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Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire Collector's Box Set

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    FRESH AIRE COLLECTOR'S BOX SET contains all eight FRESH AIRE CDs, packaged in an alder wood box. Mannheim Steamroller includes: Chip Davis (vocals, arranger, recorder, drums, percussion); Jackson Berkey (keyboards); Eric Hansen (electric bass). Additio......more

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Artist: Mannheim Steamroller
Description:
FRESH AIRE COLLECTOR'S BOX SET contains all eight FRESH AIRE CDs, packaged in an alder wood box. Mannheim Steamroller includes: Chip Davis (vocals, arranger, recorder, drums, percussion); Jackson Berkey (keyboards); Eric Hansen (electric bass). Additional personnel includes: The Cambridge Singers, London Symphony Orchestra. Engineers include: Don Sears, Jim Wheeler, Ron Ubel. Principally recorded at CTS, Great Hall Of University College School, London, England; Universal, Chicago, Illinois; Studio 1, Kansas City, Missouri; Sound Recorders Studios, Omaha, Nebraska. Digitally remastered using HDCD technology. Mannheim Steamroller is actually Chip Davis, a virtual one-man band of several talents. This eight-disc collection contains all of Davis' monumental Fresh Aire series, starting in 1974 and concluding with the eighth and (supposedly) final disc from 2000. The Fresh Aire sessions not only encompassed the combined elements of new age and neo-classical but also created many of them. These records initially appealed to audiophiles as state-of-the-art (of the time) technology was utilized, enhancing the listening experience. Eventually, the albums were taken at face value and admired for the various themes Davis employed. Some of these records, mainly the first four, addressed the universal themes of the seasons, evoking emotions surrounding fall, spring, summer, and winter. The succeeding discs delved into interpretations of Greek mythology, futuristic explorations, and a mega-successful Christmas disc. On disc number eight, Davis attempts to summarize all of the above in titles like "Big Bang (Infinity in Cosmology)," "Leonardo (The Infinite Thinker)," and "Waterfall (Infinity in Art)." While this is a costly set with a lot of material to digest, fans of Mannheim Steamroller will want it. For the novice, start with any of the first four. ~ Al Campbell
See Also:
Fresh Aire II, Christmas Collection, 25 Year Celebration Mannheim Steamroller, Christmas 1984, Fresh Aire
See Influences:
Jade Warrior, Wendy Carlos, Renaissance, Tangerine Dream, T.O.N.T.O.'s Expanding Head Band, Mason Williams, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Beaver & Krause, Kraftwerk, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tomita, Dick Hyman, The Moody Blues
See Contemporaries:
James Newton Howard, John Williams (Guitar), Checkfield, Deep Forest, James Horner, Rick Wakeman, Yanni, Richard Searles, Deuter, Andreas Vollenweider, George Winston, Shadowfax, Cusco, Stomu Yamashta, John Tesh, Synergy, Oregon, Jean Michel Jarre, Clannad, Suzanne Ciani, Harold Budd, Kitaro, Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mars Lasar, Giorgio Moroder, Ed Van Fleet
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Prelude
  2. 2 Chocolate Fudge
  3. 3 Interlude I
  4. 4 Sonata
  5. 5 Interlude II
  6. 6 Saras Band
  7. 7 Fresh Aire
  8. 8 Rondo
  9. 9 Interlude III
  10. 10 Pass the Keg (Lia)
  11. 11 Interlude IV
  12. 12 Mist
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Chorale
  2. 2 First Door, The
  3. 3 Second Door, The
  4. 4 Third Door, The
  5. 5 Fourth Door, The
  6. 6 Fifth Door, The
  7. 7 Sixth Door, The
  8. 8 Door Seven
  9. 9 Fantasy
  10. 10 Interlude V
  11. 11 Velvet Tear
  12. 12 Shade Tree, A
  13. 13 Toota Lute
  14. 14 Going to Another Place
Disc 3:
  1. 1 Toccata
  2. 2 Small Wooden Bach'ses
  3. 3 Amber
  4. 4 Mere Image
  5. 5 Morning
  6. 6 Interlude 6
  7. 7 Cricket, The
  8. 8 Sky, The
  9. 9 Midnight on a Full Moon
Disc 4:
  1. 1 G Major Toccata
  2. 2 Crystal
  3. 3 Interlude 7
  4. 4 Four Rows of Jacks
  5. 5 Red Wine
  6. 6 Dancing Flames
  7. 7 Dream, The
  8. 8 Embers
Disc 5:
  1. 1 Lumen
  2. 2 Escape From the Atmosphere
  3. 3 Dancin' in the Stars
  4. 4 Z-Row Gravity
  5. 5 Creatures of Levania
  6. 6 Earthrise/Return
  7. 7 Storm, The
Disc 6:
  1. 1 Come Home to the Sea
  2. 2 Twilight at Rhodes
  3. 3 Night Festival at Rhodes
  4. 4 Sunrise at Rhodes
  5. 5 Olympics, The
  6. 6 Nepenthe
  7. 7 Descent Into the Underworld
  8. 8 Dialog With the Devil
  9. 9 Ascent From Hell
  10. 10 Sirens
Disc 7:
  1. 1 Conjuring the Number 7
  2. 2 Sunday the 7th Day
  3. 3 7 Colours of the Rainbow, The
  4. 4 7 C's, The
  5. 5 7 Metals of Alchemy, The
  6. 6 Chakra 1
  7. 7 Chakra 2
  8. 8 Chakra 3
  9. 9 Chakra 4
  10. 10 Chakra 5
  11. 11 Chakra 6
  12. 12 Chakra 7
  13. 13 7 Stars of the Big Dipper, The
Disc 8:
  1. 1 Main Titles
  2. 2 Greek Thinkers: Day Party
  3. 3 Greek Thinkers: Interlude 8
  4. 4 Greek Thinkers: Night Party
  5. 5 Greek Thinkers: Goddesses in the Forest
  6. 6 Big Bang, The
  7. 7 Leonardo
  8. 8 Fractals
  9. 9 Waterfall
  10. 10 Circle of Love, The
  11. 11 Steamroller, The
  12. 12 Heart and the Feather, The
Type:
Boxed Set
Genre:
New Age
Label:
American Gramaphone Records
Producer:
Chip Davis; Don Sears
Number of Discs:
8
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
315 : 51
Guest Artist:
London Symphony Orchestra
UPC:
012805012829
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