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Product: Audio CD
Title: Vitamin C [ENHANCED CD]
Label: Elektra
Artist: Vitamin C
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
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Product: Audio CD
Title: The Best of Deniece Williams: Gonna Take a Miracle
Label: Sony
Artist: Deniece Williams
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Wow!!!!!


Deniece Williams--WOW!! Not too much a person can say. What a wonderous voice and such magnificent control. Can't get enough of her. I wish there was more available, particularily with some of the more recognizable standards. I first heard her with Johhny Mathis and she was never better, before or since. They were born to sing together, but this collection is superb. I have one small complaint. Leave out the gospel song, "God is Amazing". I have nothing against gospel, but if I want to hear it I will buy gospel specific recordings and Deniece has at least one that I know of. For this song to come up in the middle of a love song collection is simply out of place. I realize it is her "best" album, but please. Beyond that, this is a must for anyone who loves Deniece. More please--she's one of the best.



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Art of Sumi Jo
Label: Polygram Records
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
My most favorite of the Sumi Jo albums...


But now, others can have access to this peppy, catchy-tuned album with Sumi Jo singing arias from obscure French operas and operettas (with the two Queen of the Night arias from Die Zauberfl?te thrown in for good measure!).
Every one of these songs are so enjoyable, there's really isn't a bad one in the bunch. They all seem to be perfectly tailored to what this woman can do (Yes, it is true... she is no machination but a real, live woman.) Sumi Jo is in great form, singing with her crystal-clear coloratura through almost every piece ("Mes ch?res soeurs" is more legato and smooth-flowing than the others probably to allow you to hear that she is not only a master of the coloratura but the length and flow of line as well). Not much else is to be noted since this CD is just so amazing (if you love her other CD's like: Bel Canto, Virtuoso Arias, and Sumi Jo Sings Mozart, you should ADORE this album). I really like the trio "Ah, vous dirai-je maman" from the opera Le Toreador by Adolphe Adam that she recorded with Richard Bonynge a while ago. It's basically been made a vocalise from the original theme by Mozart. I have to make a special note though about one other piece, the "Carnaval de Venise" by Victor Masse. I'm sure Bonynge pulled out this obscure piece JUST for Sumi Jo. The last one-and-a-half minutes are PURE coloratura (I know, this sounds a little excessive as my girlfriend would point out, but I find it thrilling as I hang on every moment of it). It shows just how much control she has of her technique (The only bobble she makes on the entire CD is heard at one point in this piece where she seems to be running out of breath. But who can blame her for one teeny mistake when she's just sung fiery, blazing coloratura for 20 seconds or so with one breath in a long string of appoggiaturas???). It's simply amazing and is a perfect showpiece to end the CD with, though they're all great arias.
If you purchase this album and enjoy it at least half as much as I do, it'll be well worth the buy. So... we have 14 pieces multiplied by 5 stars easily each, plus 20 stars for Sumi Jo's gorgeous voice, and 10 for Bonynge's selection of material and we arrive at a grand total of 100 stars. Enjoy!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Kiva
Label: Hearts of Space
Artist: Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Ron Sunsing
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Among the top 10 sacred psychedelic CDs


These artists should stick to the genre of music they are appreciated for and known for...Steve Roach is a New Age artist....this is another rip off of First Americans...some non-Indian artists trying to sound like they KNOW our music...please....it belongs in "New Age" not Native American....If you want to hear and learn about Native American Musicians and music, then search out the REAL Indians, not the wannabees who want to cash in on popularity.