Fresh Aire IV

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Fresh Aire 4
Fresh Aire 4 Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 15, 1981
GenreNew age
LabelAmerican Gramaphone
ProducerChip Davis and Don Sears
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Fresh Aire III
Fresh Aire 4
Fresh Aire V
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Fresh Aire 4 is the fourth album in new age musical group Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire series. The album was originally released in 1981. Each of the first four Fresh Aire albums is based on a season; Fresh Aire 4's theme is Winter. The entire album was mixed and recorded digitally and was also one of the first CDs released.

"Red Wine," a re-arrangement of the traditional folk song, "Greensleeves", is a sign of the group's successful Christmas albums to come. The track "Embers" is a slower, reflective reworking of the spritely "Saras Band" from the first Fresh Aire.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "G Major Toccata" – 5:06
  2. "Crystal" – 4:21
  3. "Interlude 7" – 3:04
  4. "Four Rows of Jacks" – 3:13
  5. "Red Wine" (traditional) – 4:20
  6. "Dancing Flames" – 6:56
  7. "The Dream" – 3:11
  8. "Embers" – 3:22
  • All tracks composed by Chip Davis except where noted.