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Product: Audio CD
Title: Devils & Dust
Label: Sony
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
The American Storyteller Strikes Again


OK, I think that a lot of people (myself included) as used to Bruce backed by the E Street band. But this is something very different. While I enjoy the CD as I am listening now, I do in someway miss that big "bang" of E Street.
The title song "Devils & Dust" is truly amazing, I instantly fell in love with it. The other songs have a dark American shadow over them, which is something that Bruce portrays very well.
As for the DVD side, there is really very little. There are a few acoustic versions of songs; which honestly are not much different than the actual ones, since they have very little besides his guitar with them anyway. Would I recommend this? Yes, its Bruce Springsteen, so of course. Is it different than his past few albums, definitely, so be advised of that. Hope this helps!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Philip Glass - Songs from Liquid Days
Label: Sony
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Up Late Listening to Philip Glass


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Product: Audio CD
Title: Play
Label: V2. / Bmg
Artist: Moby
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Wow... How Diverse An Album, Eh?


I had never heard of Moby until I bought this album. I kept hearing his name and bought "Play" on a whim. And I'm glad I did because I would've never ventured into the field of techno (i.e. Daft Punk). Although I'm not a vegan, I respect Moby's faith, because I'm a religious person also. I'm a fan of all genres of music, but I assumed techno was strictly ambient/electronic/dancy music. Moby sets himself apart from the techno bunch with this negro spiritual-inspired, 18-track opus. It's amazing how you can take a plain ol' sample, add some tranquil, melodic background music and create a compelling work out of it. Add that to the fact that Moby is practically a one-man band and did all of the musical work himself. From classical to rock to techno, there's a song for everyone. All in all, this album is a classic. And you don't even have to be a fan of the genre. I would've given this 4 1/2 stars, but that's not an option, is it? Nope. My top 5 are "Porcelain" (my favorite one), "Southside", "Rushing", "Bodyrock", and "Inside" (my second favorite one). An honorable mention to "Run On" as well, because the lyrics coupled with the beat makes for a quite catchy song. If you don't own anything by Moby because you don't like techno, you should at least give it one complete listen. I didn't think I would be too thrilled about it either. Granted, there could've been less repetitiveness with the samples, but it's something that you can listen to straight thru. You can scoff at Moby if you want to, but do you think today's generation would even consider listening to late 1800's/early 1900's plantation music? I'd probably squirm in my seat...



Product: Audio CD
Title: Don Giovanni: Lepovello's Revenge (Soundtrack)
Label: Cbc
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Masterful Don Giovanni


To hear my favorite singer perform my favorite opera is a treat indeed, and through the the magic of modern technology, we get to hear him do duets with himself, as both the Don, and Leporello. This dual casting, as the booklet says about this hour long film, "...alludes to the notion that the Don and his servant are alter-egos, opposite sides of the the same person".
One of the reasons I like this CD is that I get to hear all the parts of this opera (including the overture) that delight me, all on one disc...also the recitativos, which are sometimes the most delectable of all...and Hvorostovsky does them so well, with his flawless Italian.I also love the trio "Al taci, ingiusto core", and the sestetto "Sola, sola in buio loco". Of the lovely melodic arias, the "La ci darem la mano" duet, and the beautiful Serenata are wonderful, and perfectly suited for his rich baritone.
In the cast there's Dominique Labelle (Donna Anna), Gary Relyea (Commendatore), Liesel Fedkenheuer (Donna Elvira), Michael Colvin (Ottavio), Krisztina Szabo (Zerlina), and Alain Coulombe (Masetto), and though they may not be of Hvorostovsky's stature (few singers are !), they do an excellent job of backing him here. I especially like Relyea, and he gets to sing in what for me is one of the greatest scenes in all opera, the final trio, starting with the Commendatore's "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco"...now to hope this film becomes available on video !