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Die deutschen Hits der 50er      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 27, 2007

Hours of Mumien Schieben for the German in-laws! This disc is filled with pure nostalgia, songs that fill the ear and never leave you (if you're German or have been immersed in German culture for several decades). Sound quality is pretty darn good overall, considering that these songs are 50+ years ... more
Kraftwerk: Minimum-Maximum (GSA Version)        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  May 2, 2006

I've listened to this disc several times now, in both stereo and multichannel. I've had the LP box set since it came out last year, and did a comparison to that as well. I also have the GAS version of the CD, and did a quick comparison to that. The LP to SACD comparison is a bit unfair. I have an ... more
Edgar Winter Group: They Only Come Out At Night        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 7, 2005

I just got the disc a few days ago, and have listened to it enough to gain an impression, but this isn't a "serious" review. I have to admit that when this disc was announced I got very excited, for reasons of nostalgia. One of my best friends in high school had a Plymouth Barracuda with an 8-track ... more
After Forever: Remagine        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 1, 2005

What a waste of money this turned out to be! I'm a closet metal fan, so I had to get this disc. After Forever has been hyped quite a bit in Europe, and they count several bands I like as influence. Unfortunately, the influence didn't have as much of an effect as could be hoped. In a nutshell, the ... more
  June 27, 2005

Some fun stuff! If anyone was hoping that a DSD transfer would clean up old, distorted, awful recordings, they'll be sorely disappointed. What does come out is the intensity, the rawness, and the emotion. Like most "Best of" releases it's pretty uneven, but that's rather the point, isn't it? I'm ... more

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