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    POSTED 18 JULY 2001


    "Beverly Hills Cop II: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album [SOUNDTRACK]" Various Artists
    ...available here.
    This soundtrack, which includes contributions from the Pointer Sisters, Corey Hart, and Charlie Sexton, kicks off with Bob Seger's hit "Shakedown" and also features George Michael's "I Want Your Sex." By the end of this album, you'll certainly be ready for Jermaine Jackson's closer, "All Revved Up."

    "To Live & Die In L.A.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]" Wang Chung
    ...available here.
    "To Live and Die in L.A." was directed by the same man who helmed "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist," so the high quality of the film's dramatic soundtrack should come as no surprise, despite coming from a band whose biggest hit was overplayed into oblivion.

    "Hairspray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]" Various Artists
    ...available here.
    John Waters loves music, and his best films reflect this passion. "Hairspray" includes a dozen early-'60s numbers--Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity" is probably the best-known, but you'll be happy to discover obscure songs from the Five Du-Tones, the Flares, and Jerry Dallman.

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    "Turn The Beat Around: Great Disco Hits" Various Artists
    ...available here.
    Bust out the disco ball and platform shoes you hid in the back of your closet 20-plus years ago to make room for stenciled leather jackets and safety-pin jewelry. Take them out for a walk down memory lane with this collection of classic dance hits by the likes of the Hues Corporation, the Trammps, and the Andrea True Connection.

    "Funk Classics: The 80's" Various Artists
    ...available here.
    Featuring 12 huge hits from the '80s, including Rick James's "Super Freak," the Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," and Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It," this disc will ensure that you and the attendees at your next house party--or you and your significant other--follow the advice of Kool & the Gang's contribution: "Get Down on It."

    "World of Goa Trance" Various Artists
    ...available here.
    If your idea of dance music centers around throbbing techno beats, glow sticks, pacifiers, and blissed-out faces with closed eyes, you'll want to learn more about this double-CD set of trance classics, including songs from Hyperion, Psygone, Bypass Unit, and more.

    More $7-$10 Dance & DJ
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    "Country Songs for Children" Tom T. Hall
    ...available here.
    This collection from country troubadour and poet Tom T. Hall offers 18 entertaining animal-related songs for children as well as a sing-along booklet. Some, including "The Song of the One-Legged Chicken," could be called fables and offer useful lessons, while others encourage children to act out the story.

    "Magic Mozart" Baby Genius
    ...available here.
    It may be debatable whether listening to Mozart will improve a child's intelligence, but there's no doubt that classical music can soothe and quiet restless kids. Give yourself a break with this CD, which includes pieces from "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Magic Flute," as well as Symphony No. 41 and more.

    "In My Arms" Crystal Gayle
    ...available here.
    Sounding more pop than country on this album for children, Crystal Gayle sings 17 captivating songs that should also appeal to adults. Song transitions are highlighted with children's laughter, adding to the upbeat mood, and the backing of a horn section adds a nice touch.

    More $7-$10 Children's Music
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    POSTED 16 MAY 2001

    Editor, Steve Halloran

    Good news for alternative rock, jazz, and country fans who want to save money on music: three new sales feature hundreds of fantastic titles as low as $8.99. Visit these sales to save:

    R.E.M. Sale
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    Miles Davis Sale
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    Bluegrass Sale
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    "Gladiator: More Music from the Motion Picture [SOUNDTRACK]"
    Original Score Our price: $13.99 | You save: $4.98
    ...available here
    The huge success of the celebrated "Gladiator" soundtrack has prompted a second edition, featuring some new tracks, a dance remix of "Now We Are Free," and dialogue excerpts.

    "Exit Wounds (2001 Film) [EXPLICIT LYRICS] [SOUNDTRACK]"
    Various Artists - Soundtrack Our price: $12.99 | You save: $5.98
    ...available here
    Anyone looking for a heavy dose of in-your-face rap need look no further than the "Exit Wounds" soundtrack, featuring DMX, Nas, Outsiderz 4 Life, Redman, and more.

    "Days Of Thunder: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]"
    Various Artists Our price: $6.97
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    Feel a need for speed? The "Days of Thunder" soundtrack gets velocity from David Coverdale, Guns & Roses, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts--and features less-speedy contributions from Elton John, Tina Turner, Chicago, and more.

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    "8/20/00 - Cincinnati, Ohio [LIVE]"
    Pearl Jam Our price: $13.99 | You save: $2.98">...available here
    Each album in Pearl Jam's American tour "bootleg" series offers a great sample of live music from an alt-rock band that's built a strong reputation for great concerts--and right now, two Ohio sets are available at a nice discount. "8/20/00--Cincinnati, Ohio"
    ...available here
    "8/21/00--Columbus, Ohio"
    ...available here

    "Full House Live [LIVE]"
    J. Geils Band Our price: $9.97
    ...available here
    The song "Whammer Jammer" could have worked as a title for the J. Geils Band's "Full House Live" album, a recording which confirms without doubt that live performances were this group's strongest suit.

    "Live at the Half Note [LIVE]"
    John Coltrane Our price: $5.97
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    Some have called John Coltrane's "classic quartet"--including McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones--the greatest jazz quartet ever. Whether you agree or not, our price makes "Live at the Half Note" difficult to pass up.

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    "Music From The Wonder Years: 5 Disc Set (1983-93 Television Series)
    [SOUNDTRACK]" Various Artists Our price: $21.82 | You save: $1.15
    ...available here
    Shocking, but true: time travel is possible, and it can be accomplished with a device no larger than a five-CD box set. "Music from the Wonder Years" offers a supercharged selection of chart-topping '60s and '70s radio hits that will transport thirtysomething and fortysomething music fans back to their youth.

    "Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Music, The Magic [BOX SET]"
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Our price: $15.19 | You save: $0.80
    ...available here
    Aiming bright lights on the most successful Broadway composer of the 1980s and '90s, "Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Music, the Magic" includes songs from "Phantom of the Opera," "Sunset Boulevard," "Cats," "Evita," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and more.

    "Rat Pack Collection : Gold (Frank Sinatra)/The Best Of (Dean Martin)/That Old Black Magic (Sammy Davis Jr.) [BOX SET]"
    Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin/Sammy Davis Jr. Our price: $18.97 | You save: $1.00
    ...available here
    Hey, all you hepcats and kittens, get yourself a heaping helping of retro style with help from Frank, Sammy, and Deano. "The Rat Pack Collection" includes a ring-a-ding disc from each, and at a bargain price, baby.

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