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Product: Audio CD
Title: Taking the Wheel
Label: Philips
Artist: David Campbell
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Arguably the finest 90's CD by a male theater vet


Words cannot express how talented this young man is; he may be the most purely confident singer since the young Barbra Streisand. When his voice opensup and truly soars--the final reprise of "It Will Always Be You" and "You Were Never Mine to Lose"-it's like watching Superman take flight; the effortless grace is breathtaking. The album is a nigh-perfect blend of traditional ballads and showtunes with some light pop alternating; Campbell does push a bit on the traditional numbers, trying to put his own "stamp" on them, but this is a forgivable sin. (Can we please, however, once and for all declare "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Art Garfunkel's exclusive property and retire it?) When you consider Campbell's youth and enthusiasm, and the fact that this is only the beginning of a very long career, you may feel as if you're witnessing the next Sinatra in the making. Yes, folks, he's THAT good.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Russell Watson · The Voice
Label: Decca
Artist:
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
A better investment would be "The Muppets Take Manhattan"


He sounds like Kermit the Frog. I bet he's never even heard the term "breath support." This recording is for posers only. End of story.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Medúlla
Label: Elektra
Artist: Björk
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
A Dud


Rarely would I ever rate a musician so low, that I normally would enjoy SO MUCH.

Bjork, you have disappointed this fan. When It became news that "Medulla" were to be made strictly by human utterance (completely vocal) I was hoping for a strikingly different release.

Well, I was right about one thing: this release IS striking. Strikingly BAD. I have never heard anything so over-produced and lifeless being released by Bjork, or any number of other artists of similar taste, for that matter.

The beats are overdone, the harmonies overdone or lacking. I feel if this album was stripped down of the noisy and ANNOYING voice-overlays, you might just have a Gem.

Desired Constellation is the only good track- so 1 star for this album.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water/This Is The Night
Label: RCA
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
sings great!! Nice guy!!


Clay Aikens voice is unique, When you hear him sing you'll be drawn to him and will want to here more.If you want his album you'll need to hit the stores the day it comes out.His single was sold out and we still cant find it in he stores.This young man can sing..Proud to have good morals.He not only talks the talk of morality He displays it in his daily life. He sets a good example for our young kids.Thats something you don't see today.Its all good.Buy his single and by all means buy his album. Clay is and will always be #1 in my eyes. I'm 65 years old and proud to be a Clay Aiken fan.