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The Santo Spirito Blues
The Santo Spirito Blues
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 21.75

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Beasts......Inhumane Humans, 9 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Santo Spirito Blues (Audio CD)
1. Thanks to Amazon UK for quick delivery of this item across the Atlantic.
2. Three discs of absolutely tremendous Rea music, accompanied by two somber films, one of which, on bullfighting is very disturbing and heartbreaking. This "sport" is repulsive and evil and calls for some sanctions against such cruelty. Rea presents the bullfighting in an evolving "dance" leading to a provocative and thought provoking conclusion. To me, again, this arena sport ranks with child molestation as a manifestation of the innate cruelty of mankind.
3. On a happier note, the Rea performance disc is yet another gem from this uniquely talented guy. No one song stands out after two listenings....each one presents the best of his instrumentation and lyricism. Highly recommended. A beautiful keepsake package....even if you don't watch the films, the music score discs are great "mood" music for reading and quiet time.
4. Buy it....you'll be glad you did!!


Bold As Brass + Bonus CD
Bold As Brass + Bonus CD
Price: 5.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice spin on the "classics", 10 Dec 2010
Quick delivery "across the pond" to here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania......thanks Amazon UK. This is a truly great collection of songs with Cliff in full and firm voice. It sounds like he is having fun with this venture, really finding the context and sub-text in the oft recorded gems. Now, if we could only get him over here at least to New York or Toronto to which we would eagerly venture. This is a must be for fans.....and music lovers. They don't make 'em life these guys anymore!!


The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes (3CD+2x10" Vinyl)
The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes (3CD+2x10" Vinyl)
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 27.29

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUSICAL EVENT!!!, 21 Feb 2008
I RECEIVED MY COPY OF THIS WONDERFUL RELEASE YESTERDAY (HERE IN THE U.S.A.). IN ADDITION TO BEING A MOVING AND STIMULATING LISTENING EXPERIENCE, THIS PACKAGE HARKENS BACK TO MY BOYHOOD DAYS OF LOVINGLY OPENING A VINYL DISC RELEASE AND READING THROUGH THE ANNOTATIONS AND APPRECIATING THE GRAPHICS AND THE EFFORTS THAT WERE EXPENDED ON THE
ARTWORK. THE PURCHASE OF MUSIC IN THE OLD DAYS WAS AN EVENT TO BE SAVORED, NOT LIKE THE QUICK FIX OF DOWNLOADING EASILY DISPOSABLE "NOISE" GOING ABOUT TODAY. MR. REA CONTINUES TO BE A MULTI-TALENTED ARTIST PRODUCING WONDERFUL MUSIC AND ART. IT IS A PITY AND A SHAME THAT HE GOES MOSTLY UNKNOWN HERE IN THE BRITNEY SPEARS WORSHIPPING USA WHERE JUNK PASSES AS JEWELRY. MR. REA IS TRULY A GEM IN THE WASTELAND OF MUSIC BEING
ISSUED CURRENTLY. SIMPLY PUT: IF YOU LOVE GREAT MUSIC....IF YOU APPRECIATE AN ARTISTIC ENDEAVOR.....IF TALENT MATTERS....THEN YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY ORDER THIS SELECTION RIGHT NOW...IMMEDIATELY....YOU CAN THANK ME LATER!!!!
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A Beach Full Of Shells
A Beach Full Of Shells

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AL DEFIES TIME'S PASSAGES, 17 Jun 2005
This review is from: A Beach Full Of Shells (Audio CD)
WITH VOICE STILL VIBRANT, MELLOW, AND SOOTHING, AL'S NEWEST IS AT ONCE A REASSURING AND CONSISTENT MEASURE OF HIS 30+ YEARS OF ARTISTRY WHILE ALSO EXPLORING SOME NEW MUSICAL VARIATIONS. THERE IS A HAUNTING MATURITY TO MANY OF THE SELECTIONS AND THE TRADEMARK AL WHIMSICAL LILT OVER OTHERS -- YET, AS ALWAYS, THE AMAZING CONTRAST WORKS. AFTER FIVE LISTENS, I STILL CAN'T SELECT A FAVORITE....IT'S A WONDERFUL COLLECTION.....LISTENING TO THIS SEQUENCE OF SONGS IS NOT UNLIKE PAGING THROUGH SOMEONE'S PHOTO ALBUM OR JOURNAL....YOU GET SOME IMAGES AND IMAGERY AND PLENTY OF QUESTIONS COME TO MIND. BUY IT NOW!!!


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