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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Haitink
(8 of 8 found this review helpful)
March 23, 2013
This is a review of the 2ch program only, and focuses mainly on the sound quality. Don't pre-judge this cycle by the other mainly-disappointing LSO Live recordings. With LSO Live we have come to expect overzealous spotlighting which results in flat two-dimensional sound due to everything sounding ...
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture - Gergiev
(8 of 11 found this review helpful)
March 13, 2013
I must say I don't get all the 5-star reviews of the sonics. I have to agree with those who gave poor sonic reviews. The cannons actually clip; that's why there is no bass energy in them. They simply exceed the amplitude limits of the digital format, so all that is left is a weak click where there ...
Nat "King" Cole: After Midnight
(6 of 6 found this review helpful)
February 25, 2013
Firstly: who the heck is that one person out of 20 (at the time of writing) who voted NOT to recommend this remastered masterpiece?! Sheesh! I have to echo earlier sentiments. This album is SO well recorded and remastered. The energy of the performances push it almost into rock 'n roll territory. ...
Sonny Rollins: Way Out West
(1 of 1 found this review helpful)
July 20, 2012
To those comparing the SHM SACD with the Analogue Productions SACD: a little background is in order. Unfortunately Doug Sax - or his research staff - has made some really bad blunders and secured several second- or third-generation tapes, thinking he had the originals, despite the rather hissy ...
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: In San Francisco
(2 of 2 found this review helpful)
July 15, 2012
The music here is not simply "straight-ahead hard bop" as suggested by Claude. This is mostly "soul jazz" - jazz with a heavy soul (and R 'n B) bent - although there are a couple of numbers played in the hard bop style as well. The band swings throughout and the solos from Cannonball show him to be ...