Christmas 1984

Christmas 1984

by Mannheim SteamrollerMannheim Steamroller


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Christmas 1984 is the first holiday album the Mannheim Steamroller released, and it remains their definitive work. Chip Davis never strayed from the clean, airy instrumental style that he exhibits here (and earlier perfected on his Fresh Aire albums), but it is here where it all sounded fresh. It's also where he had his best selection of songs, tackling a variety of classic carols like "Deck the Halls," "We Three Kings," "Good King Wenceslas," "Wassail, Wassail," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and "I Saw Three Ships." Some listeners never found the Mannheim formula that engaging, but anyone who his been captured by one of their holiday records should investigate Christmas 1984, which is where it all began.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: American Gramaphone
UPC: 0012805198424
catalogNumber: 1984
Rank: 27162

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mannheim Steamroller   Primary Artist
Jackson Berkey   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Vocals,Bells,fender rhodes,Toy Piano
Ron Cooley   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Chip Davis   Percussion,Conductor,Drums,Recorder,Vocals,Bells,Hammered Dulcimer,Crumhorn,Soprano Dulcian
Richard Altenbach   Strings
Ron Dabbs   Bells
Eric Hansen   Bass,Lute
David Low   Cello
Roxanne Adams   Strings
Grace Granata   Strings
Bobby Jenkins   Oboe
David Kappy   French Horn
Richard Lohmann   Strings
Bill Ritchie   Strings
Steve Shipps   Violin
Wayne Anderson   Strings
Michelle Brill   Strings
Ron Darbs   Bells
Willis Ann Ross   Flute
Michael Strauss   Strings
Mary Walter   Harp

Technical Credits

Ron Cooley   Contributor
Chip Davis   Arranger,Producer
John Boyd   Engineer
Carol Davis   Art Direction
John Mason Neale   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer

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