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Product: Audio CD
Title: The Color of Music
Label: Verity
Artist: John P. Kee
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5

'HARVEST' is the only song that I've heard from the CD. I happened to catch it on the radio one day and all I could say was "WOW". That alone was enough to sway me to order it. In my opinion, this song is Dynamite. Mr. Kee has that unique talent and ability to take a traditional melody and add just the right ingredients to make it apetizing for the whole family. The song 'HARVEST' is encouraging and a real pick-me-up. I'm looking forward to listening to the entire CD. It's a 'Must Have!!.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Wait on Him
Label: Jive
Artist: John P. Kee & the New Life Community Choir
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5

This is one classic album, and I can't rate this high enough. Every song on this album is beautifully sung and written. You will not regret purchasing this project.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Glitter
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Mariah Carey
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Restrained Mariah

It was a time of eager expectation after I heard Mariah was releasing a new album. Loverboy - the first single released - never got to me in any way, since its basic concept seems to be more like a backgound vocal performance by Carey. Unfortunately, the rest of the album's content seems to follow along the same path. Considering Mariah's history as a succesful singer, these semi-vocal perfomances made me feel sorry for the empty space in my wallet - and for the artist. Could it be her anxiety and stress communicating through the lack of quality on this cd? Even the few ballads on the disc sound as if her passion for real and touching musical efforts has smothered. Where are the lively, soaring trills and the formerly evident sheer pleasure of being a confident, yet delicate and sensual singer? Perhaps it's time for Carey to consider making an album about her emotional suffering. Is one's personal life not the inspiration for many artists? Many of the themes expressed by her on Glitter are false. Not by ability or experience, but rather the situation in her life, which to me seems to set its layers of restraint on much of the music here. Despite my admiration for Carey's abilities, I cannot recommend this album to anyone who enjoys her vocal talents.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Sunset Boulevard (1993 Original London Cast)
Label: Decca U.S.
Artist: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton, Patti LuPone, Kevin Anderson
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Golden "Sunset"

With the revival of "Sunset Blvd." making it's way through London, and prominent talk once again of making a movie of this musical, I thought it was time to revist "Sunset Blvd.", by way of its soundtracks. The 'World Premiere' recording is, by far, the best. LuPone can send chills down your spine with her magnificent vocals; drawing her audience into the fantasy world that defines Norma Desmond, without losing her importance or reducing her to 'comic relief'. Her supporting cast can hold their own against her, with a stand-out performance by Anderson, who brings the right ammount of innocence and deviousness (with a touch of wit and sarcasm) to his vocal performance. The only flaw is the edited version of the soundtrack. Unlike its American Premiere counterpart, the songs are not sung in their full length, while most of the dialogue has been scrapped , giving the sense that the whole project was rushed through.