Frequent Flyer: Rio De Janeiro
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Frequent Flyer captures the essence of the international musical landscape with a selection dedicated to lazy afternoons and sophisticated evenings. Your destination is Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where a new generation of musicians have taken the traditional styles of Samba, Bossa Nova & Tropicalia and mixed them with the beats and instrumentaion of electronic music to create a whole new, captivating sound. For the perfect afternoon groove, slide in Disc One for a relaxing blend of Brazilian beats to enjoy while you a savor a rich cafezinho with friends...then as the afternoon fades, it's time for Disc Two which will pick up the tempo with sexy beats and warm sensual vocals that will melt away the ice cubes in your caipirinha.
Top Customer Reviews
As long as you are only planning on playing the CD in your car or home CD player you will be fine. For me, it is like purchasing a musical paperweight, since my Car, Home and portable MP3 players can't be used.
This goes for all of the Kinkysweet CD's. Bar Grooves, Frequent Flyer etc.
But the real bummer comes from the piracy protection. Impossible to play the CD on your PC without installing MediaMax's programme, and even then you can only listen when the CD is in the machine... so no copying to your computer, transfering to iPod or the likes. Surely with the rise of MP3, MediaMax will have to change this ridiculous anti-piracy protection else all their CDs will be relegated to dusty shelves and never heard.
And for those complaining about the anti-piracy software (for those who already purchased it), or those worries about it (if you haven't yet purchased it), there's a very simple solution. You see, I bought this CD when it was originally released a few years back. Back then, I had my 6 CD changer in my car, which was my main music source, so I didn't really care all that much about the anti-piracy software. However, as I began ripping my CD library into iTunes, I discovered, as many others have, that it was impossible to rip. Of course, I was running Windows on my computer. As I began eliminating CDs and relying solely on listening to music through my iPod or iPhone, I became disappointed that I apparently couldn't include this little gem into my iTunes library.
However, within the past year, I finally ditched my Windows PC and bought an iMac. And guess what? It rips into iTunes without any problems whatsoever. Obviously, the anti-piracy software on the disc is solely Windows-based.
So the solution is simple: use a Mac. Don't have a Mac? Surely you must know *someone* who has a Mac. If so, all you need to do is have them rip it into their library, create a playlist for it, burn the playlist onto a couple of CDs (which will now be purely audio-only CDs), and then use your burned CDs to import into iTunes (or whatever other media app your using).
Now some people have trouble rippping this copilation into their PC or their MP3 i wanna say i did have this problem, if you are trying to rip it with Windows Media Player you will never be able to do this, what you need to do is get one of your friends who has I tunes [Apple player] and this will do the trick.
Some good songs, not so great mixing
...AND if you want tu load it to your PC, just try different programs or a different computer. Had the same problem, and all I did was use another computer. Just have some patience!
The company made it not play on purpose. They put a thing on so that your computer won't play it, in the hopes that you won't be able to copy it. Sadly, that means you can't play it on your computer and that really limits my options.
They also put lots of errors in the tracks, which are supposed to be compensated for by the correction codes, but that unfortunately does not work on the CD changer in my car. So it doesn't play there either.
The only place it does play (out of 5 places I tried) is on the crappy boom box in the bathroom.
There are many fish in the ocean, and there are many CDs on the market. I suggest buying one that will not hassle you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very very sad that this CD was scuffed and the first two songs (one of which is over 9 minutes long) skipped and I was unable to listen to it. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by carolannimal
On purchasing this title, i expected no less that a funky sojourn into the electronic grooves that i relate with many of the titles from this series. Read morePublished on July 31, 2007 by A. Scougall
I had absolutely no problem playing this on my Mac, nor uploading this or other Kinkysweet comps. onto my iPod. Yet another reason Macs are better. Oh, yeah. Read morePublished on February 1, 2007 by Tahoe Ray Kamman
Well I read the review from Bordersj2 and felt I had to respond. I don't think Bordersj2 really understands what this CD is all about - I've got it (had it about 6 months now) and... Read morePublished on June 15, 2005 by anthony2025
This CD is amazing. The whole Frequent Flyer series has turned me onto music I didn't even know existed. Read morePublished on June 14, 2005 by Hooligan