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Product: Audio CD
Title: After Hours
Label: Atlantic
Artist: Brian Culbertson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
HIS BEST WORK TO DATE.


When I heard this it was what I consider to be IT. Each track makes you crave for more smooth yet urban night-life piano laced grooves. A must get.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Cuttin' Heads
Label: Sony
Artist: John Mellencamp, John Mellencamp
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Mellencamp Continues On


I have to say first that I have been a Mellencamp fan for years. For the most part, I found each of his his releases to consistently explore new ground, and new elements to his songs. My first go 'round with the Cuttin' Heads tracks left me with a wide range of reactions, but as with other Mellencamp releases, the second, third and subsequent plays begin to engage you with hidden elements Mellencamp incorporates in his work - the lyrics and musical arrangements in particular. There is a little too much background vocals on some of the tracks for my taste - on Cuttin Heads, Shy and Peaceful World - John is best with rock. Nonetheless Peaceful World is classic Mellencamp. Just Like You, The Same Way I Do and Worn Out Nervous Condition are toned down, smooth flowing rock. Women Seem is quiet and personal - on his recent tour, John sang it accompanied only by his acoustical guitar - great. If you like what John Mellencamp produced over the last 5 to 7 years, you will like what you hear on this CD. Remember to listen to it several times before you make up you mind.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Translucence/Drift Music
Label: Edsel Records UK
Artist: John Foxx, Harold Budd
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
set your mind adrift


Exstremly fluied. This CD had me relaxed in a matter of min. The slow sweeping sound scape was almost other worldly. Very much in the style of Eno, or Steve Roach. Both disc had a very mellow tone that will relax any one. If you like to meditate, this would be an excelent CD set.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Jack's Crows
Label: Highstreet
Artist: John Gorka
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Poetry in Baritone


John Gorka's smooth baritone is easy to listen to but what impressed me about his songs are his lyrics. These songs are truly poetry set to music rather than the more usual "write a catchy tune then find some words that rhyme to go with it." "Night is a Woman" (my favorite) is a beautiful ballad. " I'm From New Jersey" shows Gorka's whimsy. "Semper Fi" is a moving tribute to his father. I highly recommend this album.