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  Gilbert Burnett
  Long time record collector recently won over by SACD (and downloads). Have worked in the industry (Decca) and sales and marketing.
  Musical Fidelity A308 AMP, Quad 22L2/11L + L2 series centre speaker. Oppo 105D, Marantz SR5004

Found: 2

Orff: Carmina Burana - Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy      (12 of 13 found this review helpful)
  March 19, 2012

I was surprised that there were no reviews of this disc here so, although now getting a bit expensive to get, I thought I would offer my opinion. I have owned LP and CD versions of this work before and did not even know there was a SACD until a recent post on It was first issued in 1960 ... more
Mozart: Horn Concertos - Dennis Brain        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  December 30, 2011

I have been tempted to write this review as, of all the new discs I have bought recently this is the one I have returned to most over the Christmas period. It is the only one of the newly issued Japanese EMI re-issues I have yet bought so my comments must only apply to this issue. It is a recording ... more

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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, by Angeleri & VelutLuna
November 17, 2015
Can you confirm that the item you purchased is definiteley SACD? It is available from Amazon but is listed as an ordinary CD. The link you posted indeed states it is SACD but I see no logo. ... more
Upcoming SACD releases
October 4, 2015
I see that the Kings College new release of Gabrieli is available as sacd and Blu-ray Audio with Dolby Atmos. (Not listed yet on our sister site.). It claims this is the first classical Dolby Atmos release. Someone there believes in surround sound! ... more
Quadraphonic recordings from the catalogue of Emi/Warner Classics
September 30, 2015
My issue is that the site has unilaterally decided that the 'official' reviewers are automatically better than anyone else contributing reviews to the site. That is utterly untrue. I am not comfortable with record labels quoting reviews on this site in support of their releases whoever wrote them. Magazine reviews are subject to editorial and peer ... more
New site up
August 19, 2015
I really don't know what the new site is trying to achieve which the old one didn't. I just looked up a title on both sites. A good review on has been deleted. Further the number of 'recommends' has gone from 17/18 on the old site to 9/9 on the new. What is that all about? I am beginning to be more and more frustrated. ... more
Site upgrade - what's happening
August 8, 2015
Mark, thank you for the link and your thoughts with which I agree. Interestingly though, the logo on the Qobuz site is slightly different to the one shown on the link you sent but is identical to the one used by Zeus. Perhaps there are more than one available to use covering 'hires music' and 'hires audio'. What still puzzles me about the move to ... more