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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Runnicles          (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by rolavine December 28, 2004

I agree with Dinko, this SACD is a big disapointment, and I love the 9th. I don't understand the positive reviews at all? To be fair, the soft passages have a nicer air on them then they do on CD, and the 4th movement is pretty good, however, it is too little too late. Rocky
Homenaje a Revueltas - Ebony Band/Herbers          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by nickc December 27, 2004

I must admit that I had never heard of Silvestre Revueltas, but, seeing it was Channel Classics I thought I would give it a go. Of course, being Channel Classics I wasn't disappointed but it may not be everyone's cup of tea. As Castor rightly noted the disc sounds likes a Mexicanesque Stravinsky. ... more
Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël, Te Deum - Mallon        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by nickc December 27, 2004

Whether Charpentier is your thing is one matter what I will say is this disc puts forward a convincing case for these works. The Midnight Mass is the most famous work, a mixture of noels, Huron and 17th. century French songs - the first track of the Mass is almost Vivaldian in its use of one voice ... more
Spyro Gyra: Deep End          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by avraham December 27, 2004

I have been an on and off fan of Spyro Gyra since their breakout album 'Morning Dance.' Quite frankly I lost interest in the late eighty's early ninthy's. Their sound became very identifiable and safe. I was also expanding my Jazz interests, rediscovering Miles, starting to really listen to 'Bitches ... more
Deep Purple: Machine Head        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by veltri December 27, 2004

Rock music can sound amazing on SA-CD. The energy of this performance is showcased better than ever. Previous CD versions I have heard were always missing something and I always came away somewhat disappointed even before SA-CD was part of my life. The SA-CD version is not missing anything. As ... more

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