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Product: Audio CD
Title: John Williams Guitar Transcriptions
Label: Sony
Artist:
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Only for guitar freaks.


The two most important features on this album are the two violin concertos arranged for guitar by John Williams (like all the music on this recording).
In general I love the guitar music of John Williams but these transcriptions are simply not good enough when you compare them to the original violin music. The guitar is allright for the allegros but it's a complete disaster when you listen to the adagios. In these movements the violin can sustain the same note during several measures but a note played on the guitar fades away the moment the string is plucked. So what you hear is basically the chamber orchestra with a very 'shy' guitar just looking around the corner, so to speak. Like I said only the allegros are tolerable.
On the other hand Williams's transcription from the famous Violin Sonata A major (J.S.Bach) is superb and makes this album rather good alltogether.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Sogno
Label: Philips
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I am so glad I purchased this CD


This has got to be one of the most beautiful CDs I've listened to in a long, long time. I was reminded of Phantom of The Opera, I could feel the music.



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Emancipation of Mimi
Label: Island
Artist: Mariah Carey
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
MARIAH IS BACK!!


I bought the cd today and was very impressed. Wow mariah sounds better than ever with her beautiful ballads and all her hip hop/r&b tracks. I don't have a favorite song cause i love them all. To all the Mariah haters with the negative reviews get a life! Go pick up the album its hella good.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Space Oddity
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Charming!


'space oddity,' is perhaps one of the most bizarre david bowie albums ever made, and that really is saying something. unlike the glam-rock bombast that would be ziggy stardust or the cold, funky thin white duke, bowie presents us with major tom, an astronaut who is lost in space.
the songs on, 'space oddity,' veer from one musical style to the next. the title track displays bowie at his most dreamy and loose, but then, 'unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed,' explodes as a dylan-esque blues romp (this is also the song that features bowie's immortal line, 'i'm a phallus in pigtails'). but after the short and forgettable, 'don't sit down,' 'cygnet committee really displays beautiful songwriting. it's sort of an extended jam which goes over 9 minutes.
the next few songs are very forgettable, but once, 'wild eyed boy from freecloud,' comes on, you realize that his cheesy lyrics and subject matter can in fact be profound. this is perhaps most evident on, 'memory of a free festival,' a wandering, isolated song.
so get this album if you like any of bowie's transformations. it's hard to tell which character of his could make such an unpredictable album.