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The Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by Rickko June 15, 2015

Muswell Hillbillies by The Kinks was not particularly successful upon it's initial release in November, 1971 (it did not chart in England and only reached #48 in the U.S.). However, I fondly remember reading a review in Stereo Review Magazine who gave it their award as Album of the Year 1972. This ... more
  Site review by Adrian Cue June 15, 2015

As a result of new insight in and advantages of historically informed performances, we have seen many period ensembles establishing themselves over the past decades or so. There is no longer a shortage of such bands and nowadays one needs to be special in order to distinguish oneself amongst the ... more
  Site review by Castor June 15, 2015

In a number of respects this is the most interesting (and certainly varied) release so far in this series for Linn of recordings from Trevor Pinnock and the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble. As with the first two volumes and they explore chamber reductions of works written for larger ... more
  Site review by Geohominid June 14, 2015

"Sing with the voice of Melody" is harmonia mundi's title for this, a disc celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their professional mixed-voice choir, Stile Antico. The titular quote is found in Rev. Olusula A. Areogun's "Following the Faith of Abraham", where he advises learning to sing as it gives ... more
  Site review by Polly Nomial June 13, 2015

This set contains no less than 514 minutes of music; I have listened to it all (at least) 3 times and greatly enjoyed the vast majority of them. Starting with the symphonies, these seemed to form three groupings: 1-5 & 8(9), 7(8) and 6. Turning to the least impressive account, that of the "little" ... more

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