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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • UPC: 012805123129
  • Catalog Number: 1231
  • Sales rank: 161,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmasville Fanfare (0:39)
  2. 2 Messengers of Christmas (3:29)
  3. 3 Welcome Christmas - Christmasville Singers (2:33)
  4. 4 You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (2:16)
  5. 5 Where Are You Christmas? (3:57)
  6. 6 (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man with the Bag (2:30)
  7. 7 Something You Should Know (3:46)
  8. 8 Humbugs (1:48)
  9. 9 The Fruitcake Song - Christmasville Singers (1:00)
  10. 10 The Sign of Love (3:59)
  11. 11 Trim Up the Tree - Christmasville Singers (1:30)
  12. 12 Welcome Christmas (Reprise) - Christmasville Singers (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mannheim Steamroller Primary Artist
Mike Smith Alto Saxophone
Rob Parton Trumpet
Chip Davis Track Performer
Josie Aiello Vocals, Soloist
Scott Bentall Trombone
Dale Clevenger French Horn
Joel Cohen Percussion
Josie Falbo Vocals, Track Performer
Clara Lindner Violin
Jeffrey Morrow Vocals, Track Performer, Soloist
Arnie Roth Violin, Concert Master
Michael Shelton Violin
Joel Spencer Drums
Cheryl Wilson Vocals, Soloist
Gene Nery Vocals, Soloist
Alice Render French Horn
Judy Stone Cello
Charles Vernon Bass Trombone
Mick Mulcahy Tenor Trombone
Paul Mertens Baritone Saxophone
Pat Brennan Viola
Lori Ashikawa Violin
Mark Brandfonbrener Cello
Larry Kohut Bass
Craig McCreary Guitar
Gene Pokorny Tuba
Jeremy Kahn Piano
Robert Bowker Vocals, Track Performer
Kathleen Brauer Violin
Oto Carrillo French Horn
Melanie Cottle Horn
Jennifer Cappelli Violin
Larry Glazer Cello
Adam Moen Trombone
Mark Fry Trombone
Claudia Lasareff Mironoff Viola
Channing Philbrick Trumpet
Fritz Hocking Trombone
Mark Fisher Tenor Trombone
Christmasville Singers Track Performer
Jonathan Boen French Horn
Michael Buckwalter Horn
Melanie Cottle Horn
Neil Kimel Horn
Adam Moen Trombone
Mark Fry Trombone
Randall Carey Deadman Trumpet
Mark Ridenour Trumpet
Carol Lahti Violin
Judy Storey Vocals
Josie Falbo Vocals
Lori Ashikawa Violin
Pat Brennan Viola
Doug Wadell Percussion
Craig McCreary Guitar
Frank Babbitt Viola
Guillaume Combet Violin
Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff Viola
Matthew Comerford Trumpet
Stephen Eisen Tenor Saxophone
Alice Render-Clevenger French Horn
Mark Fisher Tenor Trombone
David Inmon Trumpet
Technical Credits
Chip Davis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Audio Production, Cover Illustration
James Horner Composer
Dudley Brooks Composer
Mariah Carey Composer
David Cwirko Engineer
Will Jennings Composer
Arnie Roth Arranger, Composer
Brian Ackley Engineer
Albert Hague Composer
Irving Taylor Composer
Matthew Prock Engineer
Bill Fries Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Half an Album; a Quarter the Music

    This was a disappointing album. I understand that the bulk of this album was music written for the Universal Studios "Grinch" Christmas attraction, and if I had purchased the CD there, as a memory of the park, I would likely have had a different opinion. But when I buy a "Manheim Steamroller Christmas Album" I don't expect it to be only 30 minutes long and be mostly a Chip Davis rework of the music from the classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (but without Boris Karloff) with a couple of other tracks thrown in (two of which aren't actually "new" either). If your intermix these tracks randomly with other albums it adds a bit of variety, but as a "stand-alone" album, it's just plain sub-standard. It was certainly better than the REALLY terrible "Halloween II" they also released this year, but still way at the bottom of the MS Christmas list.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not up to par

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. There was a time when seeing the words "Mannheim Steamroller" and "Christmas" on the cover of an album ensured a certain level of quality. And while the past two Christmas releases from Steamroller were a bit shakey, this one completely obliterates that guarantee. Chip wrote this as the soundtrack for a live show at Universal Studios, but I think it was a mistake to release it as a Steamroller Christmas album. It's ridiculously short (barely 30 minutes), it rehashes two previously released tracks, and the famous Steamroller sound is oddly missing from many of the tracks. Don't expect to hear anything remotely resembling their classic renditions of "Deck The Halls" or "Stille Nacht" on this CD. Instead, the innovative sound that launched Steamroller to fame is replaced by lackluster (and highly forgettable) easy-listening tracks. There's just one track here that sounds a bit like vintage Steamroller, and it's called "Messengers Of Christmas." But the reason it sounds like vintage Steamroller is because it's rehashed from an album that's now about 10 years old. Rehashing tracks on an album that's barely half-an-hour long is inexcusable. <BR/>The first two Steamroller albums remain great classics. The third, fourth and fifth albums are all enjoyable enough in their own right. But this one? Not so much. Here's hoping Chip rediscovers what made Steamroller so appealing to begin with, and bounces back with a much better Christmas album in the near future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It isn't Christmas without Mannheim Steamroller

    I love all of Mannheim Steamrollers music but their Holiday music is the best. Their latest Christmas CD, Christmasville, is a wonderful addition to any Christmas collection. The kids will really enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awful disappointment!

    This was so disappointing, I threw it away after one listening. It is NOT like any other Mannheim Steamroller I have ever heard! I wish I had my money back!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love, Love, Love it!

    This is probably one of the best "Christmas" CD's ever. It is so different and an absolute joy to listen to. I'm still playing it 6 weeks after Christmas and enjoy and appreciate its individuality even more. I would advise not to delay in purchasing this CD for next year.....buy it and listen to it now, you won't be disappointed.

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