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  Review by lenw May 11, 2005

Although I very much enjoy this SACD, I didn't find it as compelling in terms of the performance as the "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" RBCD. The SACD does improve the width and depth of the soundstage although it still suffers from and unrealistic RBCD high end at times.
  Review by lenw May 11, 2005

I agree with everything Dinko said about the performance - it is truly a enjoyable listening experience. The SACD sonics are also very good with a wide and deep soundstage puntuated by extremely good imaging of the instruments and voices. My complaint with this SACD is that IMO it suffers from ... more
Eric Clapton: 461 Ocean Boulevard        (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by veltri May 11, 2005

When listening to albums featuring Eric Clapton I try to pinpoint an undisputable reason for his reputation as one of the greatest guitarists. While I believe this to be true, it is very hard to do. In a similar way, when listening to an SA-CD, I look for an undisputable part that can be used as ... more
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 - Masur        (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  Review by beardawgs May 11, 2005

This is 4.0 live recording of two separate concerts, and judging by the amount of stage and audience noise, Iím pretty sure that both are unedited (unlike LSO Live series, which are mixes of final rehearsal and actual performance). As ever with similar projects, something is lost, something else ... more
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - Veronique Gens        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by beardawgs May 11, 2005

It looks like Naxos has struck gold with Veronique Gens, a first class baroque specialist and (at least for me initially) a definite selling point of this recording. But after hearing the disc in full many times over, it is the orchestral sound colouring that motivates me more than just singing to ... more

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