Spanning two discs and over two decades' worth of music, Alabama's In the Mood: The Love Songs collects the most romantic moments from the band's body of work, including "Close Enough to Perfect," "Feels So Right," "How Do You Fall in Love," and "The Closer You Get." Indeed, love songs play a fairly significant part in the band's career – many of the tracks included here, such as "Fallin' Again," "Touch Me When We're Dancing," "Lady Down on Love," and "In Pictures," also appear on For the Record, Alabama's collection of chart-topping singles. All of this means In the Mood: The Love Songs is a consistent collection of the band's easygoing, sentimental songs, and while it doesn't replace a more straightforward greatest-hits compilation, it should please the band's fans as well as anyone partial to romantic country.
When your contempt has reached classical proportions, crude Anglo-Saxon expletives just won't cut the mustard. Learn to express your outrage in the words of such late, great Romans as Horace, Cicero, Virgil, and Ovid – guys who could "dis" with class! Unapologetically quoting these famous Latin writers entirely out of context, the authors have compiled a witty, wicked lit…
Beethoven was inspired to write the "Coriolan Overture" by a drama by the Austrian H.J. von Collin. Wagner wrote the music for Logengrin between 1846 and 1848; the work was then accepted for performance by the Dresden Opera House. The overture and the first act ballet music from the opera "Wilhelm Tell" by Gioacchino Rossini are still very popular today. With his two operas "A Life for the Czar" and "Ruslan and Ludmilla"; Glinka created the national movement in Russian music.
Two Arista gems from Mandrill – back to back on a brilliant CD! New Worlds is a bit smoother than some of the group's earlier work, but still plenty darn great – and in a way, there's a warmer, more soulful vibe going on here that really opens things up! The album kicks off with the incredible modern soul cut "Too Late" – a killer blend of jazzy soul with some slightly southern touches – all hung around these warmly crackling vocals you'd never have expected from the group in years past! Other cuts are a bit more funk-directed – often in that late 70s mainstream mode with plenty of bass at the bottom, almost in a pre-boogie sort of groove.