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Puccini: Madama Butterfly - Karajan      (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Joseph Ponessa January 16, 2015

The year was 1974, in which Herbert von Karajan made two recordings of MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Actually he made one-and-a-half recordings. In January he went to the Sofiensaal in Vienna and made the first, audio-only recording for Decca, with Luciano Pavarotti as Pinkerton. For some reason when time came ... more
Blade Runner (soundtrack)        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by soundzgood January 16, 2015

Vangelis has a touch for blending extreme subtlety and nuance into compositions evocative of things beautiful, flowing and grand. It makes for a sound and texture easy to recognize anywhere, anytime. If you haven't heard this, you must. It's a grand journey when one auditions this soundtrack. It ... more
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Paganini Rhapsody - Lang Lang        (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by soundzgood January 16, 2015

I am quite pleased. When a star performer is advertised as being the draw for a recording, I find it quite fitting to have that performers' partition emphasized. I think most auditors of such recordings also like and expect it. For uniform levels more in tune with those of a more typical live ... more
Supertramp: Crime of the century      (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marcusmartin January 16, 2015

Just a quick testimony here: i extensively did a A/B comparison of the rips of this magnificent album on my system (Mytek Dsd 192 DAC coupled to a mac mini with audirvana+ 2, in direct integer mode, a starlight usb cable to a matrix spdif conveter with its own power) Rip from the blu ray audio so ... more
The Pretenders: Pretenders        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marpow January 16, 2015

The Pretenders: Pretenders Hybrid SACD Stereo Only. 2014 MOFI Reissue. What a great disc and done very well by MOFI. My disc # is 01928. I have seen The Pretenders one time during there "Get Close" tour, awesome show, Oakland. This album is ranked 155 of Rolling Stones 500. Ranked 20th best album ... more

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