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  1. This CD is great for summer dinner parties...especially if you are serving mojitos or caipirinhas...

    Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim, released in 1964.

    Its release created a bossa nova craze in the U.S., and subsequently internationally. It brought together saxophonist Stan Getz, who had already performed the genre on his LP Jazz Samba, Joao Gilberto (one of the creators of the style), and Jobim, a celebrated Brazilian songwriter, who wrote most of the songs in the album. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all times, and turned singer Astrud Gilberto, who sang on the track of "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Corcovado", into an international sensation.

    In 2003, the album was ranked number 454 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  2. I will admit- I like the lyrics in "Closer"...

    believe it or not, it's a love song...that specific profane lyric, I believe, is meant to express the primal urge to "connect" with someone, from someone, who doesn't have the emotional capacity to connect...

    "you get me closer to god.

    you can have my isolation.

    you can have the hate that it brings.

    you can have my absence of faith.

    you can have my everything"

    ...with interspersed "help me" littered throughout the song...

    I know...psychobabble...but I thought I'd at least try to defend this song...

  3. The horns on most of Phil Collins' album "Face Value" are fabulous! Specifically "Behind the Lines"; "I Missed Again" and the intro to "If Leaving Me Is Easy". A truly underrated album- yes- I said it!!!

    An additional note: "Face Value"'s backup musicians are the Earth, Wind and Fire horn section....

  4. Some serious alliteration in this song...

    Helplessly Hoping by CSNY

    Helplessly hoping

    Her harlequin hovers nearby

    Awaiting a word

    Gasping at glimpses

    Of gentle true spirit

    He runs, wishing he could fly

    Only to trip at the sound of good-bye

    Wordlessly watching

    He waits by the window

    And wonders

    At the empty place inside

    Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams

    He worries

    Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello?

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