At Budokan - Cheap Trick

At Budokan - Cheap Trick

A Must have for Cheap trick fans (ooh and look how cute they look!) "This is the album that broke Cheap Trick wide open in the U.S. Sure, there's a Complete Budokan version available, but 1} It's a bit pricey, and 2) unless you were at that concert in Japan, then a couple of omitted songs and a re-arranged track order is inconciquential. This version, is the version I REMEMBER, and the one most of you'll remember too. All the great songs are here, "I Want You To Want Me", "Surrender", "Clock Strikes Ten (On A Saturday Night), and more. The price is right on this version too! I can only afford so many BOX SETS, ANTHOLOGY's, and LIMITED EDITIONS. Cheap Trick Live At Budokan isn't something I want put up because I'm collecting it, it's something I want to play, and play, and play. RECOMMENDATION: Buy this version. It has been digitally remastered and has a superior sound quality. You'll remember this version track by track. The price is affordable. And best of all, you'll have FUN! " Review by Michael G. King "skyyking" (LOUISVILLE, KY United States) Courtesy of Amazon.com

  • The original album What's Going on is a master pice best experienced on vinyl - partly because the album is produced a sound space divided in two. The 40th Anniversary addition contains the original trax as well as a load of rare ... The original album What's Going on is a master pice best experienced on vinyl - partly because the album is produced a sound space divided in two. The 40th Anniversary addition contains the original trax as well as a load of rare songs that don't enhance the overall experience, but are a great mix of songs to put in different playlists. But before I dismiss the additional tracks as just extra, there are a few early versions from What's Going on included that are important as they highlight some of the places What's Going on could have stopped at, these versions are all delighful to listen to, but none are as lush and touching as the songs that made What's Going On a classic.

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  • Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more ... Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson. Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One

  • Oh man, I think I found my new party album. Cool cover eh?

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  • David Bowie's journey into American Soul music gave us two memorable albums, "Young Americans" and "Station To Station". Me, I love both of em. Station has always felt like a very complete album, but I always wondered it there was... David Bowie's journey into American Soul music gave us two memorable albums, "Young Americans" and "Station To Station". Me, I love both of em. Station has always felt like a very complete album, but I always wondered it there was more left behind on tape that wasn't on the album. The Deluxe and Special Edition box sets add live tracks and rare photos as a way to contextualize Thin White Duke's post-Ziggy years. The packaging is a perfect extension of the original. In these days of digital music the design of printed container has been carefully reworked as not just a protective cover but as an object of desire. Towards this end the box sets made for "Station To Station" are very sexy.

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  • a armful of hits, and the information included in booklet.

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  • Jane Smith, a band from the South East of England, play a blend of beautifully crafted songs in a classic vein. Soulful and meaningful phrases and hooks set to melodies that stay in the head, Jane Smith’s official release date f... Jane Smith, a band from the South East of England, play a blend of beautifully crafted songs in a classic vein. Soulful and meaningful phrases and hooks set to melodies that stay in the head, Jane Smith’s official release date for this single (See The Truth) isn’t until September 20, 2010; but you can buy it on pre-release here! Otherwise you won’t be able to get your hands on this baby until later this month! If you like John Mayer, Bryan Adams, Train, David Gray, Dave Mathews Band, Coldplay, Stereophonics, Maroon Five, Incubus, The Black Keys, U2, The Fray or miss your fix of Phil Collins – you’re gonna LOVE this band! They recently beat out 123 other musicians to win one of the top 3 slots in the Whotune.com Singles competition. The band was formed by singer songwriter Nick Barclay, Kev Willison and Paul Bowman, joined by Kevin Powell on Bass and Nathan Ariss on Keyboards, and more recently featuring on guitar Ronnie Douglas. Jane Smith's sound is described as mature, thoughtful, inspiring, the songs of Nick Barclay and Kev Willison are performed by a stunning group of musicians who are bringing the Jane Smith sound alive. Nick is the driving force behind Jane Smith, a lyricist and songwriter whose music carries unashamedly positive influences with a unique voice that people have compared in quality to some of the great singers Steve Marriot, Paul Carrack , but as he says himself the voice and the songs making the connection with the audience is all that matters. Previously Nick was involved in dance music production but found that he missed the real songs and inspiration that comes with playing on the stage with fellow musicians. Jane Smith will be embarking on a short festival tour to promote their debut single "See The Truth" available to download at Whotune.com starting September 20th. - Quoted from Record Label Description

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  • One of Hollywood’s favorites - popular comedian, actor and motivational speaker Michael Colyar will release his highly-anticipated, comedic CD, “Michael Colyar’s Greatest Hits and the Great Unknowns.” The CD was officially relea... One of Hollywood’s favorites - popular comedian, actor and motivational speaker Michael Colyar will release his highly-anticipated, comedic CD, “Michael Colyar’s Greatest Hits and the Great Unknowns.” The CD was officially released on August 10, 2010 and features Colyar’s brassy humor and fuses it with the musical stylings of some of hip hop’s best underground talent. This CD is eye-watering/crying, side grabbing, pee in your pants hysterical! The CD features a sampling of underground hip hop heavyweights such as the DBoyz (formerly of Cash Money Records), C.B.Y.A (Cool But Young and Arrogant), Dirty (half of the group “Pimp and Da Gangsta”), and MJG & 8Ball. The CD will also feature a special tribute to the late rapper MC Breed. The bonus is… Michael will also tackle rap on this CD with his highly controversial "Who's The King" where he ask the question "who made y'all king"... Colyar is a comedian and motivational speaker, who first gained notoriety at Los Angeles’ famed Venice Beach, where he would perform for 9 years. Colyar gained notable attention in 1990 when he was the $100,000 Grand Prize Comedy champion of “Star Search”, the nationally televised talent competition, and donated $50,000.00 to homeless charities in the Los Angeles area. Since then, Colyar has become one of the nations’ most beloved comics, appearing on stage and screen, from hosting, “BET Live From LA”, to appearing in major Hollywood films. In 2000, Venice honored one of its most popular celebrities by adding Colyar’s footprints and money grabber in cement for the city’s new boardwalk. Most recently, Colyar was featured on Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” with Aniki Noni Rose and Oprah. He also starred in Snoop Dogg’s “Malice N’ Wonderland” and “The Longshot" starring Ice Cube and KeKe Palmer. Colyar explains, "God has given me a great gift," and, it’s important for me to give something back…I love music…I love Hip-Hop, and there are so many young artist who just need a chance…and that’s what I want to do, give them that chance.” For more information on Michael Colyar visit www.michaelcolyar.com. - Quoted from Record Label Info Sheet

  • Funnyman Doug Benson is set to release Hypocritical Oaf in a CD/DVD combo that will hit retail shelves on August 31. If you are bright, you'll notice the title is a play on the Hippocratic Oath. The set was recorded live on Ap... Funnyman Doug Benson is set to release Hypocritical Oaf in a CD/DVD combo that will hit retail shelves on August 31. If you are bright, you'll notice the title is a play on the Hippocratic Oath. The set was recorded live on April 20 -yes, 420, both Benson and ARTISTdirect get the joke- at the Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis. The release on Comedy Central Records comes with a bonus DVD including full, uncensored versions of his two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials. Uncensored? Now you are speaking my language. Though he is sometimes "too trunk to dweet," Benson has amassed over 70,000 followers on Twitter with lines including "I have HIV. But don't worry, I still get to draw four more scrabble tiles." Don't be fooled by his laid-back delivery - Benson is as sharp as comics come and his jokes appeal to smokers and non-smokers alike. Covering everything from the importance of time-saving abbreviations such as "deets" to his 2010 "Pot The Vote" tour in California, the former Marijuana-Logues star gets audiences high on laughs. Quoted from artistdirect

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  • Ok, stop, just stop and listen to Stevie's wonderful interpretation of the Beatles "We Can Work it Out" you'll feel better, and if you don't feel better on first listen, then play it again and dance to it, if that doesn't do it, p... Ok, stop, just stop and listen to Stevie's wonderful interpretation of the Beatles "We Can Work it Out" you'll feel better, and if you don't feel better on first listen, then play it again and dance to it, if that doesn't do it, play it again and this time turn it UP! :) p.s. Repeat until you are singing along dancing and smiling ear to ear.

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  • Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has ... Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has been a dream deterred. This talented R&B artist is completing his second project “Up Close and Personal” for which he wrote all the songs, and is looking forward to the future. He is poised and ready to step back onto the music scene and realize his dreams of success. Growing up in Oakland, Califronia, his interest in music came about when he was 8 years old, along with football and baseball. A short while later his interest in music developed into a passion. His childhood friend’s older brother played drums in a group called “Bits & Pieces”. He was later chose to be the lead singer. The group performed at small nightclubs and hotels around the greater Bay Area for several years. The band eventually parted ways and Randy decided to pursue his interest in recording. His musical influences were artists such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. He also started his own small record label called “Regal Records” with help from a friend. Three months later he recorded his first single, “Something Inside”. The single was well received and garnered local radio play and also captured the attention of local promoter Paul Mack, Jr. He was soon opening shows for artists such as the Temptations, The OJays, Denise Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Roy Ayers, Stanley Clarke and many others. His 1987 CD project created a buzz with local promoters and radio so he began shopping for a record deal. Every major record label that Randy hit, the feedback was “Wow, you sound just like Luther”. While Randy loved that people said he sounded like Luther Vandross, his goal was for listeners to recognize and appreciate his own style of vocals. Letting his passion, sensitivity and vulnerability set him apart, Randy began honing his signature sound with the support of his family and inspiration from his mother, who is also a singer. One day a friend passed him a tape with music that “changed everything”. He bagan writing his own lyrics about experiences with family, friends and the daily challenges of life. “Love is such a powerful emotion and life is a gift from God. Music drives me,” says Randy. Randy recently shared the stage at the Conga Room in LA with R&B greats Stevie Wonder, Lenny Williams, D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jamie Fox and Raphael Saadiq in a benefit fundraiser and received kudos for his performance.

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  • I absolutely love me Miss Leela James.

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  • One of my favorite albums to listen to when I travel. Especially on am track to up state New York. I hear she had displeasure with fame and the music industry but we know we can't stop a genius, even if she or we try.

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  • It's one of the few soundtracks that I continue to listen to year after year.

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  • Cinammon Girl, The Needle and the Damage Done, SUGAR MOUNTAIN, After the Gold Rush, Tonight's the Night - this album is QUITE the collection of some of Young's best hits. "In addition to the mellow songs, there are some loude... Cinammon Girl, The Needle and the Damage Done, SUGAR MOUNTAIN, After the Gold Rush, Tonight's the Night - this album is QUITE the collection of some of Young's best hits. "In addition to the mellow songs, there are some louder, electric ones that are incredible as well, with Cinnamon Girl and Like a Hurricane being good examples. This album definitely has the 'live' thing going for it, and when you hear these cuts you won't settle for the studio versions anymore - it's cool to hear Neil connect with the audience - "When I get big, I'm gonna get an electric guitar. When I get real big". I kid you not - there is not a dud on the album. It is just incredible, and capable of providing pleasure worth orders of magnitude more than its price. I actually am typing this review because I would love to think someone bought this album as a result of it and enjoyed it as much as I have over the years (in CD format now, of course!)" Review by David Benditt Courtesy of Amazon.com

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