Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony II
 
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony II

October 15, 2013

$9.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Carol of the Bells
3:56
2
Veni Veni
4:22
3
Away in a Manger
3:26
4
Joy to the World
3:42
5
Christmas Lullaby
4:08
6
Hallelujah
4:34
7
Do You Hear What I Hear?
4:07
8
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
2:27
9
Traditions of Christmas
3:39
10
Good King Wenceslas
3:35
11
We Three Kings
4:02
12
Pat a Pan/Fum, Fum, Fum Medley
4:03
13
Auld Lang Syne
3:42


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 15, 2013
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 American Gramaphone LLC
  • Total Length: 49:43
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00FH02UQK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,190 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Symphony II November 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Symphony II

There isn't anything new on the Cd for the Christmas season. The same songs that were on previous Cd's are found here, just that they may have different arrangements and instrumentation. Essentially all newly orchestrated songs, but with the same flavor as the past. The music has been updated a bit with the members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra giving the music a greater depth instead of a canned sound of the synthesizer.

What is found in this Cd.?

1. Carol of the Bells 3:56
2. Vein Veni 4:22
3. Away in a Manger 3:26
4. Joy to the World 3:42
5. Christmas Lullaby 4:08
6. Hallelujah 4:34
7. Do You Hear What I Hear? 4:07
8. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming 2:27
9. Traditions of Christmas 3:39
10. Good King Wenceslas 3:35
11. We Three Kings 4:02
12. Pat a Pan/Fum, Fum, Fum Medley 4:03
13. Auld Lang Syne 3:43

The sound is smoother and more polished giving the listener a better overall musical experience.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same songs, but new sound! December 8, 2013
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I notice so many responses saying they don't like this CD because it is nothing new. Well in fact it is new, it is newly recorded using an actual full sized Orchestra! The Czech Philharmonik Orhestra. While the songs may not be new, they most certainly have a new sound, and to me I love some of the new sounds and harmonics created using REAL instruments versus synth. Now this may not warrant a purchase for most people, it most certainly warrants listening to. I love Mannheim Steamroller and have listened to them since I was born, I am 26 now, so I would say I know Mannheim Steamroller very well.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repeats only November 21, 2013
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I expected all new Christmas music and all this was just recordings of previous songs. I was very disappointed that I had wasted my money since I had all of them anyway.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new November 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely no new music. I already own copies of every piece on this CD. Had I realized that nothing new had been added, I would not have purchased it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you shorten a long road trip? December 9, 2013
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This is a gentler, softer Mannheim, but it is still wonderful. It's in the car and we listen all the time! Nothing like Mannheim Steamroller to shorten a trip!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening December 8, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Mannheim Steamroller puts out quality music. Easy to listen to over and over, which is important during Christmas when you listen to the same songs over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun and exciting December 8, 2013
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As always... Mannheim Steamroller delivers. I found the arrangements on traditional Christmas music to be expert and exciting. This is my first MS Christmas CD, and I've nothing to complain about. As i don't have others, i can't say, as some have, that the song choice is underwhelming or the arrangements dull. This provides a powerful symphonic take to classic Christmas music and works well for holiday parties.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Classical Mannheim but may disappoint longtime fans December 7, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This latest Christmas album from Mannheim Steamroller is not as electronic (it's "unplugged") as the big hit album Christmas In The Aire from 1995. That was a monster hit and was more electronic. This album, as the title suggests, is more symphonic, classic Christmas tunes.

1. It doesn't sound good on small players. Best for stereo systems with some good sound

2. It doesn't have that relentless disco type beat or electronic synthesizer throughout. It has instrumentals. Chip Davis started Mannheim Steamroller in '74 to create a blend of classical with rock elements but it's now completely mainstream and frankly, as classic as Mitch Miller or Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you'll like.

3. Personally, this is NOT my favorite MS album for Christmas or even my favorite Christmas album. But for parties, it's terrific as background music to create the mood for the holiday season and perfectly good for office or home. If you're loading up the CD player to have background seasonal music, or if you play it in your office (we do that) it is perfect!

For old-skool Mannheim Steamroller fans, this may not be your favorite, either, but seeing as they are one of the biggest acts on stage during the holidays, you may love this. I knocked off stars because it's just not my ultimate Christmas album or even Mannheim album, but a number of friends expressed a great desire to own this, so it's going to please many people. I did give it as gifts and it was well-received, but this isn't the Mannheim Steamroller I go for when I play Christmas music at home--despite the fact I love each song on here--here's the list:

1. Carol of the Bells
2. Veni, Veni
3. Away in a Manger
4.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One More for Mannheim Treasury
I have yet to purchase a Christmas Mannheim Steamroller CD that didn't live up to its reputation; this one was exceptionally good!
Published 9 days ago by Judith A. Graffius
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
Very good. actually, but I guess nothing can compare to the first 2 CDs this group put out. Maybe by now it's becoming old-hat. I have every one. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Lindia Hinkle
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Mannheim Steamroller
I love Manheim Steamroller and this one did not disappoint. This particular copy was sent to my daughter in South Africa.
Published 18 days ago by Joseph Gribbin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love their music
Christmas isn't the same without their wonderful music filling my home. Their delightful renditions of "traditional" Christmas music added to their unique sound always puts... Read more
Published 29 days ago by wowwhatagreatday
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Album Ever
Love the pieces on this Mannheim Steamroller classic. New songs done exceptionally well. Very uplifting and inspiring. A must have.
Published 1 month ago by J David Baxter
3.0 out of 5 stars a little disappointed in this one
These songs were not the great ones I have heard on Rush, etc... so we listened to it once.. and probalby won't play it much during the holidays or whenever
Published 1 month ago by Virginia Yocum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, but want it on DVD!
A always love Mannhein Steamroller. But sure wish they had this on DVD!!! Watching earlier DVDs, it was so much fun seeing them actually create the music.
Published 1 month ago by cgreg
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of Christmas
I love their music and enjoyed listening to this album during the Christmas Season. Treat yourself to delightful music for next year.
Published 1 month ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Manheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony II
I give the new Steamroller album to Sister/family every year.
They like them. I've lost track of the number of albums I've
given them.
Published 1 month ago by BigBrother
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Another great Christmas CD from Mannheim Steamroller the selection is great I just hope the make a Cd with all new track's
Published 1 month ago by Otto
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