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Mozart: Youth Symphonies Vol. 1 - ASMF/Marriner        (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by passive_preamp July 5, 2013

Bien este SACD remasterizado de las cintas master originales directamente en DSD suena genial: detalle, calidez, garra y si te gusta Mozart sinfonico este SACD te lo tienes que comprar pues 12 euros no es caro para como suena. Con reproducores de SACD que realmente hagan la conversion de DSD a ... more
Music for Strings - RPO/Simonov        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by jeffreybehr July 4, 2013

I agree with Jonalogic's comments about the Tchaikovsky. The performance is excellent--strong, and I love the slower tempi Simonov uses. I enjoy this work, and this disc, purchased due to Jonalogic's comments, is now my favorite performance. The recording is VERY nice sounding for what I assume ... more
Nat "King" Cole: Welcome to the Club        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by pontiac July 3, 2013

I love this disc! The sound is superb and the band just leap out from the speakers. Brass instruments are just so alive. Its nice to hear nat king cole on some more upbeat material. I have all the other sacd discs by nat king cole and they have all been a joy to listen to. This disc is a good price ... more
Coleman Hawkins Quartet: Today And Now        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by undertone July 1, 2013

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Dire Straits: Dire Straits      (6 of 20 found this review helpful)
  Review by DSanchez July 1, 2013

Source from crappy Japanese dub tapes, this release is ear piercing, horribly EQ'd. These SHM discs are a joke except for a select few sourced in the UK. One of the biggest ripoffs I have ever seen considering the prices they charge.
The Doors: Infinite        (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by DSanchez July 1, 2013

The original vinyl and DCC CD's smoke these SACD's. Not sure what went wrong here, but these are the worst sounding Analogue Productions discs I own, and I have dozens of their jazz reissues in my collection. The thin sound left me scratching my head. Please tell me this is not a sign of things to ... more
Allman Brothers Band: The Allman Brothers Band        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Whitehall June 30, 2013

I have to disagree that this Mobile Fidelity release is worth buying. It is not. I'll gladly pay a premium price for a music record with better sonics. This Allman Brothers recording does not have better sonics. As noted, this is the fault of the original recording engineer and the techniques he ... more
Sonny Rollins: The Bridge        (13 of 13 found this review helpful)
  Review by undertone June 30, 2013

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Ginastera: Popol Vuh, Cantata para América Mágica - Asbury        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by Lute June 29, 2013

I was looking for some of NEOS's Maderna SACDs when I came across this one. WOW!! "Popol Vuh", a kind of Mayan "Rite of Spring", shows the influence of Stravinsky, Bartok and Prokofiev... , but Alberto Ginastera has created his own unique & exotic world. It's amazing what sounds he was able to ... more
Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 No. 3 & 5, Op. 135 - Hagen Quartett        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by JJ June 29, 2013

The String Quartets of Opus 18 by Beethoven are works of “transition,” unique in their expressive richness. For, as so rightly states Bernard Fournier, “Thus, these works which already often bear witness to stupefying intuitions and admirable successes, are particularly attractive, for one finds in ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by charliemb June 28, 2013

Just wanted to comment in response to the bad review of the sonics. The sonics are wonderful on at least the stereo tracks. No shrill highs on my system at all as one other reviewer posted. The dynamic range on this disc is very high. As such, the soft parts are very low in volume unless you have a ... more
  Site review by Geohominid June 28, 2013

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Liszt: Late Piano Works - Peter Toth          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Fugue June 27, 2013

It's always gratifying to take a chance on an unknown (to me) artist and to be completely blown away! Peter Toth is a 30 year old Hungarian virtuoso who just plays the daylights out of Liszt. He might not have quite the "take no prisoners" style of Cziffra, but he plays with plenty of passion and ... more
  Site review by Castor June 27, 2013

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Bach: Cello Suites - Gavriel Lipkind        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by joheirba June 27, 2013

Most of the statements within the reviews above seem correct to me. So why another review ? Because I think it makes sense to put things together. As already indicated before, I agree that the sound is rather ethereal, or spacial - whichever you prefer - especially in the basses, at least on my ... more
Yes: Going For The One        (6 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by progboy June 26, 2013

This year I was able to catch Yes live in concert at Toronto's Massey Hall where they played the Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going For The One in their entirity! And what a better way to relive the Yes'years then a Steve Hoffman mastered SACD of Going For The One......... The music of Yes has ... more
Romance      
  Site review by Geohominid June 24, 2013

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Franck: Symphony, Symphonic Poems - RPO/Leppard        (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by douglasadeacon June 22, 2013

Picked this up this afternoon sealed and brand new for a few pounds and what a cracker of a disc this. Terrific performance of the Franck Symphony in D minor along with 2 pieces unknown to me - Les Eolides and Le Chausseur maudit. Cannot fault performances or recording so buy buy buy - a real ... more
  Site review by Polly Nomial June 20, 2013

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  Site review by Geohominid June 20, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial June 20, 2013

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Elvis Presley: Stereo '57 (Essential Elvis Volume 2)        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Tony Y. June 20, 2013

"Analogue" 's review is very true. I felt surprise at the beginning when I heard Elvis's sound just came out from left speaker. This is a stereo recording ??? After a few minutes, I adapted it and listened till the last song. The recording was very good and highly recommend to all Elvis fans.
Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Macal        (7 of 17 found this review helpful)
  Review by jeffreybehr June 19, 2013

Another expensive miss from Exton for me--and I too LOVE the symphonies of Johannes Brahms. Two-channel only? What a waste. I bought a couple expensive, highly rated Mahler symphonies on Exton, only to discover they were stereo-only; I gave them away. SACD's DSD recording format gets the ... more
Eric Vloeimans: Umai          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by undertone June 18, 2013

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Brahms: Complete Symphonies - Macal        (8 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by Celebidache2000 June 18, 2013

Brahms four symphonies are my favorite symphonies. I identify with them deeply. I feel that they speak to me. I feel the composer strongly when I listen to them. These four symphonies have been the source of so much joy in my life. I return to them again and again. I have lost count of the number ... more
  Site review by Polly Nomial June 18, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial June 18, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial June 18, 2013

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Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes - Gergely Bogányi          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Fugue June 17, 2013

This 2-disc set boasts "Direct Cut pure DSD," which is supposed to maintain native DSD throughout the entire production process. This disc certainly clearly captures his Fazioli piano--if a bit close and dry...too bad it isn't m-ch. I do hear some damper thumps here and there, however. Bogányi's ... more
  Site review by Castor June 17, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial June 16, 2013

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  Review by Discspinner June 13, 2013

The previous reviews pretty well sum up the excellent playing and overall excellent sonics of this recording. I do note one slight issue on my system and that is the constant low sub woofer rumble on track 6. Not present on the other tracks, but it's there on 6. It's as if the orchestra next door ... more
Patsy Cline: Greatest Hits        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Discspinner June 13, 2013

Cline's big hits were always favorites of mine ever since I can remember. I was ambivalent about this issue because this is a flat transfer from the original master used for the Greatest Hits compilation. (Flat transfer? Seems like anyone can do that! Also I was concerned these might be other than ... more
  Site review by Geohominid June 13, 2013

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Music for Strings - RPO/Simonov        (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Jonalogic June 11, 2013

This is yet another real 'sleeper' disc from Simonov on Membran. The pieces (Tchaikovsky Serenade, Grieg Holberg Suite, Mozart Eine Kliene Nachtmusik) may be veritable warhorses for string orchestra, but here they are intensely played, with real intent and a sense of seriousness and discovery. Both ... more
Allman Brothers Band: Eat A Peach        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue June 11, 2013

One can only imagine where this bans would have went had Duane Allman not died. I am very impressed with Mofi's new sacd of Eat a peach. I have been listening to the original sacd release from about a decade ago through the years but I don't think I'll be returning to that disc any time soon such ... more
  Site review by Geohominid June 9, 2013

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 3 (arr. Lazic) - Lazic, Spano          (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Lee Scoggins June 8, 2013

I love the performance from Dejan here but I think I know why the piano and orchestra are a bit soft sounding. Symphony Hall here in Atlanta is very tricky to do a live recording in. For one, the sonics are not that great. The hall at Emory is much better. Also, when Telarc and now 5/4 do recording ... more
Queen: Sheer Heart Attack      (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by downunderman June 7, 2013

It looks like this SHM-SACD is one of those that needs a few spins to open up in the sonics department. The first few go rounds were not that positive. The sound being somewhat on the thin and dry side. Interestingly, this was a presentation that really highlighted Freddys campness (for want of a ... more
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas - Julia Fischer          (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by joheirba June 7, 2013

This certainly is a beautiful disc. The playing and the sound are perfect (a big thank you by the way to Pentatone for continuing to produce these discs and keep them affordable). I love most of the discs I own from Julia Fisher (Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev), but for this disc I find ... more
Dvorak, Walton: Cello Concertos - Piatigorsky        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by joheirba June 7, 2013

This disc has a hole in its middle. Most discs do, but this one also has a hole in the middle of its sound. There's a beautiful orchestra, playing a wonderful music and then, after a minute or two, the cello comes in somewhere from behind the trombones. What a pity. But the playing is delicious. In ... more
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto      (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by HeresJohnny June 7, 2013

I’ve just listened to the three different SACD versions with my headphones and the result is somewhat surprising to me. I’ve concentrated mainly on the track “Só Danço Samba” for direct comparison on Verve 589595, Verve (Japan) UCGU-7031 and the Verve (Japan) UCGU-7031. I’d have to conclude that ... more
  Site review by Castor June 7, 2013

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  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

The disc was recorded perfectly. All the benefits of SHM-SACD noticeable more than enough. Delicate and crisp treble, air, openness and warmth of the sound without any signs of stiffness .............. completely analog, attractive sound.
  Site review by Polly Nomial June 6, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial June 6, 2013

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Queen: Queen      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

The first records on CD disks were terrible. Singing with congestion in the sizzling sounds. All publications mentioned that the first two disks are not recorded very well. Now listen to this first Queen and surprised by the good.
Dire Straits: Dire Straits      (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

Etalon recording. But we must take into account the fact that this album was originally recorded very healthy. SAСD-SHM added a silver in the air and a string guitars. The feed rate of the material is simply mesmerizing.
Blind Faith: Blind Faith      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

Audiophile sound timeless.
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

The warm, clear, analog sound. Much softer and airier than SAСD European edition. Comparing them know that you listen to a different format and not just another publication.
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

I hate to read such reviews when they write that the CD sounds flat and boring. Listen and compare European SACD. Price disk is fully justified by the technology used, and if someone does not hear the difference between SHM SACD and just listen to the music from the internet and do not waste money ... more
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

I understand that on some systems may affect the lack of bass. But it is recorded that album. This does not diminish the dignity and recording format.
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

Version of the album released by Analog Productions is very impressive. It seems to be much better. But Universal surpassed even audiophile edition. For instruments like it's very similar, but there is low tide silver, large airy and emotion inherent only SHM-SACD.
Rolling Stones: Black and Blue      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

Overflowing emotions and the living presence of the musicians in your own home, that's what can be said about this album.
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

Recorded so delicious that it is hard to believe that this record 70s for well-made original recordings as it turned out simply did not have this format.
Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 6, 2013

This record can be safely attributed to the audiophile, so far as may be possible with respect to this music. Audiophile recording is usually jazz and not metal and hard rock. But SHM-SACD is a representation destroyed.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

I must admit that the whole Camel was recorded a little tough and catchy, especially be heard on CD. SAСD catchiness solves the problem. Sound transmission is very careful with the air around the instruments. I'd love to see the entire early Camel in this format.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

There is a certain restraint record. It is the original master tapes. The tonal balance is all good. Listening to the CD you realize that even SHM-SACD can not fix it, it can only convey what it was.
Dire Straits: Communique      (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Very tight bass, plenty of air in the record, expressive vocals. All the benefits of SACD-SHM clear.
Dire Straits: Making Movies      (1 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

If you want to hear the band at home, just buy this CD. Emotions performers come to life right in your room.
Black Sabbath: Sabbath bloody Sabbath      (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Hand is not raised to put less than four and a half stars. Noticeable only slightly reduced bass compared to the first two albums. As for the rest ... and enjoy the sound quality of the music.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

The recording quality can be only slightly inferior to the first two albums. It's amazing.
Cream: Wheels of Fire      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Only one desire: to have the other albums in the same format. Writing is not for every audio system, but a good system all falls into place.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

After listening to this CD you know that this is the best option out of a possible record. There is no desire to listen to what that other option, just want to have this CD in your collection.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

There are small flaws in the recording itself. But this in no way relates to the wagon, the disc was executed by five balls. Benefits of SHM-SACD appear in full.
Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Record is simply amazing there, and a lively performance. No questions asked. When you consider that this is the 60s just exclamation of surprise.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

The quality of the recording disk is no question. Just the upper class. In the recording itself clearly audible bass notes with slight congestion. But that's only on two tracks and not so much, but it is still there. Vocal delicious dish just alive, feeling the air-mesmerizing.
Caravan: In the Land of Grey and Pink      (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Amazing record! Feeling the living presence of the musicians. Absolutely there is no point in looking for a better record. With the release of the year is simply a masterpiece.
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Very decent record. While the original recording itself was not always of very high quality. It is on these records very well heard how SHM-SACD is superior to other formats. Lack of digital dirt, lightness transfer despite the fact that is clearly audible antiquity of the record itself.
Free: Fire and Water      (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Sergey June 5, 2013

Let's be Ciosny. What we want to hear from this record? Option recorded using equalizers or the original version of the recording? In my opinion Universal acted honestly, based on the original version. For the record itself can only quibble is that the second voice track out of the center in the ... more
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue June 4, 2013

This is a new Shm Sacd version of this album from Universal Japan. And its awesome. I don't own the original sacd but I would bet my bottom dollar that it doesn't come close to this new disc. Not only does it feature great sax playing but the vibes are recorded in spectacular fashion. A great ... more
The Doors: The Doors        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue June 4, 2013

A truly great debut album from a classic rock band. This review is of the new Analogue Productions sacd which features a new Dsd stereo transfer by Doug Sax. The original two channel tapes are no longer with us so for this release Sax used a second generation tape which was the best one that ... more
Elvis Presley: Elvis 24 Karat Hits!        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by vonwegen June 4, 2013

This release was a HUGE disappointment - compare this with the DCC gold CD and you will discover that the version of "Heartbreak Hotel" is an nth-generation dub copy that sounds like it's in a tunnel. This was Elvis's landmark breakthrough and they couldn't be bothered to locate the original mixdown ... more
  Site review by Geohominid June 4, 2013

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Elvis Presley: Stereo '57 (Essential Elvis Volume 2)        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue June 3, 2013

Am I ever impressed with this new Elvis sacd. I like it more every time I give it a listen. To think they were going to erase and throw this in the trash...what a tragic loss that would have been. This disc is essentially the many takes produced to create one of Elvis's soundtracks plus some other ... more
  Site review by Geohominid May 30, 2013

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Black Sabbath: Paranoid      (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by GMONEY May 29, 2013

This is an incredible Sounding SACD. I was lucky and nabbed a used one one ebay for $45. I have been blown away by the sound. Most of the time SACDs provide minor improvements over the RB CD that make the expense not always worth upgrading, especially if you have an audiophile front end or ... more
I was like WOW! - Jörgen van Rijen          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by rio98765 May 29, 2013

The enthusiasm shown in the title and style of the cover is well justified. The danger is that some may be put off by an impression of gimmicky contents. Far from it! The disc is of high musical worth throughout, and I'm very pleased I took the punt. Let's face it — you wouldn't normally venture ... more
Foreigner: 4        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by progboy May 28, 2013

Foreigner - 4 (1981) Foreigner 4 was one of the albums that defined the 80's rock scene IMHO......who could ever forget "juke Box Hero" or "Urgent" from the genius production propensities of Mutt Lange. Mutt Lange was on a roll and was one of the most sought after producers and was fresh from ... more
Foreigner: Head Games        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by progboy May 28, 2013

Foreigner - Head Games (1979) Head Games was the third album by rockers Foreigner who really shifted on this album far away from the progressive rock allusions found on their first two albums making way for a more straight forward rock groove. No question the album opens with one of thier great ... more
Foreigner: 4        (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue May 28, 2013

Finally Mofi has released the final Foreigner album they promised.......over 2 years ago. This the the bands last great album. After Head Games did not sell as expected (2 MILLION UNITS) they came back with a vengeance and worked really hard at creating their masterpiece. Foreigner four is a very ... more
  Site review by Polly Nomial May 25, 2013

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  Site review by Castor May 24, 2013

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Foreigner: Head Games        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue May 24, 2013

Well it took a long while but finally.......all four Foreigner sacd's are released. I think its fair to say that the bands third release is most fans least favorite album. The band took a chance and tried for new venues of sound and creativity...its just that with the exception of a few choice ... more
Elvis Presley: Stereo '57 (Essential Elvis Volume 2)        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by pontiac May 21, 2013

This is the third elvis sacd release from the folks at Analogue productions and its another great release. Genuine stereo from 1957 in crystal clear quality. I think its a must have release for the great versions of "I beg of you". Elvis is clearly very relaxed and only too willing to do as many ... more
  Site review by Castor May 19, 2013

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  Site review by Polly Nomial May 18, 2013

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 - Kubelik      (2 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by Digitalman May 18, 2013

This is a SHM-sacd masterpiece. Higher level analogical sound with listening incredible emotions !!! Kubelik - direction is simply wonderful. My favorite "Pastoral" without any doubt !
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony - Hickox        (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  Review by jeff3948 May 17, 2013

Vaughan Williams "A Sea Symphony" is one of the greatest and most inspiring works of the 20th century, with excepts from Walt Whitman's masterpiece, "Leaves of Grass". No other work better captures the majesty and beauty of the Sea. Here we have, if I'm not mistaken, the first live recording ever ... more
Foreigner: Head Games        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by hooperthom May 17, 2013

My copy has a flaw on the first song making clicking sounds. I don't like the sound on this SACD, Not much improvement to a RBCD.
Return to Forever: Romantic Warrior      (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by areniers May 17, 2013

I don't know where the other reviewers are coming from, but this disc sounds amazing. It's easily the best digital rendering of the album. Sure, the sound stage isn't superbly defined, but this is a 70s recording, what can you expect? On the other hand, details jump out and the bass is both smooth ... more
O Gladsome Light - The Krysostomos Chamber Choir        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Lute May 17, 2013

O Gladsome Light is the Krysostomos Chamber Choir's second SACD, following . And it is mesmerizingly beautiful.  It is a celebration of Finnish Orthodox church music.  This program of music was inspired by the monasteries of Valaam in Russian Karelia and the New Valamo monastery in Finland.  It is ... more
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 - Arman        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  Review by jeff3948 May 16, 2013

This is a re-release. I purchased this multi-channel SACD on Amazon well over a year ago. The original release date of this recording was 2008. I was so disappointed with this recording, I have since sold it. It's interesting that now Amazon shows a new release date of June 11, 2013, more than 1 1/2 ... more
Cowboy Junkies: Open      
  Review by VinnieC May 16, 2013

I like this album, a big change from their erly music, good on them for moving on to something new, as someones said in another review, you have to be in the mood but i fine i have to be in the mood for all of the Cowboy Junkies albums so no change here, and as for the sonics i think it sound good, ... more
  Review by Bobpaule May 11, 2013

Very surprising in a good way disc. The energy exudes at a steady pace interrupted, as in any good jazz piece, by the individual artists expressions of virtuosity. Maybe it is because i recently went fully balanced (A1UDCICP-700) and my auditory cortex is still getting used to it, but the recording ... more
  Site review by Polly Nomial May 11, 2013

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Telemann: Sonatas and Sonatinas for Recorder and Basso Continuo        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by joheirba May 10, 2013

Usually, I am not quite fond of neither recorder, nor harpsichord music. This disc however is different. First, there is the playing: this small ensemble of four musicians is beautifully playing together. You can actually hear them listening to each other: the recorder is not blowing away the other ... more
Lydie Auvray: Triangle        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by pepalido May 10, 2013

A very warm recommendation for this album. It has beautiful, adventurous playing, interesting instrumentals and songs (with sometimes very touching lyrics), in short an extraordinary album. Especially if you're interested in accordion music, this is a must-have.
Yes: Close to the Edge        (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by manosfate May 9, 2013

Unfortunately, most aficionados know already that, "the original production of this very interesting, but inconsistent release is irreparably flawed",( the original production loaded down with harmonic distortion). Given that, this is the best possible attempt at improvement.I have the standard CD ... more
Chet Baker: In New York      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by analogue May 9, 2013

I finally get the chance to own Chet Baker on shm sacd and the results are very excellent indeed. As a recorded venue its a great jazz album. The synergy and musicianship is more than top notch. I do not own the original sacd from years ago but the reviews are somewhat mixed. This new Shm Sacd is ... more

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