Classical Gas (Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller album)

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Classical Gas
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Studio album by Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller
Released 22 October 1987[1]
Genre New-age
Length 37:28
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Saving the Wildlife
(1986)
Classical Gas
(1987)
A Fresh Aire Christmas
(1988)
Mason Williams chronology
Of Time and Rivers Flowing
(1984)
Classical Gas
(1987)
A Gift of Song
(1992)

Classical Gas is a 1987 album by new age group Mannheim Steamroller and guitarist/composer Mason Williams. The album's title piece, "Classical Gas", was originally featured on Williams's 1968 solo album The Mason Williams Phonograph Record.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mason Williams unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Classical Gas" – 3:32
  2. "Sunflower" – 2:14
  3. "Samba Beach" – 3:59
  4. "Country Idyll" – 2:18
  5. "Saturday Night at the World" – 3:56
  6. "Shady Dell" – 3:23
  7. "Katydid's Ditty" – 0:58
  8. "Greensleeves" (traditional) – 3:07
  9. "Doot-Doot" – 2:08
  10. "La Chanson de Claudine" – 3:17
  11. "McCall" – 2:41
  12. "Vancouver Island" – 2:50
  13. "Baroque-a-Nova" – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Performance Credits[2][edit]

  • Mannheim Steamroller – primary artist; drums; recorder
  • Mason Williams – primary artist; guitar; horn
  • Clinton Gregory – cello
  • Jackson Berkey – keyboards
  • Ron Cooley – guitar; electric guitar; rhythm guitar
  • Chip Davis – drums; recorder; baton
  • Bob Jenkins – oboe
  • Deborah Fuller – violin
  • Joey Gulizia – percussion
  • Eric Hansen – bass
  • David Low – cello
  • Roxanne Adams – violin
  • Grace Granata – violin
  • David Kappy – french horn
  • Richard Lohmann – violin
  • Bill Ritchie – double bass
  • Bill Erickson – accordion
  • Sherrie Goeden – viola
  • Joshua Kuhl – double bass
  • Michelle Mathewson – viola
  • Arthur McCann – saxophone
  • Jim Schanilec – trombone
  • Scott Shoemaker – violin
  • David Wampler – trombone
  • Candida Wiley – violin
  • Margaret Wilmeth – cello
  • Bochmann String Quartet – group

Technical Credits[2][edit]

  • Mason Williams – composer; liner notes
  • Mannheim Steamroller – contributor
  • Chip Davis – director; producer; contributor; orchestration
  • Clete Baker – mastering
  • John Boyd – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Steve Shipps – contributor
  • Dick Lewsey – engineer

In Popular Culture[edit]

  • The title track was featured in "The Great Crane Robbery", a 2000 episode of Frasier. When Frasier's new boss copies his apartment down to the last detail, Frasier tries redecorating, and the song plays over a montage of him trying a long series of ridiculous styles of décor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classical Gas - Mason Williams,Mannheim Steamroller". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  2. ^ a b "Classical Gas by American Gramaphone, Mannheim Steamroller". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2013-01-05.

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