Objective and authoritative "Air Wars- Fire In the Skies" is a leading light in World War Two documentary programming. By including a comprehensive review of the military and political position before each battle, portraits of leaders and commanders, an explanation of weapons and tactics and the stories of the battles themselves, each programme provides a compelling record of some of the war's most crucial episodes.
Hold Your Fire is an album in the purest sense; infinitely greater than the sum of its parts, it gradually draws in the listener by slowly revealing its nuances and secrets. While the use of keyboards is still overwhelming at times, Geddy Lee employs lush textures which, when coupled with a greater rhythmic and melodic presence from guitarist Alex Lifeson, results in a far warmer sound than in recent efforts. Of course, drummer Neil Peart is as inventive and exciting as ever, while his lyrics focus on the various elements (earth, air, water, fire) for much of the album.
Teresa Bright is a Hawaiian singer who regularly records traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music. She studied jazz vocals when she was younger, and occasionally used it on a few of her recordings. This CD, on her own label, allowed her to sing in a manner that is different from her more well known work. The closest person I could compare her to would be Lani Hall (Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66, and wife of Herb Alpert). I had heard one of these songs on the radio and had to make a purchase. The Japanese version has a bonus track, but I was not able to find it at a reasonable price, so the 10-song Hawaiian CD will have to do. The CD includes Jerry Martini, a long-time member of Sly & The Family Stone.