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Mel Torme & George Shearing: A Vintage Year        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  February 18, 2011

This pair of legendary artists sounded as fresh and crisp as the finest sparkling California wine in this recording of a live performance. I was unable to notice any wind noise or other distractions. George Shearing and Mel Torme were simply great together in the 1980's and their music has aged ... more
Connie Francis: 26 Greatest Hits        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  January 5, 2011

The problem with this issue seems to be the original recording with too much early 60's reverb. The style works wonderfully for Connie's classic "My Happiness." Some of the other tunes seem to have her singing in a phone booth, while the band is outside. The other recent Top Music releases have all ... more
Ray Conniff and Orchestra: April In Paris        (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
  December 22, 2009

Elevator music on SACD? Try it. You may like it. Twenty-two floors with perfectly blended choruses hopping on and off accompany the listener on this magical musical journey. Super instrument separation with wonderful arrangements of classic tunes may have any rider humming, singing, tapping toes, ... more

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