Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire Collector's Box, Volume 1-8 (8-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (8 Discs)
Item:  AG 128

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Released: August 29, 2005
  • Label: American Gramaphone

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Prelude
  • 2.Chocolate Fudge
  • 3.Interlude I
  • 4.Sonata
  • 5.Interlude II
  • 6.Saras Band
  • 7.Fresh Aire
  • 8.Rondo
  • 9.Interlude III
  • 10.Pass the Keg (Lia)
  • 11.Interlude IV
  • 12.Mist

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Chorale
  • 2.The First Door
  • 3.The Second Door
  • 4.The Third Door
  • 5.The Fourth Door
  • 6.The Fifth Door
  • 7.The Sixth Door
  • 8.Door Seven
  • 9.Fantasy
  • 10.Interlude V
  • 11.Velvet Tear
  • 12.A Shade Tree
  • 13.Toota Lute
  • 14.Going to Another Place

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Toccata
  • 2.Small Wooden Bach'ses
  • 3.Amber
  • 4.Mere Image
  • 5.Morning
  • 6.Interlude 6
  • 7.The Cricket
  • 8.The Sky
  • 9.Midnight on a Full Moon

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.G Major Toccata
  • 2.Crystal
  • 3.Interlude 7
  • 4.Four Rows of Jacks
  • 5.Red Wine
  • 6.Dancing Flames
  • 7.The Dream
  • 8.Embers

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Lumen
  • 2.Escape From the Atmosphere
  • 3.Dancin' in the Stars
  • 4.Z-Row Gravity
  • 5.Creatures of Levania
  • 6.Earthrise / Return
  • 7.The Storm

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Come Home to the Sea
  • 2.Twilight at Rhodes
  • 3.Night Festival at Rhodes
  • 4.Sunrise at Rhodes
  • 5.The Olympics
  • 6.Nepenthe
  • 7.Descent Into the Underworld
  • 8.Dialog With the Devil
  • 9.Ascent From Hell
  • 10.Sirens

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Conjuring the Number 7
  • 2.Sunday the 7th Day
  • 3.The 7 Colours of the Rainbow
  • 4.The 7 C's
  • 5.The 7 Metals of Alchemy
  • 6.Chakra 1
  • 7.Chakra 2
  • 8.Chakra 3
  • 9.Chakra 4
  • 10.Chakra 5
  • 11.Chakra 6
  • 12.Chakra 7
  • 13.The 7 Stars of the Big Dipper

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Main Titles
  • 2.Greek Thinkers: Day Party
  • 3.Greek Thinkers: Interlude 8
  • 4.Greek Thinkers: Night Party
  • 5.Greek Thinkers: Goddesses in the Forest
  • 6.The Big Bang
  • 7.Leonardo
  • 8.Fractals
  • 9.Waterfall
  • 10.The Circle of Love
  • 11.The Steamroller
  • 12.The Heart and the Feather

Product 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

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  • Sales Rank: 132,382
  • UPC: 012805012829
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85/lbs (approx)
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