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Product: Audio CD
Title: Classic Kennedy
Label: EMI Classics
Artist:
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
A matter of taste


As one commentator has put it, you will either love or hate <Classical Nigel> on EMI (56890-2), spotlighting that cross-over badboy of music, Nigel Kennedy and his violin. My estimate falls somewhat between the emotions: amused tolerance. If Streisand wants to do German Lieder, that is her privilege; and no one is surprised when it comes out lousy. If Kiri Te Kanawa wants to do Cole Porter, you might argue that her style is simply not that required for "Anything Goes," all the while being influenced by how you feel about her as an opera superstar. Kennedy, however, stimulates more violent reactions from his fans and from his detractors, as witness the other reviews on this site.
Here we have 20 cuts of violin music ranging from Vivaldi to Joni Mitchell and the modest soloist himself. The order is not at all carefully thought out and if you hit the random play button the results will be much the same (except for the Kennedy work which he carefully put at the end). Then again, any program that has the hauntingly beautiful Gershwin "Prelude No. 2," the Debussy "Girl With the Flaxen Hair," and the traditional "Scarborough Fair" is not to be despised as long as the melodies are not wrenched out of all recognition. Here they are given respectful treatment and the other 17 pieces are either on the mark stylistically or very far off it but enjoyable on their own terms.
The English Chamber Orchestra gives the soloist fine support, although the sudden vocal for the Scarborough cut is intrusive but eerie enough to be interesting.



Product: Audio CD
Title: In The Zone
Label: Jive
Artist: Britney Spears
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Digital edits don't make a good song


Hey Britney U say u wanna loose control!!! Dang ya'll this cd is soooooooooooooooo hott its a party dance cd i luv it luv it luv it its soooooo banging i waz always a britney fan from baby one more time i have all her cds and she is getting better..don't mind the hater's out there she's not a kid n e more she could do what she likes and i luv this cd ya'll should get IT!!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: On Eagle's Wings
Label: Atlantic
Artist: Michael Crawford
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
An incredibly moving and touching collection.


Michael Crawford, who dazzled us as the Phantom, has done it again, yet this time he cuts straight to the heart. There are few voices that can carry the sweet message of "Not Too Far From Here" and "On Eagle's Wings" the way Michael Crawford's can. He is truly a musical genius.



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
Wonderful


What a wonderful, fresh sound! Clay has an amazing voice. He'll always be an American Idol to me!!! If you haven't bought this CD, buy it now! You'll be hooked.