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Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije; Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale - Reiner        (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwgfrg August 6, 2014

This is the first SACD release of one of the most famous Reiner shaded dogs, although arguably not one of the very greatest sonically. But it still was and remains a very fine recording. I compared it to the best previous digital version I have heard, the JCC XRCD, SHM-CD version, and while in terms ... more
  Site review by Geohominid August 6, 2014

La Nuova Musica is a vocal and period-instrument instrumental ensemble based in England. They are dedicated to reinvigorating the music of the European Renaissance and Baroque, an aim which has been going from strength to strength across the globe and is highly praised. In an immaculate production ... more
Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 6 - Brautigam, Willens        (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  Review by Adrian Cue August 6, 2014

Classics today (Hurwitz) doesn’t like Willens. The same applies to its sister site for the French (Huss). That is their good right if … coherently substantiated. Personnel grudges seldom make for objective reviews. Language like ‘dreck alert’ (KV’s 491 and 503) is way beyond common decency and the ... more
Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy      (4 of 9 found this review helpful)
  Review by Audio Ed August 5, 2014

When I get a Steely Dan SACD my expectation is very high. Countdown is not my favorite from the Dan but any Dan release is superior to 90% of what is out there. I am very pleased to report that I am very happy with this release. The performance is great, like a said better than 90% so that ... more
Eric Clapton: Journeyman        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  Review by Audio Ed August 5, 2014

I was hesitant to pick this up after the recent release of Behind the Sun but this is superior album and release. The playing has more vitality than Behind the Sun, which seemed to be phoned in. The quality of the sounds is very good but I did find that I had to turn up the volume knob much higher ... more

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