American Spirit

American Spirit

by Mannheim Steamroller
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American Spirit

Offering a collection of classic patriotic tunes and new music inspired by America, Mannheim Steamroller's American Spirit is a stirring musical tribute to the USA. Backed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chip Davis -- the talent behind the Steamroller -- performs updated versions of such standards as "America the Beautiful," "Home on the Range," and more, while narrator Bill Fries lends his voice to three tracks. Inspired by popular demand, the album tips its hat to fans while paying homage to a nation.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
Label: American Gramaphone
UPC: 0012805177627
catalogNumber: 1776
Rank: 145372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mannheim Steamroller   Primary Artist,Ensemble
C.W. McCall   Vocals
Jackson Berkey   Keyboards
Ron Cooley   Bass,Frets
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chip Davis   Percussion,Conductor,Drums,Toy Instruments
Dale Clevenger   Horn
Greg Flint   Horn
Arnie Roth   Violin,Concert Master,Soloist
Bobby Jenkins   Oboe,Soloist
Charles Vernon   Bass Trombone
Doug Waddell   Timpani
Charles Schuchat   Tuba
Chicago Symphony Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Edward J. Atkatz   Percussion
Oto Carrillo   Horn
Children of American Gramaphone   Recitation
Melanie Cottle   Horn
Gregory Flint   Horn
Adam Moen   Tenor Trombone
Ward Stare   Tenor Trombone
John Hagstrom   Trumpet
Mark Ridenour   Trumpet
Charlie Vernon   Bass Trombone
Douglas Waddell   Timpani
Michael Folker   Percussion
Duain Wolfe   Conductor
Mannheim Steamroller Symphony   Ensemble
Tage Larson   Trumpet
Bill Fries   Vocals

Technical Credits

Aaron Copland   Composer
C.W. McCall   Contributor
Ron Cooley   Instrumentation
Chip Davis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Boyd   Engineer
David Cwirko   Engineer
James Pankow   Composer
Walter Parazaider   Composer
Daniel Seraphine   Composer
Chris Sabold   Engineer
Brian Ackley   Engineer
Mycle Konopka   Engineer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Ben Peters   Composer
Dick Lewsey   Engineer
Dan Kelly   Composer
Daniel Barenboim   Music Direction
Francis Scott Key   Composer,Text
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer,Text
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Abraham Lincoln   Text
Traditional   Composer
Children of American Gramaphone   Contributor
Julia Ward Howe   Composer,Text
Brewster M. Higley   Composer,Text
Mike Konopka   Engineer
Dave Cwirko   Engineer
Duain Wolfe   Music Direction
Terry Redlin   Cover Art
Bill Fries   Composer,Text

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American Spirit 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so unusual for Mannheim Steamroller that you can't help but like it. You are able to tap your toes to more than one number or "sing along" It's Great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I was really looking forward to this album. With a few exceptions the music was lack-luster. And, there was way too much talking (narrative?). Mannheim Steamroller let me down on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with this CD. Top notch! Maybe they'll come out with a second edition that has more well known music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago