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Heather Alexander
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A Gypsy's Home
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Life's Flame

The Arrogant Worms
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Idiot Road
Live Bait [LIVE]

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The Starlit Jewel: Songs From J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
A project in which several of Tolkien's poems were set to music by Marion Zimmer Bradley and dubbed "The Rivendell Suite". Available for the first time publicly. - BO

Ellen Kushner
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The Golden Dreydl (with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra)
The record adds a fresh twist on the traditional nutcracker story; a childrenís tale full of magic and adventure and drawing on Jewish folklore, mythology, and, just as important, Jewish ethics & worldview. - BO
Read the review in Strange Horizons.

National Space Society

Ad Astra
Now, the first-ever CD of songs to inspire and enthuse the public towards space exploration for the National Space Society (NSS), highlighting the top Apollo Award winners alongside other works, is being produced by Prometheus Music. The working title of the CD is "Ad Astra," and it seeks to stir the hearts and minds of space-enthused individuals towards the National Space Society's mission. - PW
Note: the CD has not been released yet, but go to the website to put your name to be notified when it is released, and to download the latest clips.
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Leonard Rosenman

The Lord of the Rings: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Note: This is NOT the CD to the most recent release. This is the soundtrack to the animated Lord of the Rings movie that was released in 1978. A nice nostalgia trip in the face of the new release. - BO
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Howard Shore

The Fellowship of the Ring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (with songs by Enya)
Score composer Howard Shore has imbued this first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy with his distinctly modern sensibilities. Revolving loosely around a brief, heroic brass theme, this epic is infused with a powerful rhythmic thrust and a musical range that encompasses centuries (from the Renaissance pastoralism of "Concerning Hobbits" to the fiery, Prokofiev-influenced drama of "A Knife in the Dark"). - BO
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Urban Tapestry
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Myths and Urban Legends
Urban Tapestry is a filk trio consisting of Jodi Krangle, Debbie Ridpath Ohi and Allison Durno. Our music is acoustic-based and mainly performed at science fiction and fantasy conventions. We have also performed at weddings and at children's concerts at local libraries. - PW

Rick Wakeman

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
This is perhaps the very first Rick Wakeman album I ever listened to, and I admit to fond memories. It seemed (to me, at least) very innovative and radical at the time. - PWL
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The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table
If your preference is Arthurian legend, this may be the album to try. This album combines orchestral music with progressive rock. - PWL
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With vocals by such artists as Chaka Khan, Jon Anderson, and Tim Rice this album is said to contain both classical and modern-opera styles (that is, modern-opera of the '80s). - PWL
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Return to the Centre of the Earth
Of all the Rick Wakeman albums I have listened to, this one is definitely my favourite. The narration is by Patrick Stewart, and vocalists include Justin Hayward, Bonnie Tyler, and Ozzy Osbourne. The music is evocative, and combined with the narrative and vocals, I was able to picture the entire journey in my mind. If you only buy one of his albums, this is the one I would recommend. - PWL
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John Williams

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
You needn't see the film of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to appreciate the wonder, magic, and fearful chills of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestseller in John Williams's outstanding score. Williams typically avoids the source material for the films he scores, but he reportedly derived great pleasure and inspiration from Rowling's first Harry Potter adventure, and created a perfect motif (fully expressed in "Hedwig's Theme") to dominate his score. - BO
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