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Enigma’s Love Sensuality Devotion - The Remix Collection Released By Virign/EMI

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Hollywood, California--December 18, 2006-- With more than 22 million albums sold around the world, Enigma is well-known to many despite the mystery that swirls through the ambient and worldly pop / club music created by Michael Cretu. Enigma’s Love Sensuality Devotion – The Remix Collection, to be released December 26 by Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, presents the best Enigma remixes in one comprehensive CD release. The new collection, compiled and produced by Cretu, complements Enigma’s gold-certified Love Sensuality Devotion greatest hits CD with engaging re-workings of the top hits, including “Sadeness (Part 1)” “Return To Innocence,” and ATB’s irresistible take on “Push The Limits.”

“Good Evening, this is the voice of Enigma. We will take you with us into another world - into the world of Music, Spirit and Meditation. Turn off the light, take a deep breath and let the rhythm be your guiding light.” -- Intro from Enigma’s MCMXC A.D. (1990)

Sixteen years ago…

Musician War Offers Ongoing On-Line Competition Judged By Contributing Artists

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Berkeley, CA--December 11,2006--Musican War was born in 1999 as the former Guitar War site. The idea for an on-line voting game for guitarists came from Peter Larsen, who was a key contributor to the guitar lesson site www.guitartricks.com. The concept and design moved forward following the implementation by Jon Broderick, webmaster of both sites.

Musican War has attracted a large contingent of artists from the metal and shred guitar realm and it continues to grow and become more eclectic musically.

Musican War is an international community of musicians who help and encourage each other to improve their musicianship. The main tool is two-member on-line competitions that are utilized to stretch out competitors skills and expose strengths and weaknesses in their abilities. Each music competition is an opportunity for members to analyze each other's efforts and to find the answer to the age-old question "what makes one piece of music better than another?"

Andy Rothstein-Voodoo Tone

Artist: Andy Rothstein
Title: Voodoo Tone
Genre: Jazz-Rock-Fusion
Label: Vermicious Kind Music
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Voodoo Tone is a labor of love for guitarist Andy Rothstein and former band mate and bass player supreme Tony Senatore. This is Rothstein’s project; make no mistake about that but Senatore played a major role in helping to whip these great tunes into shape, not to mention all of the other contributors. What you have here are two music studs facing off, digging in, and providing some stellar fretwork. They bounce a lot of incredible music off each other and the result is one terrific and consistent recording.

Rothstein is very adept and technically proficient, providing a very good match for his counterpart on bass. Out of the eight tracks, only two have vocals in accompaniment to the music. “If Not Now, Then When” and “#1” gets an emotional charge from friend and vocalist Link, although the music stands on its own without the need of vocal support. He does a nice job making eac…

Joan Osborne-Pretty Little Stranger

Artist: Joan Osborne
Title: Pretty Little Stranger
Genre: Country-Americana
Label:Vanguard Records
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Pretty Little Stranger was my introduction to Joan Osborne. I know her first album came out back in 1991 and I have missed a lot. Perhaps now with this stunning introduction I will see my way clear to seek out more of her music.

Grammy award winning producer Steve Buckingham (Dolly Parton) produced Pretty Little Stranger, with harmony support from Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, and Rodney Crowell. Osborne gives equal time to originals and covers with six of each. One thing I did not notice straight away was Joan’s similarity to Bonnie Raitt on some songs, which really is no revelation to people familiar with her as she has worked with Raitt before in the past. Bonnie is one of my favorites so for me this was a pleasant surprise upon first listen.

The production and musicianship on this recording is nothing short of impeccable. Every time I heard this CD, I warmed up to it more. I…

Morada Vision Releases Playboy After Dark-Music Legends On DVD

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Ventura, CA--December 4,, 2006-- Morada Vision and it's President Marshall Blonstein have a knack for bringing back some of the classic entertainment moments and making them available for you to once again sit back and enjoy, on DVD. The label specializes in creating collections that entertain lovers of retro-cool collections such as Playboy After Dark. Some of the coolest TV entertainment shows ever to broadcast are on this set.

Playboy After Dark is a generous 3 DVD set that puts Hugh Hefner in a different light, and one that many people may have missed along the way or were totally unaware of. This DVD collection covers the periods of time when Hefner offered television entertainment that was different from anything else that aired in the U.S. at the time. The shows featured the brightest stars and the best from the world of music, comedy, and literature.

The best entertainment available came to join Hef on the set. There was Sonny & Cher, Linda Ronstadt…

Indie Metal Band Deaf Symphony Supports NCADV With Album Chains Of Love

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Las Vegas, Nevada--December 4, 2006-- Matt Cerbin, Larry Cox, Chris Rogers, and Howard Askeland are Deaf Symphony. They are metal-rock band with more than one purpose for their music.

Their second album Chains of Love focuses once again on their hard driving sound but they have some other important essentials that serve as a wake up call to listeners. The album’s compositions revolve around very real social issues that demand our attention, domestic violence. Deaf Symphony has aligned itself with National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to spread the word.

Music can be one of the most powerful tools of communication if used in the right way. Ironically, the music Deaf Symphony plays is normally associated with is violence reflected by crazed head bangers in mosh pits, partying, and otherwise carefree attitudes about life itself. Well, so much for stereotypes-Deaf Symphony breaks the mold and starts an entirely new trend for a metal band.
Their music featu…