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  Site review by flyingdutchman October 14, 2004

Simply THE Willie Nelson cd to get. As to the SACD, I rate this highly in sound as well. Willie is right there in your room as a friendly mellow voice singing old favorites that have never sounded better than they do here. This is the kind of music, other than jazz and classical, that benefit from ... more
  Site review by akiralx October 14, 2004

Just finished listening to the Elgar in multi-channel and my first thoughts are: there is a febrile quality and lack of warmth in the violin sound that those used to more opulent interpretations will find unidiomatic. In fact, the soloist as recorded sounds like an attempt has been made to overlay ... more
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Verdi: String Quartet - Amsterdam Sinfonietta          (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by fotodan October 14, 2004

I'd choose this recording if I had to use only one disc to demonstrate the virtues of multi-track SACD technology to a doubting Thomas. Beautiful music flawlessly performed and recorded with consummate skill. Simply perfect in every respect!
Roxy Music: Avalon        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by chriscmore October 14, 2004

I'd never had this album, which is a lovely exception to the frustrating re-purchasing of albums for some incremental sonic benefit (I'm on my fifth version of Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"). I'd heard one of the tracks, Avalon, from a great friend (Thanks Kropp!), and bought this on faith. It's a ... more
Sting: Brand New Day        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by chriscmore October 14, 2004

After the train-wreck that Sacred Love was, I still have a soft spot for a combination of Sting, surround mixes, and DSD sonic quality. I picked up Brand New Day because I knew that one song, A Thousand Years, was brilliant enough to justify the purchase alone. I owned that track from The Red Planet ... more

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