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Reviews: Tony Bennett: Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall

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Review by analogue June 8, 2015 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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1962/ 28 tracks/ 75 minutes

Tais live album certainly captures a great moment in time and the Carnegie Hall experience. The recording, a superb one at that, has been very well transferred in Dsd. There is a terrific symbiotic relationship between the vocals, the orchestra and the audience. The ebb and flow of this performance is impressive. The average length of time per track is rather brisk...a little over 2 minutes per track. If you are a fan of early Bennett and enjoy his singing this sacd is for you.

Bennett's voice is captured very well on this fabulous recording. Its dead center. Even when he sings with mucho gusto there is no strain. What I like about Bennett's voice is that it has a sweetness in the upper levels when he hits those parts as opposed to other vocalists who get a bit gritty and strained.
The orchestra, a good one sounds awesome. When they kick in high gear....again.....this recording captures it perfectly. Even the audience which gets out of hand a few times never seems strained or harsh. There were a few moments when the audience erupted with such fury I almost felt the need to stand up and take a bow.

Lets make a long story short, shall we?? This is a great recording not only because things are captured naturally but also because it gives us the Carnegie Hall sound and experience. If I were forced to use a single word for the quality of this sacd sound it would be NATURAL. And effortless at that.

Highly recommended.
Play this sacd very loudly.

Terrific job Mr. Smith on a very impressive sacd transfer.

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