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ARCHIVE REVIEWS FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1999

A slower second half of the year. Garth Brooks releases his odd "Chris Gaines" project, and Alison Krauss and Iggy Pop missed with their new albums. Yet the John Mellencamp odds-n-sods collection was a treat for fans, and Vitamin C released a tasty pop tart.

And look for that one-off release from Willis Alan Ramsey (with help from Leon Russell) that hasn't seen daylight since 1972 . . .
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for December 31, 1999

Patsy Cline
The Century Ends

Soul Serenade: The Best of Willie Mitchell
Patsy Cline,
Duets Volume I
Widespread Panic,
'Til The Medicine Takes
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for December 24, 1999

Tori Amos
My Beautiful Life on Venus

Tori Amos, To Venus and Back
Kendall Payne, Jordan's Sister
Brilliantine,
My Life and The Beautiful Game
Tonio K.,
Yugoslavia
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for December 17, 1999

Dolly Parton
Country Friends

Dolly Parton, The Grass is Blue
Willie Nelson, Night and Day
Chris Gaines (aka Garth Brooks)
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for December 10, 1999

Silly songs
Children's Corner

Universe of Song
A Child's Celebration of Classical Music
Junior Jedi Training Manual
A Child's Celebration of Silliest Songs
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for December 3, 1999

King Kong Poster
Familiar Voices

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary
Best of Steve Winwood
King Kong:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
All My Life: Best of Karla Bonoff
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for November 26, 1999

John Mellencamp
Tasty Leftovers

John Mellencamp, Rough Harvest
Best of Yaz
Leftover Salmon,
The Nashville Sessions
Alison Krauss,
Forget About It
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for November 19, 1999

Jeremy Toback
Roll 'em Easy

Kevin Welch, Beneath My Wheels
Jeremy Toback, Another True Fiction
Adam Sandler, Stan and Judy's Kid
 
Purple dot Reviews for November 12, 1999

Vitamin C
Meet Miss C

Vitamin C, Vitamin C
Asleep At The Wheel,
Ride With Bob
Paul McCartney,
Run Devil Run
 
Purple dot Reviews for November 5, 1999

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Party Doll with an Ivy League Degree

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Party Doll and Other Favorites
Soundtrack to Outside Providence
Arista Masters, including Alan Parsons and Fifth Dimension
 
Purple dot Reviews for October 29, 1999

Mulberry LaneVoices from the Heartland

Mulberry Lane, Run Your Own Race
Various Artists,
Morning Becomes Eclectic
Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins & Demons:
The Essential Halloween Party Collection
Gordon,
Gordon
 
Purple dot Reviews for October 22, 1999

Melanie Doane
On the Gilded Avenue

Melanie Doane, Adam's Rib
Prince,
Old Friends 4 Sale
Iggy Pop,
Avenue B
Cul de Sac,
Crashes to Light
 
Purple dot Reviews for October 15, 1999

Bree Sharp
Up Close and Personal

Bree Sharp, A Cheap and Evil Girl
Fred Eaglesmith,
50-Odd Dollars
The Hangdogs, East of Yesterday
 
Purple dot Reviews for October 8, 1999

Catie Curtis
Pressed Flowers and Forgotten Treasures

Katie Curtis, A Crash Course in Roses
Ray Wylie Hubbard,
Crusades of the Restless Knights
Willis Alan Ramsey
 
Purple dot Reviews for October 1, 1999

Tom Waits
Walk the Dog

Poi Dog Pondering, Walk the Dog
Soundtrack to
That's the Way I Like It
Punk-O-Rama
 
Purple dot Reviews for September 24, 1999

Sharleen Spiteri of Texas
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Bicycle, Bicycle
Texas, The Hush
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Purple dot Reviews for September 17, 1999

Marty Stuart
Time is Elastic

Los Lobos, This Time
Marty Stuart, The Pilgrim
Leon Huff, Here to Create Music
 
Purple dot Reviews for September 10, 1999

Mary Ramsey from 10,000 Maniacs
Behold the Cosmic Cowboy

Tribute to
Gram Parsons
10,000 Maniacs, The Earth Pressed Flat
Starflyer 59, Fell in Love at 22
 
Purple dot Reviews for September 3, 1999

Margo Timmins
The Canadian Wave

Len, You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Cowboy Junkies,
Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes
George Carlin,
You Are All Diseased
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for August 27, 1999

Eleanor McEvoy
A Woman's Touch

Eleanor McEvoy, Snapshots
Soundtrack to Austin Powers
Tom Browne
, R'N' Browne
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for August 20, 1999

Sarah Brightman
We're Only Human

Pretenders,
Viva El Amor!
Sarah Brightman,
Eden
The Rentals,
Seven More Minutes
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for August 13, 1999

Ani DiFranco
Workers Unite!

Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips, Fellow Workers
Disney's Jungle Boogie
Katherine Whalen's
Jazz Squad
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for August 6, 1999

Pink Martini
Bossa Nova or Bust

M People, Testify
Pink Martini,
Sympathique
Ron Sexsmith,
Whereabouts
 
Purple dot Music Reviews for July 30, 1999

The King
Let Us Persuade You

The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop
Bill Monroe,
Live From Mountain Stage
The King,
Gravelands
 
Purple dot Reviews for July 23, 1999

Chet Atkins
Letting the Inmates Run the Asylum

Graham Parker, Loose Monkeys
Chet Atkins & Doc Watson,
Reflections
Vince Bell,
Texas Plates
 
Purple dot Reviews for July 16, 1999

Bob Wills
Swingin' in Bakersfield

Various Artists, Swing West!
Various Artists, Sing America
Dangerman,
Dangerman
 
Purple dot Reviews for July 2, 1999

Emmylou Harris
From Nashville, With Love

Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton, Trio II
Chely Wright,
Single White Female
Big Sugar,
Heated
 
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