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Product: Audio CD
Title: Tonight [ECD]
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
This is not very good...


Well this was a massive disappointment. Having loved 'Loving The Alien' and thinking 'Blue Jean' was quite good, I bought this album, thinking all the reviews previously were exaggerating the quality of the album. Unfortunately, I was Wrong.

The title track is horrible, just 80s pop at its worst, although i quite like the soft-reggae 'Don't Look Down', and the cover of the Beach Boys classic isnt as bad as you would think. For the second half of the album, things take a definite turn for the worse, although there is a nice brass accompliment for a couple of the songs. The last 3 tracks are terrible by Bowies standards and completlely unmemorable, im listening to Dancing With The Big Boys now, and I cant pick out a chorus at all.

Overall, a pretty bad album, the only songs i would listen to out of choice are Loving the alien, God only knows and Blue Jean, 2 of which are on the Best of Bowie album. AVOID.



Product: Audio CD
Title: As Time Goes By...The Great American Songbook: Volume II
Label: J-Records
Artist: Rod Stewart
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
We all become our parents


On the "Today" show they mused with Harry Connick over why several pop stars have gone to nostalgia. After hearing this and Stewart's earlier, "Great American Songbook" I know why yesterday's songs are making a comeback. They have common human emotions, beautiful melodies and intellegent meaningful lyrics. They DO NOT advocate drugs, fast cars, violence and degredation of women.Stewart's rendition of these classic songs is plain without wailing. His slightly raspy voice is ideal and used to its greatest advantage. The backup ochestration is melodic and downright beautiful. I am reminded of the sensation I get everytime I listen to Nat King Cole, everyting is just as it should be. A proper blend of everything done by a performer who loves his job. For the most part these are love songs. Remember love songs? Songs that boys and girls used to listen to and romantically think of each other. Songs like, "I Only Have Eyes For You, "Till There Was You," and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."There is also a wonderful version of Charlie Chaplin's, "Smile" which several people (Michael Bolton and Lyle Lovett) have rediscovered. Rod Stewart has done a fine job of allowing thes great songs to have another outting. This and the first "Great American Songbook" are fine recordings that offer loving renditions of great music. I hope to hear a third songbook from Stewart. Perhaps with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."



Product: Audio CD
Title: On the 6
Label: Sony
Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
run of the mill


Jennifer Lopez is an actess with delusions of diva-hood, how else can you explain this third-rate and shoddy album? She is a talented acress, but a lousy singer. "On the 6" sounds like a bad splicing of a badWhitney Houston imitation and TLC, with some dance beats thrown in to make it passable to young people and trendy party goers. The songs are the usual mish-mash of love/hate/breaking up, all that stuff. Not a single drop of originality. She is good looking, rich, and connected, which perhaps explains the existence of this album. Sadly, whatever potential it has is not met. She could have tried, and accomplished better than this.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Chicago - A Musical Vaudeville (1975 Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Arista
Artist: John Kander, Fred Ebb, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Low Down Chicago!


Gwen Verdon's infectious vocals enliven the ultimate dumb-like-a- fox Roxie. Chita Rivera gives Velma a wicked rasp that has yet to be matched. Jerry Orbach couldn't be sleazier or in finer voice. And when it comes to slinging innuendo, Mary McCarty's Matron Mama Morton leaves the other Mamas in her dust.