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Focal JM-Lab SibXL front, Sib surround + Cub

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ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Soundtrack        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  September 2, 2005

Me and my girlfriend saw the E.T. movie some 5 years ago for the first time. We both love the movie but haven´t seen it since. So, this spring I came across a fragment of the theme song on the internet and played it on my PC. My girlfriend looked up from her book and said "I know this piece... don`t ... more
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites - Paavo Järvi          (4 of 10 found this review helpful)
  August 26, 2005

This is a great performance. Very lively and vivid and also careful and subtile. The orchestra plays in great harmony and none of the instruments dominate too much. Paavo did an outstanding job capturing the drama and happiness from story into the music. This performance is a beauty. Sonically this ... more
Celine Dion: All The Way, A Decade Of Song      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  August 24, 2005

This disc can be divided in 2 parts. The first half contains most of her popular songs and the second half are more ballads. The entire disc shows what a great artist Celine is. I'm not a fan but this just sounds great. My favorite half is the latter with the ballads. The duet with Frank Sinatra for ... more
Norah Jones: Come Away With Me        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  August 24, 2005

For me Norah Jones has real quality. A while ago I heard her live performance on the radio and it was flawless. I'm really impressed. This SACD is packed with good bluesy tunes and her sweet voice makes it a winner. Some people, however, may find the songs sound somewhat alike. The SACD-MC mix is ... more
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture etc. - Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel          (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  August 23, 2005

1812 review only: What great effort they put into this performance. Lots of passages where recorded at different times and places. Later on they where combined like a jigsaw puzzle. Personaly, I don´t like jigsaw puzzles when they are done, especially from up close. So, was there too much effort? I ... more

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