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Product: Audio CD
Title: Tombstone (1993 Film)
Label: Intrada
Artist: Bruce Broughton
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Beautiful, vibrant and too much fun


Frankly, I'm not a Kilmer fan -- didn't think he could act all that well. This movie proves me wrong -- Mr. Kilmer CAN act and act very well. He just needs the right script/character. His character, Doc Holliday, made the movie for me. The lines were great, the talent was exquisite. Kudos to you, sir!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Silverado: Original Motion Picture Sound Track
Label: Intrada
Artist: Bruce Broughton
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A Classic Western


When Silverado first appeared in the theaters, I believed the movie critics and failed to see it. I have spent the years since regretting that choice. The cinematography is superb. The script sparkles so that you'd almost think the Epstein brothers had a hand in it. And the performances rank among their personal best for most of the cast. File it with your favorite Western videos right next to the Cavalry Trilogy. The only thing that's missing is Ben Johnson (and don't you know he probably regretted it!).



Product: Audio CD
Title: Ken Burns JAZZ Collection: John Coltrane
Label: Polygram Records
Artist: John Coltrane
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
A sparse collection


I think the Coltrane collection is really, hmmn, not very good. Each of the discs in the Jazz collection comes with an essay. The writer about Coltrane, Carl Woideck, seems to be pretty ambivalent about Coltrane all together. You get the impression that he doesn't think all that highly of Coltrane and that he has very little to say. On top of that, the collection is sparse. "Giant Steps" is not included (the booklet explains that they wanted to include it, but could not due to "licensing restrictions"), nothing is included from "Blue Train" and very little is included from his later period. Only "Acknowledgment" is included from "A Love Supreme". All told, there are only 10 songs on the CD. Compare that to 16 songs on the Dizzy Gillespie disc, or 14 song on the Thelonious Monk disc. And it's not just song length that is dictaing how many tracks are included. The length of the Coltrane songs doesn't vary that much from the Gillespie tracks. I find it odd that they would put out this CD since I got the impression that they put very little effort into it.
There are better collections or you could start with Coltrane albums like "Blue Train" or "Giant Steps"



Product: Audio CD
Title: Go For Baroque! - The Canadian Brass
Label: RCA
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Consistent excellence


The Canadian Brass never disappoints. There are some great arrangements of Baroque classics on this album. It may be hard to imagine an organ piece like Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor played by a brass quartet, but it actually works. Overall, this album is consistent in delivering great music.