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Product: Audio CD
Title: Ray of Light
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
It's good.


Madonna is the most influential recording artist of the century, this album is proof, the ability to grow and change are most respectible traits, buy listen with open ears and enjoy!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Solo Acoustic
Label:
Artist: David Gans
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Capturing the live experience


The Grateful Dead had a knack for covering a song and making it their own. David Gans is also blessed with this gift. I first listened to the disc without looking at the tracklist, and on more than one occasion, I was surprised to learn that a track was indeed a cover song. His voice and playing style have this strange ability to wrap themselves around each tune and transform it into an effortless piece of music that flows from the heart.
Perhaps David's strongest skill is his ability to wrap himself inside the lyrics of so many different characters. Just listen to his take on Gram Parson's "Return of the Griveous Angel," a song that I never particularly cared for until now, and you can't help but feel for this heartaching character that he creates. And if bittersweet pain is your game, no Dead fan would be disappointed by his heartfelt deliveries on "Brokedown Palace" or "Black Peter."
Of course, this album is anything but a somber funeral dirge. There are plenty of jovial turns on songs such as "Down To Eugene," and Martin Mull's hysterical "Normal." Let's not forget the riotous donning of the jumpsuit for a rocking version of "Elvis Imitators."
If smooth segueways are your game, you'll be hard pressed to top the transition from a majestic "Lady With a Fan -> Terrapin Station" into David's fan-favorite, "River and Drown" which gives way to his Jerry Garcia tribute, "The Minstrel." However,
if you're like me, you'll fall head over heels for the smooth-as-butter transition from "Black Peter" into "Dear Mr. Fantasy" into "Trying."
One last word needs to be said about David's new song, "Who Killed Uncle John?" This song is just flat-out fantastic. Lyrically, the song makes some great statements about the world that has evolved in the wake of Jerry Garcia's passing, but David resists the temptation to give in to cynicism and spins an optimistic and truthful ending to the tale. Musically, this tune couldn't sound more like Bob Dylan in his acoustic prime. Over a heavily accented guitar riff, David punctuates each lyric with fire and drives home the emotions that lie beneath this powerful song.
If you go see David Gans in concert, you're likely to witness a performance packed with skilled playing, impassioned singing, dextrous improvisation, and a fresh dose of humor. Solo Acoustic nicely captures all of those elements into an 80 minute musical journey with many twists and turns but plenty of emotion at the core.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Enchantment
Label: Sony
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Spectacular recording by beautiful voice


I was first mesmerized by this 15 year old girl when she appeared as a guest on Jay Leno TONIGHT SHOW October 4, 2001 and have become a real fan of her singing ever since. She selects wonderful titles for this recording and shows real talent in presenting them! She has a very bright future.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Ocean's Eleven
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: David Holmes, Various Artists
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
INCOMPLETE


this CD is lame.... why you ask? Well, first of all some of the tracks have annoying film dialogue spliced in so if you like hearing a certain song on the track over and over, you're forced to hear the damn dialog from the film. Yeah, that's what I'd love to hear is dialog that if I wanted to listen to, I'd rewind the movie over and over... that's a nuisance, but worse, is the fact that there are about 3 or 4 tracks that were played in the film that are missing here. explanation? who knows, shame on WB for churning out this crappy cd. You'd figure there are certain tracks on the cd that are only 5 second long dialog sequences from the film, that they'd be able to fit in some of the MUSIC from the movie not the damn dialog. Regardless, there are tracks missing and if I want to listen to them, I have to watch the movie... very dissapointing do not give this cd any chance