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Artist: Various Artists
Label: Polygram Records
Genre: World
Release: Nov 1992   My Rating: 0
Duration: 64:16
Summary: I picked this up several years ago, and what a great disc this is. It's got some old classics on it and some pretty rare tracks too. At the time I picked it up, this was actually a series. There is another cd titled: "Samba Brasil" that has a similar cover, but is white and green.
The artists on this are fantastic. From Gal Costa do Vinicius De Moraes, you're taken on a real trip through some of the classics in Brazilian music. Perhaps most interesting and stellar of which is the Elis Regina only vocal of Waters of March. It has such an innocent sound! Carlos Lyra's "Influencia Do Jazz" will take you to a beach in the late 60's, and Baden Powell's Consolacao has that rich acoustic sound I've grown up with and love. And check out Joao Gilberto's song here along with Gal Costa's tracks... She's a VERY underrated singer IMO. But this CD isn't without fault. The sound quality can be suspect on some tracks, and a song or two weren't what I would have selected from the musicians here. (You can find "Aguas De Beber" and "Girl from Ipanema" on virtually every compilation.
Still I would have to recommend this. It's not that expensive, and out of most of the Bossa Nova/MPB samplers, this is one of the better ones IMO. For the make of Samba De Bencao, Elis Regina, Baden Powell, Tamba Trio (who did the wildly successful take of "Mas Que Nada" that featured in the 1998 World Cup commercial with Brazilian footballers in an airport) and the others... good tunes. Also check out Nova Bossa Nova - a companion piece to "Red Hot & Rio". There is some overlap, but the other version of Baden Powell's cut on that comp is better than this one IMO. Maybe also check out Bossa Nova Gold, a two disc set of MPB and Bossa Nova.

Artist: Various Artists
Label: A&M
Genre: Rap
Release: Jan 2006   My Rating: 0
Duration: 79:00
Summary: And one correction to "lightremedy"... the version of "Hey Joe" on the movie is not by Hendrix, it's another cover from The Dirt Clods.

Artist: Various Artists
Label: KINK FM 102
Genre: Rap & Hip Hop
Release: Jan 2000   My Rating: 0
Duration: 80:33
Summary: TRACKS: 01 Preston Reed Border Towns ; 02 Yellowjackets Open Road ; 03 Billy McLaughlin Hurricane Bob ; 04 Ira Stein Sevilla ; 05 Adrian Legg Last Track ; 06 Dial & Oatts Too Much is Just Right ; 07 Jim Chappell David ; 08 Eric Tingstad Small Town ; 09 Wayne Gratz Follow Me Home ; 10 Stephen Jacob Home ; 11 Doug Smith Barbaras Valentine ; 12 Mark Isham Shadowplay ; 13 Kelly Yost Reverie ; 14 Rick Braun While You Were Gone ; 15 David Foster We Were So Close ; 16 Michael Gettel Prelude: Stillness ; 17 John Boswell Fourteenth Street ; 18 Cal Scott P.S.U. Hallway

Artist: Various Artists
Label: Virgin Records Us
Genre: Easy Listening
Release: Jan 1996   My Rating: 0
Duration: 69:50
Summary: New Age music, ambient electronica, and spiritualized hip-hop received their first major, K-Tel-like treatment in 1996 when Virgin Records assembled "Pure Moods". The "As Seen on TV" compilation quickly became a hot seller, and it would be nice to think that its popularity has as much to do with the music as the marketing. To be sure, "Pure Moods" offers genre hits aplenty: from Enya's "Orinoco Flow" to "Sadness" from Enigma; from a dance mix of the "X-Files Theme" to edits of vintage electronica from Mike Oldfield ("Tubular Bells") and Jean Michele Jarre ("Oxygene"). Beyond other selections of beat-enhanced chants and a few other popular themes ("The Mission," "Twin Peaks"), the album, refreshingly, also includes a few selections noteworthy only for their originality and quality. A three-track section near end of the 70-minute disk features affecting soft African chants from Geoffrey Oryema, followed by "My Wife with Champagne Shoulders," a dollop of regal, faintly ethereal romanticism from master film scorer Mark Isham, then a robust piano workout, "The Promise" from Michael Nyman ("The Piano"). With so many elements of interest on its 17 tracks, the album's broad diversity is sure to have broad popularity. "--Terry Wood"

Artist: Various Artists
Label: Gnp Crescendo
Genre: Rock
Release: Apr 1993   My Rating: 0
Duration: 996:58
Summary: If you love TNG and want all of the best of the soundtracks, then buy this! It'll save you money, and the TNG soundtracks are some of the best. The magic of this series can come alive, and it has a ton of music from all episodes, including mixed in versions that are really "cool".