Christmas - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Chip Davis
- Christmas 1984
Also available in the CHRISTMAS COLLECTION box set with CHRISTMAS EXTRAORDINARE, A FRESH AIRE CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS IN THE AIRE.
Mannheim Steamroller: Ron Cooley (acoustic & 12-string guitars); Eric Hansen (lute, bass); Steve Shipps (violin); David Low (cello); Richard Lohmann, Richard Altenbach, Grace Granata, Wayne Anderson, Bill Ritchie, Michelle Brill, Michael Strauss, Roxanne Adams (strings); Mary Walter (harp); Willis Ann Ross (flute); Bobby Jenkins (oboe); David "High D" Kappy (French horn); Jackson Berkey (synthesizers, harpsichord, clavichord, toy piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals, camel bells); Chip Davis (drums, percussion, recorder, dulcimer, dulcian, crumhorn, camel bells, vocals).
Additional personnel: Ron Dabbs (sound effects, camel bells).
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. ~ Rodney Batdorf
- Country of Origin
- American Gramaphone Records
- Studio / Live
- Mannheim Steamroller
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Deck the Halls
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] We Three Kings
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Coventry Carol
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Good King Wenceslas
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wassail, Wassail
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Carol of the Birds
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] I Saw Three Ships
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Stille Nacht
- Fontana Distribution
- 34m 18s
- Video Disabled
- John Boyd
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