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  Yesterday 08:46 am

Also contains 5.1 24bit/96kHz PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio. I have every Johnny Hallyday released in HFPA and this one deserves praise as the highest sonic quality of them all. The songs are beautifully written, their sentimentality reminds me of my native Hungarian gypsy music. If you are not a ... more
  July 26, 2014

The first song starts with "Dans son cerveau, deux hémisphères, le gai est le triste" and from there on the poetry continues. Bittersweet tunes with rhythm and personality in this so beuatifully complex romance language. The music is also great. The sound is sublime, stereo that projects into ... more
  May 11, 2013

Very surprising in a good way disc. The energy exudes at a steady pace interrupted, as in any good jazz piece, by the individual artists expressions of virtuosity. Maybe it is because i recently went fully balanced (A1UDCICP-700) and my auditory cortex is still getting used to it, but the recording ... more
Kitaro: Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  February 24, 2008

This is on the Oppo-DSD/HDMI-Yamaha3800 (pure direct one step DSD/waveform conversion)-monoblocks and Paradigm Reference v.2 complete system with the Servo-15 20Hz LFE in place. Pure enjoyment, reading the insert while listening you discover that the different bells and ambience are actually from ... more
Schumann, Lalo, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos - Starker        (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
  December 29, 2007

D'accord 100%. The above reviewer is an amateur just like me, beautiful music, worth getting.

 
 
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