Sunday, October 10, 2004

Jewish Press "Review"

The current edition of the Jewish Press includes a "Top Chai Review" of "Shabbos Comes Alive" by guest reviewer Alan Jay Gerber. (No link because it's not posted on their site.) We're pointing this one out because Mr. Garber apparently writes reviews by lifting verbatim from the liner notes. Virtually his entire "review" is a word-for-word version of portions of the liner notes. It even looks like he may have written this piece without listening to the album. There is almost no specific description of the music on this album and what there is could have been gleaned from the liner notes. Those of you with a hard copy of the J-Press can easily check this by comparing the review to the liner notes which are posted on the "Shabbas Comes Alive" website here.