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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Raise Your Spirit Higher, Wenyukela          (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

One of the most engaging recordings I own. It's a perfect usage of the surround format. I have one small complaint: they recorded the lead performer with a nearfield microphone, while the rest of the ensemble was recorded with farfield microphones. The difference in sound is enough to pull you out ... more
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Guitar Heroes          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

The sonics on this recording are beyond reproach. The placement of a guitarist in each of the four primary channels is a fantastic usage of the surround format. Now I want all of my quartet recordings mixed like this! The music itself is a pleasure to listen to. Itís a little... soft. Iíd like to ... more
Robert Lockwood, Jr.: Delta Crossroads          (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

Iím not a big fan of most blues music that employs electric guitars or organs, so this recording pretty much embodies what Iím looking for in a blues performance. Itís a man and his guitar and heís there in the room with you. Thereís just the perfect amount of ambient sound to give the recording a ... more
Jorma Kaukonen: Blue Country Heart        (0 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

This disc frustrates me. It had the potential to be one of the best surround acoustic recordings I own, yet it has a flaw that consistently pulls me out of the experience. The mix seems to have a strange effect that can't quite be described as "reverb". It's more like a subtle replication of front ... more
Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out The Lights        (1 of 9 found this review helpful)
  October 23, 2005

I bought this disc on a whim recently and figured I should share my thoughts on it. This album is widely considered to be one of the great rock albums of its time and is highly recommended by many critics and fans. I can't say that I agree. I would normally at least review the sonics in this space, ... more

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