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Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection

Mannheim SteamrollerAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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CHIP DAVIS

Grammy Award winning composer/ musician Chip Davis is one of the most successful innovators and
entrepreneurs in music today. He is the creator of Mannheim Steamroller, the #1 Christmas music artist in history and one of the top 50 best-selling artists of all times with over 40 million records sold, 27 million in the Christmas genre alone.

More than 30 years ago, ... Read more in Amazon's Mannheim Steamroller Store

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  • Audio CD (October 13, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • ASIN: B002MW50C2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Faeries [From The Nutcracker]
2. Gagliarda
3. My Little Christmas Tree
4. We Three Kings
5. Joseph Dear Oh Joseph Mine
6. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8. Joy To the World
9. The First Noel
10. Pat a Pan
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Traditions of Christmas (Music Box)
2. Messengers of Christmas
3. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
4. Winter Wonderland
5. The Christmas Song
6. Hark! the Herald Trumpets Sing
7. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
8. Above the Northern Lights
9. Jingle Bells
10. The Holly and the Ivy
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

2009 two CD holiday collection celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the very first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album: the one that started the phenomenon! This double CD set features 25 tracks hand-picked by Chip Davis from the previous Christmas albums: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (1984), A Fresh Aire Christmas (1988), Christmas In The Aire (1995), Christmas Extraordinaire (2001), Christmas Song (2007) and Christmasville (2008).

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111 of 115 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Redundant, but nice for new fans October 15, 2009
By dliamt
Format:Audio CD
If you're new to Mannheim Steamroller, or just a casual fan who doesn't already own all of their CDs, this is a good "greatest hits" collection to get you up to speed. This two disc set offers a solid sampling of previously released material. It omits some essentials, such as "Deck The Halls" and "Silent Night," but those were already included on their previous Christmas compilation disc, so that's actually a good thing.

Steamroller's sound, for those five people out there who still haven't heard of them, runs the gamut from traditional acoustic to highly synthetic. Personally, I think they're at their best when they stick to the acoustic style. Their classic takes on songs like "We Three Kings," "Still Still Still", "O Holy Night" and "Little Town Of Bethlehem" are absolutely beautiful, perfectly capturing the quieter, poignant side of Christmas. But what Mannheim is probably most famous for are their up-tempo synth-pop versions of Christmas songs. Frankly, I find these tend to be a bit more "hit or miss", and definitely more of an acquired taste (I enjoy most of them, but I know plenty of people who get turned off by the highly synthetic, and admittedly cheesy/outdated, sound.) The good news is, this 2 disc collection shows off all of Mannheim's styles, so while you may not like some tracks, you'll certainly find at least a good number of them that you do like.

My only real complaint with this collection is that it offers absolutely nothing new to entice long-time fans, and ultimately comes off as little more than an easy way for the Steamroller to pad its wallet. I understand that this is meant to be a retrospective, but I had hoped for at least a FEW new tracks. As it is, there's simply no reason to buy this if you already own their older albums.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointment! December 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought this after I went to the concert a couple of weeks ago...wish I had looked more carefully. I thought that the 25th Anniversary Collection would be the best of the best but it was a huge let down. None of the great electronica music. None of what they're known best for!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good gift April 25, 2011
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Bought as a gift and was greatly appreciated. Great for background listening during Christmas dinner or up to the days of Christmas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas 25th Anniversary CD July 19, 2013
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Once again, Great music and we can also sing along during the holiday season. We listened to Christmas music from just after Thanksgiving through early January. These songs make us want to sing along.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed December 2, 2010
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I was very disappointed in this album. Very few of the songs had the beat/tempo/sound that I expected of a Mannheim Steamroller rendition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best music ever July 14, 2013
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I can't begin to tell how many times I have listened to these songs. It just isn't Christmas without Mannheim Steamroller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great compilation. June 1, 2013
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If you don't own the original three Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs, buy this great 25th Anniversary compilation with the Christmas Celebration (5 stars for that one) and you'll have most of all the original tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great January 28, 2013
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I love Christmas music. It is so peaceful and Mannheim Steamroller knows just the right way to make it sound. I now have it on my Android.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
like it very much
Published 8 days ago by Orcini
5.0 out of 5 stars Super as always!
Love this album and all their albums!
Published 21 days ago by Betty Stander
5.0 out of 5 stars birthday gift
he did not like them, I was so surprised, well you can't win them all. Any way I recieved it back, now it is mine
Published 1 month ago by Jerianne W. Cooper
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what was advertised.
This CD is NOT like new as it was described. It had a warp in the first few songs on the first CD and the case was severely cracked. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mari
3.0 out of 5 stars not thrilling
I was disappointed once again with this album.. not the great sounds we expected.. probably will not buy another Mannheim without listening to it first
Published 4 months ago by Virginia Yocum
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Christmas music
I love Mannhiem Steamroller since they were just beginning. To see them in concert is thrilling. Makes you feel the Season. Nothing but love for this CD and them.
Published 4 months ago by Judi Gerstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Mannheim Steamroller Rocks
I ordered 3 Christmas CD's. Out of the other 2 this one was my favorite, because it includes almost all the other songs from other 2. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Paulette Maples
5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of past music!
For those who have never listened to Mannheim Steamroller before, this is a good collection. A lot of their most popular Christmas songs are on these two cds, but not all their... Read more
Published 5 months ago by TJ the DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Lots of fun music and lots of different styles of songs. Very enjoyable for the holiday season and fun for work also.
Published 5 months ago by angela nash
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
We enjoyed this and having added to our Christmas collection. Also have giving many of these to family as Christmas gifts.
Published 6 months ago by JOYCE ANN EINSPAHR
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