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Product: Audio CD
Title: Drowned World, Pt. 1
Label: Wea International
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Great Song, Amazing Remix!


The third single that Madonna released from the album Ray Of Light was Drowned World/Substitute For Love. The song peaked at No.10 in the UK, and spent just five weeks on the chart. The song was - as I have just said - the third single to be released from the Ray Of Light album, but the song was never released in the US. As a result, The Power Of Goodbye was the third single to be released from the album in the US and the fourth to be released in the UK.
Drowned World/Substitute For Love begins eerily. The smooth bass runs deep and sleepily, before Madonna begins singing the first verse, "I traded fame for love. Without a second thought. It all became a silly game. Some things cannot be bought. I got exactly what I asked for. Wanted it so badly. Running, rushing back for. I suffered fools. So gladly. And now. I find. I've changed my mind." The song then slows down, and then rises as Madonna sings the chorus, "The face of you. My substitute for love. My substitute for love. Should I wait for you? My substitute for love. My substitute for love." The beat then picks up pace and Madonna begins singing the second verse, "I travelled around the world. Looking for a home. I found myself in crowded rooms. Feeling so alone. I had so many lovers. Who settled for the thrill. Basking in the spotlight. I never felt so happy." Madonna then sings the chorus once more, before the beat picks up and the song gets ready to peak with a wonderful guitar. Madonna wails, "Mmmmmm, oooooooo" before she sings the best and most flamboyant part of the song, "No famous faces, far off places. Trinkets I can't buy. No handsome stranger, heady danger. Drug that I can't try. No ferris wheel, no heart to steal. No laughter in the dark. The one night stand, no far off land. No fire that I can't spark." Madonna then wails softly "Mmmmmm" before she repeats the chorus once more. The song is now blazing and shining in all its powerful glory, and the instruments are excellent. The song then dies down and Madonna sings "Should I wait for you? My substitute for love. My substitute for love. Now I find. I've changed my mind. This is my religion." The song then dies down quietly and fades out.
The video to Drowned World/Substitute For Love is good, but not one of Madonna's best. We see Madonna in her apartment, a wildlife documentary on the television. She runs down the stairs and gets into her limousine with all the paparazzi around her. She sits in her car with her sunglasses on, even though it's night time, while motorbikes pursue her in her car. She gets out of the car and arrives at a hotel with yet more people following her. It's her case of fame and how she sees it. She sees a woman who smiles at her. Madonna smiles back, but it turns out to be another case of someone just wanting a photo. Madonna runs off into a club where everyone has distorted faces because of their obsession with fame and wealth. Madonna ignores it, and runs out and back home to her daughter - realising that's where her heart belongs. All in all, a classic Madonna tune with a thought-provoking video to match.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Beautiful Voice - Feel good romantic songs


Is the music business this desperate to go and sign this poor excuse for a musician to a record contract?A bad CD. Hey Clay, do us all a favor and retire right now, so our ears don't have to be polluted with this garbage any longer.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Born
Label: Decca
Artist:
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
born


This album was too far out for me. Very disappointed.Will give away to the first person that wants it.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Sweet Freedom: The Best of Michael McDonald
Label: Wea International
Artist: Michael McDonald
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Sweet Freedom: The Best of Michael McDonald


Michael is a very talented and gifted artist, never compromising his art in any endeavor. I greatly respect him
for this. This one truely shows his every talent and a treasure to listen to. I greatly look forward to seeing one
of his concerts locally in September. He latest cuts prove he only gets better and remains constant. Each song and his talent reaches the depths of your soul. The only change he will have is to get better and better. He is truely "Mr. Blue Eyes Soul Man". So underrated by critics, but so loved by his fans as I am. That is what is most important.
Yes, this one is more than 5 stars in my book.