American Spirit (album)

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AmericanSpirit
Studio album by C. W. McCall and Mannheim Steamroller
Released May 20, 2003
Genre Country
Length 54:36
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
American Spirit
(2003)
Halloween
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

American Spirit is an album released on American Gramaphone in 2003 (see 2003 in music) as a collaboration between Mannheim Steamroller and country musician C. W. McCall. The album focuses on American patriotic songs, hence the title. McCall contributed to a number of spoken word songs on the album and rerecorded his 1976 hit song "Convoy" for it; this was also the case with another song of his, "Wolf Creek Pass," which can be found on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) – 2:41
  2. "American Spirit" (Bill Fries, Chip Davis) – 2:38
  3. "America the Beautiful" (Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward) – 3:44
  4. "Convoy" (Fries, Davis) – 3:53
  5. "Fanfare for the Common Man" (Aaron Copland) – 3:48
  6. "Yellowstone Morning" (Davis) – 2:53
  7. "Heritage" (Davis) – 4:40
  8. "Wolf Creek Pass" (Fries, Davis) – 4:02
  9. "Home on the Range" (Brewster Higley, Daniel Kelly) – 4:18
  10. "Mt. McKinley" (Davis) – 2:54
  11. "Cloudburst" (Ferde Grofe) – 9:31
  12. "Tin Type" (Fries, Davis) – 4:49
  13. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Julia Ward Howe) – 4:45

Personnel[edit]

  • C. W. McCall - Vocals
  • Chip Davis - Percussion, Drums and Toys, Conductor, Producer
  • Jackson Berkey - Keyboards
  • Ron Cooley - Bass and All Fretted Instruments
  • Arnie Roth - Violin Solos, Concertmaster
  • Bobby Jenkins - Oboe Solos
  • Duain Wolfe - Conductor, Music Director
  • Dale Clevenger, Oto Carrillo, Greg Flint, Melanie Cottle - Horn
  • John Hagstrom, Mark Ridenour, Tage Larson - Trumpet
  • Ward Stare, Adam Moen - Tenor Trombone
  • Charlie Vernon - Bass Trombone
  • Charlie Suchat - Tuba
  • Doug Waddell - Timpani
  • Ted Atkatz, Mike Folker - Percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Chris Sabold, Mike Konopka, Dick Lewsey - Engineers
  • Mat Lejeune, Brian Pinke, Mike Scasiwicz, Darren Styles - Assistant Engineers
  • Metro Mobile - Recording

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