Christmas Extraordinaire

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Christmas Extraordinaire
Studio album by Mannheim Steamroller
Released October 30, 2001
Genre Christmas
Length 45:20
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Fresh Aire 8
(2000)
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
American Spirit
(2003)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
The Christmas Angel: A Family Story
(1997)
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
Christmas Celebration
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Christmas Extraordinaire is Mannheim Steamroller's sixth Christmas album overall and the group's fourth Christmas studio album. The album was originally released in 2001. The song "O Tannenbaum" features a lead vocal by Johnny Mathis.

Five of the album's tracks were included in the group's 2004 compilation Christmas Celebration.

On June 21, 2004, Christmas Extraordinaire was certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of three million copies in the United States.[2]

As of November 2014, Christmas Extraordinaire is the fourteenth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. in the Nielsen SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,920,000 copies according to SoundScan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hallelujah" – 4:43
  2. "White Christmas" – 3:35
  3. "Away in a Manger" – 3:23
  4. "Faeries" ("Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite) – 2:29
  5. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" – 4:06
  6. "The First Noel" – 3:38
  7. "Silver Bells" – 4:28
  8. "Fum, Fum, Fum" – 4:51
  9. "Some Children See Him" – 3:34
  10. "Winter Wonderland" – 3:42
  11. "O Tannenbaum" (vocal by Johnny Mathis) – 3:01
  12. "Auld Lang Syne" (Originally recorded on Chip Davis' Impressions with choir overdub) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Chip Davis: Recorders, Drums
  • Jackson Berkey: Harpsichord
  • Ron Cooley: Guitar, Lute, Bass
  • Roxanne Layton: Recorder, Crumhorns,
  • Arnie Roth: Violin Solo~The First Noel, Concertmaster
  • Bobby Jenkins: Oboe Solo
  • Johnny Mathis: Vocals on "O Tannenbaum"

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