The disc is certainly getting a lot of air time over here so will likely feature in UK "Top Ten" charts soon! It's the kind of disc that I hate instinctively but the Christmas ...
It's good to see Gramophone getting something right for once.
An excellent performance and recording.
Great to have En Saga at last in hi-rez.
I think both retreads and new recordings have their place. There is a certain tendency among classical consumers to only purchase recordings from "known" performers, but on ...
There is desperate need for emoji's on here!
Has anyone ordered this yet ? This loons like a beautiful edition and I am anxious to know how it will sound.
I buy all of Steinbacher's discs as a matter of course. In this case I felt that there was little of note in her new recording to add anything worthwhile here as ...
I liked this very much. The Petrouchka recording uses surround channels in an ambient manner and the other recordings are certainly more discrete and the sound itself is very ...
As, c'mon John lighten up, even we grandpa's and grandma's deserve a little fun now and then. Besides if Chandos sells a ton of these and makes a pile of money on them that's ...
Japan: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Universal (Japan) 5373701
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I wonder if Dynamic range will be the same as on infamous 2003 so called remasters or better?
I was not expecting much from this, given it's provenance.
It being based on the 2003 PCM remaster and being a Hong Kong title (though the disk itself is stamped in Japan).
However it sounds very good. It has that clean early 80's sound and is quite smooth and full sounding. Not at all pinched as some stuff from that era can be.
Also, the amount of compression used is minimal.
The sound stage is excellent and there is a fine airy element to the presentation, with lots of space between the instruments.
It remains available as of now for $28.19 USD so get it while you can.
I have finally inspected this disc:
Please, pay ATTENTION to these references -
the former is done by myself just yesterday evening and the comparison with the latter proves that resolution AFFECTS dynamics (not vastly but significantly).
Also the latter is not by me but someone, who is probably better equipped than me :-)
Nevertheless these releases are still far from the original dynamics present on the first Japanese release VDP 56.
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