Considering that the Mannheim Steamroller is one of the best-selling holiday acts ever, it shouldn't be that surprising that an album like the Westwind Ensemble's Christmas Tribute to Mannheim Steamroller was eventually released. Still, the way the Steamroller reworks holiday tunes into synthesized synphonies is unique, something that no other group could truly replicate. Nevertheless, the Westwind Ensemble has done an admirable job of making these arrangements sound a little more human. It won't necessarily satisfy fans of the Mannheim Steamroller, but it is an interesting variation all the same.
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AllMusic Review by Rodney Batdorf