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Product: Audio CD
Title: Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol. III
Label: J-Records
Artist: Rod Stewart
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Rod Does It Again!


I love this CD....His voice seems made for these songs, good song selection and it is apparent he loves singing them. I like these songs too..being a baby boomer that watched a lot of old black and whites when these songs were newer...


While I am still hoping for some new Rod (with perhaps Ron Wood) Rockin' Blues type material at some time in the near future, a fourth CD wouldn't be a total disappointment in my veiw. Hopefully 'Stormy Weather' will be one to make it next time.




Product: Audio CD
Title: Shaka Zulu (1984 Television Mini-Series)
Label: Proarte
Artist: David Pollecutt
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
OH MY WORD!!!! THIS CD IS BEAUTIFUL!!


Words can not explain how much I enjoyed this cd!!! My husband bought this cd for me last week and I have been playing it non stop ever since.
Track #10 Pampata(Wemsheli Wami) has got to be one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard!!! I'm trying to convince my son and future daughter inlaw to use it as their wedding song.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Glitter
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Mariah Carey
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Prime Mariah


Don't let the bad press about Mariah's emotional breakdown and the harsh reviews for the rather flimsy film "Glitter" hinder you from checking out this "soundtrack" album. It is really good. It was released on the dark day of Sept 11 and for that and other reasons, I believe it never got the chance it deserved. This is not a flop, creatively speaking. Mariah is in prime form. The voice is there, the melodies are there, the groove is on. Check out classic Mariah on "Don't Stop(funkin for Jamaica)" and tell me you don't want to move. Listen to the classic Mariah style balladry of "Lead the Way" and "Never Too Far" Beautifully sung, powerful and emotionally resonant. Even different from her past ballads with fresh melodies and a less produced sound. She sings a nice duet with Eric Benet on the track "Want You" It's a nice match although Eric seems to struggle to keep up with Mariah. The best song in my opinion that just burns up the turntable is "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" Sure it's a remake but Mariah does her usual and makes it her own. Overall, the cd has an 80's feel but without that hollow sound...there is more substance here. Add in Mariah who dazzles vocally and you have a solid album that got passed by. Don't make that mistake! Check it out! Keep it up MC!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Return of the Jedi: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Special Edition)
Label: RCA
Artist: John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Sexy Dancer Come Back!


Ozzabb below describes perfectly the underlying faults of the conclusion to the Star Wars epic, so I'll move on to MY gripe. Does anyone else feel the 'special format' took some of the magic away from the originals? True, it did clarify the space battle scenes and the addition of the Hoth monster was cool, but the Tatooine scene in the first movie was WAY too cluttered. Realistic for a major town of commerce, perhaps, but the scene where the stormtroopers are manipulated by Kenobi looses some of its power.
Yet that cannot compare to the terrible change they made in RETURN OF THE JEDI. The original music scene for Jabba's lair was dark and catchy, just the sort of puesdo-middle-eastern tune one would expect in such a dangerous and wild place. Why did they take it out? This version features a warbling pair of singers that are worse than some of our celebrated 'divas' of today, and the Sexy Dancer is reduced to a footnote. Agggh! At least I have the original...