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Relaxing?.....Ah, Not So Much
on July 9, 2011
I guess people's definition of "relaxing" is not quite universal. I was looking for something calming and perhaps even something to play while I was dropping off to sleep. This is not it. Many of the selections may have "relaxing" segments, but often they have rousing segments in the same selection. So, just as I am nodding off, whoosh, I am wide awake again.
In addition to the rousing segments, this CD has very poor audio quality. Reminds me of the old monotone 45 singles or 33 lp albums from my childhood. The vocals on the #9 and #10 selections on the first disc had the sound of an off pitch church choir--truly irritating and not at all calming.
If you are looking for music to relax and perhaps sleep by, either a spa-like, slow jazz, or Gregorian chant CD would be better choices. But...make sure the audio quality it good, or it will grate on your nerves.
The reasons for 3 stars and not lower? Well, it really was quite inexpensive, so at less than 20 cents a tune, I guess you can't expect too much.