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Irish Blood English Heart
Irish Blood English Heart
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great tracks but why not add them onto "You are the Quarry"!, June 21 2004
I love the three new songs and quite frankly if you want to take in the full essence of Morrissey 2004. This singles album is an indispensable addition.
Five stars would have been given, but hey I already have "You are the Quarry" and don't need to hear "Irish blood, English heart", a second time or third if you include the DVD video version. Moz can get redundant at times!
The exquisite nature and creative beauty found on the three new tracks makes this well worth your while to purchase! Enjoy!

You Are The Quarry (Ltd.Ed)
You Are The Quarry (Ltd.Ed)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An extremely powerful showing for the Moz man!, May 19 2004
This album took seven years to finally come out. Since 1997 (With "Maladjusted") Morrissey has not put out new material. Many changes took place in his life, most notably taking up residence in California. Judging from the tracks on this album, California has done a lot of good for him. The creative juices are abundantly flowing with catchy songs like, I'm not sorry", "You know I couldn't last" and "I have forgiven Jesus". In "America is not the world" his lyrics convey a longing for a better more genuine America,(...)? And you can shove your Hamburger up the bingbang and so on, once he vents out his annoyances, he affirms his love for this country. I'm not offended by this song, I just see how blunt and untactful he can be! In "Irish blood, English heart" he wants to feel proud of his English identity, but sees it impossible with the Tories, labour and royal line that salutes Oliver Cromwell. The lyrics show a brutal honesty of how he sees things. In "the world is full of crashing bores", he expresses a desire to love and be loved, but the crashing bores are a huge impediment to fulfilling that goal. People in his view, in general are f---ed up! In "I like you" the people who meet his approval are in the minority and in "How can anybody possible know how I feel", if someone loves him they must be insane. So he pokes fun at himself, saying, "You're not right in the head and this is why, I like you and if you wish to befriend me, your judgment must be crazy, you really don't know Morrissey, ha ha! With "I have forgiven Jesus" he expresses the challenges he faces with Christianity. All in all this album is witty, bold and candid of the way he thinks and makes no apologies for it. He is sounding better than ever, this may be his best work since "Your Arsenal" and I highly recommend this album, it is refreshing and a pure delight to listen to!

Antonio Gaudi (1984) [Import]
Antonio Gaudi (1984) [Import]
DVD ~ Isidro Puig Boada
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 932.80
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully captured images of Gaudi's work., Nov. 11 2002
When I first saw this film, I did not know what to expect. One thing is there is no dialogue, just footage of the glorious city of Barcelona and the effect Gaudi's work had on the place. It's beautiful, surreal and an extremely awe inspiring experience to view it all on film. There is a depth to this film which words cannot convey, only seeing this film can one appreciate Gaudi and the city of Barcelona. A city imbued with enormous beauty and creative genius. One can feel great pride for the Catalan people by just his (Gaudi's) example alone. Well worth your time to see!

Karmic Facts and Fallacies
Karmic Facts and Fallacies
by Ina Marx
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 22.25
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well written book., March 29 2002
This book is very well written and takes you on a journey, illustrating the transformation the author underwent by incorporating Yoga late in life and how it enabled her to evolove emotionally and spirtually through this commitment. She walks you through her real life trials and tribulations and shows how she emerged victorious through steadfast practice and dedication. Each chapter delves into the many facets of spirituality being practiced today and gives her own insights into each area covered. I found her possessing an uncanny amount of common sense and level-headedness, however I was challenged by her chapter on UFOs and aliens. Eventhough Marx's background is Jewish, this book speaks to all people of all kinds of spiritual backgrounds with the common theme of love and truth engendered throughout. It is a sure delight and I highly recommend it!

A Great Noise (Brazil)
A Great Noise (Brazil)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A soulful display of outstanding Brazilian music., March 16 2002
This review is from: A Great Noise (Brazil) (Audio CD)
This album seems to, more than any other, encapsulate Marisa's truly remarkable career. Her voice is magical, evoking so much deep and passionate feelings in her songs. The song "Arrepio" summarizes what I came away feeling after listening to this album (tingling with pleasure). The songs really make you feel connected and drawn in. These songs are not strictly for dancing, you can sit down and listen to them or dance, the choice is yours. One thing is certain you will be refreshed and energized by this music.

Sabina Y Cia - Nos Sobran Los Motivos
Sabina Y Cia - Nos Sobran Los Motivos
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly spectacular live versions., Feb. 27 2001
I love the heavy use of acoustic guitars along with the native flavor of the guest singers. There is no doubt to the fact that the songs done here are greatly accentuated with strong Iberian roots, showing a departure from his studio versions which have more an outside and Rock influence to them, which in my view, lessens the charm that these songs are capable of having. Joaquin Sabina has indeed improved his songs of old with this album and shows that there's nothing slowing him down.

Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of
Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of
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3.0 out of 5 stars It offers many of Lennon's best songs., Feb. 21 2001
I would take issue with this being the very best of John Lennon. In fact, there were easily half a dozen songs that this album could have done without. I also noticed the hit song, "I'm losing you" was missing from the album. On a positive note, I was thoroughly refreshed hearing his beautiful lyrics, longing for peace, love, unity, and for a better world. I felt enlightened by the songs, imagine, instant karma, #9 dream, love, happy xmas, watching the wheels and so on. It is an inspiration for me to hear a man of such musical genius, sing songs that speaks to the hearts of many, including mine. It can really change the world!

My Favorite Headache
My Favorite Headache
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5.0 out of 5 stars A definite continuation of Rush, without their name., Feb. 14 2001
This review is from: My Favorite Headache (Audio CD)
Geddy Lee has come out with an album that truly resonates and clicks. There is nothing dull or boring about this album. I quickly took a liking to it right away. There are three things missing in this album: Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and his lyrics. You hardly can notice it and to tell you the truth Geddy Lee's songs which are written by him are thoughtful and intelligent like Neil Peart's. I would say that for music coming out in Y2K, this is a pretty darn good piece of work, sounding better than many of Rush's albums in the 90's and late 80's. This album proves that Geddy Lee is RUSH more or less with virtually no distinguishable difference from before going solo.

Touching Peace: Practicing the Art Of Mindful Living
Touching Peace: Practicing the Art Of Mindful Living
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, right to the point book., Jan. 11 2001
Almost immediately when reading this book, I felt a sense of relief by the book's emphasis on breathing exercises and certain attitudinal healing that works to improve your own personal level of peace (internal and otherwise). I actually was putting Hahn's techniques into practice while reading the book, very helpful! I found certain eastern spiritual practices covered like Samsara, Sangha Building,etc. very mind opening and worthy of of putting into practice as a means of optimizing my spiritual life. A great book for those interested in meditation and spiritual growth.

19 Dias Y 500 Noches
19 Dias Y 500 Noches
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very satisfying and complete Sabina album., Nov. 2 2000
This review is from: 19 Dias Y 500 Noches (Audio CD)
Joaquin Sabina is back with a full length album (74 mins) and puts together an eclectic blend of music and writes the lyrics of all the songs with the exception of a few where Antonio Oliver contributes. The first thing I noticed when listening to this album is there is not a single song I disliked. It's all good, but of course,there are some songs that stand out as hits and will quickly getpeople's attention. The first one I noticed was, "BarbiSuperestar" which had a great beat and sound to it. "Cerradopor derribo" another great song, shows Sabina's return to his Andalucian roots (Ubeda, Jaen) with a Flamenco song having some wonderful background vocalists singing in that very passionate style. "Pero que hermosas eran", again has some excellent background singers (female), who have a more mainstream Spanish style (soft but very typical). In "Como te digo "Co" te digo la "O", his only rap song, it is loaded with satire of every kind imaginable. It is my opinion, that this free thinker doesn't give a hoot what people think about him, he's probably looking for a cheap laugh. Although, I can give credit for putting into perspective the mistakes people make in their life and the consequences that follow, especially in the song "19 dias y 500 noches". All in all this album is great and entertaining and possibly being the best album hailing from Spain in 1999.

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