Mannheim Steamroller 30/40, the group’s newest album, will be released nationwide October 21. The aptly named album celebrates the 30th anniversary of Chip’s first Christmas record and the 40th anniversary of the first release in his Fresh Aire series.
“This album is special to me in many ways,” says Chip. “In addition to providing an opportunity to reflect on a lifetime of creating and making music for our Mannheim Steamroller family of fans, I was able to work with my daughter, Elyse, as she performs vocals on a modern retelling of the holiday classic, Greensleeves.”
30/40 is being released in three different physical formats – as a single disc with 16 holiday and classic Fresh Aire songs, a limited edition three-disc set with 50 hand-selected tracks, and a 16-track, limited edition vinyl record produced on two 12” discs. These were all created and mastered from the original highest fidelity tapes and master recordings. The vinyl version is produced on 180 gram virgin vinyl for maximum fidelity.
“Our fans are music aficionados who appreciate the highest quality sound,” says Chip, “and this release reflects the history of our ground-breaking, 18th century rock & roll sound that put Mannheim Steamroller on the map”!
A must-have for all Mannheim fans and lovers of music, 30/40 will be available at fine national retailers, and here on our website Tuesday, October 21.
30/40 Pre-Order Options
For a limited time, iTunes and Amazon.com are offering you the ability to preorder your copy of 30/40 right now. iTunes and Amazon.com will also include an “instant gratification” download of the classic, newly remastered “Dancing Flames” with each digital preorder. If you prefer your music on CD, 30/40 will be available at fine retailers everywhere on October 21. 30/40 Ultimate Collection 3 disc set and 30/40 Double Disc Vinyl (for the audiophile and collector!) will be available on November 10. All digital preorders will be fulfilled on October 21, the same day you will be able to find 30/40 in your favorite retail store.