I cant believe how much Im recommending a freakin Paul Anka record to people, but I am. His new Rock Swings release is a set of 14 rock and pop tunes from the last three decades. Normally, I loathe this sort of genre re-formatting, since it usually is cheesy, a joke, or has no soul whatsoever. I think that this disc does an impressive job of avoiding those pitfalls, probably due to the killer band and degree of seriousness with which they approach these tunes - if they're joking, they sound pretty good. Of course, you may not have liked these songs in their original format, but you may be surprised at how well they can work in this setting. For me, "Blackhole Sun" was literally shocking - I liked the song originally, but this arrangement is gorgeous. "Wonderwall" and "The Way You Make Me Feel" work awfully well, too. Here is the track list: 1. It's My Life (Bon Jovi) 2. True (Spandau Ballet) 3. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) 4. Everybody Hurts (REM) 5. Wonderwall (Oasis) arr. Patrick Williams 6. Blackhole Sun (Soundgarden) 7. Its a Sin (Pet Shop Boys) 8. Jump (Van Halen) Arr. Patrick Williams 9. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) arr. John Clayton 10. Hello (Lionel Richie) 11. Eyes Without a Face (Billy Idol) 12. Lovecats (The Cure) 13. The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson) 14. Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) (all tracks arranged by Randy Kerber except as noted above) If for no other reason, this disc is worthwhile to me because the arrangements are great and it is a hard-swinging and full-sounding big band behind Anka, who happens to sound great. Mike Valerio is the bassist throughout and hes teamed with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Just my $0.02. Hope you dig it.