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Label:
  Telarc - http://www.telarc.com/
Serial:
  SACD-60540
Title:
  Music of the Beatles: Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Description:
  "Music of the Beatles"

King's Singers
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel (conductor)
Track listing:
  1. Eleanor Rigby (orchestral version)
2. All You Need Is Love
3. When I'm Sixty-Four
4. Michelle
5. Octopus's Garden
6. Across the Universe
7. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
8. Penny Lane
9. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. Eleanor Rigby
11. Because
12. Yesterday
13. Here, There, and Everywhere
14. The Long and Winding Road
15. Hey Jude
16. Let It Be
Genre:
  Easy Listening
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
Recording info:
 

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Review by DSD June 23, 2009 (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
I've been meaning to say something about this wonderful SACD for years. I love the compositions by Lennon/McCartney but prefer their music best when preformed by Jazz Ensembles or Symphony Orchestra's. So I guess I'm not a real Beatles fan but I sure love their music writing skills.

This is musically and sonically one of the finest SACDs in my collection. Not only is it super cool but it really shows what great writers Lennon/McCartney are, like the Beatles recordings never could. The orchestra playing, the rhythm, the perfect voices of the king'singers and the superb sonics make for some very enjoyable music! I wish Kunzel would do a follow-up recording of more Beatles music, how about a "King's White Album"?

Review is of the 2 channel stereo high resolution DSD layer.

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Review by Tube Man April 12, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I have had this SACD for over a year and have been able to audition it on a number of systems, including my new reference quality system, and I have to say that the soundstage sounds somewhat distant and narrow, and overall, the sonics are not spectacular. However, I did not relize this until I purchased my new system, and I thaught the sonics were fine on my previous equipment. The modern arangements were creative and do justice to the original Beatles arrangements. The King's Singers, as usual, did an excellent job.

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Review by Tom April 11, 2003 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Easy, gentle listening best describes this SACD. I enjoy listening to it as background music, but it's not a SACD that I listen or use to demonstrate the strengths of my system. Like all Telarc albums this is well done, but I don't rate it as reference. It doesn't "knock your socks off", but I'm glad that I bought it.

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