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Product: Audio CD
Title: View From A Southern Porch
Label: Barlotone Productions
Artist: John Barlow Jarvis, John Barlow Jarvis
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
A Nice Return


John Jarvis returns as the primary artist for the first time since 1993, a return I personally welcome. To clarify two things at the start, this is the same John Jarvis who recorded So Fa So Good, Something Constructive, etc. in the late 80's and early 90s. I mention that only because this CD states John Barlow Jarvis. Secondly, this is a different type recording from those first two I mentioned a moment ago. I hold those two, Whatever Works, and really all of his earlier works in high esteem. Does that mean this CD is bad? Definitely not, I would just warn those looking for and expecting another Something Constructive this is not one. While "SC" and his earliest works primarily featured John on either solo piano, smooth synthesizer, or a combo of the two, this is primarily John on the piano with some fellow Nashville musicians very ably supporting him. More similar therefore to Pure Contours and Balancing Act than his previous three prior to that, the result is a varied work that is highly polished, professionally done, and a joy to listen to. If you read inside the insert, you will see the actual recording time was only three days. Don't let that fool you, those were apparently three very productive days. John's piano stands out as always, but you will hear mandolins, violins, etc. as the back up rather than electronic keyboards. The styles run from country, bluegrass, blues, New Orleans blues/jazz and beyond. John has never been one to just stick to one style and why should he when can play anything? Similar to his previous releases, there is only one song with vocals, where Mike Henderson makes a guest appearance. With a CD like this with so many different styles, there is always the risk there will be a track or two that is not suited to one's personal taste. But, overall this is a very nice CD that I would encourage you to purchase if are a fan of John's. I doubt you will be disappointed overall. I certainly wasn't. I would note too, that while I gave it four stars instead of 5, I would have given it 4.5 if that were an option. This is a better CD than a 4 star rating.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Metamorphosis
Label: Buena Vista
Artist: Hilary Duff
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Good Job, Hilary-Not my most favorite, but good job!!


All I can say is this-If you thought you hated Hilary Duff, please consider trying this Cd. When I bought it, I thought, I've just made a huge mistake. Well, turns out I was way wrong!! It's pretty good, some of the songs are really cheesy, but yet good!! I would recommend this Cd, but not to all people. Just try it, for me. I'm not saying buy it. I'm saying, try it here, on amazon.com!! If you hate it, fine. If you love, buy it. That's the best advice I can give guys!!! So, here it is!!
1. So Yesterday - 5/10 2. Come Clean - 7/10 3. Workin' It Out - 8/10 4. Little Voice - 8/10 5. Where Did I Go Right? - 7/10 6. Anywhere But Here - 10/10 7. The Math - 9/10 8. Love Just Is - 7/10 9. Sweet Sixteen - 9/10 10. Party Up - 10/10 11. Metamorphosis - 9/10 12. Inner Strength - 6/10 13. Why Not - 10/10



Product: Audio CD
Title: Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon
Label: Capitol
Artist: John Lennon
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
THE PICTURE


Just the picture on the cover is reason enough to buy this cd what a lot of people may not understand is JOHN LENNON has an auro about him that just wont go away take a look and believe thank you



Product: Audio CD
Title: Shaman
Label: Kuck Kuck Records
Artist: David Parsons
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Prepare for the Trance-Formation . . .


Drawing on the influences of 1970's Berlin school sequencer-based electronic spacemusic such as that of Tangerine Dream, ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist David Parsons goes a step further creatively merging this with primal shamanic drumming and vocal drones and washes. The end result is a hypnotic almost trance-inducing sound experience. This is electronic Trance music with a soul, without the often relentless pounding of Techno. This is a slight departure in style from Parsons' other trademark albums, along with Ngaio Gamelan, being more polyrhythmical. Though perhaps not considered his greatest, it is however a different, evocative and equally mystical side of Parsons.