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February 23, 1994 | J.D. CONSIDINE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Jim Steinman seems perfectly cast as a rock 'n' roll eminence grise. He's definitely a man with a vision--a complete package of sound, image and mystique--but it's one fashioned for and performed by others. Consequently, Steinman's biggest successes as a songwriter and producer invariably have someone else's name up in lights, while his moniker is relegated to the fine print and album credits.
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February 23, 1994 | J.D. CONSIDINE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Jim Steinman seems perfectly cast as a rock 'n' roll eminence grise. He's definitely a man with a vision--a complete package of sound, image and mystique--but it's one fashioned for and performed by others. Consequently, Steinman's biggest successes as a songwriter and producer invariably have someone else's name up in lights, while his moniker is relegated to the fine print and album credits.
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December 5, 2003
Record of the year "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston * "A Whole New World"(Aladdin's Theme), Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle "The River of Dreams," Billy Joel "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," Sting "Harvest Moon," Neil Young Album of the year "The Bodyguard" Soundtrack, Whitney Houston * "Kamakiriad," Donald Fagen "The River of Dreams," Billy Joel "Automatic for the People," R.E.M.
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November 3, 2007
The Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills has launched an inaugural three-show subscription season, opening Feb. 29-March 2, 2008, with the return of "Forever Tango," Luis Bravo's dramatic revue tracing the history of the tango with an Argentinian cast. A stop by the first U.S. national tour of "Whistle Down the Wind" follows April 22-27, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Jim Steinman, who wrote songs for Meat Loaf.
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March 13, 1988 | CARY DARLING
** THE SISTERS OF MERCY. "Floodland." Elektra. Along with Nick Cave, Bauhaus and Joy Division, the original Sisters of Mercy turned gloom from a simple state of mind into a fashion statement. Then the quartet split down the middle with guitarist Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams forming the Mission U.K. and singer Andrew Eldritch dropping from sight. Now Eldritch is back with a new Sisters of Mercy, featuring ex-Gun Club bassist Patricia Morrison and various sidemen.
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September 25, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN
** 1/2 Meat Loaf,"Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" MCA Records. Mr. Loaf may look less meaty these days, but there's still a lot of cheese in his diet. "Hell II" attempts to re-create the shameless theatrical juvenilia that was 1977's "Bat Out of Hell," one of rock's grandest guilty pleasures. And there are crafty glimmers here of what made that vinyl behemoth such gloriously adolescent fun.
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August 28, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Celine Dion is a singer who was made for movie themes and Olympic ceremonies, settings that deliver emblematic emotions in bold strokes, without subtlety or ambiguity. The Canadian diva's career has ascended largely on the strength of such hit film tunes as "Beauty and the Beast," "When I Fall in Love" (from "Sleepless in Seattle") and "Because You Loved Me" (from "Up Close and Personal").
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March 10, 1996 | Elysa Gardner
Traditionally, adult-contemporary artists have been to pop music what conservative Republicans are to politics--wary of new ideas and reluctant to embrace anything considered subversive or foreign. But like some of her political counterparts, Dion seems to be trying to broaden her palette in hopes of appealing to a wider audience. On her new album, the Canadian crooner dabbles in more soulful and sophisticated textures. At times, her dilettantism pays off.
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