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Product: Audio CD
Title: TV Land Presents: Favorite TV Theme Songs
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: Walter Schumann, Marius Constant
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
It's wonderful, but...


... some of the songs (such as Bonanza and Star Trek) are not original and have been re-performed by other artists.Since I mainly bought the cd for the song of Bonanza I am really disappointed. I wish they would say on the back of the cd that 3-4 songs are not original recordings. I would probably buy the disc all the same, but I felt cheated.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water/This Is The Night
Label: RCA
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Excellent!


Clay is the best! I love the songs in this single. He should have won the American Idol title. He is my favorite!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Sony
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Wow!


I had a chance to listen to this score today, and I was blown away. This is John Williams best score since, "The Empire Strikes Back." By the end of this score, I felt like I had been in the film, "and I haven't even seen it."



Product: Audio CD
Title: Hallucinations
Label: EMI
Artist: David Usher
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Urgent Music


David Usher's 3rd solo CD builds on his previous two releases and is simply some of the most moving, brilliant music you will hear. Although darker and a bit more of a spark plug, it's Rufus Wainwright that he increasingly reminds me of with his experiment with melody and diverse instrumentation on the arrangements. On the opening title track he sings, "Standing on the top looking down, thought it'd be so damn easy," as the guitars fire with staccato breathiness in the bridge. Five of the tracks on the disc rate classic status, which is an incredible percentage of truly great tracks on any one non-greatest hits release.
On "I'm Coming Down" David as a vocalist expresses such desperate discontent with normalcy as his voice hits the upper registers with an incredibly dramatic music, "I thought you should know that inside I've grown cold, and I fight every day to lose control." "Time of Our Lives" is currently #1 in my own personal top ten. From its opening line, "I once saw a man on fire staring out of his window," we hear the urgency of emotion that is a hallmark of classic Usher and the guitars chime like they were spark plugged from the Allman Brothers, "Who of us will tell what these dark days will bring?" It's a breathtaking track worth the price of the CD. "Message Home" has another startlingly original melody with Usher's piano creating urgency, "If we never try then we'll never take, If we never bend then we'll never break, if we stimulate & we sexualize, will we need it more." The guitars swirl like smoke up a chimney. Another breathtaking track. "Surfacing" is another amazing melody with lyric and vocal creating urgency followed by peace, "The picture perfect life is fading out of view & high above me I can feel the world, but I don't need it, I don't need it, I don't need it ... I just need you." The final hidden live track that's not listed is also incredible. I don't know what to call it other than the first few words of the lyric "Smells on the Air," "Caught in the rage & the fire of things, all the brightness that burns is fumbling through, like a child in the dark, when her nakedness comes, I'm shocked by the color, the glorious weight of your skin comes alive." Usher simply marries melody, lyric, arrangement, powerfully emotional singing, and sterling musicianship on a par with almost no other musician. This is music that is urgent, unique and unforgettable. Seek & you shall find! Bravo!