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Rickie Lee Jones: The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  April 13, 2007

Here's an off-the-wall project. Rickie Lee Jones took the writings of a friend about Jesus and decided to reshape them into here own lyrics and music. On first impression, the words are somewhat hit and miss, but the music has a raw, organic flavor to it, mostly hard rock, but also some slower more ... more
John Hiatt: Master of Disaster          (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 2, 2006

Kudos to John Hiatt for releasing this album in hi-res as a matter of course. Here's hoping that starts a trend amongst recording companies. The music is very good, with his typically wry, humorous view of love and other things. And we get a very interesting surround mix, one that doesn't overwhelm ... more
Elton John: Tumbleweed Connection        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  August 22, 2005

What a beautiful job of surround mixing on this classic recording! Of the E.J. series, I have heard this one, his first album and Captain Fantastic, and I have to say this is the best sounding of those three. Greg Penny did a beautiful job of recreating the soundstage for surround on this one. I ... more
Eleanor McEvoy: Early Hours        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  May 2, 2005

This is an intriguing disc because it falls into the category of what I call "mood music", not because it's characterized by a particular musical style, but because it has a very peculiar vibe to it. Eleanor McEvoy is trying to share some very personal stuff here, and it's cloaked with a layer of ... more
Larry Chernicoff: October        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  April 18, 2005

A sublime performance of chamber jazz/classical music that draws the listener into the band's hypnotic vibe. Chernicoff and his cohorts improvise from various modal scales to create a totally unique fabric of sound that emerges as one unified composition. This recording won the "Best Made for ... more

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