I like classical music (I have enough of it in my iTunes library to listen to only classical music for 8 days non-stop) but I really know very little about it. It is relaxing and enjoyable, but I can’t tell Mozart from Rachmaninov (actually, I probably could… but I’m trying to make a point here!).
I also happen to like Amazon, so when Amazon sent me an email listing a bunch of classical music albums on sale for $5 (these are MP3s, not CDs) I knew I was going to blow some cash, but I didn’t think I would be transported back to my childhood.
When I was a little boy my family had an old record player in the livingroom, stored up on top of a built in china cabinet. Every once and awhile I would get it down and listen to some records that my parents had. I don’t recall what any of those records were with one exception: Hooked On Classics.
What’s Hooked On Classics? I suggest you check out the Amazon page and listen to the previews… think classical music meets disco and you’ll have a good idea of what it sounds like.
Needless to say I’m $5 poorer but richer in the childhood memories that come flowing back whenever I hear a track from the album. Seems like a fair trade to me.