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Reviews: Willy Porter: Willy Porter

Reviews: 3

Review by raffells June 3, 2008 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
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A big suprise by an artist I had never heard of and took a chance on based on 5 out of 5 happy with it.
The SACD quality is first rate and the disc can be obtained at bargain price.
A description of it contents has to be long and varied as the disc.
Basically its light pop ish easy going with a touch of country, folkish, love songs,gentle beat melody and a light rock beat with a hint only of other peoples music including a couple of Beatlish bits.Not bad for a start.
Porters west coast American voice is not that distinctive and reminds me of Gus Black who hails from the same area? but he does have excellent control over it and it firmly stays in the musical world rather that hard driving vocals. Their is a great similarity in thieir presentation and this is the main strength of the disc.
It is clearly DSD with a variety of instruments and musicians which seem to have been sessioned in for each of these self penned numbers.
eg acoustic and electric ,rhythm and bass guitars,bazouki,hammond organ,drums ,bamboo flute (nice)violins and cello on one terrific number Dishwater Blonde,piano, synthesiser and ebow.?
The tracks are more than average with only one poor popish Everything but sorry followed by the last two tracks ratcheting it up to excellent.The lyrics are way above pop standards with a touch of storytelling from the outset.Hardy Dylan but well worth putting on and chilling out to.
A genuine sacd case but rather flimsy if non existent liner notes which is a pity.
ps. extra mark for the fact that you can clearly read the name of the artist which is printed in BIG letters on the spine.

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Review by Rudy A-Traxx May 25, 2009 (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
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The Multichannel version is real multi : the surround speakers are filled with guitars, voices and many other instruments and still the mix is totally balanced. Great Surround mix to me (as they always should be).

Concerning the music, go to iTunes, It'll give you an idea...

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Review by Mtphill August 13, 2014 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Based on the reviews provided and hearing some samples I ventured into purchasing this disc. What a wonderful surprise in surround mix. Very pure and realistic mix fills the room with a richness that pleases the ear. Front is supported by a balanced add from the rears that when you close your eyes you are transformed into a live music experience. KUDO's!

Listening thru a Sony sacd player supported by NAD T777 and Meadowlark Kestral Hotrods with PSB Image2 rears.

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