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1. Modern Times
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2. Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads,
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3. Adieu False Heart
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4. Long Island Shores
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5. Leave the Light On
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6. The Mystery
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7. An Ancient Muse
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8. Hello Love
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9. Celtic Woman
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10. Songbird
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11. Say I Am You
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12. You Are My Sunshine
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13. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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14. Firecracker
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15. The Book of Secrets
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17. Essential Leonard Cohen
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18. The Very Best of Peter, Paul &
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20. How to Grow a Woman from the Ground

1. Modern Times
Audio CD (29 August, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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At a time when the majority of those his age are drifting into retirement, 65-year-old Bob Dylan has put the capper on a three-record run that ranks with the best in his storied, 44-album career. Like Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fresh Breeze Blowin
The music contained within this CD is simply brilliant, particularly when compared for what passes as commercial music these days.Dylan's songwriting and vocals are superb and his production efforts are flawless. The band is in top form and the mix is spot on.This project,as most of Dylan's recorded work, will stand the test of time. My only criticism is the absence of any acknowledgement for songwriting inspiration. Certainly at least a "tip of the hat"is deserved by Big Maceo Merriweather for his influence of Worried Life Blues for Someday Baby. Same goes for Hambone Willie Newbern as it relates to Rollin and Tumblin. Perhaps, we'll have to wait for the next chapter of Chronicles to acknowledge these artists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like Wine
Like wine, and as another reviewer has already commented, Dylan really does get better with age... though that's not to detract at all from his past masterpieces. There are several in depth reviews written so I figure I can make this one short and sweet: the album is great and worth a listen whether you're a long time DYlan fan, a Dylan neophyte, or never cared for him (can't imagine many belonging to this last group...)

5-0 out of 5 stars Still Magical
Having grown up with hard rock and merging in to jazz with age,I'm not sure what prompted me to buy the album.I hadn't heard it or about it.Bob Dylan was just some wierd musician to me - This one album has changed all that; I'm a new Bob Dylan fan -Modern Times is pure musical magic.It is at the same time haunting, ironic, true, brilliant...(yes I'm beginning to purchase older stuff now..I've a lot of catch-up work to do!)One review labled the music "pedadantic" - likely not a musicians point of view.No it's not oversaturated with gizmo sound and yes it lacks the immediately catchy Brittany Spears pop sound.Bob Dylan is the wrong place to look for that anyway.Relax, reminisce, day-dream - older is sometimes better! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Blues-Rock    3. Folk-Rock    4. Pop    5. Pop/Rock    6. Rock    7. Rock & Roll    8. Rock/Pop    9. Singer/Songwriter   


2. Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000GGSMD0
Sales Rank: 137
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A mainstream release for Shanty Music?Thank You, Mr. Depp!
Hi friends, my name is Dean Calin, one of the singers with Bounding Main.We have released two CDs and are working on our third.I've been performing sea shanties since 1995 and am personal friends with many of the Big Name Performers in this genre.I love the traditional stuff and think that it is Important Music, both for our culture and history.That said, Bounding Main delivers traditional sea shanties and maritime music with arrangements for the modern ear.There are people out there like Tom Lewis and David HB Drake and Lee Murdock doing the songs the traditional way and doing them well.It was our choice to perform in Elizabethan mariner costumes (if you want to call us "pirates," okee-dokee) and to write and perform harmonic and theatrical arrangments.Some of the traditional performers are kvetching like mad about this CD:"Johnnie Depp is going to make tons of money with mainstream artists who don't even know what this music is about, when (this traditional artist) and (another traditional artist) have been out on the ships and the cold, getting wet and bringing the history to the people!"My take is that if Mssrs. Depp, Verbinski, et. al. can bring maritime music to the mainstream, it will only benefit ALL of us!
4-0 out of 5 stars Eclectic mix of singers and styles reinvigorates these ballads
The two-disc 'Rogue's Gallery' is a fun and rollicking collection of singers and styles. Forget that it could be misconstrued as a sloppy cash-in by Depp and Verbinksi from the 'Pirates of the Caribean' sequel (which it doesn't feel like) and, on listening, just take it as a reimagining of sea chanties and old english ballads. On first listen, it seemed as though the discs were thematically divergent, with disc 2 having more of the songs sung traditionally while disc 1 contained more individually flavoured covers. While the second disc is pleasant, it was the first disc that made the set worth its money. Some of the standout performances include Bono's aching 'A Dying Sailor to his Shipmates', Mark Anthony Thompson's earnest 'Haul Away Joe' and the nearly mechanical droning of 'Cap Cod Girls', by the fascinating Baby Gramps. Nick Cave returns to the bloody stomping grounds of his seminal 'Murder Ballads' as he does a burningly ferocious 'Fire Down Below', and Gavin Friday has the most fun with the sinfully hilarious 'Baltimore Whores'.
4-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Responses To This Recording From Those "Traditionalists"
Nothing like reading the "purist" reviews of this collection, who seem to howl like hungry dogs who haven't eaten in a few days as they wrote, to give you a good laugh. The irony is, of course, that for people who claim they study this genre of music and are very familiar with it and advise you to seek out the "real" thing, they didn't do their own homework on who was producing this record or look at the list of artists who were on it. If they had, they would have found out that the producer is Hal Willner who has done this kind of "tribute" record, or better yet, reinterpretation for two decades.
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Subjects:  1. British Folk    2. Folksongs    3. Irish Folk    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop Collections    7. Sea Shanties    8. Traditional Folk    9. Traditional Scottish Folk    10. V/a Compilations   


3. Adieu False Heart
by Vanguard Records
Audio CD (25 July, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This teaming of Linda Ronstadt and Cajun folk traditionalist Ann Savoy, billing themselves as the Zozo Sisters, shows how wide is the musical range of bittersweetness. The harmonies and shared lead vocals offer a complementary contrast between Ronstadt's purity of tone and Savoy's more piquant expressiveness. The arrangements turn folk songs into art songs, drawing as much upon chamber strings as Cajun fiddle and accordion. There's an exquisite beauty to the vocals, but the real surprise is how well the album holds together, given a range of material that extends from Cajun songs in French patois to stellar material from Julie Miller ("I Can't Get Over You," with husband Buddy Miller on guitar) and Richard Thompson ("King of Bohemia," "Burns' Supper") to a disarming revival of the Left Banke's 1960s hit "Walk Away Renee." Among other highlights, "Go Away from My Window" provides a showcase for the upper register of Ronstadt's soprano, and Savoy's lead vocals on Bill Monroe's "The One I Love Is Gone" bring out the blues in bluegrass. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Disc
Awsome, just plain awsome. Every song on here is a pure delight. Linda, if you are reading this then you should know you have put out a wonderful disc and we thank God for you being such a talented artist.
5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Songs
Ronstadt certainly did some nice work as a solo artist, but then she started doing albums with other artists (Trio and Trio II with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton and Western Wall with Harris).While those were fine albums, the blending of Rondstadt's voice in this album with that of Ann Savoy is just about as good as it gets.You will swear they are blood sisters when your hear how well the voices blend together.Rondstadt has finally found her musical soul mate in Ann Savoy and this may be some of her best work ever. I never heard of Ann Savoy, but she sure sounds wonderful with Rondstadt.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sweeeeeet!!
The speakers on my laptop no longer work, so I bought this cd hoping for the best. And the best was granted. The voices, the music and the lyrics are pure harmony. Sometimes you have to go out on a limb:) ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Folk    2. Pop    3. Pop Vocals    4. Rock/Pop    5. United States of America   


4. Long Island Shores
by Vanguard Records
Audio CD (10 October, 2006)
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Asin: B000HIVQ7G
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With her expressively breathy vocals and uplifting melodies, Mindy Smith expresses both the romantic and spiritual dimensions of rapture. It can occasionally be hard to tell whether Smith is singing of God or love, or if she even makes a distinction between the two. Whether she's invoking prayer and sin in the opening "Out Loud," hoping that God's looking out for her in "Out of Control," casting a seductive charmer as a "Little Devil," or recalling her preacher father in the title track, Smith's material blurs the distinction between the earthly and the ethereal. Her duet with kindred spirit Buddy Miller on "What If the World Stops Turning" highlights the album, though the Nashville-based artist rarely hints at country within her buoyant brand of folk-pop. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the debut
Mindy Smith's One Moment More was a very good debutthat mixed folk and pop. I do not see why some are disappointed with Long Island Shores. From the soaring opener "Out Loud," it very rarely lets up. "Little Devil" has a neat pop/rock part. "Edge Of Love" is beautiful, pure folk. "I'm Not The Only One Asking" reminds me of the rootsy blues on One Moment More. This album is no more flat than fine efforts from Shawn Colvin and Alison Krauss (her newer efforts.) The lyrics show a songwriter that's gotten more experience. I will be getting this CD.

2-0 out of 5 stars 2.5 stars to be precise
Great vocals does not a great song make.Yes, her vocals are comprable to that of Patty Griffin, but Patty Griffin she ain't.None of the songs on this album will be remembered past tomorrow and you can't make mediocre songs amazing just with vocals.There has to be music and lyrics to go along with the vocals to make you feel what the songs are saying.I feel nothing for any of these songs.They are mostly lazily written tunes without an ounce of emotion.
3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Second Effort
As with her first album "One Moment More", Mindy Smith's voice is amazing on this second release "Long Island Shore". But, I found the music uninspiring and flat. I don't know if the choice in direction was Mindy's or the producers, but this is not the same kind of music that will necessarily appeal to all of the fans of the first album.
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Subjects:  1. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    2. Country-Pop    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


5. Leave the Light On
by Signature Records
Audio CD (19 September, 2006)
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This album's title cut finds the veteran folk-blues troubadour, now in his early 60s, pondering the possibility of living to be 100, thus setting the thematic tone for an uncommonly reflective, meditative set. The ragtime Zen of "Open Up," the philosophical "Seems So Real," and the rock-bottom despair in his cover of Peter Case's "Cold Trail Blues" all suggest that the virtuosic fingerpicker and evocatively smoky vocalist has reached a point in his life where he's pondering the biggest issues of mortality, a perspective that informs the complex relationship in "Father's Day."Not all of the material is that introspective, as the uptempo, electric rock of "Diplomacy" is as sardonic as Randy Newman, while "Origin of the Species" encapsulates Adam and Eve, Charles Darwin, and intelligent design. Smither also pays homage to two seminal influences, transforming Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" into an acoustic, accordion-laced waltz and reviving Lightnin' Hopkins's version of the traditional "Blues in the Bottle." Ollabelle provide harmonies on two cuts, with mandolinist Tim O' Brien also offering instrumental and vocal support. Read more

Subjects:  1. Blues    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Folk & Traditional    4. Folk-Blues    5. Modern Acoustic Blues    6. Pop   


6. The Mystery
by Favored Nations
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 309
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars He does it again!
Tommy never ceases to amaze!His originality and emotions shine through.Lizzie and Tommy sound good on Pam Rose's "The Wall".Keep it coming!

5-0 out of 5 stars Consistent exellence!
You can't truly appreciate what Tommy Emmanuel can do on the guitar without seeing him in concert. Still, "The Mystery," the third in Tommy Emmanuel's series of mostly solo acoustic work is intensely satisfying and great listening, whatever your level of exposure to "TE". While many finger-style guitarists are able to generate a lot of notes with their solo playing, none compare with TE in the way he serves up song after song of really, really good music. These songs are great melodies played flawlessly (and apparently effortlessly) by a master of his art.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sigh.Fabulous, as always
I think we own every DC ever made by Tommy, even the obscure stuff (anyone remember "The Day the Fingerpickers Took Over the World" with Chet Atkins?).You will never go wrong with a Tommy Emmuel CD.His music, while following a familiar theme of folksy/country style with the occasional rock-ish tune thrown in, is ever-new while still feeling comfortable.Kind of like wearing your favorite slippers. Tommy is known as an instrumentalist, so the odd real song (as opposed to a piece, which is what you call an instrumental item)is an interesting surprise on any of his CDs.The song "Walls" is one of those nice surprises.This CD sounds more introspective than many of his others -- it reminds me of the his earlier music, which was almost purely guitar. There are very few, if any pieces on this CD that have more than just Tommy and his guitar playing.I can tell even now that this will get a lot of play in my house. And yes, the previous reviewer was right;Tommy Emmanuel is one of, if not the, best guitar players in the world. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Pop    4. Rock/Pop   


7. An Ancient Muse
by Verve
Audio CD (21 November, 2006)
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It's been nearly a decade since Loreena McKennitt's last studio album, Read more

Subjects:  1. Jazz    2. Pop    3. Rock   


8. Hello Love
by Nettwerk Records
Audio CD (10 October, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When the Be Good Tanyas released their heralded debut disc, Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Rendered
What a treat it is to find a band like this.I'm the type of guy who will search for good bands on the internet, through reading reviews and such and I do believe I have found a great band here.
5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeously Atmospheric Mature Alchemy
I've had the new album "Hello Love" on repeat since I got it in the mail a few days ago. It's wonderfully atmospheric, lonesome and gorgeous.I think it stands up well to the previous albums, lending a bit more mature aspect to the alchemy. The only thing I am disappointed about is that their website hasn't been updated yet! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Canada    3. Contemporary Folk    4. Country    5. Folk    6. Neo-Traditional Folk    7. Pop   


9. Celtic Woman
by Manhattan Records
Audio CD (01 March, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Fueled by healthy public appetite for traditional melodies and quasi-ethnic roots, the crossover genre continues to flourish with this debut release from Ireland's Celtic Woman ensemble. The brainchild of Sharon Browne, Dave Kavanaugh (founders of Ireland's successful Celtic Collections label) and young Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Enchanting
This is a wonderful CD to take you away from the cares of your day, and bring a sense of joy and peace.It's not pure Celtic folk music, but it's lovely music and most enjoyable.

5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful music
I love this CD. The women's voices are beautiful. They can all sing so clearly at a broad range.

4-0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Celtic Woman is one of those groups you either love or hate.Me? I love it.
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Subjects:  1. Celtic Pop    2. Celtic/Irish    3. Contemporary Celtic    4. Int'l & World Music    5. Pop    6. Television Soundtrack   


10. Songbird
by Blix Street
Audio CD (19 May, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Knocks me out
Eva Cassidy knocks me out!I heard about her on NPR a couple of years ago, and I finally got some of her music.Astounding the way she phrased these songs."Autumn Leaves" could make a statue cry."Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Songbird" and "Fields of Gold" are equally amazing.Anyone who truly appreciates a styling genius will find her music rewarding.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great relaxing music!
Her voice is gorgeous, just like a songbird!!!! So sad that she is now singing with the angels, before more of her works could be published.

5-0 out of 5 stars I bought this CD because of Everwood and I'm glad I did...
I heard Fields of Gold on the season finale of Everwood and thought whoever was singing it had a beautiful voice.When I hear a song I like I usually just have to find out who sings it.I did a little research and found that it was Eva Cassidy.I tried to download the song from ITunes but couldn't find it.Soooo, my next stop was Amazon.I searched for Eva Cassidy, found the CD, and bought it.I really like the whole CD.Her music is very soothing to me.My favorite songs are Wade in the Water, Over the Rainbow, and Fields of Gold.I ordered Time After Time and just received it several days ago.I've listened to some of the songs, but not the entire CD just yet.Eva Cassidy has a beautiful voice. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    3. Folk    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Pop    6. Singer/Songwriter   


11. Say I Am You
by Nettwerk Records
Audio CD (07 March, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Weepies are a duo of songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. How can one not help but be delighted when two such similar sound names align with one another? Perfectly matched, the thirteen songs are quiet but insistent, with lyrics full of pop smarts and poetic depth. Narratives, whether fragmented or direct, empower most of the songs, giving even first-person vantage points a solid foundation. Talan does the bulk of the lead vocals, and her voice is a confident instrument, full of sly surprise and subtle phrasing. The pair's harmonies are thoughtful and evocative, oftentimes utilizing less than obvious intervals. In fact, the chorus vocals owe more to great radio pop of the sixties and seventies than to the various contemporary strains of folk and Americana. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly amazing
I just bought it because I liked the cover art. That's not entirely true, I did hear one of their songs on the Paste sample CD.Anyway, this is smart music; smart lyrics, smart melodies and smart writing.It's very soft, subtle music (which is where I'm at musically right now).Most of the songs focus on the vocals which means that the listener will listen to the lyrics.I can't say enough about the song "The World Spins Madly On"Blew me away when I first heard it and still does.It sounds like a Fountains of Wayne not to mention he sounds a little bit like Adam Slessinger.Never before have I heard someone sing about the world moving on while I silently sit still and think about the opportunities I've passed up.
5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music
This is the kind of CD that makes you smile when you listen to it.It's the kind that makes you want to sing along before you even know all of the words.The kind where you think every song on it might be your favorite.The songwriting is thoughtful, heartfelt and sweet (in the best possible sense of the word) while also exhibiting an intellectual edge.The lyrics are well-written without overshadowing the lovely harmonies that Steve and Deb have created.Her voice is evocative of Patty Griffin, but at the same time is unique and absolutely lovely.His voice is just at nuanced and gorgeous, and when they are singing together, it is a study in the beauty the human voice can produce.This is Americana at it's finest.I'm torn between wishing The Weepies all of the commercial success they so richly deserve and wanting to keep them my little (newly discovered...thanks, NPR!) secret.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Weepies
Infectious and joyful, I literally feel better after listening to their CD.Able to communicate the sorrows faced in life within a validating presense."Painting by Chagal" is terribly romantic, captures the essence of what the experience of "love" is."Painting by Chagal" is part poetry, mythology and ordinary reality. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Folk & Traditional    3. Folk-Pop    4. Folk-Rock    5. Pop    6. Rock/Pop    7. United States of America   


12. You Are My Sunshine
by Last Affair
Audio CD (10 December, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Elizabeth Mitchell is a smidge less locked into the no-frills folkie formula on Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars fun and folksy for kids
We bought this album and You Are My Flower at the same time, and we love both albums.Elizabeth Mitchell has a wonderful voice, and there is an eclectic quality in song choices and arrangements to keep the listener interested.My kids love hearing the kids on the background of the songs, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
I bought this CD recently for my 18 month old son and we just can't get enough of it!I wasn't surprised that it was good since my husband, son and I are huge fans of Catch the Moon but HOW good it was just blew me away.
5-0 out of 5 stars A great folk CD for kids!
I love this CD!It's nice to have some folk music for kids...much like the music I listened to when I grew up.My daughter and I have fun singing the songs and listening to Elizabeth Mitchell and her family have fun singing old familiar songs. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Childrens    2. Pop    3. Rock/Pop   


13. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
by Lost Highway
Audio CD (05 December, 2000)
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Asin: B00004XQ83
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The best soundtracks are like movies for the ears, and Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gotcha
I liked this CD, but not every track.Beware, you cannot load it onto your computer.Had I known this, I would not have purchased the CD regardless of how much I like the soundtrack.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Although O brother where art thou is not the best of Coen brother's films, this soundtrack is remarkable. "I' man of constant sorrow" is a logical hit, quite a catchy tune, but "Po Lazarus", "Big rock candy mountain" "I'll fly away" or "Down in the river to pray" give all sorts of bluegrass, country and gospel moods, all perfectly executed.
5-0 out of 5 stars A surprise!
I love this CD. Which is a shocker. I can't stand blue grass, don't even like country. But the quality of singing voices and the immpeckable instrumental execution makes me an admirer. I bought this cd because I watched the movie and Goerge Clooney's 'singing' performance made me laugh. I smile alot when listening to this cd. Very well done. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Bluegrass-Gospel    3. Country Blues    4. Folksongs    5. Neo-Traditional Folk    6. Pop    7. Soundtrack    8. Soundtracks    9. Soundtracks & Film Scores    10. Traditional Bluegrass    11. Traditional Country   


14. Firecracker
by Red House
Audio CD (06 June, 2006)
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Asin: B000FFL2MU
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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When Winnipeg's Wailin' Jennys recorded their debut disc, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
The CD is great, but these women are even better live. Their harmonies strike many responsive chords in me.Excellent lyrical songwriting.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Knockout Album!
Like many people, I first heard the Wailin Jennys on Prairie Home Companion, and I was immediately captivated.While somewhat disappointed by their first CD, I find Firecracker absolutely irresistable!I am amazed at the mature song writing abilities of all three young ladies.The harmonies, of course, are awesome, and they are all accomplished musicians.What more could you want in an album!I would be very surprised and disappointed if this wasn't a Grammy nominee.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet memories
I went to my first Wailin Jennys concert last night. I hadn't heard them before--or thought I hadn't--but from the very first song I was transported back to gentle times in the late 60s and simple songs sung in beautiful harmony. A guitar, a banjo, harmonica, violin--these instruments are superb support for the thoughtful words and beautiful harmonies these three young women sing.
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Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Folk    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Neo-Traditional Folk    6. Pop   


15. The Book of Secrets
by Quinlan Road
Audio CD (30 September, 1997)
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Asin: B000002NHN
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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McKennitt's recordings always have the quality of a spiritual sojourn; her songs are those of a seeker, whether she's setting Yeats, Scripture, or her own words to her compositions. It's this that attracts people to her music, and Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars It just keeps gettingbetter with each listening
Others have written far more eloqently than I could on what an incredible set of 8 pieces of music this is.It continues to grow on me with each listening, almost 9 years later, and is easily my favorite of all her CD's, all of which I have."The Highwayman" is so mesmerizing I could listen to it endlessly and not get tired of it.
5-0 out of 5 stars She's a trouper, our Loreena!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful intro To MEHDl
I've always enjoyed Loreena and this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this site I discovered a group by the name of MEHDl (pronounced medie). After an online search I found their site (S00THINGMUSIC,C0M) and listened to the samples...
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Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative    2. Canada    3. Celtic Fusion    4. Celtic New Age    5. Contemporary Celtic    6. Pop    7. Rock    8. Rock/Pop   


16. O
by Vector Recordings
Audio CD (10 June, 2003)
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Asin: B00009V7P8
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Irish troubadour Damien Rice doesn't so much reinvent the folk genre on this lush, impossibly mature debut album as push its boundaries in several compelling musical directions at once--all the more remarkable considering the album was largely self-produced and home-recorded. His songs revolve around familiar, bittersweet concerns of life, love, and their attendant frustrations, but delivered with conspiratorial intimacy on melodic wings (like on the graceful "Cannonball") that Rice seems almost embarrassed to share. If there's anything like a template here, it's "The Blower's Daughter," the song that first attracted the interest/stewardship of film composer David Arnold (whose guest production provides "Amie" with expansive cinematic elegance) and became a massive Irish hit. His plaintive vocal, embroidered by the mournful solo cello of Vyvienne Long, is suddenly brightened by an instrumental flourish and Lisa Hannigan's vocals--before just as quickly wafting on the breeze. With touches that range from "Day in the Life"-styled string collages to the dizzy, exhilarating neo-operatic excesses of the 16-minute "Eskimo," Rice's musical palate here is as adventurous as his songs are grounded in emotional intimacy. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Magical
This has to be one of the most beautiful CDs ever recorded. Damien's vocal range is vast; his musicianship excellent; but it's the crafting of songs at which he truly surpasses most artists. Haunting, sensitive, flowing, crashing...(If I have one criticism, it's the mixing levels - at times, his vocals are drowned. In concert, when he lets rip, you really feel the power of his vocals/music, which, unfortunately, doesn't come over quite as well on the album.) A truly magical album.

5-0 out of 5 stars This album is amazing
This is one that sways the soul. Damien Rice's timing and melody just reach into your gut and extract every piece of love and sorrow that you ever felt.
5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most impossibly beautiful albums ever released
Although I knew "The Blower's Daughter" from the film CLOSER and "Delicate" from LOST, Damien Rice has until recently been unexplored territory for me.What I didn't know is that his album O is not a disc with only one or two great songs, but one of the most from-beginning-to-end brilliant albums of recent years.Vocally Rice reminds me of a lot of other performers.Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams spring to mind, there is even something of the very young Leonard Cohen in the songs.But this album is more consistently brilliant than anything released by those singers.He isn't quite the singer that Jeff Buckley was (but then who is?), but he is a much better songwriter.His songwriting reminds me somewhat of Hayden, but it is much more dramatic, lush, and expressive and his singing is in an entirely different league.There is also a soft serenity to the music that is nearly as gently calming as the best of Iron and Wine.Actually, Rice and Iron and Wine's Sam Beam write songs that evoke many of the same feelings, though Rice is a far stronger vocalist (though it has to be granted that Beam is perhaps unrivalled as a lyricist today--I think you have to go to people like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan to find a demonstrably better lyricist than Sam Beam).
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Subjects:  1. Alternative Folk    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Folk-Rock    6. Ireland    7. Pop    8. Popular Music    9. Post-Grunge    10. Rock/Pop   


17. Essential Leonard Cohen
Audio CD (22 October, 2002)
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Asin: B00006NSH8
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This two-disc retrospective traces the Canadian bard's musical maturity from poet and novelist who sang a little to multidimensional artist whose oracular vocals and increasingly rich arrangements are every bit as compelling as his verse. Even when Cohen came to prominence through the 1960s songcraft of "Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," the "folksinger" tag never really fit. Later highlights ranging from the deadpan drollery of "Tower of Song" and "Everybody Knows" to the apocalyptic anthemry of "First We Take Manhattan" and "Democracy" suggest that other labels might be more appropriate: cabaret surrealist, spiritual gadfly, sensual prophet, agent provocateur. Cohen chose the selections, drawing more than half of the 31 tracks from three landmark albums--his 1967 debut Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen's music is a lot better than his share of the airwaves and CD bins in record stores would have you believe.The sometimes ironic lyrics, dour mood, and dated synthesizer backgrounds should not hold back anyone's appreciation for the craft that the man has created.Seemingly little known here in the U.S., his work has been covered by numerous other artists, with great results.REM's rendition of "First We Take Manhatten" has a more conventional rock n' roll feel than Cohen's original, but showcases nicely the range of the material in someone else's hands.
5-0 out of 5 stars Poetry Man - Leonard Cohen
There is just something about the combination of his imagery and his deep raspy voice that makes you want to listen.You canreally hear the words to his songs and they make you stop and think. A rare combination of musician and philosopher.

5-0 out of 5 stars No comparison
Those who unfavorably compare Leonard Cohen's recording of his own song "Hallelujah" with the versions by Allison Crowe and Jeff Buckley are missing the point. Have they listened to the lyrics? The narrator is world-weary, rueful, broken, a sorrowful and wise survivor. Much as I admire Crowe and Buckley and their ability generally to cover other songwriters' material, they didn't convey (or perhaps even fully comprehend) the song's profound heartbreak and desolate beauty. Cohen lived it, and tells it. Listen again. ... Read more

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18. The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary
by Rhino / Wea
Audio CD (23 August, 2005)
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Asin: B0009YA39U
Sales Rank: 613
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the Car
We love this CD.The songs ring true even today - how important peace is, how we should treat our fellow man, how what we do effects everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "Must Have" for Peter, Paul and Mary Fan's
I would like to Thank Amazon.com for carrying this CD, as it has many of the songs I listened to during my childhood along with some new songs.This is a great selection of songs from Peter, Paul and Mary it has some of my favorite songs Lemon Tree, 500 Miles, Puff the Magic Dragon and Stewball just to name a few.So if you are a "Peter, Paul and Mary Fan" you will want to purchase this CD as you won't be disappointed, you'll be glad you made the purchase as it will be a great addition to your CD collection!
5-0 out of 5 stars Enduring Legacy
Peter, Paul and Mary harken me back to a time when there was hope and trepidation.Whenever I hear their music I get misty eyed and it takes me to a place where there was a crackle in the air, the place of my youth where Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Donovan, Billy Preston (bless his soul)and all of the music that defined that era was awash with hope, anger, love and the possibility that we would change the world.I love them and listening to them now just re-inforces how good they were and how pertinent they were to their time and, to this day, endure and leave a wonderful legacy. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's Folk    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Folk    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Folk Revival    6. Folk-Pop    7. Folk-Rock    8. Political Folk    9. Pop    10. Traditional Folk    11. United States of America   


19. O.C.M.S.
by Nettwerk Records
Audio CD (10 February, 2004)
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Asin: B00019JQHI
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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During the "folk music-scare" of the early 1960s, a bunch of white middle-class youths with names like the Greenbriar Boys and the Even Dozen Jug Band discovered the mountain music of the Stanley Brothers, Skillet Lickers, and Uncle Dave Macon and set about introducing it to the country's college kids. Four decades later, the members of OCMS fit the profile of those early revivalists, yet if anything they have tapped deeper into the primal elements of an American art form. As demonstrated on their debut, they have assimilated not just the sound--banjos, harmonicas, acoustic guitar and bass--but more importantly the haunting spirit of music that was made to keep hard times at bay. How else to explain their ability to take a well-worn chestnut like "CC Rider" and infuse it with an energy that reveals once again why it is a classic? Not content to live completely in the past, they wrote "Big Time in the Jungle," which, though it is about Vietnam, could easily be transposed to 2004's desert conflicts. Kindred spirit and producer David Rawlings (Gillian Welch's longtime collaborator) has kept their energy intact, but one can only wonder what sort of magic they must deliver live. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Country music fan
The more I listen, the better I like it.Very hillbilly, but the songs are catchy and stay in your head.

5-0 out of 5 stars A gem!
The editorial review above of this band is on target.OCMS' sound isinspired by traditional music (which I consider to be the pre-curser to bluegrass and less gimmicky).What gives it life is that it has been infused with the influences of a bunch of young guys,i.e. punk, blues, rock, country, rap, etc.It's what gives them their unique energy and style.It's what makes the old mountain songs sound new and fresh and what makes their brand new stuff sound like old mountain classics.My favorite is Tear It Down.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very Solid
Altogather very good, although "Wagon Wheel" is a rip off of Bob Dylan's "Ride Me Mama" that was never released.Not to take anything away from them, their version is excellent.Good music for any fan of something real. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Folk    2. Folk    3. Jug Band    4. Neo-Traditional Folk    5. Pop    6. Rock    7. String Bands   


20. How to Grow a Woman from the Ground
by Sugarhill [Country]
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000GY73HS
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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What goes around, comes around. As the resident rock star in Nickel Creek (contrasting with the trio's more reserved Watkins siblings), mandolinist Chris Thile has sent his music soaring in surprising directions from its bluegrass base.Though this solo release finds him dipping into the songbooks of the White Stripes ("Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground") and the Strokes ("Heart in a Cage"), much of the music sticks closer to tradition than Thile has in recent years. Among the highlights are an uptempo romp through Gillian Welch's "Wayside (Back in Time)," a pretty fair yodel on Jimmie Rodgers's "Brakeman's Blues," the close harmonies of the bluesy "If the Sea Was Whiskey," and Thile's original "You're an Angel and I'm Gonna Cry," classic country weeper. Five of the fourteen cuts are instrumental, with the opening "Watch 'at Breakdown" combining bluegrass instrumentation and jazzy sophistication, and "The Beekeeper" giving Thile's fingers a chance to fly. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing
Saw the How to Grow a Band at the old staple, the Belcourt Theatre here in Nashville the week that the album came out, and since I'm in the press, I had been listening to the disc for 2 months already. I really truly love this album. One reviewer complained about the long pauses in the middle of songs adn Chris being too far from the mic sometimes. For me, those were good things. I LOVE dynamics and contrast, two things sorely lacking in most music today. HTGAWFTG is full of both. It feels like a classic album with modern content.
1-0 out of 5 stars language warning
wonderful album ruined by the use of foul language in the next to the last track, what a shame.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pick a Thile .. any Thile.. They're all here
How you react to this new offering from the amazing Mr. Thile depends on which of his multiple manifestations appeal. I liked most of what's here, so I gave the album a 4 out of 5......
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Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Country    3. New Acoustic    4. Pop    5. Progressive Bluegrass    6. Traditional Bluegrass    7. United States of America   


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