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Product: Audio CD
Title: Immaculate Collection
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
a great collection


This cd contains many of her hits plus two new tracks but be warned, the songs are redone. I liked the original version of "Like a Prayer" better however I liked the new version of "Express Yourself" better. I wish that "True Blue", "Dress You Up", "Who's That Girl?", "Oh Father" and "Causing a Commotion" were included. This is a great cd for someone who is just getting into Madonna because it includes almost all of her hits prior to 1990. For the Madonna fan, the cd is good because it contains almost all her singles but because it contains different versions of the songs, you might end up purchasing the original albums to get the original versions of the songs. But overall, it's a very good buy.



Product: Audio CD
Title: A - Z of Opera (includes 762 page booklet)
Label: Naxos
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Best


This is, by far, the best introduction to opera on the market. It also contains some gem performances for anyone who already has a serious opera collection. Several tracks on this collection of mostly Eastern European singers rival those of their Western counterparts. This is a collection for EVERYONE - from the opera novice to the person who has long collected all the major Western stars. At this price, it's the best opera bargain in the world. GET IT NOW!!! Thank you, Naxos! I hope that some of these Eastern European singers at last get the attention they deserve.



Product: Audio CD
Title: True Women: Original Soundtrack (1997 Television Mini-Series)
Label: Intrada
Artist: Bruce Broughton
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A classic of epic proportions!


To think, I didn't even know this movie existed! If I hadn't been doing a search for movies with Tina Majorino (Corrinna, Corrinna) I would never have discovered it -- and yet here are three of my favorite women stars: Dana Delany, Tina Majorino, and Angelina Jolie, all together in one big beautiful package! And in my favorite genre, too! A family of women building the country together, facing hostile Indians, the question of slavery, the brutality of life in a time of hard work and multiple hardships. Women and children died more often than not, and survival is the key to success in those times. I loved the historic context, and the delicately drawn complexities of the issues, from Indians to slavery to war to suffrage. It's all in there. Why this movie got next to no publicity is beyond me.
What does puzzle me is the fabulous Indian "Tarantula." I don't know who played him. He's not listed on the box, nor in the credits -- none of the "Indians" are. He was magnificent. I would love to know who he was/is.
I would highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in the side of history we don't get enough of: "herstory." And of course, to fans of Angelina Jolie. She's as fabulous in this movie as she is in any of her others, and plays a role quite distinct from what you may be used to. Her character is complex, admirable, and made me think and question everything I thought I knew about Southern women. In fact, she brought a bit of "Gone With the Wind" to the role, without being too obvious about it.
Dana Delaney carries the movie from beginning to end and is as wonderful, believable, powerful and sexy as she is in China Beach. What a great movie! It's long, but not a moment is wasted and I had no trouble staying with it. You won't either.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Greatest
Label: Capitol
Artist: Duran Duran
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Do Do Do-Do Do Do-Do Do Do-Do Do Do-Do Do Do!!!!!!!!!!


MAN was I jammin' to this bad boy when I popped it in!!! Brought back soooooooooo many memories like when MTV only played videos and nothing else!!! And Swatch watches!!! Girls (and guys for that matter) with Big huge hair...wow, what a decade!!! ENJOY!!! :o)