Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire 8
Production year: 2001
Director: Brian Ackley
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 12805-98887
Running time: 4:05 (245 Min.)
Casetype: Jewel
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 23, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#2039)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Followers of Mannheim Steamroller's 28-year-old Fresh Aire series will welcome this ambitious program of mesmerizing music and video. Series creator Chip Davis spared no expense in creating this final Fresh Aire opus, supporting Mannheim's electronic soundscapes with the London Symphony and compelling visual counterparts, each exploring the central theme of Infinity.

Explore 8 topics of infinity and experience the art of DVD with multi-platinum selling artist Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller. Fresh Aire 8 is a unique double-sided disc--one side is DVD Video with 5.1 surround sound audio in Dolby Digital and DTS, and the other side of the disc features the new high-resolution 24 bit, 96 kHz DVD-Audio format. All the music was composed and created by Chip Davis in 5.1 surround sound. Included in the "double hub" package is a free audio CD of Fresh Aire 8 for the car or home.

Visually stunning graphics created for this project depict each topic of infinity:
Infinity in Philosophy (Greek Thinkers suite)
Infinity in Cosmology (The Big Bang)
The Infinite Thinker (Leonardo da Vinci)
Infinity in Mathematics (Fractals)
Infinity in Art (Waterfall, based on Escher's painting)
Infinity in the Wedding Band (The Circle of Love)
Infinity in Music (The Steamroller)
Infinity in Egyptian Afterlife (The Heart & the Feather)

Fresh Aire 8 DVD contains over 4 hours of content in five main layers:

1. Art: On the DVD video side, this layer presents the 8 topics of infinity on Fresh Aire 8, with extraordinary graphic images.

2. Behind the scenes: Many of the music movies in Fresh Aire 8 are live-action scenes, and this layer provides a glimpse of the action behind the cameras.

3. Professor's notes: While researching the topics for Fresh Aire 8, composer and creator Chip Davis consulted with many leading experts on the pure disciplines of each topic of infinity, and this layer provides unique insight into these disciplines.

4. Chip's Creative: Chip Davis discusses on camera his approach to creating the art of Fresh Aire 8.

5. Interactive: With a Web-enabled computer, this layer allows the consumer to play a game to discover the 9th "hidden" topic of Fresh Aire 8 and win some fabulous prizes, including trips to NASA, Kennedy Space Center, and the Jet Propulsion Lab.
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Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire 8
Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire 8
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Production Studios:
 • American Gramaphone
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Includes DVD-Audio version, and Bonus Audio HDCD
Brian Ackley....Director
Chip Davis