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Product: Audio CD
Title: Diamond Dogs [ECD]
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Halloween Jack, George Orwell, Rebel Rebel, it's all here


Every Bowie album has a certain theme, a certain style that's kind of different from all the others. Space Oddity was his breakthrough, there was the Aiggy Stardust era, the Brian Eno period, Scary Monsters and Hours he uses to reminisce about old times, and so on. But what is Diamond Dogs? Inspired by George Orwells 1984, starring the dark hero Halloween Jack, and including the odd hit "Rebel Rebel", there are so many themes you can draw on for this album. This album was Bowie's first after retiring Ziggy Stardust, but he still retained the famous red hair for the album, probably to help sales along..? Originally meant to be an opera to "1984" Bowie was denied the rights to the novel, and so reworked it to avoid copyright infringement. Still, this album is very operetic in style, the tracks often times flowing together. And it still retains the incredibly dark feel of the classic novel. This is definately one of Bowie's darker, if not darkest, album. Opening with a startling Narrative, the album hurls you along a ride and doesn't really let up until "Rebel Rebel". Don't get me wrong, I love the song and it is a major hit, but it just seems so incredibly out of place with the rest of the album. "Rock and Roll with me" starts leaning back towards the feel of the album, and by "We are the Dead" you are back again. Hmm, maybe it was meant to keep you from getting to bogged down in it all. Ah well, whatever the intention, the album is just great. I listen to all my Bowie albums straight through, and this is no exception. A classic from start to finish, and not to be missed. Many claim this is a great introduction to Bowie, but I'm not sure. Here's the thing to do with any Bowie album. No matter how much of a fan I am of Bowie, the first time I hear a new album, I don't like it. Knowing this, I listen to it a second time and love it, in fact, the new album is ususally my new favorite. No matter how much you hate any Bowie album at first, listen to it again. And love it.



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Velvet Rope
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Janet Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
JANET'S BEST


JANET, I REALLY, REALLY LOVE THIS VELVET ROPE YOU ARE REALLY GIVING IT UP FOR EVERYBODY ON THIS ONE AND I ALSO JUST PURCHASED THE VELVET ROPE CONCERT LIVE FROM NEW YORK.. YOU ARE IT.. LOVE YOU GIRL



Product: Audio CD
Title: True Blue EP
Label: Wea International
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Don't bother


If your sole reason in getting this is for the colour mix of "true Blue" then I suggest you get the remastered version of the Album by the same name. If you do that you'll get the colour mix of the song as well as other gems. As for this maxi single its not worth the price. Yes "true Blue" is great but the other tracks are nothing to write home about. "Everybody" never really goes any where and it sounds so dated. "Papa don't preech" is a good song but the extended RMX is bland. You are not missing a thing by not having this version. "Live to Tell" is a good instrumental track and along with "True Blue" was the only reason I gave it three stars. In my opinion this CD single is not worth the asking price; like I said buy the remastered album of True Blue and you'll be much better off.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Get Ready
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: New Order
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
believe the hype !!


absolutely brilliant songs ... they will grow on you more and more with every listen.