John S. (shazamshazam) from CHENEY, WA Reviewed on 12/28/2006...
this is upc 012805036528 earlier release date
Through the woods we go...
Ashurra | Kirkland, WA United States | 07/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If the Fresh Aire series maintained its creative leaps on pace with I, II, and III for the whole series, Mannheim Steamroller would probably be remembered as one of the greatest bands of the 80's. Fresh Aire III is a terrific improvement on FAII's timeless formula, and does an even better job incorporating synthesizers with classic instruments than its predecessor. This album has some of my most favorite songs on it: Amber, Mere Image, Sky, and Midnight are all beautiful songs whose arrangements are surprising. Unfortunately, The Cricket should've been rethought; it sounds out of place on the record. And again, the album is WAY too short. Still, this is one of their best releases, and I recommend it for even the most casual fan."
Fresh Aire 3 is well worth the money!
Glen R. Coleman | Rutherford, NJ United States | 12/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Mannheim Steamroller I bought. I was actually going to the store to get Fresh Aire I and II, but they didnt have either of them so I bought 3 and I wasn't dissapointed. What a nice selection of songs. If you like music with piano you'll enjoy ALL of Mannheim Steamroller's albums. Now as the cd was going on to the last track I was going to turn it off but then the opening piano part to Midnight On A Full Moon started. I was shocked. This song has such a nice groove and reminded me so much of something that Phish would do. I'd say start with this album if you want to get into Mannheim Steamroller. Why did I give it 4 stars and not 5? Even though I think the album is amazing it has SOME flaws in my opinion. Morning and Interlude 6 kind of slow the album down and bore me a little bit. But the album does pick back up at "The Cricket" which starts off with...crickets. But truely the piano parts in this album rock. Give this album a chance, it's well worth the money."
Blast from the past
J. shavlik | 11/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can vividly remember when this type of music was "new" now it's just very collectable. Of the steamroller set I loved number 1 and this one. Help us and save us I had the record albums. Granted, the cover pctures were more enjoyable back then. Aside from sentiment it is still lively music. Buy one now."