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The Most Beautiful Melodies of Classical Music: Ave Maria
Charles Gounod, Antonin Dvorak, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
The Most Beautiful Melodies of Classical Music: Ave Maria
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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The bargain of the century
James Remsen, Jr. | Lindenhurst, NY USA | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No, that price is not a typo. Yes, this is a five-CD box set of nature sounds, no music included. And, unlike many other "budget" CDs, where you definitely get what you pay for in terms of sound quality, the recordings on these discs are clear and beautiful. If you like nature sounds but don't have a lot of cash, you can pick this box up for the price you would normally pay for ONE disc! The five discs in the box are called "Tropical Rainforest," "Bayou," "Jungle Talk," "Wilderness River," and the sampler. Each features sounds from the particular place described; the sampler includes a short piece from each of the discs plus some others in the "Echoes of Nature" series. It's hard to pick a favorite, but "Bayou," with its bird songs, rumbling alligators, and memorable finale (a frog chorus set against a distant evening thunderstorm) is especially evocative. "Jungle Talk" is great too, but be aware that it is not for relaxing, especially when the howler monkeys start roaring! If you want more listener comments on this series, I suggest you do a search for each of the five CD titles listed above; you will thus find more reviews with specific information on each. Suffice it for me to say that of the bargain nature discs out there, I have not found any that represent a greater value than these. Listen and enjoy!"
Real nature
Zen De'al | Essex, Md. USA | 12/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the best things that I liked about this set is that it is all nature. No soft music in the back ground like so many others. You hear the river and the frogs and the thunder and .... I think you get the image. After a lousey day at work and its in the middle of winter I will put the jungle cd in and let it take me and my stress away. If you want just the natural sounds of the wild to help sooth out your day this set is one to get."
Excellent Set of CDs
Calamity Jane | 08/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These nature CDs are a must for those who love them. They lack the usual background music that's so annoyingly prevalent in most nature CDs. The sounds are clear and crisp. There are no "breaks" between the tracks, as one flows easily into the other. This set contains no pops or crackles that are so common in cheaply-produced CDs.

Jungle Talk contains piercing monkey shrieks that aren't very relaxing at bedtime. Play it at the office or while puttering around at home. If you close your eyes you can easily "see" Tarzan, Jane and Cheetah walking hand-in-hand down a jungle path.

The Ocean Waves on the sampler has the best surf sounds I've ever heard on any CD. It sounds more like the night-surf of a lake rather than an ocean. The intensity changes from a giant swell to a distinct and delicate pitter of water on the sand. I'm asleep before the second track begins.

The Bayou is fabulous. If you have the desire, but not the guts to paddle a small boat through a swamp, then this CD is for you. You'll be tempted to dose yourself with mosquito repellant before starting your CD player.

This is a new purchase for me, so I've only briefly listened to the other CDs in this set. So far I'm content to switch between the ones I've mentioned, thus saving the others for another time. From what I've listened to, they are of the same high quality.

This is truly one of those purchases you'll feel good about making."