Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

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Mannheim Steamroller is a New Age band co-founded by Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey. The band was named after an 18th-Century musical technique, now known as crescendo.
Mannheim Steamroller albums feature instruments from harpsichord to synthesizer, with a lot of strings. Chip Davis composes, arranges and plays drums with the band, while Jackson Berkey and his wife Almeda Berkey do most of the keyboard work. Other permanent band members include Ron Cooley (Guitar), Eric Hansen (Bass), Steven Shipps and Arnold Roth (Strings), Roxanne Layton (percussion and woodwinds), and Chuck Pennington (Conductor). Mannheim Steamroller frequently collaborated with The London Symphony Orchestra, and The Cambridge Singers.
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Mannheim Steamroller Discography

Albums

Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire II (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire III (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire Interludes (Album, Comp) American Gramaphone Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 4 (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* - Fresh Aire V (Album) American Gramaphone Records, American Gramaphone Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Saving The Wildlife (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire VI (Album) American Gramaphone Records Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller - Classical Gas (Album) American Gramaphone Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1988 Sell This Version
AGCD8488 Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas / A Fresh Aire Christmas(CD, Smplr) American Gramaphone Records AGCD8488 US 1988 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 7 (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1990 Sell This Version
AGCD D1 Mannheim Steamroller Demonstration(CD, Album, Smplr) American Gramaphone Records AGCD D1 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
AGCDD1-G Mannheim Steamroller The Demo(CD) American Gramaphone Records AGCDD1-G US 1992 Sell This Version
AGCD3094 Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis - To Russia With Love(CD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD3094 US 1994 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis - Christmas In The Aire (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1995 Sell This Version
AG 1997-2 Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis - Christmas Live(CD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 1997-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AG120-2 Mannheim Steamroller My Little Christmas Tree(CD) American Gramaphone Records AG120-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller As Told By Olivia Newton-John And Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller As Told By Olivia Newton-John And Chip Davis - The Christmas Angel - A Family Story (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller Meets The Mouse (Album) Walt Disney Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis, London Symphony* Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis, London Symphony* - Fresh Aire 8 (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Extraordinaire (Album) American Gramaphone Records US 2001 Sell This Version
AG214-2 Mannheim Steamroller Romantic Melodies(CD, Album, HDC) American Gramaphone Records AG214-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
AG1776-2 Mannheim Steamroller / C.W. McCall Mannheim Steamroller / C.W. McCall - American Spirit(CD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG1776-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

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July 25, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Once upon a time Mannheim Steamroller made records aimed at hi-fi nerds, and their music was fun and interesting to listen to.

Then their "Christmas" album sold millions of copies.

Now Mannheim Steamroller makes records aimed at PBS pledge-week viewers, and their music is boring and formulaic.

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