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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Grofe - Bernstein
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July 15, 2003
This is a good SACD. Just good. Good sonically, and a good execution of the performance. It certainly does not give me goosebumps like the best classical performances (such as those from Telarc and other elite SACD labels), nor does it annoy and irritate (I think we've all heard at least one or two ...
Peter Gabriel: Us
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June 3, 2003
The material in this album is a bit, well...glib, in comparison to earlier Peter Gabriel efforts. It is akin to a person who goes from being an Angry Young Man to becoming a father, and he suddenly sees the joy and wisdom in communication and togetherness. It's a very solid album all the way around, ...
Louis Armstrong: Ambassador Satch
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June 2, 2003
Although the performances on Ambassador Satch are, well, proficient, the overall disc leaves me wanting more. See, because they were touring around Europe, I think Louis and the All-Stars wanted to play songs they were sure everyone would know. This leads to a bit of a "Greatest Hits" aura that ...
Patricia Barber: Nightclub
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April 25, 2003
One of the priciest SACDs on the market, "Nightclub" was given the Mobile Fidelity high resolution treatment. Does this mean it is sonically superior to all other SACDs? Not really, although it ranks up there with Telarc for sonic purity. Regarding the performance, this is Patricia Barber at her ...
The Police: Outlandos d'Amour
April 25, 2003
I think of Outlandos D'Amour as the Police's Lost Classic. It's every bit the tour de force that "Synchronicity" and "Zenyatta Mondata" are, but it produced a number of top-shelf songs that escaped the attention of "The Classics" Greatest Hits CD (SACD). "So Lonely" is one of the band's all-time ...