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Product: Audio CD
Title: For the Record
Label: Word
Artist: Bruce Carroll
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Brilliant. Life-affirming. Full of love for Christ.


This music by Bruce Carroll is brilliant. He captures his true feelings for Christ in moving and lyrical ways. This album helped my through the final days before the birth of my son -- affirming life and the presence of the Lord. Buy it!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Fragments of a Rainy Season
Label: Hannibal
Artist: John Cale
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Rainy Seasons Is Sublime


The first time I saw John Cale live was with his blistering backup crew of "Honi Soit" in 1979. The concert was a revelation and I became among the annoited Cale fanatics and bought every release by this criminally ignored genius. I own every Cale CD (including four anthologies)and quite a few out of print vinyl editions of his work. Of the 2000+ compact discs I own, "Fragments of A Rainy Season" has graced my CD player more than any other album in the ten years since it's release. This live album focuses on all of Cale's strengths, his lyrical song craft, his tender and anguished voice, his instumental wizardry and his larger-than-life stage presence. Give this wonderful showcase of Cale's brilliance a listen and I promise you will seek more. The additional tracks that have been piggy-backed onto the original 1992 release make this CD a real dollar value.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Made in England
Label: Island
Artist: Elton John
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Best from The Best


I'll start by saying that I am 17 and a great fan of music in general, from the Beatles to Sting to Michael Jackson and Prince. But there is only one artist I can claim to be a favorite, Elton John, and that was confirmed with 1995's Made In England. I hold this CD in high regard along with the classics like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and more recent attempts like Big Picture and Songs From The West Coast. Two listens and I was hooked into this masterpiece.
Of 11 songs, all are of very good quality, my only occasional skips are "Pain" and "Lies". The work has a consistent mood, almost relaxing but not overly depressing. Songs like "Cold" and "Belfast" have an almost european sound to me and I love the atmosphere and tone of the single "Believe." The pianos guitars of the second single "Blessed" are soothing and the melodies perfect, making it my favorite song on the album. "House" is excellent also as well as the third single "Made In England", picking up the pace a little. Bernie Taupin contributes great lyrics that lend to this CD's charm and fit well with the melodies Elton masters. The simplicity and purity of the sound quality and production are just icing on the cake. So if you like music at all, I would call Made In England a most worthwhile purchase.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Madonna: GHV2
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Dissapointment to hard core Madonna fans


Unlike The Immaculate Collection, there are no new hits to make this collection memorable. If you are a hard core Madonna fan you'll have already owned every song on this collection, most of them tried and true hits with the bizarre ommision of her remake of American Pie. If you do not own many Madonna cd's or are just getting into her then this is definately for you but for the major fans it'll just be buying a collection of songs you already own.