Disney In Depth: The Lion King Legacy Collection CD Review
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The Lion King Legacy Collection release launches Walt Disney Records’ new line of nostalgic CDs honoring the company’s greatest films. Packed with more than two hours of tunes and instrumental tracks from Hans Zimmer, Elton John, and Tim Rice, the debut of this album signifies the positive potential of The Legacy Collection.

This Disney In Depth reviews each of the tracks within The Lion King Legacy Collection.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: ‘The Best Of The 1970s’ Millennium Collection

The Best of the 1970’s, part of The 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00. (The CD is currently $6.77 and is an AutoRip, which means with the CD purchase you’ll also get a FREE MP3 download of the entire album.)

At first quick glance, with its garishly colored cover, replete with appropriate 70s-esque font and the silhouetted shot of bell-bottomed people “getting down,” one would think that this album spans the disco/kitschy end of the 1970’s spectrum, but not so with this collection. Spanning from 1970 (with Edwin Scott’s urgent, explosive plea for ending global combat with the funky “War”) to 1976 (Nice Guy Finishes First guitar virtuoso Peter Frampton doing the voice box vox on the pop classic “Show Me The Way”), The Best of the 70’s contains 12 songs that run the gamut that while were hits and remain for the most part radio and pop cultural classics, (Rod Stewart’s lovely and pendulum swing of folk and rock blends “Maggie May,” Three Dog Night’s anthemic “Joy to the World,” Southern Fried Rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” or the political yet accessible to all “Wild World” and “What’s Going On”, by Cat Stevens and Marvin Gaye respectively) are also finely crafted slices of a musical era where things were reflected by a time in history that was still hungover from the fallout of a 1960s that pushed and pushed and pushed. By the time most of these songs were released, those times were rife with a sort of a collective impotence, but the music retained and foraged a vitality that made it memorable and a perfect aural reflection of a decade that on the surface seemed carefree and innocuous, but in reality, was anything but. Kind of like the music.

Browse hundreds of albums on sale this month for only $5 each!

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Elton John ‘Greatest Hits Volume 2’

Greatest Hits Volume 2, a fine offering of musical selections from the midpoint of the illustrious 1970’s career of Elton John, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.

By 1977, Elton John could do no wrong as a pop superstar. Coming off of a string of number one and top ten successes via albums and singles, he was in full titanic form in every way: smashing successes on his tours, albums which flew off the shelves, making statements to the press which he toyed with his sexuality to the delight of the young post-glam fans who themselves had already gleaned heroes of pseudo-androgyny by way of David Bowie and Lou Reed, and it created an appeal that was worldwide and stretched many fan bases. By the release of this second collection of his greatest hits, it arguably was the closing point of the first dazzling chapter of the man’s unbridled, highly conquered string of successes, as evidenced by original songs (penned by John and long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin) like “Tiny Dancer,” “The Bitch is Back,” the ode to tennis star Billie Jean King with “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Island Girl,” the majestic and emotionally charged tracks “Levon” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and covers of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” and The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” which even sports John Lennon on rhythm guitar and background vocals. Essential stuff that not only puts one right back into the 1970s zeitgeist, but into Elton John’s as well.

Browse over 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each!

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$4 MP3 Album Deal: Elton John ‘Rocket Man – Number Ones’
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Right now, the Elton John hits collection Rocket Man – Number Ones is on sale for only $3.99 in MP3 format. (The CD is only $6.99.)

Rocket Man – Number Ones contains 17 of Elton John’s most popular songs, most of which you will surely recognize, like “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Daniel,” “Candle In The Wind,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.” A great selection of tunes here spanning the singer’s lengthy career, definitely worth grabbing for only four bucks.

The sale last through end of the day tomorrow, but you can also browse the 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Billboard #1s: The ’70s

A regular musical cornucopia of number one songs from the 1970s is available right now in MP3 format for only $5.00 on Amazon through the end of this month. Billboard #1s: The ’70s comprises 30 songs from one of the most colorful, controversial, loose, campy, and free decades in history.

The collection covers all bases and genres for the most part, and is an absolute trip down memory lane for most: “What A Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers, “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye, “Good Times” by Chic, “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer, “Make it With You” by Bread, “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago, “Without You” by Nilsson, “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. There’s 30 tracks in all – view the track listing here below. For a mere $5, it’s just pure pop confection, fun tracks that we all remember, regardless of our musical tastes. This collection remains essential for those who want to shake their groove things, get mellow, and relive a classic, original, and memorable era that we will never see the likes of again.

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99.

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