Christmas Live

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live album cover.jpg
Live album by Mannheim Steamroller
Released October 14, 1997
Recorded January 3 & 4, 1996
Genre Christmas, symphonic pop
Length 53:53
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Christmas in the Aire
(1995)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live
(1997)
The Christmas Angel: A Family Story
(1998)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
Christmas in the Aire
(1995)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live
(1997)
The Christmas Angel: A Family Story
(1998)
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live is Mannheim Steamroller's fourth Christmas album overall and was first released in 1997. It is a recorded live performance which includes variations on the arranged tracks featured in previous Steamroller albums.

A companion DVD of the concert was also released. The light show consisted of a semi-transparent screen positioned in front of the musicians (as opposed to being in the back like most concerts) where various images would be projected to give a three dimensional look.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angels We Have Heard on High" – 4:03
  2. "Chip's Intro" – 2:03
  3. "Christmas Lullaby" – 4:10
  4. "Pat-a-Pan" – 5:09
  5. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" – 3:09
  6. "Los Peces en el Rio" – 3:52
  7. "Joy to the World" – 3:46
  8. "Gagliarda" – 3:17
  9. "In Dulci Jubilo" – 2:58
  10. "Wassail, Wassail" – 2:35
  11. "Carol of the Birds" – 2:12
  12. "I Saw Three Ships" – 1:33
  13. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Renaissance Version)" – 1:55
  14. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Rock Version)" – 4:29
  15. "Stille Nacht (Silent Night)" – 5:26
  16. "Going to Another Place" – 3:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Chip Davis: Drums, Recorders, Percussion, Toys
  • Jackson Berkey: Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards
  • Arnie Roth: Concertmaster, Violin
  • Almeda Berkey: Harpsichord, Keyboards
  • Ron Cooley: Guitar, Fretted Instruments
  • Roxanne Layton: Recorders, Percussion
  • Chuck Penington: Conductor

Mannheim Steamroller Orchestra

  • Violins: Christopher Hake, Arnold Schatz, Karen Martin, Kimberly Salistean, Keith Plenert, Scott Shoemaker
  • Violas: Judy Divis, Sarah Richardson
  • Cellos: Gregory Clinton, Holly Stout
  • Oboe: Robert Jenkins
  • Horn: Laurence Lowe
  • Harp: Janet Wesley Kelly
  • Trumpet~Piccolo Trumpet: George Vosburgh, Eric Hansen