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Gustav Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite      (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  November 27, 2015

Like many sick in the head lovers of classical music this is actually the third different Shm Sacd of Holst that I bought. I have already reviewed the Ozawa sacd which is awesome and I also liked the Karajan Shm Sacd version as well but slightly less. I was very curious about this Mehta recording ... more
Billy Joel: Streetlife Serenade        (3 of 5 found this review helpful)
  September 28, 2015

1974/ 37 minutes/ If you are a fan of early Joel and would like to get a more complete discography of his best work I recommend this disc to you. While I cant say that every track is a winner here the sound quality is very, very good. There are a few instrumentals to choose from and truth be told ... more
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds      (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  September 24, 2015

1966/13 tracks/ MONO/ 36 minutes Depending on whom one talks to there is a common belief that if a recording is originally constructed with mono in mind....that it should only be heard as such. There might be some wiggle room though but not always. I have the Mobile Fidelity stereo sacd and am ... more
Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms      (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  September 17, 2015

I don't need to say much in the way of this album and its greatness. I am essentially comparing 2 different sacd versions of this release. Before I get into the nitty gritty I would like to state that both the Mobile Fidelity and the newer Shm Sacd are fabulous discs and that both of these should ... more
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 - Bernstein      (4 of 8 found this review helpful)
  July 22, 2015

1980/ 5 tracks/ 44 minutes My favorite version of this famous Symphony is that conducted and recorded by Bruno Walter in 1958. The Sony sacd is excellent if not ever so slightly bright (in a good way). There are those pundits who feel that Bruno's interpretation is over blown and OVER THE TOP but ... more

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