Boxed sets: Sumptuous musical gifts for the holidays
But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical and jazz collections below reveal.
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#1 Dec 25, 2013
"Sherry's funny, smart, sexy, story tells us why Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales and Eric Burdon does too. Bulging with behind-the-scenes debauchery, oozing with outrageous antics and overflowing with attitude she's spilling it all from the heart, along with the beans and, of course, the wine." www.evenrockandrollhasfairytales.com
"With the sounds of Rock and Roll and Sherry’s intoxicating laugh moving you though every memory—you’re sure to be captivated by this one-‐of-‐ ;a--kind, episodic memoir. Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of the Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy” by Sherry Carroll is a coming of age memoir that the features love, humor, Rock and Roll, and a woman in love with life. Unlike many Rock and Roll memoirs, this one doesn't start with specific ambitions that involve groupies, fame and drugs. The fun, sexy, and outrageous Sherry Carroll, begins by telling us how she once “bought a ticket to ride on the ‘American Dream’, however is willing to admit (pretty quickly) that it doesn't quite work for her. After all, she can’t hide behind “owl-‐like school teacher glasses” much longer when there are tight, sparkling clothes to wear. She dreams of a life filled with Rock and Roll, men, shenanigans, and perhaps even a little bedazzling. Sure, Sherry has her fair share of men to tell stories about, but the most interesting is Eric He’s a character that, much like Sherry, is colorful and entertaining. While transcending the average healthy, functional relationship Sherry and Eric have some good times and some Oscar-‐worthy verbal exchanges that are as unforgettable as her box of “useless crap” in the attic. This woman is ballsy, and takes no-‐prisoners when it comes to love and life. Sherry Fairy’s dreams have the unique ability to carry her to places that the average person wouldn't imagine—living vicariously through her life of mayhem, music, and madness is completely energizing and fun. It seems that the music, wind, and passion carry her to places that birth terrific stories for a memoir. And in this biographical account, you won’t have to “just wonder” about the things that happen when a big-‐time rock star and a small town girl meet. Leaving you with the idea that dreams, no matter how ridiculous, are worth pursuing—because they just might lead to so mesmerizing music, interesting men, and hot adventures." The Penn Press
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