"The Essential George Jones Collection" - George Jones [DoubleDisc Set]
In memoriam of a true
country legend, I picked this lil' gem up @ 'Target' yesterday when I went in to buy the deluxe edition c.d. of the Great Gatsby soundtrack (quite the contrast, I know, LoL) - annnnnd listening to it brought back a lot of wonderfully nostalgic memories. What a country-great! "Time" - Rod Stewart
I have to (unfortunately) report that my 1st few listens through highly disappointed me w/ this album. I had EXTREMELY high hopes for it because it is his 1st release of all new, original material that he has written in nearly 20 yrs. I fully intended to buy it along w/ the George Jones & Great Gatsby soundtrack albums @ 'Target' yesterday, but amazon.com did a week of free streaming of it prior to its release Tues & it really didn't do too much for me, personally, sooo I didn't end up buying it.
I've been a big Rod fan my whole life. I own all of his older records (& I mean actual, vinyl records, lol), I read & thoroughly enjoyed his autobiography that he released last yr & when he teased this new (then forthcoming) album in it I got & have remained SUPER excited ever since for months & months.
My 1st listen through I thought perhaps I just wasn't in the right mood for it or something; sooo I tried it again a few days later & there's really only 2 or 3 songs I found on it that I actually thought were up to Rod Stewart-standards. Totally bummed about it, personally. Really am. "North" - Matchbox 20 [Bonus Track(s) Edition]
This has been a personal favorite ever since its release last year - which is no surprise, seeming as Matchbox 20 / Rob Thomas just happen to me 1 of my top 5 all time favorites. Just saw them live a few months ago & they friggin' ROCKED. Just had to make sure that's known. They just started a summer tour w/ the Goo Goo Dolls & I really, REALLY wanna go see 'em again! "Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film: The Great Gatsby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - Various Artists [Deluxe Edition]
Now THIS 1 definitely did NOT disappoint! There's been a lot of build up to it & several of my fb friends & what not have been going on & on about it this week, sooo I kinda built myself up for disappointment after the new Rod Stewart album, haha. I figured I better not get my hopes up too high because then I probably won't end up 'loving' it. But man oh man, I do!
I'd def say it's my favorite soundtrack of 2013 so far & prob my favorite movie soundtrack in quite some time, actually.
Can not possibly WAITTTT to go see the film in 3D next week!