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Lully: L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil - Le Concert des Nations/Savall        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by thepilot January 23, 2005

We have come to expect only the best from Savall and his musicians and this is no exception. Splendid playing and wonderful 24/96 PCM recording, expertly transferred to DSD are this disc's characteristics. If only this gem war recorded in surround!
Al Di Meola: Flesh on Flesh        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by jmvilleneuve January 23, 2005

I do not regard myself as a jazz expert, this does not prevent me to appreciate it. This is an album that I would call jazz techno-pop. In fact the set of instruments would be more appropriate for a pop rock album. But it is the style of music that qualifies the recording as jazz. Obviously the ... more
Mozart: Requiem - Harnoncourt        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by jmvilleneuve January 23, 2005

I have a love/hate relationship with this SACD. It is a splendid interpretation which pushes the Mozart requiem toward maximum dramatic intensity and which underlines contrast between the moments of acceptance and the moments of angers (or of fears of the divine). But this energy which comes partly ... more
Miles Davis: E.S.P.      (2 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by olivier66 January 23, 2005

ESP is my favourite record of miles davis. When i first listened to it, I was completely disapointed by the material, the themes construction. A few month later, it has become my reference release of miles thru the years. I've just ordered the sacd version, and I'm eagerly waiting to listen the ... more
Bob Dylan: Love and Theft        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by vonwegen January 23, 2005

Bob Does Look Back: there isn't a musical influence later than 1959 on this, the supposed follow up to Time Out Of Mind. It's also one of his most cohesive musically, as he (wisely) let his touring band play at the sessions, eliminating an all-too-frequent Dylan bugbear: a ... more

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