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Product: Audio CD
Title: Madonna
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Madonna The First Album Awesome


Remastered is the understatement of the year for this work of art. Madonna took the world by storm with her first album and now it sounds even better ! You an relive all those wild 80's dance days now. The remixes are awesome and the cover art is magnificient ! Don't think about passing this one up. And while your at it get the other 2 remasters and comlete your collection. If we took a Holiday everything would be Okay !!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Big Swing Face
Label: RCA
Artist: Bruce Hornsby
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
One song saves it


You can just glance at any of the reviews of this cd and see that this cd is completely different from anything he has put out. On first listen, I hated this cd and even turned it off because I was disgusted with the turn. Knowing Hornsby as a great musician, though, I forced myself to listen to it again. While I still don't love it, it is not all bad. Some of the tunes are catchy, but it is a little overproduced at times with the keyboards and drum machines. He does things with his voice on this cd that he has never before attempted, but with the turn of the music, it fits. It's definitely not up there with my favorite of his cds, but I respect that he is trying to branch out into genres and is experimenting with his style, voice, and image. The problem with it is the backlash of fans who are going to feel betrayed that it is not as mainstream and predictable as his previous outings. If you like his older stuff, most likely you won't like this one. I didn't. Give it time, though, and listen to it for what it is, not what you expect it to be. It's not great, but it's not bad.



Product: Audio CD
Title: One More Chance [US 12"/CD]
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Not A Thriller, But Still a good song


I like the songThe remixes are good too



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Art of Tea
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Michael Franks
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Sound of A Legend


Why this music never really took off is beyond me. Sure I HATED it the first time I played it. The copy I had borrowed was ancient... A CD that probably cost over $30 when originally purchased, that had the smooth top and bottom as opposed to the ridged one, the CD, all metal, and no barcode whatsoever, made the packaging look completely different than that of now. It was sort of bewildering, seeing as at the time I was only 14. A year passed, and a friend of mine's father had passed away. He burned virtually every CD he had ever owned, which was most likely thousands. I took most if not all of his copied inventory...idiot me, there had to be hundreds more that i could have savored. But in the fold,I got Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin I, Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales, and by mistake, Michael Franks' Art of Tea. I remembered the old musty CD I had borrowed, which had fascinated, and bewildered me. I reluctantly slid it into the DVD player. It came to life, and I didn't get the same feeling. The feeling was something of a wash, in warm chords and vocals. Not to mention Claus Ogerman strings. Was I ever impressed. The song?? Nightmoves. It had the sound of a late night jazz club, filled with smoke and mirrors. It made me sit at attention, hungry for more. It faded, and I felt the urge to repeat it, only to let it run, into the humorous and sexy Eggplant. I just kept on listening, and more and more i was affected. The one that stood out from the crowd, was "St. Elmo's Fire" I loved the title and the beautiful time changes, and string arrangements. The song is of a young couple thinking of getting together, amid a box of weed, and a rocky past relationship. I loved hearing it and knew the feeling, a few years later. This CD served as a piece in the soundtrack to my growing up. This soundtrack is peppered with all types of music. The fun part of this soundtrack is that now at 18, I find myself coming back more and more and just being floored by what touched me so deeply in my teenaged years. To find Mr. Franks, in there not once but 3 or 4 times, is a very reassuring thing, seeing as his music struck a chord by being quirky and different. His vocals, wry and playful. His piano and guitar, sweeping and simple. The music is still so great and makes me look to the future as a bright and interesting thing. Thanks to the Art of Tea, i know the legend that is Michael Franks