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  May 6, 2011

I agree with the good things written about the disc. One of my favorite tracks is Straighten Up and Fly Right. I love the way it starts with an old, scratchy, tinny version and then breaks into the newer version and just plain makes me happy. Watermelon Man is another favorite and there is really ... more
Junior Wells: Come On In This House        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  March 24, 2010

I agree with all the very positive reviews I read here. Junior Well is certainly one of the greats of blues and this disc puts his right in the room with you. I was astounded by the lineup of whos whos of blues who contributed. The sonics are right up there with the best and I have played it many ... more
Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1981        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 23, 2010

This is an amazing, wonderful SACD which easily tops everything else I have in terms of sonics. I realize now that Karens voice was masterful and this certainly adds to the disc tremendously but I can't think of anything I have that sounds so crisp, clean, and real. OK, the synthesizer is an issue ... more
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Time* Sex* Love*      (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 13, 2009

Kind of a crossover country pop. Thoughtful lyrics. Good melodies. Very good mix and sonics. What more could you ask for. Nice for a change. Also, Mary has a beautiful and distintive voice. Gets a little meloncholy sometimes but not a deal breaker. I give it two thumbs up.
Norah Jones: Come Away With Me        (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 11, 2009

Its a great album but what poor job making an SACD of it. I'm so sorry that I can't recommend this as I'm a big fan. I couldn't wait to get home and listen and it was a real disappointment. I prefer the RB far and away. Not recommended unless rereleased and remixed in a way that the material ... more

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