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Product: Audio CD
Title: Global Underground: Hong Kong
Label: Global Underground
Artist: John Digweed
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
now THIS is what I like


A mere five months after his critically acclaimed "Bedrock" project, world-renowned DJ John Digweed serves up two of the most monumental, utterly transcendental mixes I've ever heard. While "Bedrock" was dreamy, percussive, lightly progressive house, this is a nuclear winter of non-stop, sinister, dirty trance that trips the hell out of you. The level of artistry here is high, Digweed showcases his unique use of source material and his undeniably deep (i'm going to use this word alot) mixing. Without a doubt one of the best mixes EVER.
There's but a few tracks on these disks that other DJ's have dared to mix. "The Baguio Track", Cevin Fisher's "Music Saved My Life" and Science Department's "Repercussion (Funk Function Mix)" have been on other sets but there's alot of tracks here you just can't here elsewhere. This is progressive house and trance, dark in atmosphere and dark in soul. You get big bassy beats and drunken vocal samples sliding across the tracks genially.
On the first disc, you are immediatly greeted with Underworld's funky classic "Cups (Salt City Orchestra Mix)", a very airy and smooth hypnotic track. It opens up the dark and transcendental worl of Digweed. Ever so gradually "Madder Rose (FC Kahuna Mix)", "Something For The Soul", "Into Deep (Medway Remix)", and "Gravi Tech" all tune in in that order. Although these tracks biuld you up for the latter part of the mix, these tracks are far from a warm-up, incredibly deep house, taking your mind body and soul to the next level. "Tribe & Trance (Voyager Remix)" is just what it says: tribal beats and dark trance. The synth sweetly intoxicates your body and builds up to the similarly jaw-dropping vocal-driven "Here I Am (Hard Mix)". Then the familiar notes of Luzon's "The Baguio Track" chime in and let you see the song in a new light. Not as the percussive hard trancer that most dj's have been using it for, but as a melancholy, eerily chanting progressive piece. After a bit you hear those warped vocal samples of "Music Saved My Life" and we get thrown into a minimal percussive pulser. The first disc has the most expansive closing tracks I've heard thus far. The fuzzy optimism of "Useless" chimes around in your head before taking a sinister turn towards "Flanker", a VERY hard and acidic piece that proves just how dirty Digweed is willing to play. Wow, what a journey.
The second disc gives you a bit of a different picture from the beginning. The gliding slowly churning funk associated with POB's "Glide" lingers for a teasing 3 minutes before you fly into Tilt's universe with "Angry Skies (Tilt's Numerology Dub)" This is an exclusive track that I REALLY wish I could find on vinyl, cause it's one of my all-time favourites. A sinister breakbeat leads the scary synth hits and sickly synth. The breakdown/buildup at just after 4 minutes is priceless. Anyways, similar to the first disc, we have 3 pieces that carry the mix up to a high euphoric level: "Futurized" is the minimal house piece that sets the mood. "Diablo (Evolution Mix)" is a good depiction of how incredibly complex something can be while remaining deep & dark. Jimmy Van M's well-produced "More" brings a glitzy synth and popping vocals through a wet wall of deep house. SOMEHOW this builds towards the trance-y "Sputnic (New York FM Mix)" which is the climax of the album. A well-timed breakbeat slowly but surely building towards a heavy vocal sample and trance rhythms. It's twin, "Persuasion (Funk Function Future Mix)" is the rocker with shifting vocals and yearning synth leads and "Crash (Funk Function Groove Mix)" Cool vocal samples. Very cool. Digweed brings the mix bak towards familiar ground on "Amran In The 7th Phase" and "To The Rescue" which sound similar to what he was mixing back in the days of Global Underground Sydney. We get an exclusive mix of quite possibly the biggest club hit ever, Bedrock's "Heaven Scent" which is nice since we've all heard the original mix a million times. Icey sharp acid wedges populate this mix. It closes with the house-y Quivver remix of "And She Does" on a more optimistic note than the last disc.
I cannot stress enough how essential this mix is. It has a wide range of appeal and executes with the greatest of ease. All I can say is BUY BUY BUY.



Product: Audio CD
Title: RCA Country Legends
Label: Buddha / Bmg
Artist: John Hartford
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Thank you


My thanks to the recording company for releasing this RCA series of country greats.
I've adored John Hartford's music since I was small, watching Glen Campbell on TV. The samples of his work contained in this greatest compositions CD are wonderful. No CD will please everyone completely. I wish that Front Porch was replaced by Left-Handed Woman, but that's just me. Still, it's refreshing to be able to listen to John Hartford once again.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Enchantment
Label: Sony
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Enchanting!


A real tour de force of the `popera' genre, `Enchantment' is destined to become a timeless classic. With this new breakout CD, Charlotte Church has once again demonstrated what her legions of devoted fans already know - she has no peers. From light, precocious coloratura to husky, sensuous mezzo, from shades of Striesand to the mystical moods of Rodgers and Hammerstein, from a lonely lover to a carefree caprice, this star can do it all - and does it all in this spectacular collection. Not so long ago Charlotte Church was amazing because she was so young. Now she is amazing because...well...because she's amazing, that's why.
On the first go through certain tunes made salient impressions. `Carrickfergus' is being hailed here and elsewhere as the breakout tune of a breakout album. As well it should be, taking full advantage of Miss Church's legendary ability to translate the flavor of most any country's folk music for a modern audience. `Bali Ha'i is simply at a `must hear': what drama, what beauty! A song I was prepared to dislike was `Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine' (I am a bit of a `Showboat' aficionado). No luck, though, as Miss Church delivered what should become the standard for that song (sorry Ava!). `The Laughing Song' left me speechless for several minutes - I thought `they' were saying that Charlotte Church couldn't sing `real' opera. In the liner notes, she says "This was very, very hard, as it's high and difficult". Never mind that, Miss Charlotte, you nailed it. Of the two extra tracks on the Target CD, I thought that `Elegie' stood out as a very moving and highly suitable vehicle for the famous `Voice of an Angel'.
Oh, I could rave on it's true. If you have read this far you have probably already purchased `Enchantment'. But on the oft chance you haven't, my recommendation would be to buy several. Not only will you love it; your friends and family will love you for including one in their Christmas stocking!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Dangerous
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
OMG MJ KOP all i gotta say


OMG!! This cd is my favourite out of all the MJ cds I have!! I'm thirteen years old and I say it's a total of 5 freaking full of effort stars!! Any of you who don't like this cd needs to get a better taste in music... my 15 year old brother listens to rock and hates MJ but still things the cd is amazing!! Well hope you all buy this cd!! Buh byez!!