Mark Coel

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (52 of 64)
In My Own Words:
If John Miles hadn't sung it, it would have been a quote of mine: Music was my first love and it will be my last. Actually I like all kind of good music, ranging from Abba to Zappa, from classical, through jazz, to R&B and pop. Since there has to be a winner in each category, let's say I think Bach is the best for Classical Music, Abba my reference in pop and Barbra Streisand in everything else...… Read more


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Indigo: Women Of Song [Australian Import] ~ Olivia Newton-John
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, 28 Mar 2005
Olivia is still one of the greatest stars down under, but seems to be forgotten by the rest of the world. This is quite a shame, for the best of her records she has made the last ten years. Her very personal 'Gaya', a pop-album with very personal lyrics about ho she conquered breast cancer. 'Back with a heart' is a real return to her country roots. And (2) is a good humoured duet-album with Australia's biggest stars.
And now she gives us this little gem: 'Indigo' where she pays tribute to the heroes of her childhood. In every song you feel the love and the warmth she herself experienced while listening to these songs in her childhood (or young adult life). Doris Day, Dusty Springfield,… Read more
Voyageur ~ Enigma
Voyageur ~ Enigma
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The least enigmatic..., 28 Mar 2005
Enigma has, as it's name implies, always been intruiging. This album, however doesn't seem to work. I even waited several months before daring to review it here, afraid I would have left something aside, or to be missing the point of the whole thing.
Actually, Michael Cretu has forgotten that to make a good album, you really need good songs. This album only contains one 'Boum Boum'. The rest only is production and post-production. It worked in the previous albums to create an atmosphere of meditation, or trance. But here it doesn't...
The Phantom of the Opera: Original Motion Picture &hellip ~ Charles Hart
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Call me a cynic, call me a purist, but I didn't like much this version of the Phantom... For one thing: I didn't hear the difference between the 'full orchestra' heard here and the 'limited orchestra' of the stage-version.
The music, of course, is still great, but the performers aren't that good...
To put the record straight: I saw the stage version several times, as I have seen the movie. Both Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum play convincingly their parts. I'd even say that Mister Butler's phantom is one of the best I've seen. But he isn't Michael Crawford, who remains the ultimate Phantom.
Emmy Rossum is beautiful and heartwarming as Christine in the film, but on the… Read more

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