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Jubileu De Ouro
Jubileu De Ouro
4 used & new from $42.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Track listing, January 13, 2009
This review is from: Jubileu De Ouro (Audio CD)
This is an excellent album of Brazilian guitar music by the artists. The following is a full track listing and artists (the CD also has enhanced content accessible from your computer), please excuse my lack of accents and other foreign characters:

1. Jubileu De Ouro - Armandinho e Morais Moreira
2. Chame Genta - Armandinho e Moreais Moreira
3. Pelo Patrimonio - Armandinho e Morais Moreira
4. O Tambor - Armandinho e Fausto Nilo
5. Bolero De Ravel - Maurice Ravel; Flauta Magica - A. Mozart; Voo Do Besouro - Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov
6. Zero - Armandinho e Fausto Nilo
7. Gata - Aroldo Macedo
8. Something - George Harrison
9. Novos Guetos - Miltao
10. Mundo De Folio - Marcos Gondin e Andre Macedo
11. Corrende Do Amor (Alegria e a Lei) - Armandinho, Fred Goes e Dural Lellys
12. Sinal De Beleza - Tonho Materia e Saul Barbosa
13. Agua Mineral - Carlinhos Brown
14. Tecnologia Tropical - Armandinho e Fred Goes

Ancient Legends of Polynesia
Ancient Legends of Polynesia
Offered by Matrix Wholesale
Price: $9.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Description, October 27, 2008
I am adding this review to provide the description for this item, taken directly from the back of the package:

"Across the lagoons they glide, the long, richly decorated double-hulled canoes of Polynesia. They carry kings, queens, chiefs and even gods.

Through an elaborate tapestry of costume, music, song and dance, the Polynesians bring forth their diverse history, genealogies and epic adventures of gods and kings.

The Ancient Legends of Polynesia are some of Polynesia's oldest and most fascinating stories, transcending time itself."

Karaoke: All-Time Christmas Favorites
Karaoke: All-Time Christmas Favorites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing, October 19, 2008
A nice CD+G title by Chartbuster Karaoke. Full track listing is as follows: (title and artist made famous by)

1. Santa Bring My Baby Back - Elvis Presley
2. Santa Claus is Comin' To Town - Bruce Springsteen
3. Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
4. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burle Ives
5. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
6. Happy Christmas (War is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
7. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
8. The Christmas Song - Nat "King" Cole
9. There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas - Perry Como
10. Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles
11. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
12. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
13. Here Comes Santa Claus - Elvis Presley
14. Merry Christmas Baby - Elvis Presley
15. The Greatest Gift of All - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

Pumping Iron II: The Women
Pumping Iron II: The Women
DVD ~ Kris Alexander

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare, excellent DVD rendition (Technical Information), February 21, 2008
This review is from: Pumping Iron II: The Women (DVD)
While I think this is an awesome film (and think the original is quite a landmark as well), this review is intended to supply additional information from the packaging not provided by Amazon.

Catalog #: CPMD2302
Stereo. 107 minutes. Not Rated. Suitable for most audiences. Parental discretion advised.
Distributed by Central Park Media, produced by Bar Belle Productions, 1985.
Language: English
Audio Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
Audio Notes: Dolby Digital soundtracks contain up to 5.1 channels of discrete audio. Playback from 2-channel DVD player outputs is compatible with stereo and Dolby Pro Logic reproduction.
Dual Layer Format: Layer transition may trigger a slight pause.

DVD Features: Bodybuilder Profiles, Director Profile, Production Notes, Director Interview, Photo Gallery, Previews and more

DVD-ROM Features: Interview with George Butler, Full Song Listing, Photo Gallery, Production Credits and more

Note: Reverse side of the case's back panel (visible through inside of case) contains information on cast and chapter stops; however, my copy of this video is still factory-sealed so I am unable to provide this information. I hope this is still helpful to those considering this rare film!

The Stephen King Collection: Stories from Night Shift
The Stephen King Collection: Stories from Night Shift
by Stephen King
Edition: Audio CD
Price: $28.52
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing stories, February 19, 2008
A copy of this collection stays in my car as a sort of back-up in case I go on a long trip without any audio books. Or at least that's what I tell myself as it's still in my car after six months. Perhaps it impressed/scared me so much that I'm afraid to let it out of my sight.

The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers
by Stephen Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.15
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Presents the "spirit" of Jesus's spirituality, February 19, 2008
This book is in my opinion the ultimate way for one who was raised in but has abandoned Christianity to reconcile his/her feelings about Jesus and his teachings with any guilt that may have arisen from forsaking them and with their new beliefs. Stephen Mitchell shows how even a non-believer may become quite enthralled with Jesus, and at the same time shows that he can be interpreted in more than one way--in fact one of the main thrusts of the book is to show how Gnostics and many agnostics and spiritualists (including our country's founding fathers, as has been revealed over the last decade or two!) interpreted Jesus quite differently than Christians do, taking him more as the ultimate guru and taking many things differently. For instance there are many that believe that Jesus was quite misinterpreted regarding his divinity (his referral to himself as "The Son of Man," the revelations provided by the Essenes and Dead Sea Scrolls, etc.) Many people of a variety of faiths believe Jesus was divine, but in more the way Buddha was, as someone who found the divine in himself and became it wholly, as we all might be able to do. Another point of contention that Stephen puts very eloquently is the idea that Jesus was speaking of the here and now (or a particular way of experiencing it) when he spoke of "The Kingdom of God," rather than a separate heaven completely unknowable to our living spirit. This seems quite obvious/plausible if one removes the dogma of theology from the situation. This book is ideal for: non-Christians who are spiritual or of another faith; Christians of an unusual sect or belief system (Christians that believe the other books of the Gospel but find John and Revelations unbelievable or hard to swallow/quantify/prove, for instance); or those who want to understand the spirituality and ethos of our country's founding fathers (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc.).

The center of life: A natural history of the cell
The center of life: A natural history of the cell
by L. L. Larison Cudmore
Edition: Hardcover
47 used & new from $0.01

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prose for our cells, February 19, 2008
This is an amazing book that manages to portray the biological activity of our cells as mystery, high drama, romantic prose and even transcendent awe. Strangely enough, this seems to be an easy task, almost patently obvious once you are aware of many of the truly bizarre facts about the functions and evolution of our cells and those of other organisms.

Children of Men
Children of Men
DVD ~ Clive Owen
Price: $8.35
388 used & new from $0.01

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great British apocalyptic drama, February 13, 2008
This review is from: Children of Men (DVD)
This is a great movie with tons of future shock moments and incredibly believable settings and acting. I especially like the fact that it's an apocalyptic film taking place in Britain; it's the first one I'm aware of. This makes for some awesome moments like the "The world has collapsed...Only Britain soldiers on" video bit. If you're up for a big movie night or weekend, I suggest a "Future/Alternate Britain" theme with the following movies: Children of Men, Brazil an...(read more)d Love Actually (probably the best movie about England ever made). If you want you can substitute the less depressing 12 Monkeys for Brazil -- although 12 Monkeys mostly takes place in the U.S., the theme is very similar to Children of Men. Or hell ,just watch all four, a double shot of Terry Gilliam never did anyone any harm!

Brother Bear (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Brother Bear (Two-Disc Special Edition)
DVD ~ Joaquin Phoenix
Price: $9.96
380 used & new from $0.01

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Especially good for open-minded folks, February 13, 2008
This is a good movie for kids, even manages to throw in a bit of exposure to prehistoric culture and ancient shaman/animal-based religion. Not bad for a Disney wannabe. :) I especially enjoyed the moose characters (played Canuck-style by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis), though even their abundant character didn't quite make up for the lack of it from some of the other characters. Overall a nice movie and good for driving home a few ideas about the golden rule and other cultures.

The Final Cut
The Final Cut
by Robert Westbrook
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
47 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an original novel, November 13, 2007
What no one has noted here, is that this is not an original novel. It is merely an adaptation of the film. So, you get what you ask for...if you are looking for a play-by-play of the movie on paper, this is it. If you want original fiction written by someone with fresh ideas and the desire to make you "see" them in your head, try Clive Barker, Anne Rice, etc. :)

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