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Warm and Willing/Newest Hits
Warm and Willing/Newest Hits
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discover the majesty of Andy Williams at his best, March 27 2004
Since you can sample the first few moments of some of the tracks on this album, a review is probably superfluous. 'Warm and Willing' showcases some of the greatest work Andy Williams ever recorded; the sound is immensely rich and enveloping, the vocals as warm as a balmy summer evening and the arrangements as heavenly old-fashioned as all the stars in the night sky. Luxuriate in this album and I defy you to ever want to listen to the tinny teenage trivia that passes for talent nowadays, A master at his masterful best. Why haven't you got it already? Hurry up and order it on one click for goodness' sake!

The Judy Garland Show
The Judy Garland Show
DVD ~ Judy Garland
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 74.79
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three Divas on one Divine DVD., May 17 2002
This review is from: The Judy Garland Show (DVD)
There are moments in entertainment folklore that are the stuff of legend but were never recorded for posterity. Here comes one stunning moment in television history when Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Ethel Merman collide in song. The Streisand-Garland counter melody duet of 'Get Happy' and 'Happy Days Are Here Again' is simply sublime, and other vocal highlights abound throughout the show. The picture is crystal clear and the soundtrack, newly re-mastered, brings out the playful freshness and ingenue quality of the blossoming Streisand (on the verge of becoming 'the greatest star') and the plaintive vibrato of Garland, on the verge of who knew what. Throw in the unparalleled belting of Ms Merman for good measure and you have musical magic to treasure forever.

The Andy Williams Show/You've Got a Friend
The Andy Williams Show/You've Got a Friend
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Andy Williams album to surprise everyone, May 17 2002
The second album in this set has been long-awaited on CD. Andy Williams takes several highly popular songs from the likes of Carol King and David Gates and sings them against exciting arrangements. His approach is to sing them as pop songs rather than treat them as extensions of the ballad repertoire, so that people who did not know to whom they were listening would be very surprised when the performer's identity was revealed. Andy's 'I'll Be There' is a powerful take on this classic pop tune and altogether the album zips along with energy and invention.

Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing/The Wonderful World of Andy Williams
Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing/The Wonderful World of Andy Williams
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4.0 out of 5 stars Powerhouse Singing from the early Andy Williams, May 17 2002
Sometimes the notion of an 'early' album suggests lesser quality recordings or something else a little dodgy. Have no fear in this case, however, for by the time Andy Williams recorded 'Danny Boy' the studio had found the way to bring out the full qualities of his warm, lustrous singing. These are comparatively old-fashioned songs but they are sung with such masterful control it fills the room and inspires the listener to join in with full-throated abandon.

How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons
How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons
by Norman Monath
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last, I can play the piano!, April 29 2002
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If, like me, you have spent years trying to get somewhere and getting nowhere instead, I found that in just a few sessions I was playing three and four note chords with ease and, what's even more amazing, actually understanding chord symbols such as Cmaj7 written above. Without any difficulty, suspended, augmented and diminished chords are instantly understandable and accessible. This book cuts through to the essentials for anyone who wants to play popular tunes with a reasonable accompaniment and explains things in such a logical and pragmatic way it takes all the tears and frustration out of learning to play the piano for pleasure. When the student is ready, Monath and Hal will appear!

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