Chorale, The First Door - Interrupted Thought, The Second Door - The Ugly Head Of Greed, The Third Door - Pride, The Fourth Door - Relaxation, The Fifth Door - Frenetic Energy, The Sixth Door - Nostalgia, Door Seven - Thermal Inversion, Fantasy. The second side/half of the album: Interlude V, Velvet Tear, A Shade Tree, Toota Lute, Going To Another Place.Summer finally came in 1979 with the release of Fresh Aire III:
Toccata, Small Wooden Bach'ses, Amber, Mere Image. The second side of the album was again intended to be listened to in as a single piece, but again is presented here as individual tracks: Morning, Interlude (renamed Interlude 6 for CD release in 1986), The Cricket, The Sky, Midnight On A Full Moon.The first cycle wrapped up in 1981 with Fresh Aire 4, an album about Winter.
Side one: Outside: G Major Toccata, Crystal, Interlude 7, Four Rows Of Jacks. Side two: Inside: Red Wine, Dancing Flames, The Dream, Embers.In 1983, a new Mannheim Steamroller era began. Fresh Aire V is the first Fresh Aire album to be released on CD as part of its original release. It is also the first Fresh Aire album to be recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. It also is Eric Hansen's last appearance as a member of the Steamroller.The album included liner notes by Ed Wilson, a glimpse of which can be found in this epinions review.
To The Moon -- Lumen (New Light, A Chant For The Candlemas), Escape From The Atmosphere / Release, Dancin' In The Stars / Chant. On The Moon -- Z-Row Gravity, Creatures Of Levania, Earthrise / Return, The Storm [titles taken from the original release, they were shortened for later releases].Expanding the circle from one man's mythic dream to those of an entire culture, 1986's Fresh Aire VI was based on Greek myths. Once again recorded with LSO and The Cambridge Singers, it included Eric Hansen on only one track (The Olympics):
Come Home To The Sea [official video]; Rhodes Suite: Twilight At Rhodes, Night Festival At Rhodes, Sunrise At Rhodes; The Olympics; Nepenthe; Orpheus Suite: Descent Into The Underworld, Dialog With The Devil, Ascent From Hell; Sirens: Crash And The Call / The Dance / The Singing Contest / Farewell [grooveshark link].Recorded with Mannheim Steamroller's now expanded orchestral cast and (once again) The Cambridge Singers, "Mystic 7" was the inevitable subject of the next Fresh Aire album, 1990's Fresh Aire 7:
Conjuring The Number 7; Sunday The 7th Day; The 7 Colours Of The Rainbow; The 7 C's; The 7 Metals Of Alchemy; The 7 Chakras Of The Body: Chakra 1 / Chakra 2, Chakra 3, Chakra 4, Chakra 5, Chakra 6 / Chakra 7; The 7 Stars Of The Big Dipper.The final album in the Fresh Aire series turned everything on its side, as Fresh Aire 8 explores the concept of ∞, infinity. Once again with the London Symphony Orchestra and The Cambridge Singers, 2000's Fresh Aire 8:
Main Titles; Greek Thinkers Suite (Infinity In Philosophy): Day Party, Interlude 8, Night Party, Goddesses In The Forest; The Big Bang (Infinity In Cosmology); Leonardo (The Infinite Thinker); Fractals (Infinity In Mathematics); Waterfall (Infinity In Art); The Circle Of Love (Infinity In The Wedding Band); The Steamroller (Infinity In Music); The Heart And The Feather (Infinity In The Egyptian Afterlife).
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