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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Mannheim Steamroller CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Mannheim Steamroller albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Mannheim Steamroller record collection, Mannheim Steamroller CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Mannheim Steamroller and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Mannheim Steamroller Biography

Mannheim Steamroller is an "18th century classical rock" group founded by Chip Davis, and co-founded by Jackson Berkey, well-known for their modern recordings of holiday music (notably Christmas). The group has sold 27 million albums in the U.S. alone. Few concerts are as enjoyable as Mannheim Steamroller concerts. Order your Mannheim Steamroller concert tickets today and find out why!

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Mannheim Steamroller Bio Continued

Mannheim Steamroller actually began as an alias for record producer/composer Chip Davis. (The name "Mannheim Steamroller" comes from an 18th century German musical technique, "Mannheim Roller.") Before the fame of Steamroller, Davis had been best known for creating the country music character "C. W. McCall" (of "Convoy" fame) for his friend Bill Fries. And even before Davis "made" McCall a star, he produced an unusual album of classical music performed entirely by Davis and musical collaborator Jackson Berkey, using electric bass and synthesizers. Since no major label would handle its distribution, Davis founded his own music label, American Gramaphone (a play on the classical record label Deutsche Grammophon), to release the album. The result, Fresh Aire, was released in 1975 under the pseudonym Mannheim Steamroller, in the hopes of the album being a best seller. Fresh Aire II was subsequently released in 1977 and Fresh Aire III was released in 1979.

Mannheim Steamroller Discography Updated January 2007
Mannheim Steamroller Albums

Mannheim Steamroller Vinyl and Mannheim Steamroller CDs: Studio

1975 - Fresh Aire - American Gramaphone
1977 - Fresh Aire II - American Gramaphone
1979 - Fresh Aire III - American Gramaphone
1981 - Fresh Aire 4 - American Gramaphone
1983 - Fresh Aire V - American Gramaphone
1984 - Christmas 1984 - American Gramaphone
1986 - Fresh Aire VI - American Gramaphone
1986 - Saving the Wildlife - American Gramaphone
1988 - Fresh Aire Christmas 1988 - American Gramaphone
1989 - Yellowstone: The Music of Nature - American Gramaphone
1991 - Fresh Aire 7 - American Gramaphone
1993 - Latin Christmas, Vol. 1 - American Gramaphone
1993 - Latin Christmas, Vol. 2 -
1994 - To Russia with Love - American Gramaphone
1995 - Christmas in the Aire - American Gramaphone
1997 - My Little Christmas Tree - American Gramaphone
1997 - Christmas Live - American Gramaphone
1998 - Christmas Angel: A Family Story - American Gramaphone
1998 - Renaissance Holiday - American Gramaphone
1999 - Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse - Disney
2000 - Fresh Aire 8 - Fresh Aire
2001 - Christmas Extraordinaire - American Gramaphone
2003 - American Spirit - American Gramaphone
2003 - Halloween - American Gramaphone
2004 - Halloween: Monster Mix - American Gramaphone
2004 - Christmas Celebration - American Gramaphone
2005 - Romantic Themes - American Gramaphone
2007 - Christmas Song - American Gramaphone

Mannheim Steamroller Records and Mannheim Steamroller CD Releases: Compilations

1981 - Fresh Aire Interludes - American Gramaphone
1991 - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Vols. 1 & 2 - American Gramaphone
1992 - Fresh Aire Collection [Fresh Aire I-IV] - American Gramaphone
1993 - Fresh Aire Motivator - American Gramaphone
1997 - Mannheim Massage - American Gramaphone
1999 - In the Deed/The Glory - American Gramaphone
1999 - 25 Year Celebration Mannheim Steamroller - American Gramaphone
2000 - Fresh Aire Collector's Box, Vol. 1-8 - American Gramaphone
2001 - Christmas Collection - American Gramaphone
2002 - Home Theater Demo Featuring: Mannheim Steamroller - American Gramaphone
2003 - Romantic Melodies - American Gramaphone
2006 - Halloween, Vol. 2: Creatures Collection - American Gramaphone

Mannheim Steamroller CD's and Mannheim Steamroller Vinyl: Singles

1996 - Huskers Musik - American Gramaphone

Mannheim Steamroller DVDs & Mannheim Steamroller Music Videos

1986 - Video Sampler I - American Gramaphone
1986 - Video Sampler II - American Gramaphone
1995 - Fresh Aire Christmas [Video] - American Gramaphone
1996 - Christmas in the Aire [Video] - American Gramaphone
1997 - Renaissance Christmas - American Gramaphone
1997 - Christmas Live [DVD] - American Gramaphone
1999 - Christmas Angel: Story on Ice - American Gramaphone
2002 - Fresh Aire 8 [DVD & CD] - Fresh Aire 8
2003 - Music DVD Collection - American Gramaphone
2004 - Celebration [DVD] - American Gramaphone
2004 - Christmas Music DVD Collection - American Gramaphone
2004 - Christmas Angel [Bonus DVD] - American Gramaphone

Mannheim Steamroller CD and Mannheim Steamroller Records Releases: Appearances

1969 - 2 Ozs. of Plastic with a Hole in the Middle Man - Performer
1987 - American Gramaphone Sampler #1 Various Artists - Performer
1987 - Classical Gas Mason Williams w/ Mannheim Steamroller - Drums, Recorder, Group, Performer
1991 - This Ain't No Bologna Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Early Years Man - Performer
1997 - Christmas Live Mannheim Steamroller & Chip Davis - Orchestra
1999 - 25 Year Celebration Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller - Performer
1999 - Gift of Christmas: A Superstar Celebraton of Caring Various Artists - Performer
1999 - To Live for to Die Man - Performer
2001 - Christmas Extraordinaire Mannheim Steamroller - Engineer
2001 - Now That's What I Call Christmas! [Universal] Various Artists - Performer

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