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Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marpow February 8, 2015

Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La Hybrid stereo and multi channel disc. I have the added benefit of 10 reviews before me, ranging from 2004 to 2014. 97 of 101 recommend this disc. I like reading the old reviews as you get to read familiar and unfamiliar participants of Knopfler's 4th solo studio ... more
Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol. 3 - Aadland        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by madisonears February 7, 2015

This is perhaps the most realistic recording of a symphony orchestra I have ever heard. I was immediately struck by its vibrancy, accuracy, sense of space, tonality, dynamic range, and width and depth of soundstage. I have heard it in stereo and 5 channel surround. It is spectacular in either ... more
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations - Haimovitz, O'Riley        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by steviev February 7, 2015

If forced to guess the performers' age based on playing style alone in Beethoven's early Opus 5 sonatas, I'd estimate early twenties, tops. Tempos are fleet, accents fierce, tonal beauty ever-yielding to passionate expression, breathless and impatient forward momentum always. In fact the performers ... more
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Furtwängler        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by mwgfrg February 7, 2015

I couldn't help myself, I had to compare the Audite and Tahra SACD versions of this historic performance. If you have one or the other, don't worry about replacing it, in terms of quality they're pretty much at the same level, which is superb. The Tahra seems to be mastered at a very slightly higher ... more
Deep Purple: Made in Japan      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  Review by Marpow February 7, 2015

Deep Purple: Made in Japan I am surprised to find no reviews for this incredibly awesome Blu Ray disc. Original recorded and released in 1972. Slash says" One of the most epic rock and roll albums ever recorded". I certainly agree and this Blu Ray is at the very top of my HFPA collection, a ... more

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