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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 - Mravinsky
(2 of 3 found this review helpful)
June 13, 2015
I thought I'd review this since no one else has. In short, this is the best sounding transfer of this classic recording I've heard (I have not heard the Esoteric release). Lots of air and a full dynamic range. Note the 5 star rating for the sound is for the transfer quality and not the actual ...
Joe McQueen & friends: Ten at 86
(0 of 1 found this review helpful)
October 28, 2011
This disc is a sure winner. The musical selections are are all very good and the performances excellent from all involved, especially the sax playing of McQueen. The sound is really natural without any artificiality, spot miking or level manipulation. Just a great disc overall. Highly recommended.
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (9), 5 German Dances - Fischer
(10 of 11 found this review helpful)
July 3, 2011
I guess I just can't agree with the above review by 'Castor'. Yes, this is very good performance and the sound is also very good. However, I don't like the use of natural horns and narrow bore trombones - they're too weak and don't project enough sound. Overall, the brass is too suppressed, ...
Sonny Rollins: Way Out West
(1 of 1 found this review helpful)
March 26, 2011
I agree with the previous reviewer completely. This an astoundingly good transfer. Smooth, tight and totally transparent. It beats the Analog Productions version by quite a bit. The AP version is softer and a bit congested by comparison. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this release a perfect 10 and ...
Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
March 21, 2011
I agree with the previous reviewer - this is an amazingly good transfer of this classic album. The sound is tight and clear with lots of 'air'. It is significantly better than the Analog Productions release, which is softer and does not quite have the same life-like timbre and transparency. On a ...