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Glad Rag Doll
Glad Rag Doll
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7 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking Disappointment, November 4, 2012
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This review is from: Glad Rag Doll (Audio CD)
I have loved Diana Krall's work for many years and have always enjoyed her forays into new and different realms. I looked forward eagerly to this album, but it is a heartbreaking disappointment. Not even the arousing pulchritude of the photos on the cover and in the insert can compensate for the unfortunate noises contained here. The arrangements are terrible, trashy honky-tonk, creepy almost-country, and dragging, lugubriously percussive dirges. The overwhelming presence of guitar, twanging and plinking, eviscerates Ms. Krall's uncharacteristically thin and weak piano. Her voice, which usually takes flight with vitality and playfulness, seems weighed down with the attempt to find some sort of profundity in songs that are redundant and trivial. All artists are entitled, even obligated, to experiment and to stretch themselves outside of their comfort zones, but this particular experiment is a failure. I hope Ms. Krall will return to the fertile fields she has cultivated so marvellously in the past. Please, no more sad ghosts from a rundown turn-of-the- (19th) century bordello.
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Vivaldi Edition
Vivaldi Edition
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho hum, October 28, 2012
This review is from: Vivaldi Edition (Audio CD)
The performances here are average at best. If you want outstanding and very consistent renditions, try the I Musici or I Solisti Veneti boxes--though they are a little dated, all are magnificent. If you are looking for more energy or intensity, try the recordings featuring Giulano Carmignola, usually with the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

Black & Decker 3-in-1 Waffle Maker & Indoor Grill/Griddle
Black & Decker 3-in-1 Waffle Maker & Indoor Grill/Griddle
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Waffle Iron That Really, Really Works!, May 8, 2008
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My wife and I spent a great deal of time researching and comparing waffle irons, evaluating each on price, performance, ease of use, and durability. Part of our research involved reading other customers' reviews, which were nearly all favorable, but our evaluation, except for durability, is based upon our experiences.

First, it's great to have a waffle iron that actually gets waffles done--i.e., crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a golden-brown appearance. The "Done" indicator light actually works and is, incredibly, accurate, too.

Second, this waffle iron produces large, square waffles with partitions to enable the user to easily divide the waffles into four. These fit very nicely in a toaster, so it's easy to freeze them and warm them anytime you need a "waffle fix."

Third, the plates are removable for washing, and they slip easily in and out of the frame, to which they are secured by small metal clips. The only negative comment we saw on this product was that the clips did not seem to work very well and needed to be bent to function. This has not been our experience: the clips on our waffle iron work exactly as they were intended.

Fourth, comparisons with other waffle irons left them in the dust: this product was clearly superior to others costing between two and five times as much.

Since we have not had our waffle iron for a long time, we cannot judge its durability, but other customers have indicated that it is good for the long haul, and, as far as we can tell, we will eventually agree.

In sum, this is a great product! It does exactly what it is supposed to do, and does it well, and much more cheaply than many others. We highly recommend it.

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