Reviews - GregM
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Debussy: Complete Piano Music - Walter Gieseking
(4 of 11 found this review helpful)
November 8, 2013
I enjoyed the performance of these outstanding piano pieces, but the sonics were a mess. Partially that's because of the original EMI recordings, the quality of the tapes and the decision to use PCM before converting to DSD. Any one of those issues could have wreaked havoc on the sound quality, but ...
Bob Dylan: Infidels
(0 of 1 found this review helpful)
November 16, 2011
Infidels on SACD is not as dynamic as Freewheelin, but not as veiled as Desire. Some of the material on Infidels is demo-worthy. Dylan had not recorded a good album since the mid-70s when he stepped into the studio with an interesting lineup of musicians: ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Dire ...
Barney Wilen Quartet: Le Ca, New York Romance
(2 of 3 found this review helpful)
November 16, 2011
It's a shame the Venus SACDs are no longer in print and it seems as if there will be no further releases. A handful of them were classics, such as the Archie Shepp SACDs. Like those, New York Romance benefits from inspired playing and remarkable sound quality attributable to close-mic'ing and ...
Duke Ellington - Alhambra, October 29th, 1958
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
October 20, 2003
This German import is a paradox--a multichannel/hybrid SACD sourced from mono radio broadcasts from Oct. 29th, 1958 recorded live and preserved for posterity on quarter-inch tape. Don't ask me what motivation Delta would have for producing a 4.0 mix from the mono. The SCD-1 cannot access ...