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Product: Audio CD
Title: In Concert
Label: Atlantic
Artist: Michael Crawford
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
THE ONLY TRUE HEARTFELT SINGER!! MAGIC MIKE!!


What about that heavy "Gulway Bay" ??
Little to emotional with the strings --
"When the Parade Passes By"
Once again the above song Mike makes it very enthusiastic!!!""Papa , Can You Hear Me"-- anyone else cry on the soaringsymphony on the last notes of that song----
Disney Album-- more deeply emotional music from the manhimself- but I just cant get enough of Mike!!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Vespertine
Label: Elektra
Artist: Björk
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Simple Pleasures


What would we do if there weren't people out there like Bjork making the effort to stretch barriers, and set musical goals that reflect who they are and how they've grown as musicians? Well, we'd probably all rot in the stale void that is pop music today. This album is simply beautiful, and beautifully complex. A person is transformed into sound waves. How many people are willing to open themselves up for everyone else to see (everyone else being the entire marketable world)? That is exactly what "Vespertine" does. I'd call it courage, but I'm sure for Bjork, it's just what comes naturally. "Vespertine" is focused on very specific internal ideas (musically and lyrically). As she has said, it's "introverted". It might seem the songs aren't very different from each other considering the similar instrumentation, and consistent theme of love. I think these things are the scenery and setting for the album, and allow for a more in-depth glance inside the individual songs than most albums would allow for. You fall into the songs, get wrapped up in them. There are moments when I listen to this album, and if I'm doing something else while listening, I absolutely have to stop because it's so overwhelming. And while some writers use sparse instrumentation and slow rhythms to create a more sensitive environment, Bjork manages to create simplicity out of complex textures and subtle counterpoint, maintaining interest, and always giving the listener someplace to wander. It is hard to be bored with this album. It's a tight album, it's an effective album. It's just plain great.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Anastasia: Music From The Motion Picture (1997 Version)
Label: Atlantic
Artist: David Newman, Stephen Flaherty, Marx Richard, Donna Lewis
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Anastasia is the best soundtrack ever!!!


IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE IT 11 STARS. BUT UNFORTUNETLY I ONLY HAVE A CHOICE OF 5. SO IT GETS THEM ALL. BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST ANIMATED MOVIE SOUNDTRACK EVER. I APSOLUTLY LOVED IT. ALL THE SONGS ARE SUPURB AND THE MUSIC (W/OUT WORDS) WAS ALSO EXCELENT A MUST HAVE CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Stand And Deliver (1987 Film)
Label: Varese -- Records Ltd --
Artist: Craig Safan
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
!Excellente!


I had the opportunity to see Jamie Escalante, Marva Collins, and others in person in the Houston, Texas area. I viewed "Stand and Deliver" before I saw these Giants of Learning. Having seen both the real people and "Stand and Deliver" was a gift. The video was great, however, I would have to say that I am disappointed that the DVD is not dubbed in Spanish or subtitled in Spanish. Maybe it was not in the studios budget, however, if they had an oversight initially, they could make a strong comeback and come out with a multilingual (including spanish) subtitled and dubbed DVD version. Overall I liked this movie because it said that many challenges can be met and overcome with a change in attitude, togetherness, and effort. Being a trainer of people from various backgrounds, educational levels, and mindsets, I can relate to this movie in terms of Math, Technology, and Learning, in general.