Ultimate Collection by Garth Brooks

Ultimate Collection is 10-disc collection, released in November 2016 by Country superstar Garth Brooks, which draws from the best of Brooks’ songs across his entire career and also features 18 previously unreleased tracks.  This collection also includes his new album Gunslinger. This first single to be released from Gunslinger is Baby Let’s Lay Down and Dance.  This set also includes from great duets like American Pie with Don McLean, Friends In Low Places” 25th Anniversary Edition with George StraitJason AldeanFlorida Georgia Line and Keith Urban, and New York State of Mind with Billy Joel. About any favorite Garth Brooks song you would love is found in this collection. I highly recommend this collection to any Garth Brooks fan.

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Magical Memories by John Tracy

Magical Memories is a Christmas album recorded by Americana artist John Tracy.  This is his 5th studio album released in 2016 on Sound Cafe Records. This album is a collection of Holiday classics re-arranged and adapted to John Tracy’s acoustic guitar styling.  He made many of the songs his own, some songs I did not recognize till I looked at the jacket.  My favorite songs off this album were his instrumentals of Greensleeves and White Christmas, When God Became Who I Am, Christmas Time is Here, Count Your Blessings and other tracks. This is a nice album to add to your Christmas library.  You can purchase this album at http://johntracymusic.com/product/magical-memories/

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Nine Pin by Kaia Kater

Nine Pin is the new album by African-Canadian bluegrass artist Kaia Kater.  It was released on May 12, 3016 on the Kingswood Records label. Born of Afro-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her songs are fueled by her rich low tenor vocals, jazz-influenced instrumentation, and beautifully understated banjo. Best tracks off this album are Fine Times At Our House, Passing, Petit Chagrin, Hangman’s Reel and much more.   This is a great album to add to your bluegrass library.

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Oh Holy Night by Jackie Evancho

O Holy Night is the official debut Christmas EP by American child singer Jackie Evancho. The album was released on November 16, 2010, only two months after Evancho rose to prominence as a finalist on the reality TV show America’s Got Talent. Evancho was ten years old when this EP was released. O Holy Night debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 239,000 copies sold in its first week and sold 142,000 copies in its second week. Disc one consist of four songs including Silent Night, Oh Holy Night, Pie Jesu, and Panis Angelicus. Disc two is a DVD of a song she recorded on you tube for her audition and four performances on America’s Got Talent such as Time To Say Goodbye, Ave Maria and much more.  This is a great album to add to your Christmas music library.

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Extravergine by Micheal Castaldo

Extravergine is a Christmas album recorded by Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo released November 15, 2011 on the Vital Records label. This Christmas album was well performed as all these great classics are sung in Italian and well recorded. This twelve track album contains such great works as O Holy Night, Little Drummer Boy, What Child is This, Oh Come All Ye Faithful and so much more.  This is a Christmas Album you want to add to your library.

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Winter Symphony by Jennifer Thomas

Winter Symphony is the 4th studio album by multi award winning American pianist, violinist, composer, performing artist, and recording artist Jennifer Thomas. This 12 track Christmas album this album was released on 20 November 2015 on the Tickled Ivory Music label.  The great cuts on this album are Carol Of The Bells, Alleluia, Ice Dance, Silent Night and my favorite cut is O Holy Night.  If you are looking for a great album to listen to during this Holiday season, I would highly recommend this one.

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Live 2 by Security Project

Security Project Live2 is 2nd CD follow up to the acclaimed Live 1 of the timeless music of Peter Gabriel re-envisioned by members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel’s original band that bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. This album was released in October 2016 on the 7D media label. This album was well performed and recorded.  This ten track album contains such cuts as Family Snapshot, Humdrum, Mercy Street, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, my favorite cut White Shadow and many more.  This album was well performed and recorded.  I recommend this album to anyone who is a fan of Peter Gabriel’s music.

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Live 1 by Security Project

Security Project Live1 is an album of The timeless music of Peter Gabriel re-envisioned by members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel’s original band that bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. This album was released on 10 May 2016 on 7D Media label. This twelve track album contains such great cuts as Lay Your Hands On Me, I Don’t Remember, The Family and the Fishing Net, I Have The Touch, Intruder and much more. If you are a fan of Peter Gabriel music, I would highly recommend this album.

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Miracle of Healing by Andy Gunn

Miracle of Healing is fourth album by blues guitarist Andy Gunn released in 2015 on the Market Square Label.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  My favorite cuts off this 11 track album were Are We Thru?, Beyond The Open Door, Brighter Days, Planting The Seeds, Trouble Women and much more. I am hoping one day to have more of his albums in my library.  This album is available at https://andygunn.bandcamp.com and at amazon.com

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Devil On An Indian by The Raptor Trail

Devil On An Indian is a concept album by alternative rock band The Raptor Trail released on October 28, 2016 on MBM Entertainment label. This album is divided in three parts which three or four songs per part.  My favorite cuts off this album are Ten Bears. How The West Was Won and Quaker Pets which all were from Part One.  From Part Two my favorite was Doorstep and from Part Three The Vanishing Point.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  This has been one of my favorite albums I have heard in some time. This album is available at amazon.com

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