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Rockin' The Spirit - Piano Blues, Boogie and Spirituals        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 7, 2007

I must admit the quality of this live Chesky recording with Pianos left and right from a single souce mic is very good.It also picks up loads of extraneaus noises apart from the appluause.Some of these noises I found annoying. After a couple of plays I tired very quickly and decided that this was ... more
Simple Gifts - Halsey        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  August 6, 2007

Ok its taken me over twelve months to decide on this disc.Mainly because of slight anoyance that it is a choral plus piano and big drum production.No orchestra. I didnt read the small print but wanted most of these works. The singing is generally very good to excellent if you can stand a male ... more
The Silk Road Fantasia Suite - HKCO        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  June 20, 2007

This was my second hard to get hold of item and obviously I am reviewing it hardly being an expert on some of the instruments that I cannot even spell.However I do have quite a number of Chinese Lp music on the Marco Polo label including Avante Garde? and also The Solilquy at Cold Mountain disc ... more
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - John Williams        (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
  June 19, 2007

If you only ever buy one classical guitar sacd then this should be it.It took me years to aquire it and after a very boring Magic Box disc of his and a very hissy and less than perfect transfer to disc of the Julian Bream Living stereo this 74 minutes scrubs up very well.Very very low uneven tape ... more
Hauer: Orchestral Works - Rabl        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  June 13, 2007

Josef Who?..12 note....What a suprise.This is excellent .Starting with a Lizst sounding tone poem in conventional style for very large Orchestra and piano the nine minutes Apocolyptic Fantasy is excellently played and recorded.The Romantic Fantasy follows and it is only about half way through the ... more

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