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Product: Audio CD
Title: Play
Label: V2. / Bmg
Artist: Moby
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
MobySignalsTheEndOfAllLifeOnEarth


Play is a real treat for Moby fans or anyone who just likes good music. Each song on the album has its own feel to it and is beautiful in its own way. The highlights: "Porcelain", "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad", "Southside", "Bodyrock", "Natural Blues", "Guitar Flute & String" and "My Weakness". What more can I say? Buy it, listen to it and decide for yourself.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Sogno
Label: Philips
Artist:
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Numero Uno,,,Andrea Boccelli


I never really cared for tenors, but Andrea Boccelli is second to none in my book. His work is one of a genius and far more surpasses the other great tenors in Italy by far!! Sogno is incredible.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Russell Watson · The Voice
Label: Decca
Artist:
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
A voice in there . . . somewhere


Yes, Mr Watson has the raw material for an attractive operatic tenor, but by the evidence of this CD the vocal material is still quite raw indeed. If he pushes, strains, and bullies his music in the manner heard in this album much longer "the voice" will be in shreds in no time. Compounding the problem are the horrendous arrangements of original material. The distending and re-editing of Giordano's miniature marvel "Amor ti vieta" - to point out just one example from so many - is a travesty! Trash this embarrassing CD and send the tenor back to his vocal coach for more technique. Meanwhile, rush out and buy Naxos' superior Bjoerling album for a taste of a "real" voice.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Brian Wilson (Dlx)
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: Brian Wilson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
If you missed it the first time, don't miss it again!


This album was cruelly discontinued by Sire Records after poor initial sales in 1988. This robbed many of hearing one of Brian's most creative outputs ever. I personally love this album nearly as much as some of Brian's best work in the 60's. I think the emotion that comes out in this album is truly remarkable. Although not a consistently strong album lyrically, it more than makes up for it with beautiful music and great hooks. The bonus tracks are interesting, in that they give the listener a look inside Brian's master plan, as he lays down vocals and demos the material. For as intricate as the finished products became, it's intriguing to see where they all started. A couple of great extras too, like "He Couldn't Get His Poor Body to Move", which was later included on the unreleased "Sweet Insanity" album. I'm thrilled with the rejuvenation that Brian has experienced in the last couple of years, and I think the re-release of this album crowns a magnificent late run for the 'Mozart of Hawthorne'.