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By Request - Timeless Favorites by Walt Disney (The Disney Store Commemorative CD)
Walt Disney Records
By Request - Timeless Favorites by Walt Disney (The Disney Store Commemorative CD)
Label: Walt Disney Records
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/21/2018 7:35 PM


"To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first Disney Store, Walt Disney records produced this CD: "By Request", a commemorative numbered edition compact disc containing the 12 favorite Disney Movie & TV songs as selected by guests of Disney Stores in the United States & Canada. The packaging is especially nice: the CD sleeve is pleasingly heavy and feels like a little hard-cover book, with a generous booklet bound in, and a full color cover picture with gilt lettering set against an embossed background. The CD rests in an inset tray. A high quality item. By request: (1) When You Wish Upon A Star (From Pinocchio,1940) (2) Beauty And The Beast (From Beauty And The Beast, 1991) (3) Winnie The Pooh (From Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, 1968) (4) Circle Of Life (From The Lion King, 1994) (5) It's A Small World (From New York World's Fair, 1964) (6) Kiss The Girl (From The Little Mermaid, 1980) (7) Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah (From Song Of The South, 1946) (8) The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (From Winnie The Pooh, 1968) (9) Hakuna Matata (From The Lion King, 1994) (10) Under The Sea (From The Little Mermaid, 1980) (11) A Whole New World (From Aladdin, 1992) (12) A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella, 1950) (Music is from original soundtrack recordings.)"

Radigan
Terry Radigan
Radigan
Label: Vanguard Records
Original Release Date: 5/16/2000
Release Date: 5/16/2000
Review by: Dan C.. - 5/21/2018 5:26 PM


"This is an excellent album, with well-crafted songs, intelligently produced, covering a wide array of styles. Radigan sounds like Joan Osborne now, and now like the Cardigans, and now like Sam Phillips, maybe, with production by Todd Rundgren rather than T-Bone Burnett, and now like Matthew Sweet, and--is that bossa nova? There's just a lot of variety here, and it's all well done, and none of the lyrics are dopey. Her voice's principal beauty is flexibility. If you have 45 rpm ears in a wide variety of sensibilities, you'll like her."

Trip to the 13th
Bliss 66
Trip to the 13th
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 6/26/2001
Review by: Dan C.. - 5/21/2018 5:16 PM


"Bliss 66 is Pearl Jam Advanced Whitening Formula. If you like Pearl Jam, and cannot get enough Pearl Jam, and wish there were more Pearl Jam, well . . . some of the best Pearl Jam not written and performed by Pearl Jam is here. It's not my cup of tea, okay. To me, it sounds like Journey-style stadium rock passed through a sepia Emo filter, but that's not what's important. If you like Pearl Jam, you will almost assuredly like Bliss 66. Influences include Pearl Jam and Pearl Jam."

Old Ramon
Red House Painters
Old Ramon
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 4/10/2001
Review by: Dan C.. - 5/21/2018 5:10 PM


"You know, Kozelek is only doing sketches now, not finished paintings, because . . . artist. But this is, by his standards, some pretty upbeat stuff. Now, I know that this is a stretch, but imagine Koz writing a Bread album. I know, but try. This is it. On Old Ramon, love is about as non-toxic as it gets for Kozelek, and that's mostly what this album, like so many others, is about. Well recorded and produced, put on your best set of cans for this one."

Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter Two
Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter Two
Label: SIBL Project
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/20/2018 5:07 PM


"Tracklisting Track 1; Pennsylvania by Dee Adams (inspired by Orson Scott Card's "Song Master") Track 2; Tread Softly by Eileen Laverty (inspired by W.B. Yeat's poem "He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven") Track 3; 1984 by David Bowie (inspired by George Orwell's novel "1984") Track 4; The Wish by Ira Marlowe (inspired by Johanne Goethe's play "Faust") Track 5; Paula Ausente by Marta Gomez (inspired by Isabel Allende's Memoir "Paula") Track 6; Bobo's Country by Deborah Pardes (inspired by Alexandra Fuller's Memoir "Don't let's go to the Dogs Tonight") Track 7; Listen by Michelle(Bloom) (inspired by Thomas Merton's "Raids on the Unspeakable") Track 8; The Balad of Poker Alice by Larry Kenneth Potts (inspired by Stephen A Ambrose's "Nothing like it in the World") Track 9; Dixieland by Steve Earle (inspired by Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels") Track 10; Don't Let me Fall by Vicki Randle (inspired by James McBride's "The Color of Water...") Track 11; Goin' Back to Moline by Patti Witten (inspired by Robert Clark's "Mr.White's Confession") Track 12; A Good Man is Hard to Find by Tom Waits (inspired by Flannery O'Conner's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find") Track 13; Voice Inside (Song of Siddhartha) by Stephanie Riggio (inspired by Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha") Track 14; The Summer I Read Colette by Rosanne Cash (inspired by Colette's Collected Stories) Track 15; Hunger by Ana Porter (inspired by T.S Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock") Track 16; Peel This Away by Gaskit (inspired by Elie Wiesel's "Night")"

Vintage Music Collectors Series, Volumes 13 & 14
Various Artists
Vintage Music Collectors Series, Volumes 13 & 14
Label: Mca
Review by: Scott C. (scotso). - 5/20/2018 2:00 PM


"1. Escorts - Gloria 2. Bobby Blue Bland - Don't Cry No More 3. Brenda Lee - Emotions 4. Bo Diddley - Road Runner 5. Moonglows - See Saw 6. Steppenwolf - Rock Me 7. The Mamas & The Papas - Dedicated to the One I Love 8. Jan Bradley - Mama Didn't Lie 9. Arthur Alexander - Anna (Go to Him) 10. The Marvelows - I Do 11. Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales 12. Demensions - My Foolish Heart 13. Al Hibbler - Unchained Melody 14. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog 15. Shirelles - I Met Him on a Sunday 16. Billy Vaughin & His Orchestra - A Swinin' Safari 17. Jerry Keller - Here Comes Summer 18. The Dells - Oh What a Night 19. Elegants - Little Star 20. Little Richard - Little Richard's Boogie"

Vintage Music Collectors Series: Volumes 17 & 18
Various Artists
Vintage Music Collectors Series: Volumes 17 & 18
Label: Mca
Review by: Scott C. (scotso). - 5/20/2018 1:57 PM


"1. Tyrones - "Blast Off" 2. Bill Haley and His Comets - "Rudy's Rock" 3. Pat Boone - "Beach Girl" 4. Danny and the Juniors - "Dottie" 5. The Critters - "Mr. Dieingly Sad" 6. Patsy Cline - "Walkin' After Midnight" 7. Sanford Clark - "The Fool" 8. Impressions - "I'm So Proud" 9. Brenda Lee - "Heart in Hand" 10. Bo Diddley - "She's Alright" 11. Chuck Berry - "Nadine" 12. Buddy Holly - "Reminiscing" 13. Brenda Lee - "I Want to Be Wanted" 14. The Mamas & The Papas - "Words of Love" 15. Tommy Roe - "Sweet Pea" 16. Dodie Stevens - "Pink Shoe Laces" 17. Johnny Burnette Trio - "Tear It Up" 18. The Moonglows - "Blue Velvet" 19. The Vibrations - "The Watusi" 20. and Webb Pierce - "I Ain't Never""

Best of Sun Records 2
Various Artists
Best of Sun Records 2
Label: Pazzazz
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/23/2005
Review by: Scott C. (scotso). - 5/20/2018 1:51 PM


"Track Listing 1 Just Walkin' in the Rain - the Prisonaires 2 Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess 3 You Win Again - Jerry Lee Lewis 4 Rock 'N' Roll Ruby - Warren Smith 5 Mona Lisa - Carl Mann 6 Raunchy - Bill Justis 7 When It Rains, It Really Pours Billy "The Kid" Emerson 8 Flyin' Saucers Rockin' Roll - Billy Lee Riley 9 Sure to Fall - Carl Perkins 10 Rock Island Line - Johnny Cash 11 Rocket "88" - Jackie Brenston 12 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Malcolm Yelvington 13 Big River - Johnny Cash 14 Honey Don't - Carl Perkins 15 Come in Stranger - Johnny Cash 16 You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven - Jerry Lee Lewis 17 Juiced - Billy Love 18 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash"

Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/1/1996
Release Date: 10/1/1996
Review by: Dan C.. - 5/20/2018 10:32 AM


"Loved Welcome Interstate Managers, and have always wanted to listen to more Fountains. Would have gone about purchasing in a more organized fashion, eventually, but this one cropped up here at Swapa, so I nabbed it. Glad I did. Athena is said to have emerged fully formed from Zeus' forehead when he had a splitting headache. I don't know which rock god Fountains of Wayne came from, but he must have had a pretty bad migraine. Subsequent albums may use a larger palette, but from the very first track, they sound like Fountains of Wayne: well-constructed songs with well-considered lyrics, cheeky humor, generous spirit, and a lot of fun."

Pogues: Streams of Whiskey
Pogues
Pogues: Streams of Whiskey
Label: Silverline
Release Date: 2/8/2005
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/19/2018 5:23 PM


"A remarkable performance. Fans disagree over its merit as a recording, with as many FOR it for the content as there are those against it, denigrating it for what is said to be less-than-perfect recording quality. Still -- a very worthy entry, and in this case, unusual for being DVD-Audio version, with Dolby options, surround-sound and extra "digital liner notes" content. Packaged in a heavy-duty DVD-Audio plastic case."

Omni: Virtual Reality, Vol. 6
Various Artists
Omni: Virtual Reality, Vol. 6
Label: Dcc Compact Classics
Release Date: 2/16/1995
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/19/2018 1:21 AM


"First, before I talk about the music, I just want to say one word: OMNI. The name stirs up a whole...universe. If you remember the unsual and well-regarded magazine by that name, you know OMNI for more than "science fiction": OMNI offered up a offhandedly strange mixture of science AND fiction AND speculative futurism AND the paranormal AND a lot of breathtaking album-cover level art to go with it. As one reviewer describes it, OMNI offered "another world filled with strange creatures and bizarre landscapes. It had a style which was endemic of the times, combining the older new wave movement in science fiction with the developing cyber punk genre."* So here..is OMNI's music. This CD was part of a series from OMNI that provided a kind of soundtrack for this shadowy futuristic world: electronica, with a certain cool yet energized detachment, featuring names we recognize and know well today: Tangerine Dream, Jan Hammer, John Serrie, Patrick O'Hearn. Track Listing: 1. Mt Olympus - Mars Lasar 2. Seeds - Jan Hammer 3. The Elephant's Child - Steve Kindler 4. Roaring Of The Bliss - Tangerine Dream 5. Corroboree - Mars Lasar 6. Fire Ritual - Pactrick O' Hearn 7. The Stones Of Southcroft - Aymay 8. Wishing Well - Schonherz & Scott 9. Alpha Rock - William Aura 10. Outreach - John Serrie Read a bit more about OMNI magazine (and the CDs) (and thank you to the blogger* quoted above): http://rantsravesreviewsreflections.blogspot.com/2012/08/omni-magazine.html"

Ghost Dance by The Mantra Above The Spotless Melt Moon (2011-11-29)
The Mantra Above the Spotless Melt Moon
Ghost Dance by The Mantra Above The Spotless Melt Moon (2011-11-29)
Label: RareNoiseRecords (2011-11-29)
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/19/2018 12:44 AM


"From Rare Noise Records: "Originating from Naples in Southern Italy, TThe Mantra Above The Spotless Melt Moon's four members, Adriana Salomone (voice, guitar, piano), Davide Hope Famularo (bass, synth), Maurizio Oliviero (guitars) and Salvio Sibillo (drums) are tied in a friendship dating back to the early days of their lives. The music of The Mantra ATSMM fuses strands of post-rock, prog-rock and shoegaze, all driven by the magnificent vocals of singer Adriana Salomone. More information and samples here: https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/the-mantra-atsmm-store/"

Today
Perry Como
Today
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 8/10/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Review by: Tony H.. - 5/14/2018 6:01 PM


"This is a superb Perry Como album, and the only one in his career he ever recorded in Hollywood. The singing is excellent, although some of the songs are unfamiliar. Como does the 1980s hits "That's What Friends Are For," "Tonight I Celebrate My Love," "The Wind Beneath My Wings"; and the hit from "La Cage Aux Folles" that Como had earlier recorded as a single, "The Best of Times." He also does excellent readings of the Rodgers & Hart standards "My Heart Stood Still" and "You're Nearer." For my money, the best song on the album is "Do You Remember Me.""

User Friendly
User Friendly
Label: indi
Review by: Dan C.. - 5/14/2018 1:57 PM


"Sheridan Roalson and her band, aka The Sheridans, 1997. Tracks: 1) The River 2) Tricky Transitions 3) Sucker 4) The Entertainer 5) Something to Bite On 6) Tennessee 7) Sick Mind 8) Don't Break My Heart 9) Shining Star 10) Minor Inconvenience 11) Alien Love Song 12) Kiss Me Discogs Link: https://www.discogs.com/Sheridans-User-Friendly/release/7224227 Laid-back, generally upbeat, jangly power pop ear candy. If you enjoyed acts like Velocity Girl back in the day, you would probably enjoy this, too."

Original Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters
Original Hoochie Coochie Man
Label: Masters
Review by: Donald M.. - 5/14/2018 11:30 AM


"10 Song include: The Stuff You Gotta Watch Loadline in My Coffee Close to You You Gonna Miss Me Mean Red Spider Diamonds at Your Feet You Gonna Need My Help She's Alright So Glad I'm Leaving One More Mile It is a nice collection."

Chris Rice: The Living Room Sessions
Chris Rice
Chris Rice: The Living Room Sessions
Label: Rocketown Records
Review by: Joan B.. - 5/13/2018 7:20 AM


"Great piano renditions of the old hymns"

I Can Hear Music
I Can Hear Music
Review by: Scott C. (scotso). - 5/12/2018 5:51 PM


"1. The Beach Boys. I Can Hear Music. 2. The Swinging Blue Jeans. Hippy Hippy Shake. 3. Manfred Mann. Do Wah Diddy Diddy. 4. Ike & Tina Turner. Proud Mary. (Live). 5. Eddie Cochran. C'mon Everybody. 6. Bobby Vee. Rubber Ball. 7. Ricky Nelson. Hello Mary Lou. 8. The Everly Brothers. Til I Kissed You. 9. Lovin' Spoonful. Summer In The City. 10. Dion. The Wanderer. 11. Joe South. Games People Play. 12. Del Shannon. Keep Searching (Follow The Sun). 13. The Beach Boys. Sloop John B. 14. The Animals. We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place. 15. Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. Jenny Take A Ride! 16. Grand Funk Railroad. Some Kinda Wonderful. On the plus side The Beach Boys, Lovin' Spoonful and The Animals provide good songs and they are all original artists/recordings. However the choice is too far stretched over 16 years when staying in either the 1950s 0r 1960s would have been much more effective."

Samba Nights
The Peter Pupping Quartet
Samba Nights
Original Release Date: 10/1/1999
Release Date: 10/1/1999
Review by: Janey E.. - 5/12/2018 8:11 AM


"Just the right mix of guitar drums and a little harmonica. Smooth and soothing but peppy at the same time."

Home
Versus the Mirror
Home
Label: Equal Vision Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 4/18/2006
Review by: Shane C. (Trippie). - 5/11/2018 8:34 AM


"Garbage. 👎👎"

Ultimate Baroque [Box Set]
Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, Roman Hoffstetter, George Frederick Handel, Mauro Giuliani, Niccolo Paganini, Karl Münchinger, Raymond Leppard, Neville Marriner, George Malcolm, I Musici, Francesco Buccarella, Leslie Pearson, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Ultimate Baroque [Box Set]
Label: Decca
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 9/24/2007
Review by: Alisa C. (mglory67). - 5/10/2018 9:07 PM


"Wonderful collection of classical music including: Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:26 2 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:05 3 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale) by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 4:04 4 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, RV 315, "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 5:35 5 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, RV 315, "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:40 6 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, RV 315, "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate) by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:38 7 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, RV 293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli) by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 5:15 8 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, RV 293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti) by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:51 9 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, RV 293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia) by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:26 10 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, RV 297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:22 11 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, RV 297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:13 12 Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, RV 297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:06 13 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E flat, Op.8/5 , RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" - 1. (Allegro e) presto by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:47 14 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E flat, Op.8/5 , RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" - 2. Largo by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:53 15 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E flat, Op.8/5 , RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" - 3. Presto by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 3:15 16 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in C, Op.8, No.6, RV 180 "Il piacere" - 1. Allegro by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:58 17 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in C, Op.8, No.6, RV 180 "Il piacere" - 2. Largo e cantabile by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:40 18 Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in C, Op.8, No.6, RV 180 "Il piacere" - 3. Allegro by Mariana Sirbu & I Musici 2:54 Disc 2 1 Pachelbel: Canon in D, P.37 by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 4:29 2 Pachelbel: Gigue in D major by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 1:52 3 Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 7:15 4 J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, BWV147 by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 2:59 5 J.S. Bach: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208 - 9. Sheep May Safely Graze by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 4:26 6 J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 3:45 7 J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - "Great" - Fugue by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 4:55 8 Boccherini: Minuet from String Quintet in E, Op.13, No.5 by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 2:47 9 Hoffstetter: String Quartet in F major, Op.3, No.5 (formerly attrib. J. Haydn) - Andante cantabile by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 3:54 10 Handel: 12 Concerti grossi, Op.6 / Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6 - Musette: Larghetto by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 6:47 11 Handel: Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3 - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 3:06 12 Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 in F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Allegro by Ulrich Bremsteller & Stuttgarter Kammerorchester & Karl Münchinger 4:39 13 Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 in F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Andante by Ulrich Bremsteller & Stuttgarter Kammerorchester & Karl Münchinger 5:58 14 Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 in F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Adagio - Allegro by Ulrich Bremsteller & Stuttgarter Kammerorchester & Karl Münchinger 4:38 15 Handel: Berenice - Overture by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger 7:07 Disc 3 1 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - 1. Ouverture by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 8:24 2 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - 2. Bourrée by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:28 3 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - 3. La paix by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:46 4 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - 4. La réjouissance by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:41 5 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - 5. Menuet I-II by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 4:27 6 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 1. Ouverture (Grave - Allegro - Adagio e staccato) by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 6:01 7 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 2. Allegro - Andante - Allegro by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 7:24 8 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 3. Passepied by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:34 9 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 4. Air by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 2:59 10 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 5. Bourrée by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:08 11 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 6. Allegro by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:28 12 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 7. Hornpipe by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:18 13 Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 8. Menuet by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 2:59 14 Handel: Water Music Suite No.3 in G, HWV 350 - 1. Sarabande by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:07 15 Handel: Water Music Suite No.3 in G, HWV 350 - 2. Rigaudon by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 2:46 16 Handel: Water Music Suite No.3 in G, HWV 350 - 3. Menuet I-II by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:09 17 Handel: Water Music Suite No.3 in G, HWV 350 - 4. Gigue I-II by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:31 18 Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 1. Allegro by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 2:02 19 Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 2. Hornpipe by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 3:03 20 Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 3. Lentement by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:18 21 Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 4. Bourrée by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 0:42 22 Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 5. Menuet by English Chamber Orchestra and Leslie Pearson and Raymond Leppard 1:55 Disc 4 1 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 1. Ouverture by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 5:55 2 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 2. Courante by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:08 3 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 3. Gavotte I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:56 4 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 4. Forlane by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and Thurston Dart 1:38 5 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 5. Menuet I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:20 6 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 6. Bourrée I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:39 7 J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 7. Passepied I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and Thurston Dart 2:23 8 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 1. Ouverture by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 7:24 9 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 2. Rondeau by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 1:39 10 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 3. Sarabande by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 3:02 11 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 4. Bourrée I-II by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 1:53 12 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 5. Polonaise by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:58 13 J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 6. Menuet - 7. Badinerie by William Bennett & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:38 14 J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 1. Ouverture by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 6:35 15 J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 5:11 16 J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 3. Gavotte I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 3:45 17 J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 4. Bourée - 5. Gigue by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 4:13 18 J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069 - 1. Ouverture by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 7:25 19 J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069 - 2. Bourrée I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and Thurston Dart 2:47 20 J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069 - 3. Gavotte by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:00 21 J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069 - 4. Menuet I-II by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:58 22 J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069 - 5. Réjouissance by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Thurston Dart & Sir Neville Marriner 2:46 Disc 5 1 Giuliani: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 - 1. Allegro maestoso by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 8:58 2 Giuliani: Guitar Concerto No.1 in A, Op.30 - 2. Andante siciliano by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 6:21 3 Giuliani: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 - 3. Alla polacca by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 7:09 4 Vivaldi: Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D major, RV 93 - 1. Allegro giusto (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 3:46 5 Vivaldi: Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D major, RV 93 - 2. Largo (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 5:08 6 Vivaldi: Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D major, RV 93 - 3. Allegro (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 2:07 7 Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Continuo in D minor, RV 540 - 1. Allegro (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández & Norbert Blume & English Chamber Orchestra & George Malcolm 5:41 8 Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Continuo in D minor, RV 540 - 2. Largo (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández & Norbert Blume & English Chamber Orchestra & George Malcolm 4:37 9 Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Continuo in D minor, RV 540 - 3. Allegro (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández & Norbert Blume & English Chamber Orchestra & George Malcolm 3:12 10 Vivaldi: Sonata for Lute, Violin and Continuo, RV 82 - 1. Allegro non molto (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 3:51 11 Vivaldi: Sonata for Lute, Violin and Continuo, RV 82 - 2. Larghetto (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 4:04 12 Vivaldi: Sonata for Lute, Violin and Continuo, RV 82 - 3. Allegro (Arr. for Guitar) by Eduardo Fernández and English Chamber Orchestra and George Malcolm 2:04 13 Paganini: Grande Sonata in A major, MS3 - 1. Allegro risoluto by Eduardo Fernández 6:26 14 Paganini: Grande Sonata in A major, MS3 - 2. Romanza: Piů tosto largo. Amorosamente by Eduardo Fernández 5:14 15 Paganini: Grande Sonata in A major, MS3 - 3. Andantino Variato. Scherzando by Eduardo Fernández"

Teen Town Usa 5 / Various
Various Artists
Teen Town Usa 5 / Various
Label: Yeaah
Release Date: 4/18/2017
Review by: Scott C. (scotso). - 5/9/2018 5:03 PM


"No hitters from the late 50's early 60s. Mixed sound quality. There are a few that are great, a few that are ok, and a few that are awful. 1. King Lover - Richie Kall 2. Stop Your Crying - Jerry Naylor 3. Jo-Baby - David Gates 4. I'm So Ashamed - Crescendos 5. Pineapple Moon - Torquays 6. Raindrops On a River - Sonny Parks 7. My Prayer - Billy & Stenotones 8. Little Girl - Joey Brooks 9. Always Be Mine - Sammy Vaughn & Star Marks 10. Baby, Baby - Jay Fanning 11. Cindy Lou - Keith O'Conner 12. Lonely Nights - Joey Tod 13. Come See About Me - Nella Dodds 14. Come Again - Ken Davis 15. I Gotta Do the Latest Dance - Gene Montgomery 16. It's Cold Outside - The Choir 17. I Lied To My Heart - Enchanters 18. Same Thing - Lee Wayne Woodard 19. Image of Love - Danny Denver 20. I Do Love You - Tex & The Chex 21. I Know Better - JR LaRue & Goldtones 22. Hey Boy! - Patty Surbey 23. I Ain't Giving Up Nothin' - Sonny Wilson 24. Honor Roll of Love - Joyce & Privateers 25. Goodness, It's Gladys! - Eddie Fontaine 26. Baby Goodbye - Enis 27. Don't Let It Happen (To You) - Johnny & Stan 28. Just a Piece of Paper - Bobby Comstock 29. I Hurt So - Quinn-Teens 30. Drive-In Show - Jimmy Meng"

Oriental Christ
Janaka
Oriental Christ
Label: CD Baby
Release Date: 8/4/2016
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/9/2018 12:33 PM


"Calming, acoustic music with a gentle, Indian feel. Heartfelt lyrics in the musician's pleasing voice are based on a historical event alluded to in the liner notes: "Ancient records in the Himalayan monastery of Himis reveal strong evidence that the young Jesus visited India, Nepal and Tibet". More information and samples available here: http://www.janaka.in/albums_oriental_christ.htm."

Mushroom Hunter
Harris
Mushroom Hunter
Label: Baraka Foundation
Release Date: 2/2/1999
Review by: IC B. (icberry). - 5/9/2018 12:28 PM


""Now, this is interesting. Morgan Harris is a bassist, percussionist, guitarist and keyboardist (in about that order), and he spends most of his time on this album creating a guitar-bass-drums approximation of dark, illbient hip-hop. Here's what the press material calls the result: "A strange, Ill-clectic blend of Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Rock, Freaky Beats, and Electro-Organic Aesthetics." Okay. The notes also say that everything here was recorded "live; no sampling or sequencing." I'll buy that, too, except for the track on which Harris plays guitar, bass and drums simultaneously. It's not bad stuff; track II (gimmick alert: there are no song titles, only track numbers) lays trashy retro guitar over slow, funky drums, sort of like a cross between Hendrix and Massive Attack. On tracks VII and X there are raps by Bashton and True Jamie Michelle, while Harris moves to keyboard and the drummer gets more wicked without getting any faster. And track XII moves into a sort of dubbed-up free jazz territory with the addition of trumpeter Daniel Carter. Worth hearing." From AllMusic. More info, and samples: https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-mushroom-hunter-mw0000046758"

Gypsy: A Musical Fable (1959 Original Broadway Cast)
Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim
Gypsy: A Musical Fable (1959 Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Review by: Tony H.. - 5/7/2018 6:22 PM


"This is the original and still the best recording of "Gypsy." Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman are in excellent form. I have no idea why Sondheim stopped writing musicals like this and "West Side Story." The songs are excellent. Jule Styne is one of my favorite popular composers."

Ooh Yeah!
Hall & Oates
Ooh Yeah!
Label: Arista
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Review by: Jeane C.. - 5/7/2018 1:13 PM


"I love Daryl Hall & John Oates and the diversity of their music. They were never given credit for their amazing talent until recently and now they are more popular than ever. People are starting to realize as they go back and listen just how talented they were and continue to be. This album has some real treasures on it; including the popular Everything your heart desires, but the other songs are just as amazing. Downtown Life seems like Prince stole his sound right from Daryl and John. Can't say anything bad about any of it. They are the best duo in history and each of the them have made their mark as single artists as well. Daryl Hall is the best of the best when it comes to singing, writing, playing and putting on a show!!! John Oates has his style as well and is holding his own in the world over the past few years as an author, singer/songwriter/musician of his own style of music so when you combine their talents it just can't help but be fantastic."