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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Bernstein      (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  July 17, 2015

1980/ 5 tracks/ 71 minutes I am both hot and cold when it comes to Bernstein. I like his work when he was getting older as opposed to when he was younger. It has to do with pacing which I personally feel is at times quirky and fast. With regards to this version of Symphony 9.......he does a pretty ... more
Respighi: Pini di Roma, Feste Romane, Fontane di Roma - Ozawa      (7 of 12 found this review helpful)
  July 15, 2015

1977/ 12 tracks/ 61 minutes A very popular piece of classical music which is on many a fans sure is on mine. While most fans have this on sacd this particular release includes four additional tracks which were omitted from the Rca living stereo well as from other albums. ... more
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue        (12 of 12 found this review helpful)
  July 8, 2015

1959/ 5 tracks/ 46 minutes The greatest jazz album ever recorded?? I think so. There was nothing like it 1n 1959 and it still hasn't been bettered throughout the intervening years. I purchased the first Sony sacd with the multi channel mix back in the day. When I improved my stereo system I ... more
Holst: The Planets - Ozawa      (5 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 29, 2015

1979/ 49 minutes/ 7 tracks How does one review a great classical piece from the past when everyone has different opinions as to what constitutes said piece sounding great?? There are so many famous classical pieces that are hungered for. Think Carmina Burana, Vivaldi's four seasons...Beethoven's ... more
Labelle: Nightbirds        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 19, 2015

1974/ 10 tracks/ 36 minutes Pop. R and B and soul is what this disc is about. I am very impressed with this sacd. Labelle, Dash and Hendryx can really bring a cut to life and their vocal skills are superb. There is a lot of soul and rhythm on this album with perhaps the greatest rendition of Lady ... more

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