The Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller collects 25 tracks from the venerable new age collective, all of which were personally selected by creator and founder Chip Davis. Culled from the group's eight studio albums under the Fresh Aire moniker (tracks from the popular, Grammy-winning holiday albums do not appear here), the anthology covers a wide breadth of material that spans nearly three decades. This portion of Davis' audiophile blend of neo-classical and contemporary new age instrumental music has been collected before, most notably on 2000's Fresh Aire Collector's Box, Vols. 1-8, but listeners who are looking for a less demanding introduction to Mannheim ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller collects 25 tracks from the venerable new age collective, all of which were personally selected by creator and founder Chip Davis. Culled from the group's eight studio albums under the Fresh Aire moniker (tracks from the popular, Grammy-winning holiday albums do not appear here), the anthology covers a wide breadth of material that spans nearly three decades. This portion of Davis' audiophile blend of neo-classical and contemporary new age instrumental music has been collected before, most notably on 2000's Fresh Aire Collector's Box, Vols. 1-8, but listeners who are looking for a less demanding introduction to Mannheim Steamroller may find this "highlights" disc to be a far more more palatable overview.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • UPC: 012805512824
  • Catalog Number: 51282
  • Sales rank: 113,521

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mannheim Steamroller Primary Artist
Jackson Berky Synthesizer, Clavichord, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes, Tack Piano, Toy Piano
Ron Cooley Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Chip Davis Dulcimer, Synthesizer, Percussion, Conductor, Drums, Recorder, Vocals
Eric Hansen Bass, Lute, Classical Guitar
Bobby Jensen Oboe
Arnie Roth Violin
Steve Shipps Violin, Concert Master
David "High D" Kappy French Horn
Technical Credits
Chip Davis Arranger, Producer, Creation
John Boyd Engineer
Jeff Schiller Engineer
Don Sears Producer, Engineer
Ron Ubel Engineer
Wayne Jesz Engineer
Brian Ackley Engineer
Louis Stout Orchestral Assistant
Dave Cwirko Engineer
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