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Product: Audio CD
Title: Michael Bublé
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Michael Bublé
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A Great Voice, A Promising Career, New Singing Sensation


I was tuned in to a radio Jazz station and "Moondance" was playing. I said to myself: "Oh my what a voice! It couldn't be Harry Connick, Jr, couldn't be Michael Feinstein, couldn't be Bobby Caldwell, definitely not Frank Sinatra or Mel Torme! Who is this singer?" After the song, the DJ said: "You just heard "Moondance" by Michael Buble... pronounced as (Boo-blay) from the CD Michael Buble..." I've never heard of him! I ordered the CD from Amazon.com and found myself not only listening to it but singing along as well.

It has great selection of songs from the initial track "Fever", followed by one of my favorites, "Moondance" (makes you sing along & snap your fingers). Listening to the slower ones, "Kissing A Fool," "The Way You Look Tonight," "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," and "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" makes you want to fall in love again! His renditions of "Come Fly With Me," "For Once In My Life" and "Summer Wind" are almost like the legendary Francis Albert Sinatra's style. "For Once In My Life" and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" are equally mesmerizing. If you're in the mood for dancing and swinging and want to be cool and hip, then dance to the tune of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and he sings the refrain with much flair and style. Likewise with "Sway" where you can dance the Cha-Cha.

"That's All," the last track, is one of my all time favorites. Hopefully, it's not "that's all" for this young and promising new singer. He deserves a pat on the back. Congratulations Mr. Michael Buble!

This CD is superb and a nice addition to your collection.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Adore
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A work of art


Not necessarily one of their best but definately on key. The magic is still there. Billy pushes his limit to the max on the slower songs which demands a greater respect for the music. Isn't that what it's all about, anyway? A must-have, to add to the collection.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol. III
Label: J-Records
Artist: Rod Stewart
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Another Very Dismal Effort to Re-Do the GreatOldStandards!


If you need proof that the basic repertoire of the rock era is barely a no-show, listen to this! Yes, some of these aging rockers have finally realized there are hundreds of great timeless songs, written mainly before they were born! Compared to Tony, Frank, or Ella, it is best simply to refer to this concoction as insipid, and leave it at that. But this old goat can't even begin to match Old Blues Eyes, who leaves all the ex-rockers with their grade school efforts with these great classics in the dust!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Worship
Label: Reunion
Artist: Michael W. Smith
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
TRIUMPHANT AND PRAISEWORTHY


Worship albums can often be extremely disappointing, especially for people who have actually been to the live shows such recordings are culled from. So many times the electricity and live presence critical to live recordings are diminished to the point of mockery and embarrassment. I was simply delighted to discover this wonderful gem, a testament to the inspired collaboration and vision of so many people. With the support of other top Christian acts like Amy Grant and Chris Rice accompaying Michael W. Smith in full chorus and a sharp display of intrumental prowess from his band, the result is altogether breathtaking. Rather than glossing this record by editing and downplaying the audience, Smith allows this concert recording to breath with the fire of a mass of people truly moved in the spirit of corporate worship. Smith puts his charisma and top notch talent on full display as well. He sings with the passionate tone we've come to expect from him, and his chorus matches him in colorful displays of harmony and nuanced articulation. What's more, songs that are familiar to so many people the world over are given that special Smity magic. Rich melodious arrangements of songs like 'Forever,' 'Open the eyes of my heart,' and 'Breathe,' for example, convey the essence of Smity's multitude of God given gifts without ever distracting from the center of this project which is, of course, praise to God. Also included are two studio tracks, one a beautiful new song written by Smith and his wife (Purified) and the other, a studio version of 'Above All,' a live worship song included in this set. Please also seek out the newly released DVD/video of this worship project. Last spring, Smith set out to record a live concert from Alberta, Canada in 5.1 surround and in multiple camera angles. It's a great companion piece. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to hear songs from the upcoming followup LP, 'Worship Again.' The endearing triumph of this project can not be overestimated. 'Worship' is one of the finest recording projects Michael W. Smith has ever done.