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Candlelight Christmas
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130 of 130 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2012
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We have enjoyed Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums for 25 years. Yet Chip Davis seems to have gone into retirement and his production company just rolls out a repackaged version of previously released songs every year now. There are hundreds of Christmas songs he hasn't covered with this unique styling and he is so talented, he could create hundreds more.

If you already have his Christmas albums, save you bucks here. If not, it is a nice place to start. Also, if you missed it, I suggest you check out his Renaissance Holiday album from 1998. It shows his eclectic styling of older songs.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2012
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I love their music but in recent years it seems that all their new album releases contain songs from previous years with nothing new. How about some new material?
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2012
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Dissapointed in this release. Did not sound like new material. Seems like Mannheim keeps releasing old songs under the guise of something new.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2012
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I really wish they would stop rehashing all their own songs and come up with something new. They have not rendered a new Christmas song in years but keep repackaging the same old songs under different covers. Don't waste your money if you are a fan because you already have all these songs. Maybe if we stop buying all the rehashed stuff, Chip will get back to work and give us new stuff.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2013
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More of the same songs on the other Mannheim Steamroller CD's that I already own. Would love to hear some new songs, as I do love Mannheim Steamroller.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2012
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There music is pretty much the same. The first couple of albums were my favorite. After that, it all sounds the same.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
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not happy with this cd as mann. steam just repeated their old songs and only 8 on this disc. help
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2012
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I enjoy them usually.... but in the case of this CD... I think the steamroller should roll over it....several times
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is a recompilation of previously released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music. Yes, the music is great, but I didn't need to buy these tunes again. Save your money and don't buy "Candelight Christmas," that is, if you already have their other albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2009
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This is essentially a cash-grab by Mannheim Steamroller. If you're already a fan, you most likely own all of the music on this CD since there's nothing here that hasn't already been released. I guess you could think of this as a "Greatest Hits" compilation, except that not all of these tracks were hits.

Don't get me wrong, the music is good, and if you're new to Steamroller, this CD offers a way to sample some of their quieter pieces (and yes, the emphasis here really IS on the quieter pieces, NOT the rocking tracks like "Deck The Halls" or "Joy To The World.") But really, how many compilation CDs is Chip going to release? He seems to be up to at least one per year, not counting the ones he releases exclusively for Lowe's.

Bottom line: If you're new to Steamroller and you DON'T already own their other Christmas recordings, you'll probably enjoy this, particularly if you're looking for some mellow music. Even then, though, you'd be better off with their "Christmas Celebration" Cd or their 2-Disc "25th Anniversary Christmas" CD set. Those are also compilation CDs, of coure, but they offer a more comprehensive sampling of Steamroller's Christmas music.
On the other hand, if you already own Steamroller's other Christmas albums, don't waste your money on any of these compilation CDs.
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