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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Ozawa          (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
  Review by akiralx October 16, 2004

I first listened to this hybrid disc in my car (not ideal I know), and my first impressions from the CD layer were that the first two movements didn't quite engage with me in the way that Bruckner almost always does - and I thought it was perhaps that this fine Japanese orchestra hadn't quite ... more
  Review by Toni October 16, 2004

All three musicians playing here are masters of their instruments and the included tracks are excellent. Imaginative improvisation with spicy latin feeling. Two discs feature over two hours of amazing material and you can find this release at some stores for the price of a one regular SACD. The ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Chailly          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by nickc October 15, 2004

Expansive (89.49 by my timing) performance of Mahler's last and greatest symphony. Only in the second movement did I feel the tempo was a touch too slow, though this movement is meant to be a world-weary, kind of clumsy parody of a landler. The last four or five minutes of the finale are as ... more
The Great Train Robbery - OST        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by peteyspambucket October 15, 2004

This release sounds remarkable, given that it comes from around 1980. The sound is rich and sounds as though it were recorded very recently. Finally, I can hear the trumpet theme in its great piercing clarity, and at the same time hear the strings (especially the violas) very succinctly. The center ... more
Timeline        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by peteyspambucket October 15, 2004

I have the great pleasure to report that this is one of Goldsmith's most satisfying music in many years. It is through and through AWESOME, with the action music style that he used in the 70's and 80's for Capricorn One, First Blood, Outland, The Wind and the Lion, and Total Recall, and the ... more

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