debra Fong Violin, Musician
Eric Hansen Trumpet, Bass Guitar, Lute, Musician
Nissane Howell Violin, Musician
Claudia Lasareff Mironoff Viola, Musician
Michelle Lekas Violin
Stephen Lester Bass, Musician
Janice MacDonald Flute, Musician
Rex Martin Tuba, Musician
Molly Moriarty Violin, Musician
Sylvia Morris Violin, Musician
Channing Philbrick Trumpet, Musician
Emily Randle Violin, Musician
Tim Shaffer Bass, Musician
Elena Sherbanesco Violin, Musician
San Strba Viola, Musician
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Choir, Chorus
Lisamarie Vana Violin, Musician
Patrick Brennan Viola, Musician
Ruben Gonzalez Violin, Musician
Elliott Golub Violin, Musician
Stephen Hartman Harp, Musician
Mary Walter Harp
Gregory Clinton Cello
Liz Westphalen Vocals
Technical Credits
Jackson Berky Audio Production
Chip Davis Composer, Audio Production, Cover Art, Data Entry
Franz Gruber Composer
John Archer Engineer
John Boyd Engineer
Bill Bradley Engineer
David Cwirko Engineer, Mastering
Ron Dabbs Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Engineer
Campbell Hughes Engineer
Hank Neuberger Engineer
Wayne Jesz Engineer
Chris Sabold Engineer
Brian Ackley Engineer, Mastering
Carol Davis Art Direction
Louis Davis Sr. Engineer
Tim Lauber Engineer
Denis Brochhausen Engineer
Frankie Bucher Engineer
Norbert Gr├╝tzmann Engineer
Greg Manchess Original Paintings
Louis Stout Liner Notes, Orchestral Assistant
Gilbert Williams Artwork
Brad Underwood Engineer
Mike Pierce Engineer
Welsh Ayre Composer
John Earl Richard Engineer
Traditional Composer
Mathieu Lejeune Engineer
Azuolas Sinkevicius Engineer
James R. Murray Composer
Ian Gorman Engineer
Rogert Arnett Engineer
Jerry Blackstone Director
Dan Charette Engineer
Terry Seefus Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Is definitely a Christmas Celebration

    This CD is one heck of a show. True it is the same tunes but then all of the Christmas songs have been around for years. Just add this very unique Celebration to your existing collection and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Same old, same old

    If you own the previous Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Albums save your money on this one. It's nothing more than a rerelease of the contents of the previous albums. New album artwork, new date (2004), same old arrangements. I was very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    same (wonderful) music

    Agreed, if you have their previous Chrismas albums, you don't need this one. If you don't have them WHY NOT!? The music is GREAT! (and so is the stage production)

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    Posted December 4, 2010

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    Posted December 15, 2011

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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