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Product: Audio CD
Title: Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Creative Curio, A Must-Have for any Music Lover


curio (noun) -Something arousng interest as being novel, rare, or bizarre. A double live album is certainly not novel or bizarre. However, a double live album that is refreshing, sparkling, and manages not to simply re-hash carbon copies of songs we have heard thousands of times certainly is. I ALMOST did not buy this album, as I have everything Bowie has ever done, and did not need a seventh version of "Oh! You Pretty Things." But this album flows nicely straight through, and indeed, has some TRUE GEMS! CD Two has remarkably powerful renditions of "Moonage Daydream," "Suffragette City," "Lady Stardust," and "Changes." CD One captures some extraordinary moments with Bowie, and is masterfully recorded. Check out the delight of "In the Heat of the Morning," and "Looking for a Friend." CD Three may be the best of the three, but it's pretty close. The versions of "Wild Is the Wind," "Cracked Actor," and "Lets Dance" are magnificent, especially when played at extremely high volume. If you are a big fan of David Bowie, you must own this 3-disc collection. The price is ridiculously low for what you receive. If you are a novice listener to Bowie, drop whatever you are doing, and buy three of the best albums of all-time: "Low," "Ziggy Stardust," and "Aladdin Sane." Then, you may graduate to "Bowie at the Beeb." It is quite a graduation, so "you better hang on to yourse-he-he-helf!!!"



Product: Audio CD
Title: Glitter
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Mariah Carey
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
the best recording of her career


You either love Mariah Carey or you don't. In the wake of the WTC bombing i played the song never so far and fou nf myself crying. I belive Mariah Cary has ben blessed with a god given talent which she misues some times. This time she got it right



Product: Audio CD
Title: Worship
Label: Reunion
Artist: Michael W. Smith
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
What a joke!


The first song on the cd is my favorite, I feel God saying, Yes this is what its all about. I am a Michael W Smith fan and this is an inspirational piece of work.



Product: Audio CD
Title: My Love Is Your Love
Label: Arista
Artist: Whitney Houston
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
return of a (pop) princess.


ever since _the bodyguard_ soundtrack, listeners have been exposed to a darker, more soulful whitney houston than was present on any of her first three releases. some may attribute this to the street credibility lent by producers and writers such as missy elliot, wyclef jean, and rodney and fred jerkins. others may attribute it to the muckracking she's undergone, what with reports of everything from diva rivalry with mariah carey to drug addiction. none of these factors, though, would have resulted in the raw soulfullness expressed on _your love is my love_, unless ms. whitney were really feelin' it. in short, houston emerges from the trials and tribulations of her life with her poise and dignity unscathed, but with a genuine streetwise and confident persona which appeared nothing more than a fabrication on _whitney_ and _i'm your baby tonight_. both "in my business" and the album's hidden bonus track take the media to task for their extensive-and sometimes inaccurate-coverage of the siren's relationship with husband bobby brown. and speaking of missy elliot, houston may well be the first singer to work closely with missy and retain her own style. in fact, "oh yes" is so void of misdemeanor's trademark bobby mcfarin like embellishments that you may overlook her involvement as whitney smolders. the pairing of babyface and rodney jerkins with diane warren provides a more contemporary, urban feel than listeners may expect from a warren song, but the result is sensational. in short, it's been eight years since houston has produced a non-soundtrack studio album and everybody is looking for her to fail. it would seem, however, that whitney has taken a page from janet's book in that she's used her time wisely, compiling a album of material that is musically entertaining while also providing a perfect environment for the diva's considerable talent.