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Product: Audio CD
Title: Moulin Rouge 2
Label: Interscope Records
Artist:
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
The gems that weren't on the first soundtrack... are here!


Basically, this soundtrack was produced to highlight the songs that didn't make the cut on the earlier soundtrack. I was particularly pleased to hear the beautifully arranged and heartbreakingly poignant "The Show Must Go On". I consider this song to be the dramatic apex of the picture, and why it was left off the first soundtrack in favor of two versions of "Nature Boy" I'll never know.
"The Pitch" and Like a Virgin" make for great listening fun. "Meet Me in the Red Room" is another forgotten gem, and its sultry vocals and toe-tapping beat will get you dancing in all sorts of embarassing ways! I also prefer this soundtrack's version of "Sparkling Diamonds"- it's brash, big-band sound certainly suits this ode to materialism.
The original film version version of "Come What May" is also included. I never particularly cared for this song, but a supplemental soundtrack would not be complete without it. Oddly, an ambient remix of "One Day I'll Fly Away", done in the style of Moby's "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" (complete with muffled background calls), is included. A remix of this song seems unnecessary, but my guess is that the producers needed to make the soundtrack's track listing more substantial.
The remainder of the soundtrack, however, is filled with instrumentals from the score. They're pleasant, certainly, but contribute nothing particuarly new (two more versions of "Your Song"?) or striking. They make for nice background tracks.
In conclusion: buy it if you loved the movie, and if you felt that the first soundtrack was lacking. Fans of the movie will be delighted with this supplemental soundtrack. If you haven't seen the movie, or if you didn't care for it, the pop-single centered first soundtrack may be a better choice for you.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Harmony Row [Bonus Tracks]
Label: Universal Int'l
Artist: Jack Bruce
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Desert island disc


Briliant songwriting, singing, arrangments, performances (especially by Chris Spedding)...whew! Best thing Jack ever did, significantly superior to Songs for a Tailor, far better overall than any subsequent solo LPs (except certain isolated songs on later solo LPs). Only Jack's collaborations with jazz/Latin musical impresario Kip Hanrahan (i.e., Verticals Currency, Desire Develops an Edge) rival HR.PS: If you can only afford one, skip the rediscovered Live '75 double CD in favor of Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, which has same band, similar song list, but tighter performances (except somewhat rougher vocals by Bruce).



Product: Audio CD
Title: Stay Human
Label: Six Degrees
Artist: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Amazing


I just got the CD and loved it so much that I just ordered the other two Franti Spearhead CDs. This CD is upbeat and cool, and there isn't a bad song in here. What a treat.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Destiny Fulfilled
Label: Sony
Artist: Destiny's Child
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Amazing CD


This is the best Destiny's Child CD out of all their CDs. You can listen to this CD from beginning to end with out skipping. DC gave us a well put together CD that sounds GOOD. I can't pick a favorite song because they all sound great. Kelly has really mature vocally she sounds good and I love her song Bad Habit track 7. Beyonce, Kelly, AND Michelle coming back together was a good move.


DC FAN SINCE 1997 AND WILL ALWAYS BE TILL THE END.