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Product: Audio CD
Title: One Night Only
Label: Polydor / Pgd
Artist: The Bee Gees
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
One of the Best Live Albums Ever


Whether one is new to the Bee Gees or a seasoned fan, this is a must-have CD. In fact, for the newcomer, there is really no better place to start than with this 24-track 77-minute live disc covering a 30-year time frame (1967-1997).
The brothers provide a gorgeous overview of their early years (1967-1972) with a few of their best-loved songs--gems like "Massachussets" and "I Started a Joke" to name but two. Naturally, no Bee Gees concert would be complete without a selection of songs from their most commercially-successful period to date (1975-1979), and this era is wonderfully represented with songs that include the Saturday Night Fever hits. ("Night Fever" and "More Than a Woman" are, it should be mentioned, abbreviated versions with the former melding seamlessly and stunningly into the latter).
Lest anyone be surprised and, perhaps, disappointed, foreshortened versions (with all three brothers around a single mike and fairly minimal musical accompaniment) are presented for "I Can't See Nobody" (1:23), "And the Sun Will Shine" (1:49), "Nights on Broadway" (0:58), "Heartbreaker" (1:00) which was originally written for Dionne Warwick, and "Guilty" (2:15) which was originally written for Barbra Streisand.
Features which are unique to this CD include: A full-length, fully-accompanied version of "Islands in the Stream" (originally written for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton); "Our Love (Don't Throw it all Away)," during the latter part of which the Bee Gees very tastefully and touchingly accompany the previously-recorded voice of their late-brother Andy; "Grease," the title song to the 1977 movie, the latter part of which is performed by the previously-recorded voice of Frankie Valli, with the Gibbs accompanying; and last but not least, "Immortality," performed by Celine Dion and accompanied by the Bee Gees.
Most impressive of all on this CD is the quality, not only of the music, but of the presentation. Unlike so many live recordings, there are no mumbled or off-key vocals and no sloppy musical accompaniment. On the contrary, the performance by the band (which includes Maurice, Barry, and Barry's son Stephen) is as tight, smooth and professional as any studio recording. Vocally, the harmonies of the Gibbs are as impeccable as ever, with voices as strong and resonant as they were 30 years ago. Further, a very classy and effective strategy was the use of "You Should be Dancing" to encapsulate the concert, giving it a nice feeling of completion with the performance coming full circle.
In conclusion, there may, perhaps, be other artists who have produced live recordings of an equally exceptional quality; there are, however, none who have produced better. This CD serves as a testament, more than anything, to the fact that the Brothers Gibb are far more than great studio musicians; they are, in addition to being first-rate songwriters, absolutely outstanding live performers. The end result is a CD that is not only one of the Bee Gees best, it is one of the best of all time. Extremely highly recommended.



Product: Audio CD
Title: TV Land Presents: Favorite TV Theme Songs
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: Walter Schumann, Marius Constant
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
dig this!


being a TV Land Junkie&also digging Tv Themed Shows this is a Cool Collection of Songs that I Grew up on&also the Tv shows as well.I truly can listen to these songs all day&have flash-back episodes running through my head.Great collection.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Lick a Hot Skillet
Label: 2ez Music
Artist: Bruce Sunpie Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Now that's a Tongue!


In New Orleans, Bruce "Sunpie" (a family nickname) Barnes stands out as the best blues harmonicist in town. His innovative and energetic style draws equally from such late greats as Sonny Boy Williamson, and modernists such as Lee Oskar and Carey Bell.
Sunpie has further distinguished himself as a zydeco accordionist and a powerful singer, as the leader of a hot, popular band known as the Louisiana Sunspots.
Sunpie also maintains his job as a naturalist and tour guide at Jean Lafitte National Park, imparting his vast knowledge of Louisiana's swamps and wetlands.
Sunpie grew up in Benton, Arkansas, where his father played "blues harp" at clubs and picnics, and more importantly, for the pure enjoyment of his family. After attending Henderson State University on a football scholarship (and playing gigs on the side), Sunpie played professional football as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
In December 1991, Sunpie teamed up with veteran drummer Harold Ray Brown, best known for his work with War, and formed an eclectic and funky new group called Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. Barnes possesses a low, booming voice and a great sense of humor, too.
These are all written by Sunpie, except (8 & 12). It mixes zydeco and blues tracks, and showcases Sunpie's powerful vocals. Not the greatest instrumentalist, the energetic Barnes manages to set several good grooves, and the Sunspots cover his moves.
Worthy of investigation for you zydeco hogs. Play 3-4, 7, & 11



Product: Audio CD
Title: Invincible
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Michael Jackson is BACK!


Despite all the usual negative media feedback, it can't be denied that this album is AWESOME! It includes some of the best tunes I have heard from Michael Jackson in a long time. Listen out for outstanding vocal performance on Speechless, raw upbeat power on 2000 Watts, the soulfulness of Butterflies and many more exciting songs! Michael Jackson rules!