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  Brian Powell

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Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  October 6, 2006

The whole disc is full of really well written pop compositions. The sugary sentimentality seems rather dated but this is more than made up for by the fantastic voice of Karen Carpenter. The microphone seems rather too close on some tracks but there is no hint of overload either on her voice or any ... more
Debussy: Piano Works - Ronan O'Hora        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 6, 2006

This is a wonderful performance of really beautiful music. However, I have some sonic problems with much of this disc. In particular the "Clair de Lune" and most of the following tracks suffer some king of added "sizzling" distortion. This noise sounds a bit like a cartridge mistracking on vinyl. ... more
Mackenzie & William Jackson: Notes From A Hebridean Island        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 15, 2006

This is a truly wonderful disc. The music is delightful, the melodies quite memorable. The instrumental players are well accomplished in their art and the harmony singing is precise. This is world class folk-art music. As far as sound quality is concerned I have auditioned the stero SACD layer ... more

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