Beautiful Heartache

January 1, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Label: Icon Distribution
  • Copyright: 2009 Icon Distribution
  • Total Length: 45:21
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002P0WH7C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,618 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Eastman on December 16, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I should begin by saying that one of the few note-worthy qualities of this bewildering release are the compelling visual effects and imagery Mr. Gibson created and produced; unfortunately, Ms. Grigorieva's video presence comes across as overly wooden and self-conscious.

It appears Grigorieva likes to combine the story-poem with classical, pop and strong European music influences. Presumably, her ambition here was to create a somewhat dark, soulful yet ambiguous motif that is movingly sultry and unique. She succeeded with the darkness; however, her music can be ineptly dissonant, unsympathetic, and at times obnoxious.

The immediate problem is her ever-present singing, which is mediocre at best, and her overconfident `fortissimo' that causes the listener to either wince or cry out in protest. There are mistakes in her piano performances as well; inexcusable for music that is not played live and does not have a high degree of difficulty. Her repetitive use of certain minor chord combinations are monotonous and uninspired. Some of the phrasing, accompanying instrumentation and progressions are clumsy, awkwardly competitive, and predictably annoying. When recording sessions become this painfully egocentric and amateurish, it is time to send the musicians home and call it a day.

When you combine all of these elements and more, this CD is an unqualified miss. To be fair, Ms. Grigorieva deserves some recognition for her efforts. However, I now understand why music critics feel this CD may find a small fan base of the musically challenged. If you're going to do something different, do it well. Whether it is classical, jazz, rock, metal, techno, country opera, or other musical genre, good music should be compelling and invite the listener in - not push them away. Grigorieva would do well to adhere to writing in the future, and let the truly talented and experienced performance artists take it from there.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By My Review on December 15, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Aside from Mel Gibson's visual artistry in the videos, which are great, Grigorieva's music just doesn't cut it. And I'm being nice. For those who have heard her music, be assured there are many uses for this novelty item other than a CD for the musically challenged. For example:

1. Played at low volume, will repel skunks, stray cats or raccoons and keep them away from trash cans and dumpsters;

2. Played at higher volumes, will repel potential burglars, summons servers, property tax assessors, and other unwanted visitors (warning signs should be prominently displayed on gates, doors and windows);

3. An ideal mirror to use in pet cages for birds or hamsters with behavioral problems;

4. The perfect beer can or co.cktail coaster that acts as a subtle message to house guests they have had enough and it is time to leave;

5. Serves as an excellent lethal projectile after being heated with a hairdryer (permits may be required in certain states);

6. Can be flung into the air at high speeds; ideal for skeet shooting, shot put for juniors, and various therapeutic target sports;

7. Wind chimes guaranteed to send scarecrows and other nuisance birds into the next county;

8. Easily reformatted to accommodate downloads of secretly recorded conversations with anyone who calls you on your IPhone.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By scoobydude on August 15, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I purchased this CD to scare wild animals away from my garden. It works like a charm.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Love Firefly on August 16, 2010
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The music is a little different than the main stream I wish there was more of this type of music out there.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Gysin on December 30, 2009
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The music is beautiful. O.G.'s composing and piano playing are fantastic. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is because her vocals need...something... She sings well enough for the style, but doesn't express (or have?) the range or power needed to really make the music shine at climaxes in the songs. It's still great though, and I have recommended it to my family and friends. And I'd buy another album if she made one.
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