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Reviews: Voyage - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Review by Daland February 15, 2005 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is a mouth-watering compilation. Although it is unlikely that the items on this multi-channel sampler were originally recorded in surround, some extracts are quite breathtaking - especially the overture to Bernstein's "Candide" and Copland's "Fanfare for a common man". The sound is a bit variable, ranging from spectacular to satisfactory. It is quite obvious that these were originally PCM recordings because the strings and brass are somewhat aggressive in places. Even so the overall impression is quite good. Given the low price of this 2-CD set, it is well worth acquiring. Unfortunately, the compilation does not include any music by Sibelius, who was well represented on the Tring label (Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5, Karelia, Finlandia, etc.).

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Review by pchichi May 16, 2006 (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
I'm disappointed of the surround mixes which are a kind of stereo on 5.1. (I have the same problem with another SACD from this label...)

No immersion to me.

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