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Fresh Aire II

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Released  September 15, 1977
Length  35:47
Artist  Mannheim Steamroller
Producer  Chip Davis
Genre  New-age music
Recorded  1977
Fresh Aire II (1977)  Fresh Aire III (1979)
Release date  15 September 1977
Label  American Gramaphone
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Similar  Mannheim Steamroller albums, New-age music albums

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Fresh Aire II was the second album released by new-age musical group Mannheim Steamroller. The album was originally released in 1977. Each of the first four Fresh Aire albums is based on a season; Fresh Aire II's theme is Fall.


Fresh Aire II is particularly unique in the series as it is the only album that is almost entirely based on a single melody, presented consistently in the "Fantasia" music cycle (tracks 1-9) which starts off with 'Chorale,' followed by the seven "doors" and ending with the piece 'Fantasy.' This melody is heard in the closing track 'Going To Another Place' and can also be heard quoted throughout the rest of the series and even in some of the Christmas albums, usually appearing in a form closest to the first few notes in "The First Door."

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Track listing

  1. "Chorale" – 0:36
  2. "The First Door - Interrupted Thought" – 1:26
  3. "The Second Door - The Ugly Head of Greed" – 2:02
  4. "The Third Door - Pride" – 2:30
  5. "The Fourth Door - Relaxation" – 3:50
  6. "The Fifth Door - Frenetic Energy" – 2:59
  7. "The Sixth Door - Nostalgia" – 1:28
  8. "Door Seven - Thermal Inversion" – 1:57
  9. "Fantasy" – 1:24
  10. "Interlude V" – 3:37
  11. "Velvet Tear" – 2:44
  12. "A Shade Tree" – 4:57
  13. "Toota Lute" – 2:50
  14. "Going to Another Place" – 3:20


  • Jackson Berkey - piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, concert bells, vocal chant
  • Eric Hansen - bass, lute, classical guitar
  • Chip Davis - drums, recorders, dulcimer, percussion, vocal chant
  • Walt Meskell - rhythm guitar
  • Dave Kappy - French horn
  • Gene Badgett - trumpet
  • Bob Jenkins - oboe
  • Melody Malec - harp
  • Milt Bailey - vocal chant
  • Hugh Brown, Dorothy Brown, Ginni Eldred, Merton Shatzkin, Joe Landes, Mortimer Alpert - violins
  • Alex Sokol, Lucinda Gladics, James Hammond - viola
  • Miriam Duffelmeyer, Beth McCollum, Jean Hassel - cello
  • Songs

    2The First Door1:26
    3The Second Door


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