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Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Price: 13.25

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful..., 20 Feb 2005
I bought this after having seen the film "The pianist" (if you haven't seen that, you have missed something), fascinated by the Chopin music that accompanied the film. I started out with some "Nocturnes" and "Waltzes" and ended with Chopin's piano concertos. These may not be the music he is most famous for, but the music is incredebly wonderful and it is not a drawback that it is played by musicians from his own country. This is an impressive recording of wonderful music.

The Video Show [DVD] [2005]
The Video Show [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Genesis
Price: 17.99

14 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much new stuff...., 20 Feb 2005
This review is from: The Video Show [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Following Genesis since almost the very beginning it is sad if this video (as is said about the "platinum collection" on CD that has just been released, and which resembles this DVD quite much) is ment to be a kind of "best of" - album. There is too much new stuff on this album to represent Genesis in a fair way (possibly I shouldn't blame Genesis, from the interview of Phil Collins on the cover it seems he was not aware of that this video even was made...). Sadly, practically all of the older, superb works that really were original and new-creating (i.e. before the album "...and then there were three") are missing, and the video instead presents some of the newest songs ("Congo", "Not about us") with a band that after my opinion is not entitled to call themselves "Genesis" (just two of the original staff left). But I suppose it is difficult to make modern videos of songs from the late sixties/early seventies(?). Sadly Genesis changed to a "traditional pop/rock band" through the years, and if you only have heard late Genesis try out "The lamb lies down on broadway", "Nursery Chyme", "Foxtrot", "Wind and Wuthering" or "A trick of the Tail" - and get the experience of the original band. It demands listening to the CD's more that just once, but after two og three times, you will love it.
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The Platinum Collection
The Platinum Collection
Price: 12.76

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much new "junk"... why not use the best you have?, 15 Feb 2005
This review is from: The Platinum Collection (Audio CD)
I suppose I'm old-fashioned, but it is too much "new stuff" on this album pretending to be a kind of "best of" - album from Genesis. After the "...and then there were three" - album (and partly during that album) this really original band went into some "plain-pop-music-fog". It's a pity that tracks from the really good albums ("Lamb lies down...", "Trespass", "Nursery chryme", "Foxtrot", "Selling England by the pound" and "Wind and Wuthering") appears as a few tracks in the end of the album. I especially miss tracks from "Wind and Wuthering", the record that in my opinion is the best of all. In my opinion this collection does not give a true picture of Genesis' story (even though it's said inside the cover of this record that this may be the nearest you are coming a "best of" from Genesis). For new Genesis fands I'd recommend: Buy one of the old albums at get a surprise!

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