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Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire by Joseph LoDuca

Orchestrated and Produced by Joseph LoDuca
Performances by Renee O'Connor, Susan Calloway and Susan Wood
Executive Producer: Robert Townson
Released by Varese Sarabande July 2000


Q-Review

This television series has garnered a respectable number of followers, enough to warrant a fifth release of Xena-music from Varese Sarabande.  This release comprised of vocal track after vocal track.  Many of them are sub-par remakes of songs spanning a half-dozen genres.  It may take a moment or two to recognize but some of these remakes are of disco-era hits (Dancin' in the Moonlight), while others are folk songs of the early seventies (We Can Work it Out).  There are a number of original pieces written by the album's producer, Joseph LoDuca, most which are instrumental tracks ranging from quirky underscore to rap music.  

 


The Bottom Line

This release is definitely tailored for the hardest of core Xena fans as anyone else will likely find little redeemable about it.  As remakes go, few of the original songs have been done justice on this compilation.  The instrumental tracks included are no more pleasing than the vocals.  While the Xenites of the world may gobble this stuff up, those looking for an enjoyable musical diversion should stear clear of this release.

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