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Category Archive for 'Soft Rock'

Eagles: The Very Best Of

“There’s little question that The Very Best Of does its job well, containing nearly all of the group’s charting singles… In any case, The Very Best Of is an excellent way to get all the Eagles’ songs that matter on one collection.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Ranging from 1967 to 2011, Release Me…provide[s] as pretty a picture of Streisand’s talents and interests as the best compilation ever could. All of the varied pop scenes she touched over the years are represented here… although of course, her long and varied career makes her able to do no more than dip a toe [...]

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“[H]e has written sturdy, intelligent songs for over some 40 years now, and if it’s his biggest one, ‘American Pie,’ that gives him the title American Troubadour, well, the title still fits. …The CD set features several live tracks, including those of ‘American Pie’ and ‘Vincent,’… it does span McLean’s entire career and does a [...]

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Bee Gees: Greatest

“[A] perfect distillation of the sound that had put the Bee Gees on top of the pop music world from 1975 onward….On that basis alone, beyond the appeal of the songs (which is massive), this collection still exerts a strong pull. In fact, just about the only better way to recall the era is to [...]

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Cat Stevens: Icon

“This volume in Universal’s Icon series concentrates on material from two essential Cat Stevens albums, 1970’s Tea for the Tillerman and 1971’s Teaser and the Firecat.” –All Music Guide Check Our Guide

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Seal: Commitment

“Maintains its luxurious hold from beginning to end.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Dispensing with the brooding insularity of 2007’s sophomore affair All the Lost Souls, James Blunt opts for optimism on his third album, 2010’s Some Kind of Trouble.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Neil Diamond: Dreams

Check Our Catalog “His liner notes claim these songs as some of his favorites from the “rock era”…As a vocalist, Diamond’s dramatic — rather than involved — authority is his trademark; he imposes it on almost every track. It works well here: the reading of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” is excellent for this reason, [...]

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Kenny G: Heart and Soul

Check Our Catalog “There are plenty of familiar sounds and grooves peppered throughout Heart & Soul — his soprano sax always stays in its sweet spot, the synthesized funk rhythms keep things tight, while the glaze of electric pianos keeps things smooth, the melodies of the songs threaten to turn into covers but never go [...]

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Michael Bolton: One World One Love

Check Our Catalog “He immerses himself in cool contemporary trends, trading heavily in Auto-Tune, enlisting Ne-Yo and a pre-fame Lady Gaga for a collaboration, dabbling in some reggae rhythms, adapting some coolly synthesized rhythms…there’s a nice easy confidence here — it’s the sound of an old pro doing what he does best.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “George Harrison had two periods of great commercial success, separated by 15 years and two record labels. This extended gap is the chief reason there hasn’t been a career-spanning Harrison collection until 2009′s Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison, the first-ever disc to gather songs from George’s stints at both Apple [...]

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James Taylor: Covers

Check Our Catalog “Covers once again finds the singer/songwriter on familiar, friendly territory, as he returns to his easy rolling full band and digs into the songbook of the rock & roll era…Here, standards are given Taylor’s warm, mellow signature, so Covers winds up feeling a bit like an outdoor concert on a sunny summer [...]

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