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  Site review by ramesh April 21, 2005

An absolutely splendid demonstration disc of Wagner. Pentatone's description of it as 'Preludes and overtures' is utterly correct, because apart from the status of the Siegfried Idyll, this is what you get; the 'Tristan'prelude ends with a judder, without a tonic resolution that others have ... more
Allan Holdsworth: All Night Wrong        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Mitch Kolby April 21, 2005

This is probably the best live recording I've ever heard. It was recorded directly in DSD surround and sonics are fantastic. Play this one loudly. If your speakers are up to the challenge, there will be no distortion even at very high volume levels. If you like Allan Holdsworth, this SACD is a must!
The English Patient - Soundtrack        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Mitch Kolby April 21, 2005

The SACD is surround, an immersing mix without directional effects, which I think suits soundtracks and classical music quite well. I seem to recall that the piano and oboe tended to sound a little shrill on the CD. This is improved on the SACD, if not completely perfect. I guess there are ... more
  Review by Khorn April 21, 2005

Just got this and find that IMHO in 2 channel it is not too good. The sound is too "up front" and "in your face". I have to play it back at a very low level as when the vocal is accompanied by anything more than one instrument it forms a "solid wall" of sound with no depth. Maybe this one is meant ... more
  Site review by Castor April 20, 2005

Vernon Handley, the champion of British music, may not be the first name that springs to mind when choosing a conductor to record this symphony. However when one remembers that not long ago he recorded the finest set of the symphonies of that “brazen romantic” Arnold Bax and that his mentor, Sir ... more

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