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Product: Audio CD
Title: The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)
Label: Decca U.S.
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Best Sounds Even Better


My introduction to the phenomenal world of Andew Lloyd Webber began in high school. While watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon in 1988 (my fresman year), I happened upon one of the most haunting, beautiful, dramatic voices I have ever heard. Michael Crawford had been around but for the first time, I was totally transfixed to my television. The next day, a classmate brought the performance of "Music of the Night" to choir. It was not for another two years that my high school choir traveled to Chicago to see "Phantom" and it forever changed my life. I had known for years that I wanted to be a performer, but after seeing this spectacular show, I also wanted to become a stage performer. The show contains so many songs that are now world-reknown that it is hard to think of them all: Angel of Music, Music of the Night, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, All I Ask of You, Point of No Return, and not forgetting the title song. My sister has the original double CD soundtrack; however, it is full of scratches. I am so pleased that ALW remastered the masterpiece, and placed it in a slim package with a nice jacket (it is so bothersome storing the old double CD packages.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits
Label: Arista
Artist: Whitney Houston
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
BUY THE U.K VERSION - IT HAS ONLY 6 REMIXES!


Which makes it a better CD. A greatest hits CD is not a greatest hits CD without the originals hits on it. I haven't heard the U.S. version - but to be honest I wouldn't buy it because the songs are probably unrecognisable.
The following is the track listing for the UK CD that I copied from Amazon.co.uk:
Disc: 1 1. Saving all my love for you 2. Greatest love of all 3. One moment in time 4. I have nothing 5. I will always love you 6. Run to you 7. You give good love 8. All at once 9. Where do broken hearts go 10. If you say my eyes are beautiful (Duet with Jermaine Jackson) 11. Didn't we almost have it all 12. All the man that I need 13. Exhale (shoop shoop) 14. Count on me (Duet with CeCe Winans) 15. I believe in you and me 16. I learned from the best 17. Same script, different cast (Duet with Deborah Cox) 18. Could I have this kiss forever (Duet with Eurique Iglesias)(Metro mix)
Disc: 2 1. If I told you that (Whitney Houston & George Michael) 2. Fine 3. My love is your love 4. It's not right but it's okay 5. Heartbreak hotel 6. Step by step 7. Queen of the night (Cj Mackintosh mix) 8. I'm every woman 9. Love will save the day 10. I'm your baby tonight 11. So emotional 12. I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) 13. How will I know 14. I will always love you (Hex Hector mix) 15. Greatest love of all (Club 69 mix) 16. It's not right but it's okay (Thunderpuss mix) 17. I'm your baby tonight (Dronez mix)
All of the tracks that people are complaining about being missing from the US version are on this one instead. I hope you manage to get your hands on a copy - you'll like it!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Heavier Things
Label: Sony
Artist: John Mayer
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
John Mayer For President ?


People people!! does nobody know good music when they here it anymore ? This is a amazing set of movies we are watching here..."Room For Squares" sat us up in our seats and gave us something new we hadn't heard/seen and we loved it. Even the pre-quel to this amazing movie (Inside Wants Out) was good. And in the anticipation of what in reality is an OUTSTANDING live preformance John gives us a teaser with "Any Given Thursday". Folks this is the second movie to hopefully a never ending list of films and this one has me on the edge of my seat I love it. I'm not getting up for anything...everything else can wait, I'm here for the ride....Rock it on John



Product: Audio CD
Title: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Groundbreaking brilliance...


Few records can justifiably claim to be "groundbreaking", but here's one - a mesmerising example of two highly creative musicians at the peak of their powers pushing their ideas out to the edge. Using the infectious poly-rhythms and jerky, high tension riffs & vocals that permeated their brilliantly successful collaboration on Talking Heads' "Remain in Light" as their starting point, they mix-in ingenious looped samples and insidious guitar, synthesizer & percussion back-beats to produce something completely unique. Not only like nothing else around at the time but, like all truly great albums, one that hasn't aged with time. Often sounding more like an inventive slice of modern "electronica/dance" it's almost impossible to believe that it was produced over twenty years ago... and, of course, a great deal of what's followed since can be traced back to this amazing record.

Darker and far more "left-field" than "Remain in Light", "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" is no easy listen, but with repeat playing it becomes equally addictive... a worthy successor and a wholly successful exploration of just how far Brian Eno's & David Byrne's complex fusions of electronica & rock could be taken. File under "essential, timeless and under-rated slice of musical genius".