On the old site bissie indicated the following plan: "We will release a full Box with 55 SACD:s Hybrid (the first 27 with fake but very good surround and higher than 44,1 sf ...
Bought it totally on a whim, and now listened three nights in a row. Imaginative brass music in a melodic vein, in spectacular enveloping surround sound.
Keeping on top of new SA-CDs is a demanding task as all cataloguing is researched and entered manually. This is not made easier by some labels being confused as to whether ...
For those who have followed the series I highly recommend BIS' new blu ray video "Gloria In Excelsis Deo", a commemoration of the final recording in the series. In addition to ...
Another excellent LoVerde SACD remaster.
The album is of course a gem. It is now greatly enhanced sonically. It's hard to believe that a run of 2,000 disks could be enough, ...
This is a beautifully recorded live album, recorded in Copenhagen in 1979. Stephan Grappelli was in 1979 the same (perhaps even better) wonderful jazz violinist of 35 years ...
Superb playing and recording.
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This is the best live 4.0 mix I have ever heard. Even without the isolated bass track it has a beautiful warm sound. It is much fuller sounding then the domestic 2.0 version. It's glorified stereo with all the music coming from your front speakers with reverb and applause coming from your rears. I have to be honest I am still getting use to the songs running order. It has been put back in the sequence it was in at the actual concert and has added bonus tracks so it's strange hearing them in this order after listening to the original release for years. The packaging is amazing, they put some real work into it and all tracks are multi channel. It's not like some releases where the bonus tracks are only in stereo. Crazy expensive but if you are fan of this record I can almost guarantee you will love it! Best (none Steve Wilson ) mix I have heard!
Yup, bigger than Texas and with more fruit than Carmen Miranda's hat.
Just like being there. The sound and the playing a bit shaky to begin with, then it all starts to tighten up as they get into it. Pretty amazing as an experience.
I can only comment on the stereo presentation and one observation stands out. There is not a lot of bass. Unsurprising really. Given that the album was only intended for the Japanese market, it has been mixed and mastered to suit Japanese tastes. In my experience that tends to mean the bass is dialled back and the recording is very clean sounding.
The other thing that caught my ear is that they appear to have gone a bit trippy here and there with the way they have presented Carlos's guitar. My rig could well be playing up, but in some cases during a solo his guitar notes don't all land at the same point on the sound stage.
All in all it is an excellent SACD remaster though. Spacious sounding, with a well defined sound stage and lots of sonic detail.
I have not listened to the AF SACD remaster, but based on remasters I have heard that Steve Hoffman has done I am pretty confident that this Japanese version is significantly better.
The album can be had from USA based vendors for a touch under $70.00 so get it while you can.
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