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Product: Audio CD
Title: Amnesia [CD5/Cassette Single]
Label: Curb Records
Artist: Blake & Brian
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I think it is a great song.


Amnesia is my new favorite song. Everytime I hear it I get excited. It reminds me of my girlfriend whom I care a lot about. I e-mailed CMT and asked them to play the video more often. Blake And Brian you boys can SING you'll probably be bigger than Brooks & Dunn in the future. Good Luck in the future, Matt



Product: Audio CD
Title: Caribou [Bonus Tracks]
Label: Island
Artist: Elton John
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
OK album


Caribou was recorded in a narrow window of time between touring commitments while Elton John and his band were riding the crest of a massive wave of popularity in 1974. It is similar to 1975's Rock Of The Westies then in having a couple of really good songs but a preponderance of ordinary ones. It therefore does not rate as many stars for entertainment value as other Elton albums from the same period, though it is still a good album, and topped sales charts in mid-1974 all around the world.

The good songs are The Bitch Is Back - a glitzy hard-rocker about Elton's famous temper tantrums! and the wonderful ballad Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, which has lovely harmonies and a classic chorus. These made Elton's Greatest Hits album and are still part of his concert set-list in the 2000's . The other songs have not weathered so well, but Ticking deserves a mention as it's a tale of that tragic modern figure - the quiet, repressed young man who can't vent his feelings and then one day inexplicably goes berserk and creates a siege/gunman standoff with hostages/ shootings etc. that inevitably ends in his demise.

Solar Prestige A Gammon is a ludicrous nonsense-song that makes you think that Elton and Bernie might have started to run short on good ideas for songs - it really represented madcap, manic Elton humour at its most impenetrable. You're So Static is so static. I've Seen The Saucers , Grimsby, Dixie Lily were only so-so . Pinky was a pleasant mid-ranking Elton ballad.

The bonus tracks here are Sick City ,Cold Highway, and One Day At A Time - all 1974 B-sides. The first two are good, and probably are better than some of the tracks that made the album.

The othe bonus is the 1973 Christmas single Step Into Christmas, a jolly singalong tune that appears on some newer CD versions of the Caribou album .It is nice and fun.

By the way, Caribou is the name of the Rocky Mountain locale where the album was recorded!


So overall I give this album a 3 , perhaps 3.5 out of 5.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Songs from the West Coast
Label: Universal
Artist: Elton John
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Intentional errors?


My two favourite tracks on this album (I Want Love & This Train Don't Stop There Anymore) have been rendered unlistenable because the guitarist was allowed to ignore the suspended 4ths that Elton was playing on the piano on 'I Want Love' as were the bass guitarist and strings halfway through verse 2 on 'This Train Don't Stop There Anymore'. I'm sure they were after a raw feel, but there's a difference between raw and just plain bad. I can't believe this. Elton John's one of my musical heroes. It's such a shame because they're both classic tracks.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Lost Songs 95-98
Label: RCA
Artist: David Gray
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Don't Know how these songs were ever lost!


What wonderful songs. David is so powerful. I am glad he is finally getting the credit he deserves.